The Milwaukee Brewers conclude a three-game series on the road Sunday against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The first game of the series on Friday was postponed due to rain and will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Saturday. Milwaukee is 70-46, has won four straight and the Brewers are first in the National League Central with a 7 ½-game lead over the Cincinnati Reds.
Catcher Omar Narvaez is batting .290 to lead Milwaukee, while center fielder Avisail Garcia is the leader in home runs with 20, RBIs with 69 and hits with 95. Third baseman Luis Urias is the leader in on-base percentage at .342. On Sunday, Milwaukee will send Freddy Peralta to the mound. The right-hander is 9-3 with an ERA of 2.28, 162 Ks and 51 BBs.
Pittsburgh has lost eight straight and the Pirates are last in the National League Central trailing first place Milwaukee by 28 ½ games. Pittsburgh's last victory was 8-5 over Milwaukee on August 3, but the Pirates lost two of three games to the Brewers in that series. Pittsburgh has problems at the plate scoring the fewest runs in baseball with 412 and on the mound, with the next to last team ERA at 5.09.
Left fielder Bryan Reynolds is batting .306 to lead Pittsburgh and has team highs in home runs with 20, RBIs with 67, hits with 125 and on-base percentage of .388. Pittsburgh has hit only 91 home runs in 115 games. On Sunday, the Pittsburgh Pirates will send Steven Brault the mound. The right-hander is 0-1 with an ERA of 3.00, 8 Ks and 0 BBs.