2:10 pm
June 13

Pirates @ Brewers

Who will WIN this matchup?

Pittsburgh Pirates (23-40)

@ Milwaukee Brewers (37-27)


Starting Pitchers:

Crowe (PIT): 0-4; 7.26 ERA

Houser (MIL) 4-5; 3.66 ERA


Current odds:

Pittsburgh Pirates: (+183)

Milwaukee Brewers: (-203)


•  The red-hot Milwaukee Brewers vie for a sweep of their three-game series against the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday afternoon after posting consecutive 7-4 wins. The Brewers are 13-2 in their past 15 games and have won six in a row at home.

•  The Pirates are sitting at the other end of the spectrum, having lost six straight and coming off a game Saturday in which they squandered an early four-run lead. They are a season-worst 17 games under .500. They are staring at the possibility of being swept in back-to-back series after dropping three at home against Los Angeles before beginning this six-game road trip.

•  In the series finale, Pittsburgh right-hander Wil Crowe (0-4, 7.26 ERA) is slated to face Milwaukee right-hander Adrian Houser (4-5, 3.66). Crowe, who has never faced Milwaukee, will be making his 12th major-league start. He still is looking for his first career win. Crowe was rocked for eight runs and eight hits — including a grand slam by Andrew Benintendi — in four-plus innings of a 10-5 loss at Kansas City on June 1.

•  Houser recorded the win Tuesday at Cincinnati after allowing one run and five hits in 5 1/3 innings. Houser has faced the Pirates once this season, receiving the loss on April 16 after surrendering three runs and five hits in 4 1/3 innings. He is 1-3 with a 6.04 ERA in seven career games (four starts) against Pittsburgh.

StreakSmarter Pick
Milwaukee Brewers