McCutchen into leadoff spot


MILWAUKEE — Another lineup tweak tonight by manager John Russell. Andrew McCutchen will bat leadoff for the first time this season. Andy LaRoche, who’s riding a hit streak in five at-bats and is 11 for 22 over the past seven games, will make his first appearance in the two hole. Aki Iwamura, who’s gone 2 for 27 over his past seven games, drops down to the seventh spot.

Lineups for tonight’s game:

Pirates (7-11) – 1. Andrew McCutchen cf, 2. Andy LaRoche 3b, 3. Ryan Church lf, 4. Garrett Jones rf, 5. Ryan Doumit c, 6. Jeff Clement, 7. Aki Iwamura 2b, 8. Zach Duke (2-1, 4.13) lhp, 9. Ronny Cedeno ss

Brewers (8-10) – 1. Rickie Weeks 2b, 2. Carlos Gomez cf, 3. Ryan Braun lf,4. Prince Fielder 1b, 5. Casey McGehee 3b, 6. Corey Hart rf, 7. Greg Zaun c, 8. Alcides Escobar ss, 9. Yovani Gallardo (1-2, 4.30) rhp