Pitching Prospects: Pirates: JT Brubaker (2-9, 4.40 ERA, 1.49 whips, 105 strikeouts); Orioles: Austin Voth (1-1, 5.54 ERA, 1.59 WHIP, 49 strikeouts)
fanduel sportsbook Line: Orioles-152, Pirates +129; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
Bottom line: The Pittsburgh Pirates visit the Baltimore Orioles looking to stop a three-game road losing streak.
Baltimore is 55-51 on aggregate and 30-20 at home. The Orioles are 37-10 in the game when they have scored at least five runs.
Pittsburgh is 19-34 on the street and 43-63 overall. The Pirates have a 26-7 record in games when they outplayed their opponents.
Saturday’s game is the second time these teams will clash this season.
Top Performer: Anthony Santander has 16 doubles, 19 home runs and 59 RBI as compared to .259 runs for the Orioles. Adley Rutschman is 10 for 30 with four doubles in the last 10 matches.
Brian Reynolds has 16 home runs, 37 walks and 34 RBIs, hitting .258 for the Pirates. Kevin Newman is 12-for-34 with four doubles, one triple and two RBIs in the last 10 matches.
Last 10 games: Orioles: 7-3, .243 batting average, 2.83 ERA, beat opponents by 15 runs
Pirates: 3-7, .219 batting average, 4.00 ERA, 10 runs outscore
Injuries: Orioles: Austin Hays: Day-Day (side), Tyler Wells: 15-Day IL (Side), Jonathan Arouz: 10-Day IL (Finger), Travis Lakins: 60-Day IL (Elbow), Alexander Wells: 60-Day IL (Elbow), Chris Ellis: 60-Day IL (Shoulder), John Means: 60-Day IL (Elbow)
Pirates: David Bedner: 15-day IL (back), Tyler Heinemann: 10-day IL (groin), Dillon Peters: 15-day IL (elbow), Jake Marisnick: 10-day IL (toe), Max Cranial: 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 day il (elbow)