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Pirates Vs. Reds Lineups: Starling Marte Sits; Brandon Phillips Starts

Here are the lineups for Saturday night's 7:10 p.m. contest between the second-place Pirates and the first-place Reds.


Alex Presley LF
Neil Walker 2B
Andrew McCutchen CF
Garrett Jones 1B
Michael McKenry C
Pedro Alvarez 3B
Travis Snider RF
Josh Harrison SS
James McDonald P

Alex Presley starts in left and bats leadoff in place of rookie Starling Marte.


Zack Cozart SS
Drew Stubbs CF
Brandon Phillips 2B
Jay Bruce RF
Ryan Ludwick LF
Scott Rolen 3B
Todd Frazier 1B
Dioner Navarro C
Mike Leake P

The Reds' injuries haven't seemed to hurt them much during their nearly month-long run of brilliant play, but nonetheless, here are injury updates for Saturday. Brandon Phillips (calf) returns to the lineup for the Reds after missing three days with a calf injury. Jay Bruce is back in the lineup after missing a start on Friday. And Dioner Navarro starts in place of Ryan Hanigan. Joey Votto (knee) is still out.

For more on the Pirates, check out Bucs Dugout. For more on the Reds, there's Red Reporter.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.