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Marlins Vs. Pirates Lineups: Anibal Sanchez, Jeff Karstens Face Off As Bucs Go For Sweep

The Pirates go for a sweep of the Florida Marlins Sunday at 1:35. Jordy Mercer, who tripled in Saturday's game, gets a rare start as Anibal Sanchez faces Jeff Karstens.

Sanchez allowed five runs in 5.1 innings against the Giants in his last start, although he struck out seven. He dominated the Nationals in his start before that, but prior to that he allowed seven runs against the Braves. He leads the Marlins with 102 strikeouts this year. In 114 innings, he has walked 33 batters.

Karstens has had four starts, two good and two rocky, since returning from the disabled list in late June.

Here are the lineups.


Jose Reyes SS
Emilio Bonifacio CF
Carlos Lee 1B
Logan Morrison LF
Justin Ruggiano RF
Greg Dobbs 3B
Omar Infante 2B
Brett Hayes C
Anibal Sanchez P


Alex Presley LF
Neil Walker 2B
Andrew McCutchen CF
Garrett Jones RF
Casey McGehee 1B
Pedro Alvarez 3B
Michael McKenry C
Jordy Mercer SS
Jeff Karstens P

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