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That’s Kuhl, Pirates Blank Brewers

The Pittsburgh Pirates entered today’s series finale against the Milwaukee Brewers with a chance at a series win.  The road hasn’t been too bad for Pittsburgh this year if you take out those two four game sweeps against the N.L. East.  Winning at Miller Park has never been easy for the Pirates, but a win today would keep them right in the mix for what is currently a four team mix for the top of the division.

Chad Kuhl has had some rough outings lately, but today he stepped up and looked like a top of the rotation pitcher.  He would throw seven strong innings allowing zero runs on one hit with eight strikeouts and two walks.  Kuhl would also go 1-3 at the plate.  He was followed by Richard Rodriguez on the mound and Rodriguez would strikeout six batters and give up one hit during h...

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Brewers Beat Bucs 5-3

After an impressive victory last night at Miller Park, the Pittsburgh Pirates took the field tonight looking to secure another series victory over a N.L. Central opponent.  It was a back and forth game tonight, but the Milwaukee Brewers delivered the knockout blow in the eighth inning, as they went on to beat the Bucs by a 5-3 score.

Jameson Taillon started for Pittsburgh tonight, battling his way through five innings.  He gave up one run on six hits with two walks and a strikeout.  His mound opponent, Jhoulys Chacin, gave up one run on three hits in six innings.  Neither pitcher earned a decision.

The Brewers took the lead in the fourth inning on a RBI double by Hernan Perez.  A sacrifice fly by Starling Marte in the top of the sixth scored Adam Frazier to tie the game.

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Pirates Snap Skid, Beat Brewers 6-4

One of the traits of the 2017 Pittsburgh Pirates was their struggles against the teams in the N.L. Central division.  So far this season, among the many inconsistencies in all facets of the game, the Pirates have played very well against their division.  The Bucs looked to continue that trend tonight, as they took the field for the first game of their weekend series against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Tonight, the winning trend continued for Pittsburgh, as they built an early lead and held on late to claim a 6-4 victory.

Nick Kingham made his second career start tonight, taking the mound at Miller Park, a place that has historically been a nightmare for Pirates pitchers.  He battled his way through 5.1 innings, giving up four runs on six hits with seven strikeouts and a walk...

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Nats Complete Sweep, Beat Pirates 3-1

The Pittsburgh Pirates took the field this afternoon at Nationals Park looking to avoid a series sweep for the second time this season against a N.L. East opponent.  After losing four straight games to the Philadelphia Phillies late last month and then going on a five-game winning streak, the Bucs have struggled in the nation’s capital this week, having lost the first three games to the Washington Nationals.  Today, the Pirates had their chances to come away with a win, but they couldn’t get the key hit down the stretch, and the Nats held on to complete the series sweep with a 3-1 victory.

Trevor Williams started for Pittsburgh, taking the loss (4-2) after giving up three runs on four hits in 5.2 innings.  His mount opponent, Jeremy Hellickson, gave up three hits in 5.2 innings.

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Brewers Beat Cole, Pirates 5-2

Gerrit Cole took the mound tonight for the Pittsburgh Pirates looking for another solid start on the road. Unfortunately, he ran into some trouble in the early innings, and the Bucs couldn’t muster a comeback as they fell 5-2 to the Milwaukee Brewers tonight at Miller Park.

Cole battled his way through six innings, giving up five runs on seven hits with ten strikeouts and two walks.  His mound opponent, Brent Suter, gave up two runs on three hits in three innings in a spot start for Milwaukee.

A solo homerun by Eric Thames in the bottom of the second inning put the Brewers in front 1-0.  Jordy Mercer’s groundout in the third tied the game and an RBI single by Jordan Luplow later in the inning gave the Bucs a 2-1 advantage.

The Brewers tagged Cole for four runs in the third inning. 

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Brault, Pirates Blank Brewers

The Pittsburgh Pirates entered their three-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers on a five-game losing streak and struggling in all aspects of the game.  Steven Brault looked to be the stop gap for Pittsburgh and he would have help from his offense in a 7-0 win over Milwaukee.  If the Pirates want finish this season strong, more nights like this would go a long way.

Brault would go on to have the best start of his short Major League career.  He would throw six innings allowing one hit, while striking out six and walking one.  The biggest stat was not allowing a single run.  Brault would even do it with the bat going 2-3 with two RBI and a run scored.  He definitely did it all tonight in leading the charge to victory.

The Buccos would get the offense going immediately in the first in...

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Cardinals Complete Sweep, Beat Bucs 7-0

The Pittsburgh Pirates did everything they could this weekend to help the St. Louis Cardinals gain ground in the N.L. Central Standings.  After two close losses on Friday and Saturday to their divisional foes, the Bucs were beaten easily this afternoon at Busch Stadium by a 7-0 score.  With the victory, the Cardinals completed a three game weekend sweep of the Pirates.

The Bucs fell to ten games under .500 with the loss and their starter, Ivan Nova, lost his 13th game of the year, giving up five runs on five hits in five innings.  Michael Wacha, the Cardinals’ starter, gave up five hits and struck out seven in eight innings.

Yadier Molina was the star of the day for St. Louis, contributing two hits and five RBIs on the day.  Andrew McCutchen had two hits for Pittsburgh, but there was...

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Bullpen Falters, Pirates Lose 7-6

The Pittsburgh Pirates are fading fast in the race for the N.L. Central division title.  After losing their second straight game to the Milwaukee Brewers this afternoon at Miller Park, the Pirates are now four games under .500 and are drifting further behind their division rivals.

Gerrit Cole and Jimmy Nelson battled their way through trying starts this afternoon, each earning a no-decision.  Cole gave up four runs on five hits (including three homeruns) in six innings, while Nelson gave up five runs (three earned) on eight hits in 6.1 innings of work.

The Pirates scored the game’s first run in the very first inning.  After singling to lead off, Starling Marte advanced to third when Nelson attempted to pick him off first base, throwing the ball away.  Later in the inning, Josh Bell h...

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Pirates Falter In Loss To Brewers

In order for the Pittsburgh Pirates to keep their slim playoff chances alive, they need help on the outside, and have to win every night.  Their 3-1 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers tonight took the wind out of their sails after winning six out of their last seven games.  Pittsburgh must now do a little scoreboard watching to see where they stand prior to their final home stand of the season.

Milwaukee was able to get to Pirates starter Ryan Vogelsong early in the game.  Scooter Gennett lifted a two run home run to deep left center field to score Jonathan Villar.  Vogelsong continued the trend of starters not pitching deep into games, as he was sent to the bench after four innings of work.  He would end up allowing two runs on two hits to go with seven strikeouts and two walks...

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Kuhl, Rodriguez Lead Pirates Over Brewers

After a strong performance last night in a 6-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers, the Pittsburgh Pirates took the field tonight looking for their sixth consecutive victory at Miller Park.  Chad Kuhl pitched six quality innings and Sean Rodriguez had three RBI’s as the Pirates beat the Brewers 4-1.

Kuhl gave up one run on five hits and one walk with six strikeouts in six innings of work.  His mound opponent, Jimmy Nelson, gave up four runs on six hits in five innings.

The Pirates scored three runs in the first inning off Nelson, all with two outs.  Andrew McCutchen hit a towering home run to deep left field to give the Bucs a 1-0 lead.  Gregory Polanco and David Freese singled and Francisco Cervelli walked, loading the bases for Rodriguez...

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