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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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That’s Kuhl, Pirates Blank Brewers

The Pittsburgh Pirates entered today’s series finale against the Milwaukee Brewers with a chance at a series win.  The road hasn’t been too bad for Pittsburgh this year if you take out those two four game sweeps against the N.L. East.  Winning at Miller Park has never been easy for the Pirates, but a win today would keep them right in the mix for what is currently a four team mix for the top of the division.

Chad Kuhl has had some rough outings lately, but today he stepped up and looked like a top of the rotation pitcher.  He would throw seven strong innings allowing zero runs on one hit with eight strikeouts and two walks.  Kuhl would also go 1-3 at the plate.  He was followed by Richard Rodriguez on the mound and Rodriguez would strikeout six batters and give up one hit during h...

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Brewers Beat Bucs 5-3

After an impressive victory last night at Miller Park, the Pittsburgh Pirates took the field tonight looking to secure another series victory over a N.L. Central opponent.  It was a back and forth game tonight, but the Milwaukee Brewers delivered the knockout blow in the eighth inning, as they went on to beat the Bucs by a 5-3 score.

Jameson Taillon started for Pittsburgh tonight, battling his way through five innings.  He gave up one run on six hits with two walks and a strikeout.  His mound opponent, Jhoulys Chacin, gave up one run on three hits in six innings.  Neither pitcher earned a decision.

The Brewers took the lead in the fourth inning on a RBI double by Hernan Perez.  A sacrifice fly by Starling Marte in the top of the sixth scored Adam Frazier to tie the game.

Milwaukee sco...

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Kingham Dominates, Pirates Sweep Cardinals

After a doubleheader earlier in the week, the Pittsburgh Pirates had to make a call to Indianapolis for a pitcher to start their series finale with the St. Louis CardinalsNick Kingham would accept the call and make his Major League debut today at PNC Park.  He would be lights out and the Pittsburgh offense would come to life to win the game 5-0 and complete the series sweep.

Kingham would pitch seven solid innings today and even had a perfect game going through the first six innings.  At the end of the day he would give up just the one hit and strikeout nine batters without allowing a walk.  It will be interesting to see how the Pirates handle their rotation after a start like this...

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Pirates Win Fourth Straight, Beat Cardinals 6-2

A day after making a dramatic comeback from five runs down to beat the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night, the Pittsburgh Pirates returned to action at PNC Park on Saturday looking for yet another series victory against a N.L. Central opponent.  Trevor Williams battled his way through six innings, and the Pirates offense came alive in the latter innings to push them to a 6-2 victory over the Cardinals.

Williams pitched six innings, giving up two runs on four hits with two walks and two strikeouts while earning his fourth victory of the season (4-1).  Michael Feliz, George Kontos, and Edgar Santana each pitched an inning of scoreless relief.

A solo homerun by Francisco Cervelli with two outs in the second inning put the Pirates in front early.  St...

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Pirates Lose Slugfest To Tigers In Game One

Doubleheaders can make for a long day for the players and even the most avid baseball fan.  Game one of the Pittsburgh PiratesDetroit Tigers twin bill played out for nearly four hours and saw the two teams combine for 23 runs on 34 hits.  Detroit would come out on top in both categories, picking up a 13-10 victory.

The Tigers would start things off by scoring two runs in the first inning.  Pittsburgh was able to tie the game in the bottom of the second on a two-run home run by Colin Moran.  An infield single by Nicholas Castellanos in the third would give Detroit the lead back.  The Pirates would take the lead with a four-run bottom half of the inning.  Adam Frazier scored on a fielding error, and Francisco Cervelli would drill a three-run homer to left to put his team up three.

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Offensive Struggles Continue, Pirates Lose 2-1

Through the first couple weeks of the 2018 season, the Pittsburgh Pirates were at or near the top of every offensive category.  But so far in this weekend’s four game series, they are struggling to score runs.  Tonight, it was more of the same, as they lost 2-1 to the Philadelphia Phillies.

The Pirates couldn’t solve Ben Lively tonight, as he gave up just one run on five hits through six innings.  The Philadelphia bullpen pitched three innings of scoreless baseball.  Ivan Nova started for Pittsburgh, and was equally as effective as his mound opponent, giving up one run on five hits in six innings.  Michael Feliz pitched a scoreless inning, and George Kontos took the loss (1-2) by giving up a run on two hits in the eighth inning.

After five innings of scoreless baseball, the Pirate...

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