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Scouting report for Tuesday, July 4: Pirates at Phillies

| Monday, July 3, 2017, 8:18 p.m.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon exits the game to an ovation during the seventh inning against the Rays Thursday, June 29, 2017, at PNC Park.

Pirates gameday

at Phillies

4:05 p.m.

Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia

TV/radio: Root Sports, ESPN/93.7 FM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network

Probable pitchers

Pirates RHP JAMESON TAILLON (4-2, 2.97) vs. Phillies RHP MARK LEITER JR. (1-0, 4.20)

Gamecast: Taillon is 2-1 with a 2.42 ERA in 22 13 innings over four starts since his return from surgery to address testicular cancer. … The Pirates have yet to win a four-game series this season. … Monday began a stretch of 16 of 23 games on the road for the Pirates. … Leiter Jr., the son of a former major-league pitcher by the same name and nephew of former three-time World Series winning pitcher Al Leiter, is making his third start since being moved into the rotation. The 22nd-round pick in 2013 made 12 relief appearances after making his MLB debut in April. … Leiter Jr. pitched six shutout innings in his first start June 23 and was charged with four runs on nine hits in his next outing five days later.

Next up

Wednesday, 7:05 p.m.: Pirates RHP Gerrit Cole (6-7, 4.1) vs. Phillies RHP Ben Lively (1-3, 3.72)

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