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2016 Schedule
52-48, 3rd in NL Cent
Pirates fan gives up his body to make the catch (0:22)
Cole goes the distance to shut down Mariners (0:33)

Cole pitches 3-hitter, Pirates rout Mariners 10-1

Gerrit Cole pitched a three-hitter for his first career complete game and Andrew McCutchen had a three-run home run among his three hits as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Seattle Mariners, 10-1.

McCutchen crushes 3-run shot to dead center (0:28)
Freese's slick behind-the-back flip to Cole (0:19)

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

  • 1. Jordy Mercer, SS (R)
  • 2. David Freese, 1B (R)
  • 3. Andrew McCutchen, CF (R)
  • 4. Starling Marte, LF (R)
  • 5. Jung Ho Kang, 3B (R)
  • 6. Francisco Cervelli, C (R)
  • 7. Sean Rodriguez, RF (R)
  • 8. Josh Harrison, 2B (R)
  • 9. Gerrit Cole, RHP
  • Daily notes

Stats & Info

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)
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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

Stats & Info

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

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.26210th
On Base Percentage.3333rd
Slugging Percentage.41217th
Earned Run Average4.2815th
Quality Starts43Tied-21st

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