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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)

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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

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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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Pirates beat Twins, win third straight

Bucs CF Andrew McCutchen went 2-for-4 with 3 RBIs, including his 14th HR of the season, in the 10-4 win over the Twins, who have dropped four straight. The Pirates' bullpen threw 3 1/3 innings of shutout relief in Minnesota. Box score

Twins CF Hicks going up on a Tuesday

Aaron Hicks skies to make the leaping grab vs. the Pirates and earns a couple of style points.

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs41817th
Batting Average.2578th
On Base Percentage.31712th
Slugging Percentage.38622nd
Earned Run Average3.182nd
Quality Starts633rd
WHIP1.2513th
BAA.25015th

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