BOTTOM LINE: Milwaukee heads into the matchup fresh off a strong showing by Brandon Woodruff. Woodruff pitched seven innings, surrendering two runs on four hits with five strikeouts against Pittsburgh.
The Brewers are 15-10 against NL Central opponents. The Milwaukee offense has compiled a .212 batting average as a team this season, last in the National League. Kolten Wong leads the team with an average of .280.
The Pirates are 7-20 against NL Central Division opponents. Pittsburgh has hit 45 home runs this season, last in the MLB. Bryan Reynolds leads the club with 10, averaging one every 21.2 at-bats.
The Brewers won the last meeting 7-4. Brandon Woodruff earned his fifth victory and Christian Yelich went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBIs for Milwaukee. Clay Holmes took his first loss for Pittsburgh.
TOP PERFORMERS: Avisail Garcia leads the Brewers with 48 hits and has 36 RBIs.
Reynolds leads the Pirates with 10 home runs and has 30 RBIs.
LAST 10 GAMES: Brewers: 8-2, .223 batting average, 3.30 ERA, outscored opponents by 17 runs