Pirates vs. Padres: Clint Barmes, Pedro Alvarez Return To Bucs' Lineup

Shortstop Clint Barmes will be back in the Pirates' lineup on Friday night when the Bucs take on the Padres at PNC Park. Jordy Mercer has manned short for Pittsburgh the past couple of days and provided the decisive home run in a 7-6 win against the Diamondbacks on Thursday night, but an 0-3 performance in a 6-3 loss against Arizona on Thursday afternoon has him back on the Pirates bench.

Pedro Alvarez also returns to the lineup to play third base after getting a day off Thursday. The rest of Pittsburgh's lineup behind starter James McDonald for the first game of a three game set against the Friars looks like this.

For the latest on the Bucs, be sure to stay tuned to SB Nation Pittsburgh and check out Bucs Dugout, SB Nation's Pittsburgh Pirates blog.

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