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Pirates counting on Mitch Keller to help stop eight-game losing streak

Jerry DiPaola
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Pirates pitcher Mitch Keller takes the field for his PNC Park debut Tuesday, June 18, 2019, against the Tigers.

Mitch Keller will get his turn to try to stop the Pittsburgh Pirates’ eight-game losing streak when he starts against the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night. Game time is 10:07 p.m. at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

The Pirates’ recalled Keller from Triple-A Indianapolis on Monday.

It will be the fourth start of the season for the Pirates’ top pitching prospect and their 2014 second-round draft choice. He most recently pitched for the Pirates on June 18, getting a no-decision in a 5-4 loss to the Detroit Tigers. In his three major-league starts this season, he is 0-1 with a 10.50 ERA, 15 strikeouts and 21 hits allowed in 12 innings.

In Indianapolis this season, he is 7-5 with a 3.56 ERA and 123 strikeouts in 103 2/3 innings.

To make room for Keller on the Pirates’ roster, Richard Rodriguez was placed on the 10-day injured list (retroactive to Saturday) with right shoulder inflammation.

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Jerry DiPaola is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jerry by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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