Moran is not in the lineup against the Reds on Saturday. Moran will head to the bench after going 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Friday's series opener. Jung Ho Kang will receive his first start in the majors this season in Saturday's matinee.
Moran went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and three RBI in Friday's 8-4 win over the Reds. Moran plated a run in the sixth inning on a sacrifice fly, followed by a solo home run in the eighth and an RBI single in the ninth to pad the lead. The 25-year-old is slashing .277/.339/.406 with 30 extra-base hits and 58 RBI through 143 games this season with just two contests remaining in 2018 for Pittsburgh.
Moran is not in Wednesday's starting nine against the Cubs. As expected, Moran will remain on the pine with another left-hander (Jose Quintana) on the mound for Chicago. Pablo Reyes will man third base in his absence after going 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI during Tuesday's victory.
Moran is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Cubs, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports. Moran will stick on the bench for a second straight game with the Cubs sending out another left-hander in Mike Montgomery. Jose Osuna will once again start in his place at third base, hitting sixth.
Moran is not in the lineup Monday against the Cubs, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports. As per usual, Moran will hit the bench with a southpaw in Cole Hamels starting for the opposition. With the Cubs expected to send three more lefties to the mound over the next three games, Moran may continue to sit. Jose Osuna gets the start at third base in this one.
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