|Russell Martin tonight vs the Atlanta Braves will make his 9th career start at third base and first since August 20, 2008. Russell who signed a 2 year, $17 million contract this past off-season, is hitting .178 with a 1 home run, 2 RBIs on the season. Martin comes into tonight’s game on a four game hitting streak, hitting 6-14 with 1 HR, 1 RBI and 2 doubles during that span. The Pirates (8-8) were 6-0 winners Friday night behind an excellent outing from Wandy Rodriguez (2-0) who threw 7 shutout innings, allowing 1 hit and striking out 5. Tonight’s Lineup – Marte LF, Tabata RF, McCutchen CF, Sanchez 1B, Martin 3B, Walker 2B, McKenry C, Barmes SS, McDonald P|
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