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Scouting report for Saturday, Aug. 19: Cardinals at Pirates

Rob Biertempfel
| Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, 6:36 p.m.
Pirates pitcher Chad Kuhl delivers during the first inning against the Tigers Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, at PNC Park.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
Pirates pitcher Chad Kuhl delivers during the first inning against the Tigers Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, at PNC Park.

Pirates gameday

vs. Cardinals

4:05 p.m.

PNC Park

TV/radio: AT&T SportsNet/ 93.7 FM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network

Probable pitchers

Pirates RHP CHAD KUHL (5-8, 4.64) vs. Cardinals RHP MICHAEL WACHA (9-5, 3.85)

Gamecast: Over his past three starts, Wacha has worked 15 innings and yielded eight runs on 19 hits and six walks. The Cardinals dropped two of those games. … Through Thursday, Jordy Mercer had hit 11 home runs, which matches his total from last season. It also is one shy of his career high set in 2014. … In four career starts vs. the Cardinals, Kuhl is 0-2 with a 5.50 ERA. He is 3-2 with a 3.35 ERA over his past nine starts overall this year.

Next up

Sunday, 7:08 p.m., MLB Little League Classic at Historic Bowman Field in Williamsport: Cardinals RHP Mike Leake (7-11, 3.88) vs. Pirates RHP Ivan Nova (10-10, 3.77)

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