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Pirates vs. Reds Lineups: Pittsburgh Turns To Wandy Rodriguez In Crucial Series Opener

The Pittsburgh Pirates know they are running out of time to make a run in the National League Wild Card race. While the NL Central is all but over with the Reds holding an 11-game lead, the Pirates remain just 2.5 games back for the second Wild Card spot. Cincinnati remains in the hunt for home field advantage in the league and would like to do nothing more than make a statement against their division foes.

The lineups for Monday night's game have been released for both clubs.

Pirates:

Brock Holt, 2B
Alex Presley, RF
Andrew McCutchen, CF
Garrett Jones, 1B
Pedro Alvarez, 3B
Jose Tabata, LF
Clint Barmes, SS
Rod Barajas, C
Wandy Rodriguez, P

Reds:

Brandon Phillips 2B
Chris Heisey CF
Joey Votto 1B
Ryan Ludwick LF
Jay Bruce RF
Todd Frazier 3B
Dioner Navarro C
Wilson Valdez SS
Mat Latos P

First pitch from Great American Ballpark is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET.

For more on the Pirates, be sure to check out Bucs Dugout. Head over to Red Reporter for the latest Reds news.

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