Live Game Discussion: Pirates vs Twins, 7:05 PM

The Pittsburgh Pirates (2-9) are home at PNC Park to take on the Minnesota Twins (9-2) for two games, starting tonight at 7:05 PM. The two teams just completed a two-game series in Minnesota, with the Twins winning 7-3 yesterday. Trevor Williams will be on the mound tonight for his third start of the season. He has 5.40 ERA and a 1.56 WHIP in 8.1 innings. The Twins are countering with 25-year-old right-hander Randy Dobnak, who grew up in nearby (to Pittsburgh) South Park, PA. He has given up one run over nine innings in his two starts this season.

We had a transaction today with JT Riddle joining the team and Nick Burdi being placed on the 45-day IL, effectively ending his season. There’s also an update on Keona Kela. Details here.

Here are the lineups

Pirates

Twins

Here are today’s history articles:

This Date – One trade of note and four players born on this date, including Nelson Briles.

1979 Recap – Pirates have an important doubleheader against the Phillies.

Card of the Day – 1948-49 Leaf Honus Wagner (reader submission)

Game Rewind – Pirates vs Reds, August 5, 1947 (73 years ago today)

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