Brandon Moss, who has one RBI in 51 at-bats, will bat third for the second time this season and Nate McLouth will miss his fifth straight game with a sore right oblique, as the Pirates try to snap their 16-game losing streak at Miller Park.
Ace Paul Maholm takes the mound at 8:05 tonight against the Brewers. Dave Bush (1-0, 3.86 ERA) will start for the Brewers, who have won 15 of their past 16 games against the Pirates.
One night after going 0 for 4 with four strikeouts, Brian Bixler gets another start at shortstop.
Here are the starting lineups
PIRATES – 1. Nyler Morgan cf, 2. Freddy Sanchez 2b, 3. Brandon Moss lf, 4. Adam LaRoche 1b, 5. Eric Hinske rf, 6. Andy LaRoche 3b, 7. Jason Jaramillo c, 8. Brian Bixler ss, 9. Paul Maholm (3-0, 2.03 ERA)
BREWERS – 1. Rickie Weeks 2b, 2. Corey Hart rf, 3. Ryan Braun lf, 4. Prince Fielder 1b, 5. Mike Cameron cf, 6. J.J. Hardy ss, 7. Bill Hall 3b, 8. Mike Rivera c, 9. rhp Dave Bush (1.0. 3.86 ERA)