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Pirates vs. Brewers (July 9, 2024) Pre-game

Pirates vs. Brewers (July 9, 2024) Pre-game

Pittsburgh Pirates (43-47, 3rd in NL Central) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (53-38, 1st in NL Central)

Milwaukee; Tuesday, 8:10 p.m. EST

Pitching Prospects: Pirates: Martin Perez (1-4, 4.72 ERA, 1.54 WHIP, 52 strikeouts); Brewers: Collin Rea (8-2, 3.34 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 66 strikeouts)

LINE: Brewers -167, Pirates +139; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

Bottom line: The Milwaukee Brewers begin a three-game home series against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday.

Milwaukee has a record of 27 wins and 13 losses at home and 53 wins and 38 losses overall. The Brewers rank seventh in the National League with a .400 batting percentage.

Pittsburgh has 43 wins and 47 losses overall and 21 wins and 23 losses on the road. The Pirates have 31 wins and 12 losses in games with at least eight hits.

Tuesday’s game will be the eighth time the two teams have met this season. The Brewers lead the series 4-3 this season.

Top performers: William Contrairs has hit 21 doubles, a triple and 10 home runs with a .297 batting average for the Brewers. Christian Yelich has hit 14-of-40 with three doubles, a triple and four home runs over his last 10 games.

Brian Reynolds has hit 16 home runs, 33 runs and 54 RBIs with a .278 batting average for the Pirates. Oneil Cruz has hit 10 of 32 with a double, three home runs and seven RBIs over the past 10 games.

Last 10 games: Brewers: 5-5, .265 batting average, 3.82 ERA, outscored by 10 runs

Pirates: 4-6, .239 batting average, 3.07 on-base percentage, outscored opponents by seven runs

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Injuries: Brewers: Joey Ortiz: 10-day injury (neck), Enoli Paredes: 15-day injury (forearm), Jared Koenig: 15-day injury (forearm), Oliver Dunn: 10-day injury (back), Gary Sanchez: 10-day injury (leg), Robert Gasser: 60-day injury (flexor muscle), DL Hall: 60-day injury (knee), Joe Ross: 15-day injury (back), J.B. Bukauskas: 60-day injury (dorsal muscle), Wade Miley: 60-day injury (elbow), Devin Williams: 60-day injury (back), Brandon Woodruff: 60-day injury (elbow)

Pirates: Billy Walther: 15 days (arm), Dalton Jeffries: 15 days (elbow), Jared Jones: 15 days (width), David Bednar: 15 days (oblique), Hunter Stratton: 15 days (shoulder), Ryan Borucki: 60 days (triceps), Quinn Brister: 15 days (undisclosed), Marco Gonzalez: 60 days (forearm), Daurie Morita: 60 days (elbow), Endy Rodriguez: 60 days (elbow), Johan Oviedo: 60 days (elbow)

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This story was created by The Associated Press using technology provided by Scriv data And data from Sportradar.