The Pirates were 4-for-31 (.129) in Game 1 of the series the last time Adam Wainwright started against them. Wainwright will be back on the mound with the stakes much higher in Game 5 and with a trip to the NLCS on the line the Bucs will need to solve the veteran right-hander.

Manager Clint Hurdle will go with the same lineup he had in Games 3 and 4 hoping to get more offense than the one hit (a home run) from Pedro Alvarez on Monday.

Alvarez is the hottest hitter in the Bucs' lineup going into Game 5 batting .385 (5-for-13) in the series with a double and three home runs. Two of Alvarez's homers accounted for the only Pirates' scoring in Games 1 and 4 and beyond his four extra-base hits in the series the Bucs have five total extra-base hits in all four games combined.

Pittsburgh will need contributions from throughout the lineup like in Game 2 when the Pirates got at least one hit from eight different positions in the batting order including a two-run single by Game 5 starter Gerrit Cole.