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Giants look to return to wild card race against underdog Pirates

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Pittsburgh right-hander Bryce Wilson, set to make the first California start of a five-year career, faces difficulties dueling All-Star Carlos Rodon as the Pirates begin a three-game series against San Francisco. I'm entrusted with a job. Giants Friday night.

The Pirates flew to San Francisco Thursday night after losing two straight series in a trip to three cities. After he dropped 3-2 in Baltimore, the Pirates lost 4-3 in Arizona, where he lost 9-3 in Thursday afternoon's series finale.

Pittsburgh still has break-even potential, but that would require his three-game sweep over San Francisco. Pirates of June. Relief Chase de Jong, who suffered his first loss of the season after his four wins in Arizona on Thursday, is targeting his third-place finish in the National League Central in Chicago, where the Cubs and Cincinnati, where he is the Reds. Pirates fighting with claim to have already lost. Please don't throw in the towel.

"Lost (smells)," he asserted. “We played pretty good [in the Arizona Series]. We were in a lot of games. He hasn't finished third since.

Wilson (2-6, 5.86 ERA) looks to finish his series on a high note for revenge. He has 4 total runs in 10 1/3 innings with the Milwaukee Brewers and Orioles and he has 10 hits. His 8-1 victory over Baltimore on Sunday accounted for his one of the Pirates' two wins in the road trip. He allowed one run and four hits in five innings to record a personal four-game no-win streak.

The 24-year-old Wilson has never played against the Giants, but the NL he's in the top two teams in the West, Los Angeles He's the Dodgers and the Suns He's Diego He's totaled in his 11 games with the Padres. The club will suffer from 10 defeats. all-star break.

Despite being his third-place team in the West, his chances of hitting one of his three wildcard berths this year are within reach of the club, with Pirates, Diamonds Bucks, Colorado even more so in the upcoming schedule when he's scheduled to play against the Rockies. And the Detroit Tigers will dominate the next 12 games. I can't wait," he said.

"When the number of games starts to drop, the losses start to get bigger and the wins get bigger too. The pieces are there. Just keep your head down and stay healthy."

43} Lefty Rodon (10-6, 2.95) opened the series in Pittsburgh with a 2-0 victory, allowing just two hits in eight innings. He went 2-1 with a 4.32 ERA in three career starts against the Pirates.

The 29-year-old has started in his two games here, against the Cubs and Oakland.

– Field Level Media