Pirates-Brewers scouting report
Site: PNC Park
Manager: Ned Yost
Record: 41-34, third place in NL Central
Player to watch: First baseman Lyle Overbay is batting .333 with 9 homers, 31 doubles and 58 RBI.
Probable starters: Tonight, Game 1, LHP Oliver Perez (3-4, 3.38 ERA) vs. LHP Doug Davis (8-5, 3.34), 5:05 p.m.; Game 2, RHP Josh Fogg (5-6, 6.66 ERA) vs. Undecided; Saturday, RHP Kris Benson (5-7, 4.78 ERA) vs. Wes Obermueller (3-3, 6.79), 7:05 p.m.; Sunday, LHP Sean Burnett (1-2, 3.09 ERA) vs. LHP Chris Capuano (3-3, 2.85), 1:35 p.m.
TV/Radio: Both games tonight and the game Sunday will be televised by Fox Sports Net Pittsburgh. All four games will be broadcast by KDKA-AM (1020).
Notes: The Pirates are 4-1 against the Brewers this year. ... The Brewers completed their first series sweep at Coors Field, are on a season-high five-game winning streak and are seven games over .500 for the first time since May 2, 1998. ... Closer Danny Kolb is 24 of 25 in save situations, has an 0.87 ERA and hasn't allowed an extra-base hit. ... The Brewers were 15-10 in June, posting their first winning record in that month since 1998. ... The Brewer are 10-21 all time at PNC Park. ... This series begins a stretch of 29 consecutive games against NL Central foes for the Brewers. ... Outfielder Scott Podsednik has 31 stolen bases and 50 runs scored.