Marlins host the Pirates on 3-game home skid
Pittsburgh Pirates (38-50, third in the NL Central) vs. Miami Marlins (41-45, fourth in the NL East)
Miami; Wednesday, 6:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Pirates: JT Brubaker (2-8, 4.34 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, 88 strikeouts); Marlins: Pablo Lopez (6-4, 3.00 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 98 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Marlins -179, Pirates +151; over/under is 7 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Miami Marlins are looking to stop their three-game home losing streak with a win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Miami has a 20-19 record at home and a 41-45 record overall. Marlins hitters are batting a collective .239, which ranks 10th in the NL.
Pittsburgh is 38-50 overall and 18-27 on the road. The Pirates have a 28-14 record in games when they record eight or more hits.
The matchup Wednesday is the third time these teams match up this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Garrett Cooper has 21 doubles, a triple, seven home runs and 40 RBI for the Marlins. Bryan De La Cruz is 8-for-32 with four doubles, two home runs and four RBI over the last 10 games.
Ke’Bryan Hayes has 16 doubles, two triples and four home runs while hitting .250 for the Pirates. Jake Marisnick is 3-for-6 with a double and two home runs over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Marlins: 5-5, .204 batting average, 3.13 ERA, outscored by nine runs
Pirates: 6-4, .227 batting average, 3.89 ERA, outscored by 10 runs
INJURIES: Marlins: Garrett Cooper: day-to-day (knee), Jorge Soler: 10-Day IL (pelvis), Jazz Chisholm: 10-Day IL (back), Louis Head: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Edward Cabrera: 15-Day IL (elbow), Cole Sulser: 15-Day IL (lat), Jesus Luzardo: 60-Day IL (forearm), Cody Poteet: 15-Day IL (elbow), Paul Campbell: 60-Day IL (elbow), Anthony Bender: 15-Day IL (back), Sean Guenther: 60-Day IL (arm)
Pirates: Bryan Reynolds: 10-Day IL (oblique), Max Kranick: 60-Day IL (elbow), Canaan Smith-Njigba: 60-Day IL (wrist), Roberto Perez: 60-Day IL (hamstring), Greg Allen: 60-Day IL (hamstring), Blake Cederlind: 60-Day IL (elbow), Nick Mears: 60-Day IL (elbow)