Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

PIRATES REPORT [Derived Headline]

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

PIRATES REPORT [Derived Headline]

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TODAY

* Game: Pirates vs. Washington Nationals, 4:05 p.m., Nationals Park, Washington.

* TV, Radio: Root Sports, KDKA-FM (93.7).

* Probable starters: LHP Francisco Liriano (4-5, 2.94 ERA) for the Pirates; RHP Max Scherzer (7-5, 1.93) for Nationals.

* Key matchup: Scherzer vs. Andrew McCutchen, who is 4 for 14 with a double, homer and three RBIs against him.

* Hidden stat: Liriano's .176 opponent batting average is best in the majors. Scherzer is fourth, at .194.

ON DECK

Sun. at Nationals, 1:35

Charle Morton (5-0) vs. Gio Gonzalez (4-4)

Root/KDKA-FM (93.7)

Tue. vs. Reds, 7:05

Jeff Locke (4-3) vs. Johnny Cueto (4-4)

Root/KDKA-FM (93.7)

Wed. vs. Reds, 7:05

Gerrit Cole (11-2) vs. Mike Leake (3-4)

Root/KDKA-FM (93.7)

MINOR LEAGUE REPORT

Friday's results

INDIANAPOLIS (42-26) lost to Charlotte, 3-0, in the first game of a seven-game road swing. RHP Adrian Sampson (6-5, 3.39) allowed only 1 earned run on 3 hits and struck out 5 in 7 innings. …

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