The Pittsburgh Pirates host the Philadelphia Phillies for three games this weekend at PNC Park. Game time tonight is 7:05pm. Pre-game on WISR 680am is 6:40pm. Jordan Lyles will start for the Bucs. Jake Arrieta goes to the mound for the Phillies.
The Pirates will be observing the 40th anniversary of their last World Series title this weekend with appearances from some of the former players. Tonight is a 1979 themed T-shirt giveaway.
Former Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen was lost for the season to a knee injury in June. The Phillies are 17-20 overall since Cutch went down.
The Pirates enter tonight’s game 45-50 overall and 6-1/2 games behind the first-place Chicago Cubs in the National League Central. The Phillies are 50-47 overall and a half game back in the chase for the final Wild Card Playoff spot. The Pirates are 4-1/2 games out of a Wild Card.
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