Pittsburgh Pirates (57-94, fifth in the NL Central) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (78-74, second in the NL East)
Philadelphia; Thursday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Pirates: Connor Overton (0-0, .00 ERA, .77 WHIP, 9 strikeouts) Phillies: Aaron Nola (8-8, 4.48 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 211 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Phillies -278, Pirates +227; over/under is 8 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Philadelphia and Pittsburgh will square off on Thursday.
The Phillies are 44-33 on their home turf. Philadelphia has slugged .409 this season. Bryce Harper leads the club with a .618 slugging percentage, including 73 extra-base hits and 33 home runs.
The Pirates are 23-53 in road games. Pittsburgh hitters have posted a team on-base percentage of .304 this season, led by Bryan Reynolds with a mark of .374.
The Phillies won the last meeting 15-4. Kyle Gibson earned his seventh victory and J.T. Realmuto went 5-for-6 with two doubles and four RBIs for Philadelphia. Mitch Keller took his eighth loss for Pittsburgh.
TOP PERFORMERS: Harper leads the Phillies with 33 home runs and is batting .311.
Reynolds leads the Pirates with 61 extra base hits and is slugging .510.
LAST 10 GAMES: Phillies: 6-4, .260 batting average, 3.90 ERA, outscored opponents by eight runs
Pirates: 6-4, .246 batting average, 4.35 ERA, outscored opponents by three runs
INJURIES: Phillies: JoJo Romero: (elbow), Zach Eflin: (knee), Connor Brogdon: (groin), Roman Quinn: (achilles), Rhys Hoskins: (groin).
Pirates: Bryse Wilson: (hamstring), Duane Underwood Jr.: (shoulder), Jose Soriano: (elbow), Chase De Jong: (knee), Blake Cederlind: (elbow), Trevor Cahill: (calf), JT Brubaker: (shoulder), Steven Brault: (arm), David Bednar: (oblique), Michael Chavis: (elbow), Jacob Stallings: (concussion).
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