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Sloppy Play Dooms Pirates Against Brewers

The Pittsburgh Pirates wrapped up the home portion of their 2018 season today, though there is a makeup game scheduled for October 1, and did it in ugly fashion.  Poor pitching and the continuation of wild pitches paved the way for a 13-6 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers.  The wild pitches should be at the top of the list of things to fix during the upcoming offseason.

Nick Kingham started today for Joe Musgrove, who will miss the remainder of the season because of side discomfort, and was terrible on the mound.  He allowed six runs, five earned, on seven hits with two strikeouts and two walks in just 1.1 innings of work.  The bullpen wasn’t much better during their 7.2 innings of action today...

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Williams, Pirates Shut Out Brewers 3-0

One of the brightest parts of the 2018 season for the Pittsburgh Pirates has been the performance of Trevor Williams.  The right hander has been the best and most consistent starter on the Bucs’ staff, and that trend continued tonight against the Milwaukee Brewers, as he and the bullpen combined to shut out their N.L. Central division rivals 3-0.

Williams was dominant against the Brewers once again, throwing six shutout innings, giving up four hits and one walk while striking out seven batters.  Richard Rodriguez and Kyle Crick pitched the seventh and eighth innings respectively, setting the table for Felipe Vazquez to come in and earn his 36 save of the season.

The Pirates took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the third on a Starling Marte double, scoring Williams and Adam Frazier.  A sing...

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Pirates Sweep Royals, Win 8th Straight At Home

The home portion of the 2018 schedule is winding down for the Pittsburgh Pirates, but they are going out with a bang.  Pittsburgh entered the night having won their previous seven home games and had a chance to sweep their three-game series from the Kansas City Royals.  Walk off hits had been the story of the past two nights, but tonight it was all about the pitching on both sides.

Buccos starter Chris Archer would have his best night in a Pittsburgh uniform by pitching seven innings and allowing one run on six hits with eight strikeouts and one walk.  His counterpart Heath Fillmyer was dominate as well.  Fillmyer threw seven innings and gave up two runs on eight hits with five strikeouts.

Richard Rodriguez would enter the game for the Pirates in the eighth and strikeout two of the thr...

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Pirates Rally Late, Beat Royals 7-6

After playing spoiler over the weekend by taking two of three games against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park, the Pittsburgh Pirates returned home for a three game series at PNC Park against the Kansas City Royals.

A back and forth game tonight resulted in a 7-6 victory for the Pirates on the North Shore.

Joe Musgrove started for the Pirates tonight, battling his way through six innings, giving up five runs on eight hits.  Rookie Brad Keller gave up four runs on ten hits in six innings for Kansas City.

The Royals took the lead in the third inning on a RBI double by Alex Gordon.  Pittsburgh tied the game in the bottom of the inning with a two out single by Corey Dickerson.

A two run double by Adam Frazier in the fourth inning made it 3-1 Pittsburgh, but the Royals scored four runs in ...

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Pirates Drop Series To Cardinals

After scoring seven runs in an 8-7 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals last night, the Pittsburgh Pirates would manage five runs in a 11-5 loss tonight.  Both bullpens were hit hard, but the Pittsburgh pen was smacked the hardest.  The loss would also send the Pirates to a series loss with one game remaining.

St. Louis jumped on the board early when Marcell Ozuna hit a two-run home run in the first inning.  The Buccos would cut the lead in half during the fourth on a Corey Dickerson single to right center to score Josh Bell.  The Cardinals plated two more runs in the sixth.  Matt Carpenter would score on a wild pitch, something Pittsburgh leads the league in, and then Jose Martinez scored on a Paul DeJong sac fly.

Another St...

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Cardinals Score Four In Eighth, Beat Pirates 8-7

After a 5-0 home stand, the Pittsburgh Pirates hit the road for a crucial N.L. Central series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium.  The Cardinals are in the heat of the wild card playoff race, and the Bucs would look nothing more than to play spoiler against their division rivals.

As has been the case many times over the years, tonight’s game between the Pirates and Cardinals went back and forth, but the Cardinals used a clutch three run homerun to edge the Bucs by an 8-7 score.

Trevor Williams and Adam Wainwright opposed one another on the mound tonight, and each battled his way through five innings of work.  Williams gave up four runs on six hits with six strikeouts, while Wainwright struck out three while giving up four runs on seven hits...

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Pirates Complete Sweep Of Reds

The Pittsburgh Pirates entered tonight with a chance to do something they haven’t accomplished since mid-July, sweep a series.  That series happened to be against the Cincinnati Reds as well.  Pittsburgh would complete the sweep tonight with a hard fought 3-2 victory.  It wasn’t the prettiest win, but the Jolly Roger was raised in the end.

Cincinnati would actually score the first and final runs of this game, with the Pirates plating three runs in between.  Jose Peraza hit a solo home run in the first to give the Reds a 1-0 lead.  That would be the only run that Jameson Taillon would give up during his five innings on the mound.  He left allowing eight hits to go with six strikeouts.

The Buccos offense would come to life in the second when Colin Moran hit an RBI double to right...

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Pirates Beat Reds 7-3

Regardless of either team’s record, the Pittsburgh Pirates have struggled against the Cincinnati Reds in recent years.  But in 2018, the Bucs have played well against their N.L. Central foes…and that trend continued on Tuesday night.  Pittsburgh provided starter Joe Musgrove with plenty of run support, as they earned comfortable 7-3 victory at PNC Park.

Musgrove pitched well for the Pirates, giving up two runs on five hits with eighth strikeouts in 6.1 innings of work.  Richard Rodriguez, Kyle Crick, and Felipe Vazquez pitched the final 2.2 innings in relief to close things out.

Francisco Cervelli gave the Pirates the lead in the bottom of the first with a single to score Adam Frazier.  They added three more runs in the bottom of the third on a two run double by Gregory Polanco and...

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Happy Labor Day, Pirates Win

The unofficial end of summer is Labor Day and it also means that baseball season is coming to a close.  The Pittsburgh Pirates are beginning to evaluate talent for 2019 by expanding the roster and playing guys who have spent most of the season on the bench or in the minors.  Today they opened up a three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds at PNC Park with a 5-1 victory.

Trevor Williams has been on fire as of late and that trend continued today.  He worked 6.2 innings giving up five hits to go with four strikeouts and one walk.  His ERA would drop to 3.15 and the offense did the job to get him a W today.  Richard Rodriguez would collect the final out of the seventh, before giving way to Kyle Crick in the eighth.  Crick gave up one run on two hits with one strikeout.  Keone Kela t...

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Pirates Beat Braves 3-2

After a disappointing series in St. Louis, the Pittsburgh Pirates continued their road trip Friday night with the first of three games against the Atlanta Braves.  Jameson Taillon took the hill for the Bucs and delivered a strong performance, while the struggling offense did just enough to come away with a 3-2 victory.

Taillon continued his recent trend of strong starts, giving up two runs on five hits in seven innings.  Keone Kela pitched a scoreless eighth inning, and Felipe Vazquez, despite giving up a pair of hits, closed things down in the ninth to earn his 29th save of the season.

The Pirates took the lead in the top of the second on a RBI single by Elias Diaz.  A single by David Freese scored Starling Marte in the top of the sixth to make it a 2-0 lead.

Atlanta got on the board i...

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