Pirates-Diamondbacks Preview Capsule

Pirates (23-28) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (31-21)

Monday: RHP Trevor Williams (2-3, 5.93) vs. RHP Randall Delgado (1-0, 3.82), 4:05 p.m.

Tuesday: RHP Ivan Nova (5-3, 2.83) vs. LHP Robbie Ray (4-3, 3.45), 7:05 p.m.

Wednesday: RHP Chad Kuhl (1-5, 6.29) vs. RHP Zack Godley (1-1, 1.99), 12:35 p.m.

NOTES: The Pirates are in last place in the National League Central, 4 ½ games behind the division-leading Milwaukee Brewers. … The Diamondbacks are in the third place in the NL West, two games behind the division-leading Colorado Rockies. … The Pirates lost two of three to the New York Mets over the weekend. … The Diamondbacks have lost two games in a row following a five-game winning streak. … Pirates 2B Josh Harrison is on a 10-game hitting streak, going 17-for-44 (.386) with two doubles, four walks and five strikeouts. … Diamondbacks C Chris Iannetta is 8-for-28 (.286) in his last eight games with two doubles, three home runs, one walk and eight strikeouts. … Williams and Nova are both 1-0 against the Diamondbacks in their careers while Kuhl has never faced them. … Delgado is 0-1 against the Pirates in his career while Ray is 0-2 and Godley has no decisions.

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Pirates-Mets Preview Capsule

Pirates (22-26) vs. New York Mets (19-26)

Site: PNC Park

Friday: RHP Chad Kuhl (1-4, 5.85) vs. RHP Jacob deGrom (3-1, 3.56), 7:05 p.m.

Saturday: RHP Gerrit Cole (2-5, 3.36) vs. RHP Zack Wheeler (3-2, 3.74), 7:15 p.m.

Sunday: RHP Tyler Glasnow (2-3, 6.69) vs. RHP Matt Harvey (3-3, 5.36), 8:08 p.m.

NOTES: The Pirates are in last place in the National League Central, four games behind the first-place Chicago Cubs. … The Mets are in third place in the National League East, 8 ½ games behind the first-place Washington Nationals. … The Pirates have won two games in a row and eight of their last 12. … The Mets have lost two games in a row and 10 of their last 13. … The teams are meeting for the first time this season after splitting six games last year. The Pirates are 18-8 against the Mets since the start of the 2013 season. … Pirates LF Adam Frazier is 20-for-47 (.426) with two doubles, two home runs, nine walks and six strikeouts in his last 12 games. … Mets LF Michael Conforto is on a seven-game hitting streak, going 11-for-26 (.423) with two doubles, four home runs, six walks and 11 strikeouts. … Cole is 1-2 against the Mets in his career while Kuhl and Glasnow have never faced them. … deGrom is 0-2 against the Pirates, Harvey is 0-1 and Wheeler has never faced them.

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Pirates-Nationals Preview Capsule

Pirates (16-22) vs. Washington Nationals (24-13)

Site: PNC Park

Tuesday: RHP Chad Kuhl (1-3, 5.81) vs. RHP Stephen Strasburg (3-1, 3.28), 7:05 p.m.

Wednesday: RHP Gerrit Cole (1-4, 3.06) vs. Undecided, 7:05 p.m.

Thursday: RHP Tyler Glasnow (1-3, 7.98) vs. RHP Tanner Roark (3-1, 3.88), 12:35 p.m.

NOTES: The Pirates are in last place in the National League Central, six games behind the division-leading St. Louis Cardinals, but have won back-to-back games following a six-game losing streak. The Nationals lead the NL East by 7 1/2 games over the New York Mets and have won three of their last four games. … The teams are meeting for the first time in 2017 after the Nationals won the season series 4-2 last year. The Nationals have won each of the last three season series, going 12-8. … Pirates 1B Josh Bell is 3-for-8 (.375) with a double, two home runs and three walks in his last three games. … Nationals RF Bryce Harper is 10-for-24 (.417) with two doubles, three home runs, three walks and five strikeouts in his last six games. … Cole is 2-1 against the Nationals in his career while Kuhl and Glasnow have no decisions. … Strasburg is 3-2 against the Pirates and Roark is 2-0.

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Pirates-Brewers Preview Capsule

Pirates (12-16) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (15-14)

Site: PNC Park

Friday: RHP Chad Kuhl (1-2, 6.26) vs. RHP Jimmy Nelson (1-2, 5.34), 7:05 p.m.

Saturday: RHP Gerrit Cole (1-3, 3.50) vs. RHP Matt Garza (1-0, 3.38), 7:05 p.m.

Sunday: RHP Tyler Glasnow (1-1, 6.97) vs. RHP Zach Davies (2-2, 6.07), 1:35 p.m.

NOTES: The Pirates are in last place in the National League Central, four games behind the division-leading Cubs, while the Brewers are 1 ½ games back in second place. … The Pirates have lost two games in a row and four of their last five. … The Brewers have won three of their last four games. … The teams are meeting for the first time in 2017 after the Pirates won last year’s season series 10-9. The Pirates and Brewers are 57-57 against each other since the beginning of the 2013 season. … The Brewers have scored 57 runs in their last nine games while the Pirates have given up 28 runs in their last five games. … These mark the Pirates’ only three games at PNC Park in a 17-game stretch from April 28-May 14. … Pirates 3B Josh Harrison is 15-for-44 (.341) in his last 11 games with two doubles, one triple, four home runs, four walks and seven strikeouts. … Brewers C Jett Bandy is 11-for-32 (.344) in his last nine games with two doubles, three homers, three walks and six strikeouts. … Kuhl is 1-0 against the Brewers in his career while Cole is 2-3 and Glasnow has never faced Milwaukee. … Nelson has a 5-3 lifetime record against the Pirates while Garza is 3-6 and Davies is 0-2.

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