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2016 Schedule
29-21, 2nd in NL Cent
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Polanco hits first career grand slam (0:16)

Lineup: Pirates (28-21) at Marlins (26-24)

  • 1. Josh Harrison, 2B (R)
  • 2. Andrew McCutchen, CF (R)
  • 3. David Freese, 1B (R)
  • 4. Jung Ho Kang, 3B (R)
  • 5. Starling Marte, LF (R)
  • 6. Francisco Cervelli, C (R)
  • 7. Gregory Polanco, RF (L)
  • 8. Sean Rodriguez, SS (R)
  • 9. Jeff Locke, LHP (L)
  • Daily notes

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Cubs rule the Week 8 Power Rankings (1:38)

Pirates looking at pitchers with No. 22 pick

In his latest mock draft, Keith Law now have the Pirates drafting Louisville right-handed pitcher Zack Burdi with the No. 22 pick. Burdi still needs to work on his command, but he throws 98-100 mph. Law: Mock draft 2.0 (Insider)

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2dJean-Jacques Taylor

Yu Darvish shows sizzling stuff in return to action

In his first big league game in 659 days, Rangers ace Yu Darvish didn't look like he had missed a beat, as he threw crackling stuff and blazing heat to overpower the Pirates.

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Pirates reinstate Watson from paternity list

The Pittsburgh Pirates have re-instated left-handed reliever Tony Watson from the paternity list and optioned lefty Kyle Lobstein to Triple-A Indianapolis.

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Are John Jaso's skills declining?

Jaso is hitting the ball well this year, but Statcast's data suggests that his abilities are fading. FiveThirtyEight crunches the numbers to see how much luck has been involved in his performance. Hitting hard, or into hard luck?

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Cole shows off some rare power

Gerrit Cole had only one extra-base hit in 158 career at-bats before homering and hitting a double against the D-backs on Thursday. Cole's three-run shot traveled 408 feet, the second-longest by a pitcher this season, per ESPN Stats & Info.

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You know you're a fantasy owner when you're not a Pirates fan but get frustrated when 5-3 lead becomes 8-3 lead in bottom of eighth. No save for Melancon!

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D-backs blaming Pirates for HBPs

In the days since Pirates reliever Arquimedes Caminero struck two D-backs on the head with pitches, Arizona manager Chip Hale and chief baseball officer Tony La Russa have pointed fingers at the Bucs for the mishap. "It's almost the fault more of the coaching and the managing than it is the player," Hale said. Arizona Republic

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs2574th
Batting Average.2842nd
On Base Percentage.3573rd
Slugging Percentage.4386th
Earned Run Average4.0215th
Quality Starts25Tied-13th
WHIP1.3923rd
BAA.26020th

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