De Jesús powers Cincinnati into lead

Entering tonight, Ivan De Jesús had just one home run since June 10, and Jeff Locke hadn't allowed a longball over his past 8 starts. Both of those runs ended when the Reds' SS homered to left-center in the 2nd to give Cincinnati the lead. Follow live

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Pirates get Happ amid worry for Burnett's elbow

The Pittsburgh Pirates weren't looking for a starting pitcher, but the state of A.J. Burnett's elbow "directly influenced" a trade for veteran left-hander J.A. Happ.

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Szymborski: Ranking deadline performances

Teams such as the Blue Jays and Royals fulfilled their short- and long-term goals -- while others, such as the Padres, Red Sox and seemingly all of the NL Central, stood pat.

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Final: Reds 15, Pirates 5

Brandon Phillips had a career day to lead the Reds to a double-digit victory. Cincinnati's leadoff man homered twice and drove in a career-high 7 RBIs to power the Reds to their 3rd consecutive win. Box score

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Soria gives Pirates needed bullpen boost

The Pittsburgh Pirates bolstered their relievers by trading for Joakim Soria. But he'll probably be more valuable to them as a setup man than a closer, Keith Law writes. Eyes on postseason (Insider)


Burnett's rennaisance takes step back

Pirates SP A.J. Burnett's All-Star season had a hiccup tonight as the Reds tagged him for 10 hits and eight runs in less than five innings. Cincinnati leads 9-1 in the fifth. Follow live

Byrd gives A.J. Burnett early headache

Marlon Byrd put his Reds up 3-0 quick with a three-run shot off the Pirates starter in the first. It was Byrd's 17th HR this season Follow live


Pirates bolster already strong bullpen

Joakim Soria, who is heading from Detroit to Pittsburgh, has a 2.85 ERA this year -- his best since 2010. Soria will be the fourth Pirates reliever with at least 40 IP and an ERA of 2.85 or lower this season.

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Pirates near deal for Tigers' Soria

Detroit's Joakim Soria, a two-time All-Star with 23 saves this year, is close to moving to Pittsburgh, according to multiple reports. Soria has a 2.85 ERA over 41 IP this season.

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Ziegler, Melancon potentially in trouble

Brad Ziegler has not solidified his role as the Diamondbacks' closer. Neither has the Pirates' Mark Melancon, who has seen his velocity drop. Fantasy: Closers in trouble (Insider)

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Pirates acquire Joe Blanton from Royals

The veteran righty had a 3.89 ERA in 15 games, including 4 starts, this season. Kansas City designated him for assignment after acquiring Johnny Cueto.

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2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.2578th
On Base Percentage.31712th
Slugging Percentage.38622nd
Earned Run Average3.182nd
Quality Starts633rd


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