In Wednesday afternoon MLB action, the Pittsburgh Pirates and Arizona Diamondbacks will play the final game of their series from Chase Field. Last night, SP Trevor Williams (5-4) allowed eight runs (three earned) during a 13-8 loss against Arizona. Starling Marte homered and drove in three runs for the Pirates, who have dropped 17 of their last 23 games.
Talented right-hander Jameson Taillon (3-5 4.08 ERA) will head to the hill for the Pirates in this contest. Through 70 plus innings, Taillon has fanned 67 batters and owns a solid 1.20 WHIP.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have won five straight games and have soared to the top of the NL West Division standings. On Tuesday, Jon Jay and Ketel Marte drove in three runs apiece to power the Arizona offense. Paul Goldschmidt was on base four times and scored a pair of runs for the Diamondbacks, who lead Los Angeles by three full games for first place.
2009 Cy Young Award winner Zack Greinke (5-4 3.53 ERA) will get the nod for the Diamondbacks in the series finale. Greinke has won consecutive starts and has allowed four runs over his last 12 plus innings.