Two playoff-caliber teams meet up Thursday night for bragging rights and the beginning of a four-game series.
The Washington Nationals visit Pittsburgh and PNC Park to take on the Pirates (54-40) at 7:05 p.m. ET.
The Nationals (51-42) are coming off a series win over their division rival New York Mets to give them a three-game lead in the National League East.
The Pirates (54-40) find themselves six games behind the first-place St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Central despite an...