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Game 142: Brewers at Pirates

By Kipper @pghsportsforum
Pirates look to win the series against the Brewers.
Probables: Taylor Jungmann (9-6, 2.87) vs. Francisco Liriano (10-7, 3.28)
"Bucs, Crew set to conclude season set at PNC Park
By Adam Berry / | @adamdberry | + 0 COMMENTS
The Pirates and Brewers will wrap up their season series Sunday afternoon at PNC Park, with left-hander Francisco Liriano set to take the mound opposite right-hander Taylor Jungmann.
The Brewers will enter the finale of a four-game set in Pittsburgh having already captured the season series, 11-7. But every win counts for the Pirates, especially as they attempt to close in on the Cardinals and hold off the Cubs in the National League Central.
Fortunately for the Pirates, they can turn to one of their hottest arms. Liriano is coming off one of his sharpest outings of the season, as he struck out 10 and allowed three hits over six scoreless innings Tuesday in Cincinnati, and the Bucs have won 12 of his past 13 starts.
Things to know about this game
• Jungmann is coming off a rough outing in Miami, but he has pitched well in three starts against Pittsburgh this season. He is 3-0 with a 1.35 ERA and .159 opponents' average thus far against the Pirates.
• While Jonathan Lucroy is out with a mild concussion, the Brewers will stick with their catching tandem of Martin Maldonado and Nevin Ashley. They have each made two starts since Lucroy was struck in the jaw Tuesday night in Miami.
• The Pirates have recorded an extra-base hit in 73 straight games dating back to June 21. It's the longest streak by the club since the 2007 Pirates produced an extra-base hit in 97 consecutive games.
Adam Berry is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter at @adamdberry. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs."

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