Reds-Pirates pre-game: McLouth returns


Centerfielder Nate McLouth is back in the starting lineup, hitting third, after missing the past six games with a strained right oblique muscle, as the Pirates try to snap a three-game losing streak against the Reds at 7:05 p.m. tonight at PNC Park. Eric Hinske, a career .478 hitter (11 for 23) against Reds starter Bronson Arroyo, gets the nod in right field for the Pirates. Here are the lineups

REDS — 1. Willy Taveras cf, 2. Jerry Hairston lf, 3. Joey Votto 1b, 4. Brandon Phillips 2b, 5. Jay Bruce rf, 6. Adam Rosales 3b, 7. Alex Gonzalez ss, 8. Ryan Hanigan c, 9. rhp Bronson Arroyo (3-1, 6.48)

PIRATES — 1. Nyjer Morgan lf, 2. Freddy Sanchez 2b, 3. Nate McLouth cf, 4. Adam LaRoche 1b, 5. Eric Hinske rf, 6. Andy LaRoche 3b, 7. Jason Jaramillo c, 8. Brian Bixler ss, 9. lhp Zack Duke (3-1, 2.43)