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The Milwaukee Brewers welcome the Pittsburgh Pirates to Miller Park for a 3-game weekend series.

Milwaukee has owned Pittsburgh the last few seasons.  In 13-games already this year, Milwaukee is 10-3 against their division rival.  Outside of 2013 when Pittsburgh won 12 of 19 meetings, Milwaukee has dominated: 2012 (11-4), 2011 (12-3), 2010 (13-5), 2009 (9-5), 2008 (14-1), & 2007 (10-6)…a total record of 86-39 in that span.

The two teams have gone in opposite directions in the last week.  On August 13th, the Pirates were within 1 ½ games of the Brewers for the top spot in the division.  Pittsburgh then went on a 7-game skid while the Brewers tallied a 5-game winning streak and the lead is now 6.

This series could be Pittsburgh’s season.  A sweep in either direction would determine if the Pirates can get back into the race.  The teams have one more series in 2014, September 19th-21st in Pittsburgh.

Probable Pitchers:

Friday – 7:10 First Pitch, 6:35 pregame on KZ Radio – 92.9 & 104.3 FM
   Milwaukee:  Yovani Gallardo (8-6, 3.32  ERA)
   Pittsburgh: Jeff Locke  (4-3, 3.73 ERA)
Saturday – 6:10 First Pitch, 5:35 pregame on 1150 WHBY
   Milwaukee:  Wily Peralta (15-7, 3.27 ERA)
   Pittsburgh: Edinson Volquez  (10-7, 3.58 ERA)
Sunday - 1:10 First Pitch, 12:35 pregame on 1150 WHBY
   Milwaukee:  Mike Fiers (3-1, 1.29 ERA)
   Pittsburgh: Vance Worley (5-3, 2.92 ERA)

NL Central Standings:
• Brewers (71-56)
• Cardinals (69-57) – 1.5 GB
• Pirates (65-62) – 6 GB
• Reds (61-67) – 10.5 GB
• Cubs (55-72) – 16 GB

Rest of the NL Central Schedule:
• St. Louis opens a 3-game series in Philadelphia Friday night.
• Cincinnati opened a 4-game home series with Atlanta Thursday and lost 8-0.
• Chicago opens a 3-game series with Baltimore tonight at Wrigley Field.

posted : August, 22nd by WSCO

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