Live Game Discussion: Pirates vs Royals, 6:35 PM; Hayes and Fowler Updates

The Pittsburgh Pirates (12-11) take on the Kansas City Royals (14-8) at PNC Park on Wednesday night in the second game of a two-game series. The Pirates will be sending out Mitch Keller for his fifth start. He has a 7.16 ERA in 16.1 innings, with 17 strikeouts and a 1.78 WHIP. The Royals will counter with left-handed pitcher Mike Minor, who has a 4.64 ERA in 21.1 innings, with 21 strikeouts and a 1.22 WHIP.

Dustin Fowler cleared waivers and he was assigned to the alternate training site.

The Pirates gave an update to the local media on Ke’Bryan Hayes today:

Here are the lineups: