Pittsburgh Pirates (9-19, fifth in the NL Central) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (13-17, fourth in the NL Central)
Milwaukee; Friday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Pittsburgh: Derek Holland (1-1, 6.17 ERA) Milwaukee: Corbin Burnes (0-0, 3.42 ERA)
BOTTOM LINE: Milwaukee and Pittsburgh will play on Friday.
The Brewers are 9-11 against teams from the NL Central. Milwaukee ranks last in the National League in hitting with a .211 batting average. Orlando Arcia leads the team with an average of .264.
The Pirates have gone 8-8 against division opponents. Pittsburgh's team on-base percentage of .275 is last in the majors. Kevin Newman leads the club with an OBP of .302.
TOP PERFORMERS: Justin Smoak leads the Brewers with 12 extra base hits and is slugging .420.
Newman leads the Pirates with 22 hits and has six RBIs.
INJURIES: Brewers: Corey Knebel: (left hamstring), Ray Black: (shoulder).
Pirates: Jameson Taillon: (elbow), Joe Musgrove: (triceps), Mitch Keller: (left side), Keone Kela: (forearm), Clay Holmes: (right forearm), Michael Feliz: (right forearm), Kyle Crick: (right shoulder/lat), Nick Burdi: (right elbow), Chris Archer: (neck), Kevin Kramer: (hip), Colin Moran: (concussion), Phillip Evans: (broken jaw/concussion), Luke Maile: (finger).