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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Diamondbacks will face Pirates in leading series 2-1

Pitching Prospects: Pirates: JT Brubaker (2-10, 4.49 ERA, 1.52 whips, 111 strikeouts); Diamondbacks: Merrill Kelly (10-5, 2.86 ERA, 1.13 whips, 109 strikeouts)

fanduel sportsbook Line: Diamondbacks-188, Pirates +158; over/under is 8 runs

Bottom line: The Arizona Diamondbacks take a 2-1 lead in the latest game of the series against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Arizona has a 50-60 record on aggregate and a 31-29 record at home. The Diamondbacks have a 32-12 record in games when they have more hits than their opponents.

Pittsburgh is 45-66 on aggregate and 21-37 in road games. The Pirates go 30-8 in games when they score five or more runs.

Thursday’s game is the seventh time these teams are hitting boundaries this season. The season series is tied at 3-3.

Top Performer: Keitel Marte has a .260 batting average which ranks fourth over the Diamondbacks, and has 32 doubles, two triples and 10 home runs. Christian Walker is 12-for-38 in the last 10 games with three home runs and 11 RBIs.

Brian Reynolds has 13 doubles, three triples and 16 home runs for the Pirates. Kevin Newman is 10-for-40 with a double in the last 10 games.

Last 10 games: Diamondbacks: 5-5, .255 batting average, 3.60 ERA, beat opponents by three runs

Pirates: 5-5, .239 batting average, 4.24 ERA, outscore by two runs

Injuries: Diamondbacks: Kyle Nelson: 15-day IL (back), Tyler Gilbert: 60-day IL (elbow), Caleb Smith: 15-day IL (arm), Kenan Middleton: 15-day IL (ankle), Humberto Castellanos : 60-day IL (elbow), Nik Ahmed: 60-day IL (shoulder)

Pirates: Jose Godoy: Days to Day (convulsions/sickness), David Bedner: 15-days IL (back), Tyler Heineman: 10-days IL (groin), Dillon Peters: 15-days IL (elbow), Max Kranick : 60-day IL (elbow), Canaan Smith-Njigba: 60-day IL (wrist), Roberto Perez: 60-day IL (hamstring), Blake Cederlind: 60-day IL (elbow), Nick Mears: 60-day IL (elbow)

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