Pirates vs. Rays Probable Starting Pitchers Today – June 23

The Pittsburgh Pirates (37-39) will look to Bryan Reynolds, who is currently on a 19-game hit streak, when they square off against the Tampa Bay Rays (37-40) and Yandy Diaz, who has hit in 15 straight games. It begins at 1:35 PM ET on Sunday, at PNC Park.

The probable starters are Paul Skenes (4-0) for the Pirates and Aaron Civale (2-5) for the Rays.

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Pirates vs. Rays Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Sunday, June 23, 2024
  • Time: 1:35 PM ET
  • TV: BSSUN
  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Venue: PNC Park
  • Live Stream: Fubo
  • Probable Pitchers: Skenes – PIT (4-0, 2.29 ERA) vs Civale – TB (2-5, 5.42 ERA)

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Pirates Probable Starting Pitcher Today: Paul Skenes

  • The Pirates will send Skenes (4-0) to the mound for his eighth start this season.
  • The right-hander’s last start was on Monday, when he tossed six innings while giving up one earned run on six hits in a matchup with the Cincinnati Reds.
  • The 22-year-old has an ERA of 2.29, a 7.57 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of .992 in seven games this season.
  • If he completes six or more innings with three or fewer earned runs allowed, he’ll earn his third consecutive quality start.
  • Skenes has six starts in a row of five innings or more.
  • He has finished two appearances without allowing an earned run in seven chances this season.

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Rays Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Aaron Civale

  • Civale gets the start for the Rays, his 16th of the season. He is 2-5 with a 5.42 ERA and 79 strikeouts in 76 1/3 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent time out on Tuesday, the right-hander threw 3 2/3 innings against the Minnesota Twins, giving up four earned runs while surrendering seven hits.
  • During 15 games this season, the 29-year-old has put up a 5.42 ERA and 9.3 strikeouts per nine innings, while giving up a batting average of .274 to his opponents.
  • Civale has three quality starts this year.
  • Civale is looking to secure his 11th start of five or more innings this year in this matchup.
  • He has not had an outing so far in 2024 where he did not give up at least one earned run.

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