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Pirates Vs. Cardinals Preview: A.J. Burnett Hopes To Outduel Lance Lynn In St. Louis

The Pittsburgh Pirates are looking to find some momentum. After scoring seven runs against the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday, A.J. Burnett takes the hill Wednesday night as the Pirates play the second of a three game series against the defending World Series champions.

Burnett is currently 1-1 with a 1.38 ERA. In his last start against the Atlanta Braves on April 27, he pitched six innings and allowed two runs on six hits, but also struck out eight batters.

The Cardinals send to the hill one of only two starting pitchers in the league to have four wins on the year in Lance Lynn. Lynn has defeated the Pirates once this year on April 20 where he went seven innings and allowed only one run on four hits.

The game is scheduled for an 8:15 first pitch from Busch Stadium in St. Louis. The game will be televised on Root Sports with radio coverage provided by KDKA-FM 93.7.

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