Pirates and Padres play, winner takes 3-game series

San Diego Padres (14-8, third in the NL West) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (9-11, third in the NL Central)

Pittsburgh; Sunday, 1:35 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Padres: Joe Musgrove (3-0, 2.16 ERA, .88 WHIP, 25 strikeouts); Pirates: Mitch Keller (0-3, 6.62 ERA, 1.64 WHIP, 16 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Padres -195, Pirates +165; over/under is 7 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Both the Pittsburgh Pirates and the San Diego Padres are looking for a series win with a victory on Sunday.

Pittsburgh has a 9-11 record overall and a 5-5 record in home games. Pirates hitters are batting a collective .239, which ranks sixth in the NL.

San Diego has a 14-8 record overall and a 6-4 record at home. The Padres rank 10th in the majors with 21 total home runs, averaging one per game.

Sunday’s game is the third meeting between these teams this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Daniel Vogelbach leads Pittsburgh with three home runs while slugging .534. Michael Chavis is 7-for-33 with two home runs and five RBI over the past 10 games.

Jurickson Profar has four doubles, five home runs and 15 RBI for the Padres. Eric Hosmer is 14-for-35 with a double and three home runs over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Pirates: 4-6, .216 batting average, 5.63 ERA, outscored by 30 runs

Padres: 7-3, .233 batting average, 3.66 ERA, outscored opponents by nine runs

INJURIES: Pirates: Kevin Newman: 10-Day IL (groin), Anthony Banda: 10-Day IL (illness), Duane Underwood Jr.: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Greg Allen: 60-Day IL (hamstring), Blake Cederlind: 60-Day IL (elbow), Nick Mears: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Padres: Wil Myers: 10-Day IL (thumb), Austin Adams: 60-Day IL (forearm), Luke Voit: 10-Day IL (biceps), Pierce Johnson: 10-Day IL (elbow), Blake Snell: 10-Day IL (adductor), Mike Clevinger: 10-Day IL (knee), Fernando Tatis Jr.: 60-Day IL (wrist), Michel Baez: 60-Day IL (elbow), Adrian Morejon: 60-Day IL (elbow), Drew Pomeranz: 60-Day IL (undisclosed)


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