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Four Run Eighth Lifts Pirates Over Padres

The Pittsburgh Pirates and San Diego Padres were back in action today at a picturesque PNC Park.  Pittsburgh was looking to take this three-game series, while San Diego looked to even it up at one game apiece.  Chris Archer would make the start for the Pirates and the Padres would counter with Chris Paddack.

After three scoreless innings, San Diego would strike first on a solo home run from Manny Machado.  This is the second time that Machado has hit a solo home run in this series.  That would be the only run that Archer would allow today after pitching five innings.  His final stat line would include five strikeouts, three walks, and two hits.

The Buccos finally got to Paddack in the fifth inning when Jose Osuna hit a two-run pinch hit home run...

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Tigers End Four Game Skid, Beat Bucs 5-4

After a difficult and disappointing road trip, the Pittsburgh Pirates returned home to PNC Park to open a series against the Detroit Tigers.  After falling behind early, the Bucs made a valiant comeback, only to lose by a 5-4 score in the late innings.

Mitch Keller made his third start on Tuesday, giving up four runs (two earned) on four hits with two walks and six strikeouts in five innings of work.  Michael Feliz pitched two innings of hitless baseball, while Kyle Crick was tagged with the loss after giving up a run in the eighth inning.

Pittsburgh scored the game’s first run in the bottom of the second on a solo homerun by Josh Bell, his 20th of the season.  The Tigers scored a pair in the third inning on a double by Nicholas Castellanos and a single by Miguel Cabrera.

Detroit scor...

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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 Can’t Figure Out Brewers

The Pittsburgh Pirates were back in action this evening against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park, and had a few new faces on the roster.  Corey Dickerson, Jung-ho Kang, and Michael Feliz returned from Triple-A, but it was a similar result on the scoreboard.  After nine innings Pittsburgh had dropped their fifth game of the year to Milwaukee by the final of 5-3.

As with most games this year, pitching was the biggest factor in the Pirates loss.  Jordan Lyles was taxed early and left after only three innings of work.  Long pitching duels and walks were the factors to his short outing.  He allowed three runs on five hits with five strikeouts and four walks.

This would mean another long day for the bullpen...

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Pirates Embarrassed By Athletics To Open Series

The Pittsburgh Pirates were looking to build on winning two straight games to close out their road trip tonight, when they opened a three-game series with the Oakland Athletics at PNC Park.  Pittsburgh won all four interleague games and had won four straight against Oakland entering this evening.  Things sure did not go well for the Pirates, as a one run lead turned into a thirteen-run deficit as the Athletics picked up a 14-1 victory.

Joe Musgrove started for the Buccos and had a quick first inning.  That was all for naught in the second when a total of five runs crossed the plate for Oakland.  Not all were his fault, as two throwing errors by Jung-ho Kang kept the Athletics on the base paths.  Musgrove left after just 2...

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Pirates Lose Fourth Straight

The Pittsburgh Pirates were riding a wave of momentum earlier this week, having improved to 12-7 and moved into first place in the N.L. Central in the first few weeks of this young season.  Flash forward a few days, and things look bleak in Pittsburgh – thanks to the Arizona Diamondbacks.  The Bucs have been owned by the snakes at PNC Park the past few years, and last night, the D-Backs beat them for the third straight game, this time by an 11-2 score.

Jordan Lyles took the mound last night, looking to continue his incredible start to the season.  But Arizona jumped all over him early and he was never really able to fall into a rhythm on the bump.  He was tagged for five runs (four earned) on eight hits in five innings of work.  The bullpen didn’t fair much better either.  Nick K...

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Pirates Win Streak Snapped At Five

The Pittsburgh Pirates lineup has been filled with new players since the start of the season, with players playing in different positions.  Today Colin Moran would be playing at second base today in the series finale with the San Francisco Giants.  There were no weather delays today, but there were two home runs and San Francisco’s was of the three-run variety to give them a 3-2 victory.

Chris Archer returned from his five-game suspension today to give Pittsburgh five innings of work.  He finished the day allowing three runs on six hits with two walks and two strikeouts.  Archer never got into a rhythm and may have been a little rusty from his eight days off.  All three of those earned runs came on a three-run home run by Busty Posey.

The Giants sent Dereck Rodriguez, who is the so...

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Tucker, Pirates Beat Giants 3-1

A day after the weather delayed the start of the series opener between the San Francisco Giants and Pittsburgh Pirates, the rain impacted this afternoon’s game as well.  Once the wet stuff started, it never stopped, and the game was called after five innings.  The Pirates held at 3-1 lead at the time, and were awarded the victory.

Jameson Taillon earned his first victory of the season, giving up one run on four hits with three strikeouts and one walk.  His mound opponent, Derek Holland, fell to 1-3 on the season after giving up three runs on four hits with seven strikeouts and one walk.

Pittsburgh’s lineup looked much different today, one game after Erik Gonzalez and Starling Marte collided, injuring both players...

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Pirates Beat Tigers In Extra Innings Again

The Pittsburgh Pirates have played very well against the Detroit Tigers in recent years.  After last night’s extra inning victory, the Bucs had an opportunity to earn a two game series sweep to wrap up a long road trip.  For the second straight night, the Pirates and Tigers battled back and forth deep into the game…and once again, the Bucs came up with the big hit in the 10th, winning by a 3-2 score.

The offenses were tested tonight, as both starting pitching were solid.  Trevor Williams took the mound for Pittsburgh, giving up two runs on six hits in six innings.  His mount opponent, Spencer Turnbull, gave up just one run (unearned) on two hits in six innings.

Pittsburgh scored the game’s first run in the top of the fourth inning, when Jung Ho Kang reached on a fielding error, a...

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