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Pirates Close Out Road Trip With Win Over Marlins

The Pittsburgh Pirates ended a ten-game road trip today and it ended much better than it started.  After dropping the first seven, Pittsburgh rebounded by taking two out of three against the Miami Marlins, including a 5-4 Father’s Day victory.  Some timely hitting against the Miami bullpen was just enough to overcome a rough fourth inning by starter Chris Archer.

The Pirates jumped out to a two-run lead in the fourth when Jung-ho Kang drove in two runs with a double to left.  That lead did not last long, because the Marlins answered with four runs of their own in the bottom half of the inning.  Harold Ramirez hit a three-run homer and Miami starter Sandy Alcantara hit an RBI single.

Archer would pitch five innings on the day allowing four runs on seven hits to go with eight strikeout...

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Brewers Complete Sweep, Beat Bucs 5-2

The Milwaukee Brewers rallied from behind this afternoon to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, completing a three game sweep with a 5-2 victory at Miller Park.

Pittsburgh is now four games under .500 at 30-34 after a costly series sweep by a divisional opponent.  Steven Brault pitched well today, giving up two runs on five hits in 6.1 innings of work.  Francisco Liriano was tagged with the loss, giving up three runs on three hits without recording an out in the eighth inning.

The Pirates took the lead in the top of the second inning on a two run homerun by Jung Ho Kang, scoring Gregory Polanco to make it 2-0.

Christian Yelich cut the lead in half with a solo homerun, his 24th of the season, in the bottom of the sixth inning.  Ben Gamel’s single in the seventh scored Hernan Perez to tie the ...

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Pirates Take Series From Braves

It was a beautiful day at PNC Park this afternoon where the Pittsburgh Pirates and Atlanta Braves met in the rubber match of this three-game series.  Pittsburgh was looking for a series win before embarking on a ten-game road trip.  The Pirates got a great start from Chris Archer and used some quality hitting to defeat Atlanta 6-1.

Archer worked six innings today and allowed one run on six hits to go with two walks and six strikeouts.  That lone run came in the first inning on a solo home run from Freddie Freeman.  This was the second straight quality start from Archer and hopefully that is a trend that continues over the rest of the season.

The Buccos offense would use two three run innings to put away the Braves for good.  The first came in the second when Colin Moran and Gregory Po...

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Pirates Collect 14 Hits, Beat Braves 7-4

The Pittsburgh Pirates rebounded from a disappointing effort on Tuesday night to beat the Atlanta Braves by a 7-4 score on Wednesday at PNC Park.

Joe Musgrove battled his way through eight innings, giving the bullpen a much needed night off.  He gave up three runs on five hits with one walk and six strikeouts, winning his 4th game of the season.  Felipe Vazquez gave up one run on one hit while closing things out in the ninth inning.

The Braves took the lead in the second inning on an RBI single by Austin Riley, but the Pirates took control from there.  They plated five runs in the bottom of the second, starting with a two run homerun by Elias Diaz.  Bryan Reynolds and Starling Marte singled home the team’s third and fourth runs, and a double by Josh Bell made it 5-1 Pittsburgh.

A dou...

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Keller Struggles In Debut, Pirates Lose 8-1

After an exciting victory in the first game of their Memorial Day doubleheader, Clint Hurdle and the Pittsburgh Pirates handed the ball to Mitch Keller in the night cap at Great American Ballpark.  Unfortunately, it was a rough start for the young prospect, as the Cincinnati Reds used a huge first inning to coast to an 8-1 victory.

Keller made his Major League debut last night, and it was a rude welcome by the Bucs’ divisional foes.  The Reds torched him for six runs on six hits in the opening frame, including a grand slam by Jose Iglesias.  The four run slam was set up by two walks and a single.  For all pitchers, young and old, walks always come back to hurt you...

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Game One Of Doubleheader Goes To Pirates

After a disappointing home stand the Pittsburgh Pirates were back on the road for a short three-day trip against the Cincinnati Reds.  Day one would include a doubleheader that saw Pittsburgh earn an 8-5 victory to start the day.  A four run eighth inning for the Pirates lead them to victory at Great American Ballpark.

Nick Kingham made the start for the Buccos and pitched well during his first four innings of work, but ran into trouble in the fifth.  He would be lifted after collecting two outs in the inning and allowing three runs.  Kingham’s final line was 4.2 innings pitched giving up three runs on seven hits with five strikeouts and one walk.  With Pittsburgh needing any pitching help they can get right now; this was a good start.

The Pirates scored the first run of the day in ...

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Dodgers Complete Sweep, Beat Bucs 11-7

The Los Angeles Dodgers scored six runs in the sixth inning this afternoon at PNC Park, leading them to a series, and season, sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates after an 11-7 victory.

The Bucs are 0-6 against the Dodgers this season, and with the loss, they have fallen back to the .500 mark at 25-25 on the season.

Chris Archer started for Pittsburgh today, and his season-long struggles continued.  He fell to 1-5 on the year, giving up four runs on six hits with six walks in five innings of work.  The Bucs’ bullpen pitched four innings, giving up seven runs (four earned) on seven hits.

The Dodgers scored the game’s first run in the second inning, a solo homerun by Corey Seager.  The Pirates answered in the bottom half of the inning on a two run homerun by Bryan Reynolds.

But the Dodgers...

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Pirates Home Runs Topple Rockies

It took three games, but finally the Pittsburgh Pirates offense came out of hibernation in a big 14-6 victory over the Colorado Rockies in the finale of their three-game series.  Pittsburgh would tally a total of four home runs today with three coming in the seventh inning.  Colorado battled back in the sixth, but the Pirates bullpen shut the door over the final three frames.

The Buccos offense got things rolling in the first inning when Gregory Polanco hit a two-run homer to right center field.  Melky Cabrera then drove in Josh Bell with a double down the left field line.  The final run of the inning came when Cabrera scored on shallow single to right by Colin Moran.

Moran would strike again in the third with another RBI single, this one scoring Bell.  Starting pitcher Jordan Lyles w...

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Williams Injured In Loss To Padres

The 2019 edition of the Pittsburgh Pirates may be cursed.  This team has not been healthy since spring training and it seems like every week a new member joins the list of injured players.  That trend continued in the opening game of a four-game series with the San Diego PadresTrevor Williams left the game Thursday night with a right-side injury and Pittsburgh would go on to drop the game 4-3.

Williams would work his way out of a bases loaded jam in the first inning before allowing a solo home run to Franmil Reyes in the third.  After recording the second out of the fourth he would motion to the dugout for the Athletic Trainer and then promptly exit.  His final line was 3.2 innings pitched allowing one run on two hits with five strikeouts and one walk...

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Offense, Bullpen Carries Pirates Over Cardinals

It was a roller coaster of a series between the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals this weekend.  Game one was a blowout for St. Louis, while Pittsburgh would pick up two straight 2-1 victories in games two and three.  Game four featured plenty of offense by both teams, and in the end, it would be the Pirates winning the game and series with a 10-6 victory.

The Buccos jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning.  It started when Josh Bell drove in Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco.  Bell would then come in to score on Kevin Newman fielder’s choice to the shortstop.  That lead did not last long as the Cardinals scored four runs in the first and then two more in the second off of Pittsburgh starter Steven Brault.

Brault had a terrible day on the mound and hopefully his days ...

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