The Pittsburgh Pirates (65-91) take on the Chicago Cubs (82-74) for three games at PNC Park, starting tonight at 7:05 PM. The Pirates will send out Mitch Keller for his last start of the season. He has a 7.74 ERA in 43 innings over ten starts, with 58 strikeouts and a 1.84 WHIP. Keller gave up two runs over five innings against the Seattle Mariners in his last start. This will be his second start versus the Cubs at PNC Park. He faced them on August 18th and gave up six runs over 4.1 innings.
The Cubs will counter with veteran right-handed Kyle Hendricks, who has a 3.37 ERA in 171 innings, with 145 strikeouts and a 1.13 WHIP. This will be his fourth start against the Pirates this season and the third one at PNC Park. Hendricks gave up two runs over three innings back on July 2nd. On August 16th, he gave up one run over seven innings. The third start (at Wrigley Field) was ten days ago and Hendricks allowed one run over six innings.
Here are the lineups:
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