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Game Thread: Phillies vs Pirates 9/13/16

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Jorge Alfaro makes his first major league start.

Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Phillies vs Pirates

Citizens Bank Park

7:05PM EDT on CSN

Alec Asher 1-0 (0.00 ERA)

PHILLIES: Asher made his season debut Thursday night against the Nationals after serving an 80-game suspension for PED use. He allowed just two hits and one walk in six scoreless innings, throwing a mere 75 pitches (55 strikes).

Ivan Nova (12-6) 4.13 ERA

PIRATES: Nova allowed a run on six hits in a complete game victory over the Reds on Thursday. Nova struck out four without issuing a free pass, needing just 94 pitches to complete the deed. Nova is 5-0 with a 2.53 ERA in seven starts with the Bucs.