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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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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 Take Series From Braves

It was a beautiful day at PNC Park this afternoon where the Pittsburgh Pirates and Atlanta Braves met in the rubber match of this three-game series.  Pittsburgh was looking for a series win before embarking on a ten-game road trip.  The Pirates got a great start from Chris Archer and used some quality hitting to defeat Atlanta 6-1.

Archer worked six innings today and allowed one run on six hits to go with two walks and six strikeouts.  That lone run came in the first inning on a solo home run from Freddie Freeman.  This was the second straight quality start from Archer and hopefully that is a trend that continues over the rest of the season.

The Buccos offense would use two three run innings to put away the Braves for good.  The first came in the second when Colin Moran and Gregory Po...

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Pirates Collect 14 Hits, Beat Braves 7-4

The Pittsburgh Pirates rebounded from a disappointing effort on Tuesday night to beat the Atlanta Braves by a 7-4 score on Wednesday at PNC Park.

Joe Musgrove battled his way through eight innings, giving the bullpen a much needed night off.  He gave up three runs on five hits with one walk and six strikeouts, winning his 4th game of the season.  Felipe Vazquez gave up one run on one hit while closing things out in the ninth inning.

The Braves took the lead in the second inning on an RBI single by Austin Riley, but the Pirates took control from there.  They plated five runs in the bottom of the second, starting with a two run homerun by Elias Diaz.  Bryan Reynolds and Starling Marte singled home the team’s third and fourth runs, and a double by Josh Bell made it 5-1 Pittsburgh.

A dou...

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Errors And Bullpen Woes Sink Pirates Against Braves

Tonight, the Pittsburgh Pirates opened a three-game series with the Atlanta Braves at PNC Park.  For six innings it looked like Pittsburgh was on their way to an opening game victory.  Unfortunately, baseball games are nine innings, because Atlanta would tee off on the Pirates bullpen for nine runs over the final three innings on their way to a 12-5 victory.

The Buccos were down a run after the top of the first, but they battled for four runs of their own in the bottom half of the inning.  Melky Cabrera smacked a two-run homer to get things starter.  Cole Tucker would drive in two more runs with a double to right.  The Braves would plate another run in the second, which was quickly followed with an RBI single by Cabrera in their half of the inning.

Atlanta would begin to open the floo...

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Davies, Thames Lead Brewers Over Pirates

Zach Davies and the Milwaukee Brewers bent but didn’t break on Sunday afternoon, taking advantage of some early offense and never surrendering the lead, as they held off the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park by a 4-2 score.

Davies improved to 6-0 on the season, giving up two runs on eight hits with a walk and three strikeouts in eight innings.  His mound opponent, Jordan Lyles, fell to 5-3 on the season after giving up four runs on eight hits in six innings of work.

The Brewers took the lead in the top of the second on a groundout by Manny Pina, allowing Eric Thames to score.  In the top of the third, Thames stepped to the plate and hit a two run homerun to right field, scoring Ryan Braun to make it a 3-0 advantage.

Pittsburgh answered with a run in the bottom of the third on a sacrifice ...

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Pitching Woes Doom Pirates Against Brewers

It was a long frustrating afternoon, evening, and night for fans of the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park.  A back and forth contest with the Milwaukee Brewers would go thirteen innings and, in the end, Milwaukee would walk away with a 12-10 victory.  Pittsburgh just could not get a lock down inning on the mound or that one big hit at the right moment.

Nick Kingham was the first of eight Pirates pitchers used tonight and was easily the worst of the bunch.  He would allow five runs on six hits with four strikeouts and two walks.  The sad part is that the Buccos don’t really have any other starting options at this point, so he will probably be back on the bump in six days.  Rookie Davis worked the next two innings and allowed only two hits to go with two strikeouts.

Pittsburgh would get ...

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