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Pirates Complete Sweep, Beat Reds 9-8

The Pittsburgh Pirates completed the weekend sweep of the Cincinnati Reds this weekend with a 9-8 victory in a wild game at PNC Park on Sunday afternoon.

While the Pirates have had a nightmare of a season, they have played well against the Reds.  That trend continued today, as the Bucs improved to 11-5 against Cincy this year with the one-run victory, capping the series sweep this weekend.

Neither starter, Trevor Bauer for Cincinnati or Dario Agrazal for Pittsburgh, pitched well, as it was all about the offense on Sunday.  Agrazal did get the win (3-3), while Felipe Vazquez tallied his 23rd save of the season.

The Pirates fell behind early in this one, as the Reds scored three runs in the top of the first inning...

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Pirates Pound Reds 14-0

Football season is among us and the Pittsburgh Pirates got into the spirit by putting up two touchdowns in a 14-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds tonight.  Pittsburgh used two home runs and a stellar start from Trevor Williams to dominate Cincinnati.  The only thing uglier than the Reds performance may have been the dreadful “Players Weekend” jerseys.

Williams worked a strong six innings tonight, allowing three hits with three strikeouts and one walk.  He has dominated Cincinnati during his career and that didn’t change this evening.  The Pirates bullpen also pitched well in three innings of relief.  Richard Rodriguez, Kyle Crick, and Parker Markel each worked an inning and combined to give up four hits with five strikeouts and two walks.

The Buccos offense came to life in the ...

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Pirates Rally In Ninth, Beat Reds 3-2

It looked as though the Pittsburgh Pirates were going to lose their 76th game of the season on Friday night, as they trailed the Cincinnati Reds by a 2-1 score entering the ninth inning.  The Pirates rallied for a pair of runs in the inning, walking off on the Reds in the first game of this three game series at PNC Park.

Mitch Keller started for the Pirates, giving up one run on six hits with nine strikeouts in six innings of work.  Michael Feliz pitched a scoreless inning, while Keone Kela gave up a run on two hits in the eighth inning.  Felipe Vazquez earned the victory after pitching a perfect ninth inning.

The Reds took the lead in the top of the second on a solo homerun by Aristides Aquino.  A groundout by Colin Moran in the sixth scored Bryan Reynolds to tie the game, but Aquino’...

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Nationals Cruise To Series Victory Over Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Washington Nationals completed a four-game series tonight, and this game went in favor of Washington.  The Nationals used stellar pitching and a hot offense to take this series three games to four in a 7-1 victory.  Pittsburgh struggles get worse and worse with each passing game.

Max Scherzer was returning from injury tonight and only lasted four innings on the mound.  During that time, he would allow one run on four hits with three strikeouts and one walk.  That lone run came in the third inning on a 380ft. home run by Adam Frazier.  This would be all the offense that the Pirates offense could muster on the night.

Washington struck early with two runs in the first inning off of Buccos starter Steven Brault.  A fielding error by Josh Bell allowed the first ...

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Pirates Offense Struggles In Loss To Reds

A day after erupting for 11 runs in a much needed victory, the Pittsburgh Pirates struggled to even score one run this afternoon at Great American Ballpark.  The result was a 4-1 loss to the Cincinnati Reds, concluding a horribly disappointing road trip.

The Pirates are now 47-61, having lost another series to a divisional opponent.  They will now return home after a day off to begin a home stand on Friday night.

Pittsburgh couldn’t solve Luis Castillo today, who improved to 10-4 on the season after giving up one run on six hits in seven innings of work.  Dario Agrazal took the loss for the Bucs, giving up three runs on six hits in 3.2 innings.

A leadoff homerun by Jesse Winker in the bottom of the first put the Reds in front very early, and they never looked back...

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Teams Brawl In Pirates Win

For only the third time since the All-Star break, and the first time in nine days, the Pittsburgh Pirates were victorious.  Tonight, they would put a complete game together in all phases to earn an 11-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds.  It may not mean much in the grand scheme of things, but it was nice to watch a game and not be frustrated for the majority of the game.

Pitching is key when it comes to winning, and tonight Joe Musgrove had a solid performance during his six innings on the mound.  He would allow two runs on five hits to go with four strikeouts.  Both of these hits were solo home runs.  Joey Votto hit the first one in the third inning, while the second belonged to Jose Iglesias in the fourth.

Pittsburgh once again scored first tonight, this time it would be a two-run doubl...

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Pirates Losing Streak Reaches Nine Games

The Pittsburgh Pirates lost their ninth consecutive game on Monday night, a 11-6 beatdown by their divisional foe, the Cincinnati Reds.

After sending Jordan Lyles to the Milwaukee Brewers earlier in the day, the Bucs handed the ball to Alex McRae.  He didn’t make it out of the second inning, having given up seven runs (five earned) on six hits and two walks while only recording four outs.

Every player in the Reds’ lineup scored in their 10-run second inning, highlighted by a grand slam by Jose Inglesias.

All of the Pirates’ six runs came via the homerun.  Starling Marte and Bryan Reynolds hit solo shots in the first and fifth innings respectively, and Colin Moran hit a grand slam in the sixth, which cut the lead to 11-6...

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Pirates Swept By Mets, Drop 8th Straight

For the third time this season the Pittsburgh Pirates have lost eight games in a row.  This occurred after they lost to the New York Mets today by the final of 8-7.  The loss gave New York a three-game sweep of Pittsburgh, and the Pirates have now been swept in two straight series.  A poor start by Chris Archer and three errors by the defense were the main factors in today’s loss.

Archer was shelled in the first inning where he gave up six runs, five earned, while throwing fifty pitches.  He did manage to make it through five innings, with four strikeouts and four walks.  Archer continues to disappoint in a Buccos uniform, further questioning what the thought process was that brought him to Pittsburgh one year ago.

The Pirates offense tried their best to get this team back in the ga...

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Pirates Enter All-Star Break 2.5 Games Out Of First

Today marked the unofficial end of the first half of the baseball season.  In the National League Central Division nothing has been claimed up to this point.  All five teams are in the mix, with the last place Cincinnati Reds only 4.5 games behind the division leading Chicago Cubs.  The Pittsburgh Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers closed out a three-game series today, with the winner taking two of the three games.  Division games always hold a little bit more importance and today was just the same.

Joe Musgrove made the start for Pittsburgh today and worked a solid six innings on the mound.  He would allow three runs on five hits with one walk and five strikeouts.  All three of those runs came off the bat of Jesus Aguilar, as he connected on a solo homer in the fifth and a two-run home r...

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Bell, Moran Lead Pirates Over Reds

After two very frustrating performances on Monday and Tuesday nights, the Pittsburgh Pirates took the field on Wednesday afternoon looking to earn a series split with a victory in the finale at Great American Ballpark.

Today, Steven Brault put forth a solid effort on the mound, while Josh Bell and Colin Moran provided the firepower needed to push the Pirates past the Cincinnati Reds by a 7-2 score.

Brault pitched 5.1 innings, giving up three runs and two walks.  He earned his second victory of the season, and more importantly, he provided the Bucs with some much needed quality pitching from a starter.  For the first time in three games, their starting pitcher gave them a chance to win the game, and today, the offense took advantage.

The Pirates broke scoreless tie in the top of the sixth...

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