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|Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Philadelphia Phillies|
The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Philadelphia Phillies will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at Citizens Bank Park.
Righthander James McDonald will take the mound for the Pirates to start this game. McDonald is 2-2 this season with a 4.12 ERA.
It'll be Cliff Lee toeing the rubber for the Phillies in this contest. Lefthander Lee is 2-1 with a 2.83 ERA so far this season.The Pirates were a 5-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Phillies. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -102 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors. Current streak:
Pittsburgh has won 2 straight games.
Philadelphia has lost 2 straight games.
Pittsburgh: 12-9 SU
Philadelphia: 9-13 SU
Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing St. Louis are 6-4
After playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After a win are 6-4
Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing NY Mets are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5
A few trends to consider:
Pittsburgh at St. Louis, Friday, April 26
Philadelphia at NY Mets, Friday, April 26