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    The Pittsburgh Pirates (69-79) host the New York Yankees (75-73) on Saturday at PNC Park, starting at 6:35 PM ET. The Pirates are favored on the moneyline (-112), while the Yankees are -108 underdogs, despite being favored against the spread (1.5) with +145 odds. Luis Ortiz starts for Pittsburgh, and Clarke Schmidt is New York’s choice to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Pirates vs. Yankees

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 16, 2023
    • Game Time: 6:35 PM ET
    • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • Stadium: PNC Park
    Pirates vs Yankees Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Pirates -112 9.5

    How Do I Watch the Pirates vs. the Yankees?

    • TV Channel: SportsNet PT

    Pirates Stats & Trends

    Pirates Batting

    • The Pirates have hit the fourth-fewest home runs in MLB action this season (144).
    • Pittsburgh’s .237 batting average ranks 27th in the majors.
    • The Pirates are 22nd in MLB with a .313 on-base percentage.
    • Pittsburgh strikes out 8.8 times per game to rank 21st in baseball.
    • The Pirates average 0.8 homers per home game this season (64 total at home).
    • Pittsburgh is slugging .385 with 2.7 extra-base hits per game in home contests.
    • At home this season the club averages eight hits per game and is batting .245.

    Pirates Key Batters

    • Bryan Reynolds has 143 hits to go with a slugging percentage of .470, both of which are best among Pittsburgh hitters this season. He has a .272 batting average and an on-base percentage of .333.
    • Among qualified hitters in baseball, his batting average ranks 36th, his on-base percentage ranks 61st, and he is 44th in slugging.
    • Reynolds has recorded at least one hit in three straight games. In his last five games he is batting .333 with a home run, three walks and five RBI.
    • Ke’Bryan Hayes has 25 doubles, seven triples, 13 home runs and 27 walks. He’s batting .270 and slugging .448 with an on-base percentage of .311.
    • He is 46th in batting average, 111th in on-base percentage and 70th in slugging in MLB.
    • Hayes brings a three-game streak with at least one hit into this matchup. During his last five outings he is batting .350 with a double, a walk and four RBI.
    • Jack Suwinski is batting .216 with a .460 slugging percentage and 66 RBI this year.
    • Connor Joe is batting .231 with a .327 OBP and 38 RBI for Pittsburgh this season.

    Yankees Stats & Trends

    Yankees Batting

    • The Yankees rank seventh in Major League Baseball with 205 home runs.
    • New York has a team batting average of just .226 this season, which ranks 29th among MLB teams.
    • The Yankees have an on-base percentage of .303 this season, which ranks 26th in the league.
    • New York ranks 18th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.7 Ks per contest.
    • In 73 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 89 homers, an average of 1.2 per contest.
    • New York is slugging .386 in 73 road games this season.
    • In away games this season, they’re batting .230 with 7.8 base hits per contest.

    Yankees Key Batters

    • Gleyber Torres has racked up 148 hits with a .343 on-base percentage and a .461 slugging percentage, all club-bests for the Yankees. He’s batting .271.
    • Including all qualifying players in the majors, he ranks 42nd in batting average, 42nd in on-base percentage and 51st in slugging percentage.
    • Aaron Judge is hitting .259 with 12 doubles, 32 home runs and 75 walks. He’s slugging .588 with an on-base percentage of .394.
    • Anthony Volpe has 20 doubles, four triples, 20 home runs and 50 walks while batting .211.
    • DJ LeMahieu is hitting .243 with 21 doubles, two triples, 15 home runs and 51 walks.

    Pirates vs. Yankees Probable Pitchers

    Luis Ortiz (PIT) Pitcher Clarke Schmidt (NYY)
    4 – 4 W/L 9 – 8
    73.1 IP 146
    4.66 ERA 4.56
    1.677 WHIP 1.336
    5.9 K/9 8.8
    4.7 BB/9 2.5

    Pirates vs. Yankees Injury Updates

    • Pirates: Andrew McCutchen: 10 Day IL (Achilles), Vince Velásquez: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Angel Perdomo: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tucupita Marcano: 60 Day IL (Knee), Oneil Cruz: 60 Day IL (Ankle), Jarlin García: 60 Day IL (Arm), JT Brubaker: 60 Day IL (Elbow)
    • Yankees: Billy McKinney: 10 Day IL (Back), Jasson Domínguez: 10 Day IL (Elbow), Luis Severino: 15 Day IL (Side), Keynan Middleton: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Ian Hamilton: 15 Day IL (Groin), Albert Abreu: 15 Day IL (Hamstring), Jonathan Loaisiga: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Nestor Cortes Jr.: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Ryan Weber: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Jose Trevino: 60 Day IL (Wrist), Anthony Rizzo: 60 Day IL (Concussion), Lou Trivino: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Luis Gil: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Frankie Montás: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Scott Effross: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Anthony Misiewicz: day-to-day (Head)

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