The Pittsburgh Pirates (57-97) will look to avoid the sweep when they visit the Philadelphia Phillies (81-74) to complete a four-game series. Bookmakers have listed the Phillies as -200 favorites for the series finale, while the Pirates are +170 underdogs to pick up a win. Pittsburgh will send Max Kranick out to start this one, while Philadelphia has yet to name a starter.
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The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings and SportsData.io as of September 26, 2021, 3:00 AM ET.
Pirates Probable Starting Pitcher: Max Kranick
- Kranick (1-3) gets the starting nod for the Pirates in his eighth start of the season. He has a 7.28 ERA in 29 2/3 innings pitched, with 25 strikeouts.
- His most recent appearance was on Sunday against the Marlins, when the right-hander went five innings, surrendering three earned runs while allowing four hits.
- Kranick has yet to record a quality start so far this year.
- The Pirates have gotten a quality start out of their pitcher in 11 road games (out of 79 contests on the road).
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