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Pirates Vs. Braves: Starting Line-Ups Announced

Tonight is the opening contest of a three-game set between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Atlanta Braves, and it will be interesting to see A.J. Burnett in one of his first starts in the NL after the off-season trade that brought him over from the Yankees. The Braves are 5-1 at home on the season and they'll look to remain dominant against a light-hitting Pittsburgh line-up. Here are today's starting squads.

1. Alex Presley (L) LF
2. Clint Barmes (R) SS
3. Andrew McCutchen (R) CF
4. Garrett Jones (L) RF
5. Neil Walker (S) 2B
6. Pedro Alvarez (L) 3B
7. Casey McGehee (R) 1B
8. Rod Barajas (R) C
9. A.J. Burnett (R) P

1. Michael Bourn (L) CF
2. Martin Prado (R) LF
3. Freddie Freeman (L) 1B
4. Brian McCann (L) C
5. Dan Uggla (R) 2B
6. Chipper Jones (S) 3B
7. Jason Heyward (L) RF
8. Tyler Pastornicky (R) SS
9. Tommy Hanson (R) P

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Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.