BOTTOM LINE: Pittsburgh enters the matchup as losers of their last four games.
The Brewers are 14-10 against teams from the NL Central. Milwaukee ranks last in the National League in hitting with a .212 batting average. Kolten Wong leads the club with an average of .280.
The Pirates are 7-19 against NL Central Division opponents. Pittsburgh has hit 42 home runs this season, last in the National League. Bryan Reynolds leads the team with 10, averaging one every 21.1 at-bats.
The Pirates won the last meeting 6-5. Richard Rodriguez earned his first victory and Colin Moran went 2-for-5 with a double, a home run and four RBIs for Pittsburgh. J.P. Feyereisen took his first loss for Milwaukee.
TOP PERFORMERS: Avisail Garcia leads the Brewers with 48 hits and has 36 RBIs.
Adam Frazier leads the Pirates with 27 extra base hits and is slugging .471.
LAST 10 GAMES: Brewers: 8-2, .215 batting average, 3.10 ERA, outscored opponents by 17 runs