The Pittsburgh Pirates came through when they needed to with a 6-4 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday to stay even with the Cincinnati Reds for first place in the NL Central. The series' deciding game will be played at 2:10 PM EST on Sunday and will be broadcasted on KDKA-FM 93.7 radio and Root Sports TV.
The Pirates will put the ball in the right hand of A.J. Burnett as they seek to win for the 12th time in 15 games. Burnett is 10-2 with a 3.68 ERA and is unbeaten in 12 starts beginning in early May with a ridiculous 9-0 record and 2.79 ERA during the stretch.
"A.J. was very efficient, very strong when we needed him to be strong," said Pirates manager Clint Hurdle to MLB.com.
Burnett will square off against Yovani Gallardo, who is 7-6 with a 3.74 ERA buoyed by six consecutive quality starts that dropped his ERA from 4.50. He pitches particularly well in Miller Park where he's won his last three starts.
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