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Royals Hand Pirates Third Straight Loss

The Pittsburgh Pirates ended a long losing streak by winning a pair of games over the Colorado Rockies this past weekend.  Unfortunately for Pittsburgh, they have now started a new losing streak, continued by a 10-5 defeat to the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.

Wil Crowe started for Pittsburgh and did not have a good performance on the mound.  He gave up eight runs on eight hits in four innings, falling to 0-4 with a 7.26 ERA on the season.

Trailing by a run in the third inning, the Bucs scored three runs to take control of the game (at the time).  A single by Bryan Reynolds tied the game, and sacrifice flies by Gregory Polanco and Ben Gamel made it 3-1.  They added another run in the fourth on a double by Michael Perez.

The Royals got back within a run in the bottom of the fourth on a two run homerun by Salvador Perez.  A single by Whit Merrifield tied the game, followed later in the inning by a grand slam off the bat of Andrew Benintendi to make it 8-4.

Adam Frazier’s double in the sixth made it 8-5, but another homerun by Perez in the seventh an a sac fly by Michael A. Taylor made it 10-5, which would be the final score.

The Pirates have no consistency on the mound, in the field, or at the plate.  They can put together a couple of victories but can’t sustain any type of momentum.  And, of course, they simply don’t have the talent on the field to consistently compete with their opponents.

After a day off on Wednesday, the Bucs will return to PNC Park to begin a four game series against the Miami Marlins on Thursday.

Record vs. Royals: 1-3

Record vs. American League – 5-5

Record on the Road: 10-19

Overall Record: 20-34

Chad Carlson

Co-Editor of Fans From The Stands, Pirates' Beat Writer For Armchair Report, Sports writer for AMN, SteelTownRock And Music City Encore Editor