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Pirates Swept…..Again

Another day and another loss for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  After winning games one and two of this three game series, the Seattle Mariners picked up a series sweep this afternoon with a 6-5 victory in eleven innings.  Errors and a lack of production in the later innings, two things that have plagued this team all year, were the story once again.

After a scoreless first inning, Seattle would plate four runs in the second inning.  Daniel Vogelbach crossed the plate when Cole Tucker made a throwing error to first.  Braden Bishop scored the second run on a RBI single to left center field.  The final two runs came around on a Shed Long single to right.  Only two of these runs were earned, as Joe Musgrove left after five innings, giving up five hits with six strikeouts and two walks.

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Pirates Take Three Of Four From Giants

The Pittsburgh Pirates played their final game on the west coast this afternoon when they completed a four game series against the San Francisco Giants.  The previous three games were back and forth contests, but today saw Pittsburgh take an early lead and hold on for a 4-2 victory.

Jose Osuna got things started in the first when he hit a RBI double to left to score Bryan Reynolds.  The Pirates would strike again in the fourth on a Kevin Kramer sac fly.  The Buccos took a three run lead in the fifth when Adam Frazier singled to right to score Joe Musgrove.  San Francisco scored their only two runs of the afternoon in the sixth on a home run by Evan Longoria.  Pittsburgh would get an insurance run in the seventh on a 380 ft. solo home run by Jacob Stallings.

Musgrove pitched five innin...

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Pirates Complete Four Game Sweep Of Rockies

The Pittsburgh Pirates wrapped up a four-game series at Coors Field today against the Colorado Rockies.  While this game wasn’t as high scoring as the previous three, Pittsburgh led from the beginning and swept this series after a 6-2 win today.  The key to this win was the offense, and a stellar start from Steven Brault.

Brault pitched 6.1 innings today and even provided some offense during that time.  He would allow two runs, one earned, on four hits with five strikeouts and two walks.  The first run came in the sixth on a Nolan Arenado home run to left.  Colorado scored their other run in the seventh when Tony Walters hit an RBI single to right center to bring home Ryan McMahon.

The Pirates offense got started on the very first pitch of the game.  That is when Adam Frazier hit a...

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Pirates Stay Hot, Beat Rockies 11-4

The Pittsburgh Pirates offense stayed hot on Saturday night, ripping the pitching staff of the Colorado Rockies for the third night in a row on their way to an 11-4 victory.

Joe Musgrove earned the victory (9-12), giving up three runs on eight hits in six innings. The Bucs got to Tim Melville early and often, tagging him for five runs on six hits in two innings of work.

Pittsburgh took control of the game early again on Saturday, as Kevin Newman led off with a solo homerun. A sacrifice fly by Colin Moran later in the inning increased the lead to 2-0, and Newman’s single along with Bryan Reynolds’ double in the second made it 5-0.

After the Rockies added a couple runs to get back in the game, the Pirates responded in the fourth on solo homeruns by Josh Bell (35) and Jose Osuna (10)...

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Pirates Offense Remains Hot Against Rockies

The Pittsburgh Pirates took on the Colorado Rockies Friday night in game two of this four game series.  For Pittsburgh it was another night of hot bats, as the Pirates went on to defeat Colorado 9-4.  The Buccos bullpen had a good night as well, keeping the Rockies offense in check over the final four innings.

Pittsburgh started the scoring on the night when Colin Moran hit an RBI single into left center field in the first inning.  The Rockies countered in the bottom half of the inning on a Trevor Story solo homer to left field.  Pirates starter Dario Agrazal would give his team the team the lead back in the second with a sac fly to right.

Agrazal gave the Buccos five innings on the night, allowing three runs on nine hits with two strikeouts...

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Rodriguez Homer Sinks Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates headed across the Commonwealth to begin a three-game series with the Philadelphia Phillies tonight.  It was a back and forth game that took eleven innings to complete, and in the end, Pittsburgh would lose 6-5 on a solo home run by Sean Rodriguez.

Joe Musgrove did a great job during his six innings of work.  He allowed two runs on five hits with six strikeouts.  Brad Miller brought in those two runs on a 395 ft. home run to deep left center in the fourth inning.  Musgrove helped his own cause with an RBI single in the fifth to cut the Philadelphia lead in half.

A three run seventh inning would give the Pirates a two-run lead.  It started when Colin Moran hit a double to left to bring in Melky CabreraKevin Newman then drove in the other two runs on a single t...

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Musgrove Struggles, Pirates Lose 11-1

Joe Musgrove and the Pittsburgh Pirates pitching staff were tortured again on Wednesday night, as the Washington Nationals used a six run third inning to take control and went on for a comfortable 11-1 blowout victory at PNC Park.

Musgrove lasted five innings on Wednesday, giving up six runs (five earned) on seven hits.  He fell to 8-12 on the season with a 4.74 ERA.  Parker Markel and Francisco Liriano also struggled on the mound, giving up three and two runs respectively.

The Bucs’ offense was dominated by Patrick Corbin, who improved to 10-5 on the season after giving up three hits and two walks in eight innings of work on the mound.

The Nationals took control of the game in the third innings, scoring six runs, including a three run homerun by Asdrubal Cabrera...

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Four Run Eighth Lifts Pirates Over Nationals

One night after being blown out by thirteen runs, the Pittsburgh Pirates looked to be on their way to another shut out at the hands of the Washington Nationals.  Down a run in the eighth Pittsburgh would battle their way to four runs and keep Washington off the board in the ninth to close out a 4-1 victory.

Chris Archer started for the Pirates tonight and would leave the game prior to the second inning to a right shoulder injury.  This would mean an already taxed Bucco bullpen would be responsible for covering the final eight innings.  First up was Clay Holmes who would give the team 3.2 innings of work allowing one run on one hit with four walks and three strikeouts.  That run came on an Anthony Rendon RBI double to right center in the fifth.

Nationals starter Steven Strausburg always...

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Pirates Rally Late, Beat Cubs 3-2

After taking two of three games over the Los Angeles Angels this week, the Pittsburgh Pirates returned home to PNC Park to face off against the Chicago Cubs.  The Bucs rallied from behind in the ninth inning on Friday night, beating the Cubs 3-2 in a walk off victory.

The Pirates have won three of four games, and have won  5 of the 11 meetings against the Cubs so far this season.

Joe Musgrove and Kyle Hendricks battled on the mound against one another, each giving their team a chance to win this game.  Hendricks lasted 7 innings, giving up one run on three hits with a walk and a strikeout, while Musgrove gave up two runs on four hits with nine strikeouts in 7.1 innings.  While neither pitcher earned a decision, both pitched very well.

Scoring was at a premium in this game, with the fir...

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Wainwright, Cardinals Beat Pirates 3-1

The Pittsburgh Pirates could not have started any better on Saturday night against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium.  Adam Wainwright gave up a first pitch homerun in the top of the first inning and was instantly behind in the ballgame.  That would be the only run the Bucs would score, as the Cardinals went on to beat their divisional foes by a 3-1 score.

Wainwright improved to 8-8 on the season, lowering his ERA to 4.35.  A shell of the dominant pitcher he used to be on the mound for the Cards, Wainwright is still effective, battling his way through six innings, giving up one run on six hits and two walks while striking out eight batters.

Joe Musgrove pitched well for the Bucs, giving up three runs on six hits in 5.1 innings...

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