Second baseman Freddy Sanchez and shortstop Jack Wilson – part of the NL’s leading double-play team — are out of the lineup again as the Pirates return home to play the Reds at 7:05 p.m. tonight at PNC Park.
This is the fifth game in a row that Wilson (shoulder) has not started. Sanchez (shoulder) has missed his past two starts. Chris Gomez will start at second base, and Luis Rivas at short. The Pirates are playing their first game at home after an 11-day, 10-game road trip.
Lineups for today’s game against the Reds:
REDS — Chris Dickerson LF, Jeff Keppinger SS, Jay Bruce RF, Brandon Phillips 2B, Javier Valentin 1B, Edwin Encarnacion 3B, Corey Patterson CF, Paul Bako C, Edinson Volquez RHP (13-5, 2.93) PIRATES — Nate McLouth CF, Luis Rivas SS, Doug Mientkiewicz 1B, Ryan Doumit C, Andy LaRoche 3B, Brandon Moss LF, Steve Pearce RF, Chris Gomez 2B, Jeff Karstens RHP (2-0, 0.00)