By: Mike Vukovcan

Pittsburgh (KDKA)- The Pirates enter tonight’s game with a half-game lead in the NL Central standings.

This marks the latest point in a season that the Pirates led their division since winning the National League East by 9 games in 1992.

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The Pirates hope to continue their good play at PNC Park, where they’ve gone 7-3 in their last 10 games. In addition, the Bucs have gone 7-1-1 in their last nine series played at home.

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They’ll try to win tonight’s game without shortstop Chase d’Arnaud, who’s out of the lineup with a stiff neck.

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Alex Presley, LF
Josh Harrison 3B
Neil Walker 2B
Andrew McCutchen CF
Garrett Jones RF
Lyle Overbay 1B
Brandon Wood SS
Mike McKenry C
James McDonald P.