The Pittsburgh Pirates (3-10) take on the Detroit Tigers (5-5) in the first game of a three-game series at PNC Park on Friday night. The Pirates are sending Chad Kuhl out for the start, while Detroit is countering with lefty Matthew Boyd. This will be the first start for Kuhl since 2018. He has allowed one run over five innings this year in two relief appearances. Boyd will be making his third start. He has a 7.20 ERA in ten innings, with eight strikeouts and a 1.70 WHIP.
If you missed it from earlier, left-handed pitcher Robbie Erlin was claimed by the Atlanta Braves.
Here are the lineups:
Chad Kuhl makes his first start since June 26, 2018.
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Here are today’s history links that you may have missed:
Pittsburgh Pirates Seasons – Roy Face went 18-1 in 1959 as a reliever. This is a look at all 18 wins
This Date –Pirates sign Willie Stargell, ten birthdays, including Hall of Famer Bill McKechnie
1979 Recap – This recap is bearable because 99.9% of you knows how the season ends already. Had to be a rough day though in real time