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Diamondbacks series preview: Into the Steel City

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May 22, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; A general view of a tarp the covers the field at PNC Park during a rain delay in the game between the Colorado Rockies and the Pittsburgh Pirates. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
May 22, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; A general view of a tarp the covers the field at PNC Park during a rain delay in the game between the Colorado Rockies and the Pittsburgh Pirates. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
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Apr 10, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Shelby Miller against the Chicago Cubs at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 10, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Shelby Miller against the Chicago Cubs at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Pitching Matchups: 

Game 1: RHP Shelby Miller (1-5, 6.64 ERA) vs. LHP Francisco Liriano (3-3, 4.63 ERA)

Game 2: RHP Rubby De La Rosa (4-4, 3.63 ERA) vs. LHP Jeff Locke (5.00 ERA)

Game 3: LHP Patrick Corbin (2-3, 3.99 ERA) vs. RHP Gerritt Cole (5-3, 2.79 ERA)

Shelby Miller has pitched really well as of late, allowing three runs or fewer in six of his past seven starts. Corbin has been tremendous over his past three starts owning a 2.29 ERA. Corbin has a 2.01 ERA on the road. De La Rosa was skipped the last time through the rotation thanks to an off day, but he has been the ace of the staff compling a 1.93 ERA over his past five starts.

For the Pirates, Liriano allowed just two runs over seven innings in his last start against the Braves. Liriano allowed four runs over six against the D-backs on April 24th. Locke also wen seven innings in his last start against the Braves. Cole has gone six innings in his last two starts, the first two times he has done that all year.

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