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Pirates Vs. Braves Starting Lineups: Chipper Jones, Brian McCann In Sunday's Lineup

Chipper Jones is in Fredi Gonzalez's starting lineup for Sunday after sitting out on Saturday with pain in his surgically repaired knee. Jones told the Atlanta Journal Constitution on Saturday that his knee began bothering him late in Friday's game and the 40-year old third baseman sat out Saturday's game appearing as a pinch hitter late.

"Ever since (Friday) night about the seventh or eighth inning, it's been really, really bad," Jones said. "I don't know what the prognosis is. I don't know why it's hurting the way it is. But if it continues to affect me the way it is, I can't go out there and play nine innings. I can't do it."

Jones might not be able to go the whole game but the knee must have improved enough that he is going to give it a try on Sunday.

Chipper isn't the only player back in the Braves lineup as Brian McCann is also making his return one game ahead of schedule. McCann left Friday's game with a ribcage injury but woke up feeling better on Saturday and is back in there on Sunday.

Here is a look at the full lineups for today's game:

Atlanta Braves

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. Tim Hudson (R) P

Pittsburgh Pirates

1. Alex Presley (L) LF
2. Jose Tabata (R) RF
3. Andrew McCutchen (R) CF
4. Garrett Jones (L) 1B
5. Neil Walker (S) 2B
6. Pedro Alvarez (L) 3B
7. Clint Barmes (R) SS
8. Michael McKenry (R) C
9. Kevin Correia (R) P

For more on this game Braves fans should check out Talking Chop and Pirates fans should visit Bucs Dugout For more news and notes from around Major League Baseball head over to Baseball Nation.

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