Gameday: Phillies (36-41) vs Pirates (39-35)

Pittsburgh Pirates (39-35) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (36-41)

A.J. Burnett (8-2, 3.24) vs. Kyle Kendrick (2-7, 5.75)

TIME: 1:05, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: upper 80’s, mostly sunny
Media: Twitter and Facebook

In the final game of the four-game series with the Pirates, the Phillies look to win the series after winning two of the first three. Kyle Kendrick will take the mound for the Phillies and A.J. Burnett will start for the Pirates.

Kendrick is 4-1 with a 3.38 ERA against the Pirates in his career. He faced them twice earlier this year in releif appearances, and gave up one run over 1.1 innings.

Burnett faced the Phils and shut them down in the 2009 World Series, but overall, he has a 5-9 record against them to go along with a 5.13 ERA. The last time he faced the Phils was in June of 2010 and he gave up 6 runs over 3.1 innings before he was pulled–statistically one of his worst starts of the year.

Lineup: Rollins SS, Pierre LF, Victorino CF, Pence RF, Polanco 3B, Wigginton 1B, Fontenot 2B, Kratz C, Kendrick P

Orval Trappist AleYour Gameday Beer – Coors Light

Tap the Rockies today on this very warm, slightly humid afternoon. I’ve grown to take Coors for what it is, the best of the Big 3. It’s not going to wow you, but it will cool you off and sort of refresh you. On taste alone, St. Bernardus 12, it ain’t. But if you’re at CBP and in need a refresher, you could do worse, I think. It’s Coors, and it won’t kill you. Enjoy the game.  -By Pat

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