Freddy Sanchez returns to the lineup tonight after missing the past two games with discomfort in his right shoulder. The second baseman will bat leadoff as the Pirates meet former teammate Josh Fogg (2-4, 7.98 ERA) at 7:05 p.m. at PNC Park.
Paul Maholm (7-7, 3.76 ERA), who has pitched at least six innings in each of his past 17 starts, will take the mound for the Pirates. Shortstop Jack Wilson (shoulder) will miss his sixth consecutive start.
Lineups for today’s game against the Reds:
REDS — Jolbert Cabrera LF, Jeff Keppinger SS, Jay Bruce RF, Brandon Phillips 2B, Edwin Encarnacion 3B, Andy Phillips 1B, Corey Patterson CF, Ryan Hanigan C, Josh Fogg (2-4, 7.98)
PIRATES — Freddy Sanchez 2B, Doug Mientkiewicz 1B, Nate McLouth CF, Ryan Doumit C, Andy LaRoche 3B, Brandon Moss LF, Jason Michaels RF, Luis Rivas SS, Paul Maholm LHP (7-7. 3.76)