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Offense Struggles, Pirates Lose 3-0

With an 8-4 victory last night, the Pittsburgh Pirates clinched a winning season.  This afternoon, they couldn’t plate a run, as the Cincinnati Reds won second game of this three game weekend series by a 3-0 score.

Just as Trevor Williams failed to record his 15th victory of the season earlier this wek, Jameson Taillon also couldn’t finish the job either.  He took the loss today, giving up three runs on seven hits through six innings.  His mound opponent, Michael Lorenzen, gave up five hits and two walks in 5.2 innings to earn a victory.

The Bucs managed just six hits today, with no players tallying multiple hits.  Jung-Ho Kang got the start today at third base, and had one hit.

The Reds scored the game’s first run in bottom of the third inning on a sacrifice fly by Jose Peraza, ...

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Taillon, Pirates Shut Down Cubs 5-1

After wrapping up their home schedule at PNC Park over the weekend, the Pittsburgh Pirates embarked on their final road trip of the 2018 season.  Tonight they took the field against one of the favorites to advance to the World Series, the Chicago Cubs.  The Pirates got another solid performance from their starter, and their offense put enough runs on the board to take the first game of this four game series at Wrigley Field by a 4-1 score.

Jameson Taillon had another great start for the Pirates, finishing up his season strong on the road.  He gave up one run on five hits in seven innings, lowering his ERA to 3.16 on the season.  His mound opponent, Cole Hamels, didn’t fair quite as well for Chicago.  The Cubs’ left hander gave up three runs (two earned) on five hits in six innings...

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The Pirates Walk It Off Again Over Royals

The Pittsburgh Pirates have been playing quality baseball in the month of September and that would continue tonight against the Kansas City Royals.  They would take a great pitching performance from Jameson Taillon and a walk off single from the fourth string catcher tonight to defeat Kansas City 2-1 in eleven innings.

Taillon would record a career high eleven strikeouts tonight during his seven innings on the mound to go with one walk and four hits.  He was replaced by Richard Rodriguez in the eighth who would strikeout three and walk one during the inning.  Felipe Vazquez would be tagged for a run in the ninth and record his fifth blown save on the season.  Edgar Santana pitched a scoreless tenth, before giving way to Kyle Crick in the eleventh.

There wasn’t much offense tonight from...

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Pirates Avoid Sweep In Finale With Cardinals

The Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals met today for the final time in 2018.  St. Louis had wrapped up the season series with a win on Monday and were trying to sweep this series from Pittsburgh.  The Pirates would finally get a good day of pitching to go along with just enough offense to pick up a 4-3 victory.

Jameson Taillon has been looking like the ace we all hoped he would become with the Buccos when they drafted him and today was no different.  He would pitch seven innings and allow two runs on four hits with four strikeouts and two walks.  The first of those runs came from Marcell Ozuna in the first when he hit an RBI single to left.  The second came in the eighth when Carson Kelly scored on a fielder’s choice.

Pittsburgh would tag Cardinals starter Daniel Poncedeleon

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Pirates Complete Sweep Of Reds

The Pittsburgh Pirates entered tonight with a chance to do something they haven’t accomplished since mid-July, sweep a series.  That series happened to be against the Cincinnati Reds as well.  Pittsburgh would complete the sweep tonight with a hard fought 3-2 victory.  It wasn’t the prettiest win, but the Jolly Roger was raised in the end.

Cincinnati would actually score the first and final runs of this game, with the Pirates plating three runs in between.  Jose Peraza hit a solo home run in the first to give the Reds a 1-0 lead.  That would be the only run that Jameson Taillon would give up during his five innings on the mound.  He left allowing eight hits to go with six strikeouts.

The Buccos offense would come to life in the second when Colin Moran hit an RBI double to right...

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Pirates Beat Reds 7-3

Regardless of either team’s record, the Pittsburgh Pirates have struggled against the Cincinnati Reds in recent years.  But in 2018, the Bucs have played well against their N.L. Central foes…and that trend continued on Tuesday night.  Pittsburgh provided starter Joe Musgrove with plenty of run support, as they earned comfortable 7-3 victory at PNC Park.

Musgrove pitched well for the Pirates, giving up two runs on five hits with eighth strikeouts in 6.1 innings of work.  Richard Rodriguez, Kyle Crick, and Felipe Vazquez pitched the final 2.2 innings in relief to close things out.

Francisco Cervelli gave the Pirates the lead in the bottom of the first with a single to score Adam Frazier.  They added three more runs in the bottom of the third on a two run double by Gregory Polanco and...

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Pirates Beat Braves 3-2

After a disappointing series in St. Louis, the Pittsburgh Pirates continued their road trip Friday night with the first of three games against the Atlanta Braves.  Jameson Taillon took the hill for the Bucs and delivered a strong performance, while the struggling offense did just enough to come away with a 3-2 victory.

Taillon continued his recent trend of strong starts, giving up two runs on five hits in seven innings.  Keone Kela pitched a scoreless eighth inning, and Felipe Vazquez, despite giving up a pair of hits, closed things down in the ninth to earn his 29th save of the season.

The Pirates took the lead in the top of the second on a RBI single by Elias Diaz.  A single by David Freese scored Starling Marte in the top of the sixth to make it a 2-0 lead.

Atlanta got on the board i...

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Pirates Fall To Cardinals In Finale

The Pittsburgh Pirates had a role reversal tonight after shutting out the St. Louis Cardinals last night.  After a 2-0 victory to even this three-game series, they would lose tonight by the final of 5-0 and drop the series.  Pittsburgh appears to be coasting to the finish of the 2018 season, which makes it even more painful for the fan base.

Trouble started for the Pirates in the third inning when Harrison Bader and John Gant hit back to back solo home runs for St. Louis.  Did you know that Gant was the Cardinals starting pitcher tonight?  Makes it just a little bit more painful.  St. Louis would add another run in the fourth when Paul DeJong hit into a fielder’s choice.  The final two runs of the game came in the fifth when Jose Martinez plated two runs with a single to left.

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Pirates Snap Skid, Beat Brewers 9-1

It’s been a rough stretch of baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates lately, highlighted by a heartbreaking loss last night in the first game of their weekend series against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park.  The Bucs were in desperate need of a victory as they took the field tonight, looking to snap a four game losing streak.  Fortunately for Pittsburgh, they got a strong pitching performance and they finally came through with some offense, as they went beat the Brewers 9-1.

Jameson Taillon started for the Pirates, giving up one run on five hits with eight strikeouts in six innings.  He has been solid as of late, further lowering his ERA to 3.49 on the season.

The Brewers scored the game’s first run, a solo homerun by Christian Yelich in the bottom of the third...

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Pirates Lose Heartbreaker To Brewers

After a dreadful home stand, the Pittsburgh Pirates hit the road for a three game weekend series against the Milwaukee Brewers.  Hoping to improve their offense which has been terrible as of late, the Bucs fell behind early, battled back to tie and eventually take the lead, before falling to the Brewers by a 7-6 score at Miller Park.

Joe Musgrove and Wade Miley started the game tonight, and neither were particularly sharp.  Musgrove got off to a horrible start in the first inning, and despite settling down in the next few innings, he lasted only four innings, giving up four runs on six hits.  Miley battled his way through five innings, giving up two runs on ten hits.

The Brewers took a 2-0 lead on Musgrove and the Pirates…after just two pitches...

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