Pirates aim to break 5-game road losing streak, play the Phillies


Pittsburgh Pirates (47-78, fifth in the NL Central) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (71-55, third in the NL East)

Philadelphia; Saturday, 6:05 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Pirates: Tyler Beede (1-3, 4.13 ERA, 1.49 WHIP, 32 strikeouts); Phillies: Kyle Gibson (8-5, 4.30 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 105 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Phillies -272, Pirates +221; over/under is 9 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Pittsburgh Pirates will attempt to stop a five-game road slide when they visit the Philadelphia Phillies.

Philadelphia has a 71-55 record overall and a 38-29 record at home. The Phillies have a 40-17 record in games when they did not allow a home run.

Pittsburgh has a 21-42 record on the road and a 47-78 record overall. The Pirates have a 36-19 record in games when they record at least eight hits.

The matchup Saturday is the sixth time these teams square off this season. The Phillies hold a 5-0 advantage in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Rhys Hoskins has 23 doubles, two triples and 26 home runs for the Phillies. Bryson Stott is 9-for-28 with four doubles, a triple, a home run and two RBI over the last 10 games.

Ben Gamel has 18 doubles, two triples and six home runs for the Pirates. Bryan Reynolds is 8-for-39 with four home runs over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Phillies: 6-4, .274 batting average, 3.94 ERA, outscored opponents by three runs

Pirates: 2-8, .211 batting average, 5.76 ERA, outscored by 34 runs

INJURIES: Phillies: Simon Muzziotti: 60-Day IL (knee), Zack Wheeler: 15-Day IL (forearm), Corey Knebel: 60-Day IL (lat), Seranthony Dominguez: 15-Day IL (tricep), Brandon Marsh: 10-Day IL (ankle), Hans Crouse: 60-Day IL (biceps), Zach Eflin: 60-Day IL (knee), James McArthur: 60-Day IL (elbow), Damon Jones: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

Pirates: Colin Holderman: day-to-day (shoulder), Yerry De Los Santos: 60-Day IL (lat), David Bednar: 15-Day IL (back), Dillon Peters: 15-Day IL (elbow), Max Kranick: 60-Day IL (elbow), Canaan Smith-Njigba: 60-Day IL (wrist), Roberto Perez: 60-Day IL (hamstring), Blake Cederlind: 60-Day IL (elbow)


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