- Associated Press - Saturday, July 18, 2015

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Pirates left-hander Francisco Liriano was scratched minutes before the start of Saturday night’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers due to neck tightness.

Vance Worley (3-4) was tabbed as his replacement, which set off two lineup changes for the Brewers, who wanted to take advantage of the right-hander.

Red-hot Gerardo Parra and Scooter Gennett both joined the lineup in place of Khris Davis and Hernan Perez.

Worley last started on May 14 against the Phillies after being part of the Pirates’ rotation the first month of the season.

There was no immediate word on the severity of Liriano’s injury. Liriano (5-6) had made all 18 of his previously scheduled starts this year.



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