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Pirates catcher Endy Rodriguez is back in the starting lineup Thursday versus the Cubs.
Rodriguez got the night off in his team's 13-7 win on Wednesday but will return for the series finale in Chicago on Thursday. The backstop has struggled mightily at the plate, hitting .217 with two homers across 172 plate appearances.
Endy Rodriguez had a productive game at the plate on Saturday, driving in four runs to help lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.
Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with a double and a triple, showcasing his ability to hit for extra bases. With this performance, Rodriguez now has 5 RBI on the season in 11 games played. While his batting average sits at .235, his 0.318 wOBA suggests that he has been providing solid offensive contributions for the Pirates.
Endy Rodriguez hit his first career home run on Saturday against the Angels.
After going hitless in his first two career games, Rodriguez now has a hit in three straight games including his first career long ball in the Pirates 3-0 win over the Angels.