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Game Thread #150: Milwaukee Brewers (85-64) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (73-74)

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The Brewers’ seven-series win streak is on the line in Sunday’s series finale against Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Pirates v Milwaukee Brewers Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

The Pirates have given the Brewers fits for much of the year, taking 10 of 15 games against the Cream City Nine so far this year.

The .333 winning percentage against the Steel City Swashbucklers is the Brewers’ worst of any opponent they’ve played more than one series against, but outside of the five-game sweep the Brewers experienced when they were running on fumes at the end of their extended stretch with no days off before the All-Star break, these teams have split the 10 other games.

A win today would actually give the Brewers two straight series wins against Pittsburgh, although it won’t be easy to do. Trevor Williams takes the mound for the Bucs, and he’s been one of the best pitchers in the league since the All-Star break, with a 1.21 ERA in his last 10 starts. That doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence that the Brewers will be able to snap out of their season-long funk against Pirates pitching (at least in games not started by Chris Archer), but at least they have the right man on the mound themselves, sending Jhoulys Chacin out for the series finale.

With the Packers/Vikings game going on at the same time, attention may be divided for this game, but that’s what they created Fox Sports Go on phones/tablets/laptops for, right? First pitch is at 1:10 p.m. CDT.