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Pre-Game Notes: McCutchen day-to-day

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  • Pittsburgh Pirates starting fielder Andrew McCutchen will miss tonight’s game due to an AC sprain in his right shoulder. McCutchen who leads the Pirates with a .289 batting average and 21 stolen bases, is regarded as day-to-day.
  • Jose Tabata will make his first career MLB start in center field.
  • Lastings Milledge (.282 – 3HR – 29RBI) will bat third in the lineup. Milledge was 5-for-12 at the plate in the Pirates three game series against the Houston Astros.
  • With McCutchen out of the lineup, Neil Walker (.284 – 3HR – 16RBI) will bat 2nd in the lineup tonight after batting in the No. 3 spot for seven straight games. Walker is hitting .500 (5-for-10, 3 RBI’s) in his last two games.
  • Pirates starter Jeff Karstens (2-4) will take the mound against Brewers lefty Chris Capuano (0-1).
Pirates Lineup
1. Tabata – CF
2. Walker – 2B
3. Milledge – LF
4. Jones – 1B
5. Alvarez – 3B
6. Doumit – C
7. Church – RF
8. Cedeno – SS
9. Karstens – P

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