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Pirates vs. Brewers preview for Tuesday, May 13

| Monday, May 12, 2014, 9:06 p.m.

• Brewers reliever Zach Duke gave up a run Sunday against the Yankees, which ended his scoreless appearances string at 14 games. During his streak, the lefty allowed seven hits and three walks and got 18 strikeouts in 13 13 innings. In 19 outings overall, Duke has a 1.56 ERA. In eight games against the Pirates in his career, Duke is 1-0 with a 0.71 ERA and a 1.105 WHIP. Duke made his MLB debut with the Pirates in 2005 and left as a free agent after the 2010 season.

• Opponents are batting .219 against Marco Estrada, but nine of the 34 hits are home runs. Over his past 16 starts, dating to last season, he is 5-1 with a 2.74 ERA. Against the Pirates, he is 5-0 with a 2.01 ERA in 12 games (nine starts).

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Tuesday will be the first time the Pirates face the Brewers since the teams' on-field brawl on Easter. GM Neal Huntington said the Pirates have put the incident behind them. “You've got to show up and figure out how we can win Tuesday, then focus on doing it again Wednesday and Thursday. Keep playing good, hard baseball.”

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