Pirates host the Marlins to open 3-game series
Miami Marlins (43-49, fourth in the NL East) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (39-54, third in the NL Central)
Pittsburgh; Friday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Marlins: Braxton Garrett (0-0); Pirates: TBD
BOTTOM LINE: The Pittsburgh Pirates start a three-game series at home against the Miami Marlins on Friday.
Pittsburgh is 39-54 overall and 20-23 at home. The Pirates have a 20-37 record in games when they have allowed at least one home run.
Miami has a 43-49 record overall and a 21-26 record on the road. The Marlins have gone 25-11 in games when they did not allow a home run.
The teams match up Friday for the fifth time this season. The season series is tied 2-2.
TOP PERFORMERS: Michael Chavis has 10 doubles, two triples, 10 home runs and 32 RBI for the Pirates. Jake Marisnick is 10-for-25 with four doubles and two home runs over the last 10 games.
Garrett Cooper has 21 doubles, a triple and seven home runs while hitting .282 for the Marlins. Jesus Aguilar is 9-for-33 with a double and a home run over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Pirates: 5-5, .236 batting average, 3.99 ERA, outscored by three runs
Marlins: 3-7, .190 batting average, 3.64 ERA, outscored by 25 runs
INJURIES: Pirates: Chase De Jong: 15-Day IL (knee), 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)
Marlins: Elieser Hernandez: 15-Day IL (undisclosed), Jimmy Yacabonis: 15-Day IL (groin), Jon Berti: 10-Day IL (groin), Jazz Chisholm: 10-Day IL (back), Edward Cabrera: 15-Day IL (elbow), Cole Sulser: 15-Day IL (lat), Jesus Luzardo: 60-Day IL (forearm), Paul Campbell: 60-Day IL (elbow), Anthony Bender: 15-Day IL (back), Sean Guenther: 60-Day IL (arm)