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Frazier Walks Off In The 11th

If you are a fan of offense, this four-game series between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs was one you could have passed on.  Over the four games the teams combined to score a total of nine runs.  The largest margin of victory came in the Pittsburgh win Saturday night when they outscored Chicago by two runs.  The series finale today would take eleven innings to finish and in the end the Pirates would come away with a 2-1 victory and earn a series split with their division rival.

Pitching was the story once again today and both starters looked very good on the mound.  Jameson Taillon worked six innings and allowed one run on five hits with eight strikeouts and three walks.  That lone run came in the second when Kyle Schwarber hit a solo home run over the Clemente Wall.

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Musgrove, Pirates Beat Cubs 3-1

For the third straight night, the starting pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates held the Chicago Cubs in offense in check.  The difference tonight was that the Bucs’ offense actually scored some runs.  The result was a 3-1 victory for Joe Musgrove and the Pirates.

Musgrove was solid tonight, giving up one run on five hits with seven strikeouts in seven innings of work.  He won his fifth game of the season, lowering his ERA to 3.31.

The Pirates scored three runs in the second inning, which turned out to be all they would need.  Adam Frazier’s double scored Josh Bell for the game’s first run.  The next two runs scored were manufactured, including Colin Moran’s groundout and Adeiny Hechavarria’s sacrifice fly.  The Bucs led 3-0 after two innings.

The Cubs scored their lone run o...

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Pirates Win Third Straight, Beat Giants 10-5

Before embarking on their current road trip, the Pittsburgh Pirates were probably hearing rumblings from fans, media, and critics that this trip to Colorado, San Francisco, and Minnesota could very well make or break their season.  After all, they are on the outside looking in at both the N.L. Central Division and N.L. Wild Card playoff pictures, and a strong (or weak) showing on the road could determine just where the final month and a half of the season goes from here.

After taking two of three games against the Colorado Rockies, the Pirates opened their four game weekend series with a 10-5 victory over Andrew McCutchen and the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park.

The Bucs tallied 13 hits as a team, and used two big innings to make this a comfortable win.  Adam Frazier led the way with t...

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Pirates Hold On To Defeat Cardinals

The Pittsburgh Pirates opened up a three-game series with the St. Louis Cardinals tonight at PNC Park.  With Pittsburgh in contention for a playoff spot every game is big, but this one held a little more weight since St. Louis was tied with the Pirates in the division coming into tonight.  This game also marked the debut of the recently acquired Chris Archer.

St. Louis would jump out to an early lead when Matt Carpenter welcomed Archer to the National League with a 395 ft. home run to lead off the game.  The Buccos would take the lead in the bottom half of the inning.  Gregory Polanco hit a two RBI triple and then came around to score on a Colin Moran sac fly to left.

The Cardinals would gain a run back in the second on a Yairo Munoz double to right, but Pittsburgh would open things up...

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Pirates Stay Hot, Beat Mets 5-0

A few weeks ago, the Pittsburgh Pirates were left for dead.  They were well on their way to another disappointing season finishing under .500, with any chance of a playoff appearance nothing short of impossible.  Flash forward to the last weekend of July, and the Pirates are one of the hottest teams in baseball.  Tonight, they got the best of one of the best pitchers in the league, as they shut out the New York Mets by a 5-0 score.

Tonight, the Pirates faced the league’s number one pitcher in terms of ERA, Jacob deGrom, and they battled him throughout his seven innings on the mound.  They were able to score three runs on eighth hits off the Mets’ ace.  Meanwhile, Trevor Williams earned his ninth win of the year, throwing six innings of shutout baseball.

This was a pitchers’ duel t...

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Pirates Winning Streak Snapped By Indians

All good things must come to an end and today that meant the Pittsburgh Pirates eleven game winning streak.  Pittsburgh ran into a red-hot pitcher, who quieted the Pirates bats, in route to a 4-0 loss today.  The game may have not been the biggest loss of the day with Starling Marte leaving the game after being hit on the hand by a pitch in the top of the first.

Trevor Bauer started for Cleveland today and he showed why he is an All-Star caliber pitcher.  Bauer worked seven innings allowing only two hits, while striking out ten and walking two batters.  Adam Cimbar collected the first two outs of the ninth before giving way to Brad Hand for the final four outs of the game.  Of those four outs, Hand would collect three of them for strikeouts.

Jameson Taillon was tasked with keeping thi...

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Taillon, Pirates Shut Down Cardinals 4-0

It has been a roller coaster ride of a 2018 season for Jameson Taillon and the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Like his team, Taillon has shown flashes of brilliance, but also has struggled mightily at times.  Entering Friday’s game at Busch Stadium, Taillon hadn’t tallied a victory since April 8, and his team desperately a strong performance after a heartbreaking loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday.

Taillon was on point on Friday, tossing eight shutout innings and the Pirates offense scattered enough runs for a comfortable 4-0 victory.

Improving to 3-4 on the season, Taillon gave up just three hits and one walk while striking out six, keeping the Cardinals off the scoreboard.  Edgar Santana pitched a scoreless ninth inning, while the Bucs battled Miles Mikolas and the Cards’ bullpen...

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Pirates Bullpen Implodes In Loss To Cardinals

Baseball can be a fickle game that can humble anyone.  Being humbled has been the story of the Pittsburgh Pirates for three straight series now.  After a 6-4 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals today, Pittsburgh has dropped three straight series for the first time in 2018.  This loss would be mostly caused by Clint Hurdle’s mishandling of his bullpen.

For the second straight day St. Louis would strike first and Matt Carpenter had a hand in it once again.  After leading the game off with a double and then moving up to third on a groundout, he would score on an infield single by Marcell Ozuna.  The Pirates would come back to tie the game in the fourth on an RBI single by Colin Moran.

The Buccos would break through with a big fifth inning that looked to be enough to earn a Sunday afternoon...

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Lack Of Key Hits Sends Pirates To Defeat

The Pittsburgh Pirates have been on quite the roll lately and most of that is due to their offense.  Tonight, would be the first time in awhile that the offense could not muster that one clutch hit to put the team in the lead for good.  The San Diego Padres would take advantage of that and go on to win 3-2, to even this four-game series at one game apiece.

Pittsburgh would jump out to an early lead in the first inning when Josh Bell hit an RBI double to left field to score Adam Frazier.  They would then double that lead in the third on a Corey Dickerson single to left center field.  That would be the final run they scored on the night.  They would have chances though, as they would leave a total of 13 men on base.

Ivan Nova worked six innings tonight and allowed three runs, two earned...

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Pirates Blank White Sox 7-0

Last week, it took a pair of dramatic offensive comebacks for the Pittsburgh Pirates to beat the Chicago White Sox.  In game one of their two game series at PNC Park, the Pirates took control of the game early and went on for a comfortable 7-0 victory.

A solo homerun by Adam Frazier to lead off the bottom of the first got the scoring started for Pittsburgh.  Josh Bell’s two run double scored Gregory Polanco and Starling Marte, and Colin Moran doubled home Bell to make it 4-0 after the first inning.

A triple by Sean Rodriguez in the bottom of the second scored Polanco, and Bell doubled for the second time in as many innings to score Rodriguez, which put the game well out of reach.

Polanco added insult to injury in the sixth with a RBI double to score Frazier, making it 7-0, which would ...

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