After a disappointing series in Cincinnati, the Pittsburgh Pirates returned home to PNC Park for the first of a three game weekend series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Joe Musgrove made his Pirates debut on the mound tonight, marking the first time to suit up since being dealt to Pittsburgh in the Gerrit Cole trade with the Houston Astros over the offseason. Tonight, Musgrove tossed a gem, and the Pirates offense came alive, as they coasted to an 8-1 victory.
Musgrove was dominant tonight, needing just 67 pitches to make it through seven innings of shutout baseball. He scattered five hits, striking out seven without walking a batter. Michael Feliz gave up a run in the eighth and Kyle Crick pitched a scoreless ninth in relief.
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