The Pittsburgh Pirates (52-75) take on the Cincinnati Reds (60-66) in a weekend series at PNC Park, starting tonight at 7:05 PM. In the opener, the Pirates will send out Mitch Keller, who will be making his third start since returning from Indianapolis. He gave up one run over five innings against the Los Angeles Angels in his first start back. That was followed by six runs over 4.1 innings versus the Chicago Cubs in the Little League Classic. Keller made his big league debut against Cincinnati and allowed six runs over four innings. The Reds will counter with 29-year-old right-hander Anthony DeSclafani, who has a 4.40 ERA in 122.2 innings, with 127 strikeouts and a 1.35 WHIP. He has a 6.52 ERA in four August starts. DeSclafani faced the Pirates on May 29th and allowed three runs over 5.2 innings. He also faced them in early April and allowed six runs over 4.1 innings.

Kyle Crick returns from his suspension tonight.

Here are the lineups:

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