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Pirates Win Eighth Straight, Beat Reds 6-2

The Pittsburgh Pirates have not cooled off over the All Star break.  After a five-game series sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers to end the season’s first half, the Bucs have opened the second half with two wins over the Cincinnati Reds.  Tonight, they got another quality start on the mound, and their offense stayed hot as they beat the Reds 6-2 at Great American Ballpark.

Nick Kingham started for Pittsburgh tonight, and was solid on the mound, going into the seventh inning.  He gave up two runs on four hits in 6.1 innings.  A two run homerun by Curt Casali in the seventh ruined Kingham’s shutout bid, but the right-hander still turned in another quality start before Clint Hurdle handed the ball over to the Bucs’ bullpen.

The Pirates took the lead in the third inning on a solo homerun...

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Wild Win, Pirates Complete Sweep Of Brewers

Five game sweeps are a rarity in MLB, mostly because five game series hardly ever happen in the modern game, but it happened today when the Pittsburgh Pirates came back in the tenth inning to win 7-6 over the Milwaukee Brewers.  It was a back and forth game, and an exciting way to head into the four-day All-Star break.

Joe Musgrove made the start today and pitched well through the first seven innings.  He would give up a solo home run to Travis Shaw in the second and an RBI single to Tyler Saladino in the sixth.  Musgrove was roughed up in the eighth and with two outs gave up a three-run triple to Brett Phillips.  His final line was 7.2 innings pitched, allowing five runs on seven hits with five strikeouts and four walks.

The Pittsburgh offense got things started in the third when Core...

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Pirates Sweep Doubleheader, Beat Brewers 6-2

After beating the Milwaukee Brewers by a score of 2-1 earlier this afternoon, the Pittsburgh Pirates took the field today in the second game of today’s doubleheader looking to win their fourth straight game against their N.L. Central division rivals.  And once again, the theme of the game was solid pitching and homeruns, as the Pirates beat the Brewers 6-2 to finish the doubleheader sweep.

Clay Holmes started for Pittsburgh and was solid, giving up four hits and two walks with six strikeouts in six innings.  Tyler Glasnow, Michael Feliz, and Felipe Vazquez pitched out of the bullpen.  Feliz was charged with the two runs, while Vazquez earned his 23rd save of the season and second save of the day.

A solo homerun by Max Moroff in the third inning put the Bucs on the board, 1-0.  David ...

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Bullpen Shuts Door, Pirates Beat Brewers 2-1

After a strong pair of games against the Milwaukee Brewers, the Pittsburgh Pirates faced off against the N.L. Central division leaders in the first game of a doubleheader this afternoon.  Today, the suddenly hot Bucs got out to an early lead and held on for a 2-1 victory at PNC Park.

Ivan Nova started for Pittsburgh, failing to earn a decision after pitching just 4.2 innings.  He gave up one run on seven hits, but was pulled with two outs in the fifth inning.  Richard Rodriguez, Edgar Santana, and Kyle Crick each pitched a scoreless inning, setting the table for Felipe Vazquez, who sat the Brewers down in the ninth to clinch the win.

The Pirates took the lead in the first inning, scoring the only two runs they would need on the day.  Back to back homeruns by Starling Marte and Gregory ...

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Pirates Win Third Straight, Beat Brewers 7-3

The Pittsburgh Pirates are wrapping up a difficult home stand and a disappointing first half of the season with a tough five game series against the Milwaukee Brewers.  But so far in their series against the N.L. Central division leaders, the Pirates have looked like the better team overall.  Tonight, they got a lead early and went on to beat the Brewers 7-3 at PNC Park.

Nick Kingham started for Pittsburgh tonight, improving to 4-4 on the season after giving up three runs on five hits in 5.1 innings.  Edgar Santana and Kyle Crick each had scoreless outings in relief.

The Pirates scored three runs in the first inning to take control of the game early.  Gregory Polanco hit a sacrifice fly to score Corey Dickerson for the game’s first run.  Colin Moran’s single scored Starling Marte,...

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Taillon, Mercer Lead Pirates Past Brewers

Tonight, the Pittsburgh Pirates began a five-game series with the division leading Milwaukee Brewers.  Supposedly this is a big series for Pittsburgh in what this team could look like come the trade deadline at the end of the month.  Even with a sweep of Milwaukee the Pirates would be a game below .500, so in my opinion this team should be sellers and look towards the future.

Jameson Taillon looked very good on the mound tonight.  He would pitch six innings, allowing one run on four hits with a career high ten strikeouts, and two walks.  This is the type of outings that the Buccos need out of Taillon if he is the top of the rotation guy we are led to believe.

Jordy Mercer was a man on a mission tonight.  He would get the scoring started with an RBI single to left in the second inning...

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Pirates Take Series From Nationals

It was a beautiful day on the North Shore for a baseball game and at PNC Park that is exactly what you had as the Pittsburgh Pirates and Washington Nationals completed their three-game series today.  If you like pitching and defense then this was the game for you.  One swing of the bat was all that Pittsburgh needed as they defeated Washington today by the final of 2-0.

Trevor Williams started for the Pirates today and worked a total of five innings which saw him throw 81 pitches.  In that time, he gave up four hits, while walking and striking out three batters.  I would like to see a starter work deeper into the game so that the bullpen is rested for when it is needed, but it worked out today.  Gio Gonzalez pitched six innings for the Nationals and allowed two runs on six hits with f...

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Pirates Swept Out Of Los Angeles

No one can be more exited to leave Los Angeles than the Pittsburgh Pirates.  It has been a horrid three days for Pittsburgh and it was capped tonight by a 6-4 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers, completing a three-game sweep.  While the final score was close, the Pirates had a terrible outing from their starter and one rough appearance by a member of the bullpen.

Clay Holmes made the start tonight for an injured Joe Musgrove.  Holmes had a very rocky first inning but escaped by only allowing one run.  After a scoreless second, he would allow three more runs in the third and was lifted from the game after collecting one out.  His final stat line read 2.1 innings pitched allowing four runs on five hits with three walks and two strikeouts...

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Kuhl Snake Bitten By Diamondbacks

Chad Kuhl was supposed to start the finale of the Pittsburgh Pirates series with the Milwaukee Brewers last night.  When that game was postponed because of rain, Kuhl was then slated to start game one of a four game series with the Arizona Diamondbacks tonight.  Kuhl must have not studied the lineup very well, because Arizona hit him hard and often in an 9-3 victory over Pittsburgh.

Kuhl looked like he was throwing batting practice to the Diamondbacks during his two innings of work.  It all started in the first inning when Daniel Descalso hit a sac fly to score John Jay.  Descalso would cross home plate on a Ketel Marte homer to right.  In the second inning Jay would bring in two runs with a double to right.  He then came in to score on a Paul Goldschmidt single to right center.

The ...

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Pirates Offense Falls Short Against Brewers

After a 1-0 victory last night, one would have hoped that the Pittsburgh Pirates offense could have a big night tonight against the Milwaukee Brewers.  Pittsburgh did not have many opportunities tonight against Milwaukee starter Freddy Peralta but did against their bullpen.  In the end they could not collect that one big hit and fell to the Brewers by the final of 3-2.

Peralta would be solid in six innings of work tonight, allowing only two hits, while striking out seven batters.  His mound opponent, Jameson Taillon, only worked five innings and in the process gave up three runs on seven hits to go with seven strikeouts and one walk...

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