Originally written on Raise the Jolly Roger!  |  Last updated 9/1/14
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Reds (34-21) at Pirates (34-21) 7:15 PM–PNC Park, Pittsburgh MLB.com Gameday TV: FOX The Bucs look to bounce back tonight against the Reds in front of the first Saturday concert crowd of the season. Kool & the Gang will perform after the game and these things tend to draw huge crowds regardless of who’s playing, so expect a near sellout despite the Pens game across town tonight. Tonight is a FOX telecast, but it’s hardly a “national” game. Here’s the coverage map – only areas close to Pittsburgh and Cincinnati will be able to see this one. Reds play by play guy Thom Brennaman and former Red (and Pirate, and Pittsburgh native) Sean Casey will be on the call. Tonight’s starters… Mike Leake (4-2, 3.02) vs. Francisco Liriano (3-1, 2.35)  Leake is probably the least intimidating starter on the Reds staff, but he’s still a solid pitcher and has been throwing especially well of late. He’s allowed just one run in his last three starts. The Bucs really need to get the bats going at some point, and Leake is a familiar face who they may be able to do it against. Liriano had his first bad start as a Pirate against Detroit and will look to bounce back tonight. The lefty has been mostly solid so far but has only gotten through six innings in one of his four starts. That needs to change soon. Bucs vs. Leake Reds vs. Liriano
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