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Pirates Complete Sweep, Beat Padres In Extra Innings

It was a great weekend at PNC Park for the Pittsburgh Pirates, capping off their three game series with an 11-10 walk-off victory in the 11th inning over the San Diego Padres.

The win was the fourth in a row for the Bucs, who swept the Padres this weekend and took six of seven games on the season.

It was a wild game in the series finale this afternoon, as a total of 13 pitchers were used and 21 runs were scored.  Steven Brault started for the Bucs, giving up three runs on six hits in five innings.  Francisco Liriano, despite giving up three runs on three hits in his only inning of work, earned the victory.

After falling behind 1-0 in the very first inning, the Pirates responded with two runs in third on a single by Brault and a sacrifice fly by Bryan Reynolds.

The Padres took the lead ba...

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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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Musgrove Pitches Seven Solid Innings, Bucs Beat Padres 2-1

Unfortunately, the days when the Pittsburgh Pirates get a solid performance from their starting pitcher are few and far between.  There just hasn’t been any consistency this season on the mound thus far, which makes games like Friday’s against the San Diego Padres so refreshing.  Joe Musgrove rebounded from a rocky start last time out to deliver seven solid innings on the bump, as the Bucs held off the Padres, 2-1.

Musgrove improved to 5-7 on the season and lowered his ERA to 4.57, giving up one run on five hits in seven innings of work.  Kyle Crick pitched a scoreless eighth, despite walking two and giving up a hit, and Felipe Vazquez earned his 18th save of the season with a routine 9th inning.

The Pirates took the lead in the first inning on a RBI double by Starling Marte, scorin...

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Pirates Offense Mounts Comeback vs. Tigers

The old saying is that pitching wins championships.  The Pittsburgh Pirates are far from a championship caliber team with their current rotation, but they do have an offense that can keep them in games.  That was the case tonight as they overcame a six-run deficit to defeat the Detroit Tigers by the final of 8-7.  Two bad innings by Trevor Williams, who made his return from the IL, put them in a bad spot.

Williams would work five innings and allow seven runs on nine hits to go with seven strikeouts.  He was throwing strikes all night, hence the zero walks, but when he wasn’t getting swing and misses Detroit was hitting him hard.  Kudos to Clint Hurdle for allowing him to work through five innings...

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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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Marlins Hold Off Bucs 4-3

After an impressive 11-0 victory last night, the Pittsburgh Pirates took the field tonight looking to secure a series victory over the Miami Marlins.  Unfortunately, the Bucs gave up a three run and fell to the Marlins by a 4-3 score.

Dario Agrazal made his MLB debut for Pittsburgh tonight, giving up three runs (two earned) on six hits in four innings.  Geoff Hartlieb was tagged with the loss, giving up a run on three hits in two innings of work, while Francisco Liriano gave up just one hit in his two innings on the mound.

The Pirates scored the game’s first run in the top of the third inning, when Kevin Newman singled home Elias Diaz.  A single by Josh Bell and a double by Corey Dickerson made in the fourth inning made it 3-0, and it looked as though it may be another easy victory fo...

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Pirates Snap Skid, Beat Marlins 11-0

After dreadful trips to Milwaukee and Atlanta that saw them lose seven straight games, the Pittsburgh Pirates continued their road trip with the first of a three game series against the Miami Marlins.  For the first time in a long time, the Pirates got a solid performance from their starter, and the offense hammered out 18 hits on their way to an 11-0 blowout victory.

Steven Brault pitched six innings, giving up eight hits while striking out six batters.  He won his third game of the year, and provided the Bucs with a much needed quality start on the mound.  His mound opponent, Trevor Richards, didn’t miss many Pirates’ bats.  He gave up five runs on 11 hits in five innings, losing his seventh game of the year.

Colin Moran led the offense with three hits and five RBIs, while Bryan ...

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Braves Complete Sweep, Beat Bucs 6-5

The Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates this afternoon, completing a four game series sweep with a 6-5 victory.

Julio Teheran earned his fifth victory of the season, giving up two runs (one earned) on three hits in six innings.  Joe Musgrove took the loss (4-7), giving up six runs on nine hits in four innings of work.

Bryan Reynolds gave the Pirates an early lead with a RBI single in the top of the third, but the Braves answered in the bottom of the inning on a single by Freddie Freeman.

Pittsburgh responded in the fourth with a run on Elias Diaz’s double, but Atlanta took the lead back (for good) on a game-tying triple by Freeman and a single by Josh Donaldson in the fifth.  Later in the inning, Ozzie Albies doubled home two runs and Matt Joyce grounded out, making it 6-2.

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Pirates Losing Streak Reaches Six

The Pittsburgh Pirates battled the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night and ineffective pitching for Pittsburgh was the story once again.  Atlanta would tally a total of eight runs on fifteen hits to pick up an 8-7 victory and take this four game series.  The Pirates offense gave them plenty of chances to win the game with thirteen hits, but the pitching staff could not seal the deal.

Mitch Keller made his second start of the season and is starting to look like Tyler Glasnow 2.0.  He would last only three innings and allow six runs on ten hits with two walks and two strikeouts.  Keller has performed well at the Triple-A level, but has yet to put it together in the big leagues.  Clay Holmes, Richard Rodriguez, Francisco Liriano, and Felipe Vazquez covered the next five innings combining f...

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