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51-48, 3rd in NL Cent
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King Felix didn't cheat Francisco Liriano

Liriano had a rough day on the mound Tuesday, but he was able to make the most of his one at-bat by launching a 425-foot homer off Mariners ace Felix Hernandez. The blast is the eighth by a pitcher to reach that distance since 2009, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.

Pirates pitcher goes yard (0:21)

Lineup: Pirates (51-47) vs. Mariners (50-48)

  • 1. John Jaso, 1B (L)
  • 2. Gregory Polanco, RF (L)
  • 3. Andrew McCutchen, CF (R)
  • 4. Starling Marte, LF (R)
  • 5. Jung Ho Kang, 3B (R)
  • 6. Francisco Cervelli, C (R)
  • 7. Adam Frazier, 2B (L)
  • 8. Jordy Mercer, SS (R)
  • 9. Francisco Liriano, LHP
  • Daily notes

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Small chance Pirates trade Meadows

The Pirates are in the wild-card hunt, but they'll likely play it conservatively at the deadline. In other words, guys such as Austin Meadows, Josh Bell, Harold Ramirez and Reese McGuire aren't going anywhere, David Schoenfield writes. Untouchable players for all 30 teams

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What does future hold for McCutchen?

It's largely been a season to forget for Andrew McCutchen, but he can still bounce back as a productive hitter and play for a long time. That said, ZiPS has his projected career WAR in line with that of a Hall of Famer's #MLBRank: Forecasting the future

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Pirates suffer setback in ESPN rankings

The Bucs remain in the thick of the wild-card battle. They've been dealt another blow, however, as Tyler Glasnow left his second career start after the third inning with right shoulder discomfort and landed on the disabled list. Week 16 Power Rankings

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Sunday's longest home runs

Trevor Story's post-break homer binge continued on Sunday, as the rookie launched a career-long 456-foot blast to pace the competition. Story has six homers in his last seven games.

B'day greetings for Barry Bonds

The former Pirates and Giants slugger and current Marlins hitting coach turns 52 on Sunday. Help him blow out the candles by watching these blows from his big league career.

Lineup: Pirates (49-47) vs. Phillies (45-53)

  • 1. John Jaso, 1B (L)
  • 2. Gregory Polanco, RF (L)
  • 3. David Freese, 3B (R)
  • 4. Starling Marte, CF (R)
  • 5. Matt Joyce, RF (L)
  • 6. Josh Harrison, 2B (R)
  • 7. Elias Diaz, C (R)
  • 8. Sean Rodriguez, SS (R)
  • 9. Jameson Taillon, RHP (L)
  • Daily notes

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All-time #MLBRank: No. 5 Barry Bonds

Bonds is the all-time leader in home runs (762), walks (2,558) and MVP awards (seven). No other player in MLB history has won more than three MVP awards. Nos. 10-1

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Hughes willing to wear helmet on mound

Pirates reliever Jared Hughes says he would be willing to wear a protective helmet on the mound when he pitches. "I've considered wearing it already," he said. "I think it's a smart idea to wear it. I'm not ready to wear it during the season. I [need] more time to get used to it. And I'll get that time." Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

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All-time #MLBRank: No. 13 Honus Wagner

Wagner was the dominant player in the NL at the beginning of the 20th century and had 3,420 career hits and a career .391 OBP. He was a member of the inaugural Hall of Fame class in 1936. Nos. 20-11

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All-time #MLBRank: No. 18 Roberto Clemente

The 15-time All-Star delivered two World Series titles to Pittsburgh and finished his career with exactly 3,000 hits. His 12 Gold Gloves match Willie Mays for most by an outfielder. Clemente had 253 assists as a right fielder, the most in major league history. Nos. 20-11

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Pirates' deadline status: buyers

The Bucs' top acquisition priority is starting pitching, but it's not going to be easy with the thin inventory. They won't be afraid of a rental, such as Rich Hill of the Athletics, but they aren't going to overpay in prospects, Jim Bowden writes. Trade deadline objectives (Insider)

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Francisco Liriano was dealing vs. Brewers

Liriano's 13 strikeouts without a walk on Thursday are the second-most by a Pirates pitcher in the last 100 years, ESPN Stats & Info notes. Jose DeLeon struck out 14 without a walk on April 16, 1985.

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Does Jonathon Niese still have any value?

The fact that Pirates GM Neal Huntington admitted he made a mistake trading for Niese kills his stock, Jim Bowden writes. Still, his eight wins in the first half can't be ignored for teams looking for a back-end starter. Trade option rankings (Insider)

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All-time #MLBRank: No. 35 Josh Gibson

Nicknamed the Black Babe Ruth, some accounts estimate that Gibson hit between 800-1,000 HRs in his Negro League career. Gibson, who played for the Homestead Grays and Pittsburgh Crawfords, legendarily hit a ball completely out of Yankee Stadium in 1934. He never played in the majors. Nos. 40-31

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.26111th
On Base Percentage.3325th
Slugging Percentage.41017th
Earned Run Average4.3117th
Quality Starts4222nd

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