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Pirates Vs. Reds Lineups: Jose Tabata Returns, Rod Barajas Out

Here’s the Pirates’ lineup as they play the finale of their series in Cincinnati on Thursday night.

Alex Presley LF
Neil Walker 2B
Andrew McCutchen CF
Garrett Jones 1B
Pedro Alvarez 3B
Jose Tabata RF
Clint Barmes SS
Michael McKenry C
Kevin Correia P

Here’s the Reds’ lineup.

Zack Cozart SS
Chris Heisey CF
Joey Votto 1B
Brandon Phillips 2B
Jay Bruce RF
Todd Frazier 3B
Ryan Ludwick LF
Devin Mesoraco C
Mike Leake P

Reds CF Drew Stubbs continues to sit after suffering a strained oblique earlier in the series.

For the Pirates, catcher Rod Barajas gets a day off. Also, Matt Hague sits against the righty Leake. Jose Tabata, who has played poorly recently while jogging through some plays due to a hamstring injury, is back in the starting lineup after a few days out of it.

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.