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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.
With a relatively weak market for affordable closers, it might make sense for the Pirates to see what they could get in a deal for Mark Melancon.
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
For Jeremy Hellickson, the Phillies want a player who "isn't your best prospect, but would fit somewhere in your top five," reports Jayson Stark.
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.
Felix Hernandez settled down after a shaky start and picked up his first victory in more than two months when the Seattle Mariners topped the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-4 on Tuesday night.
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
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
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
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.
With the wild card in sight, will the Pirates make a move to get another starting pitcher?
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.
Adam Frazier's pinch-hit home run in the seventh inning powered the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.
Tyler Glasnow has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Pirates with right shoulder discomfort.
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
Gregory Polanco and David Freese hit two-run singles during a five-run fifth inning to rally the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Philadelphia Phillies 7-4 on Saturday.
Right-hander Tyler Glasnow, who had been recalled by the Pirates to face the Phillies on Saturday, left the game in the fourth inning with shoulder discomfort.
Zach Eflin pitched his first major league shutout in his eighth start and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 Friday night.
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
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
On Base Percentage.3333rd
Earned Run Average4.2815th
Pirates @ Brewers
Miller Park - Fri 7/29