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Pittsburgh Pirates

Stadium: PNC Park | Manager: Clint Hurdle
Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Pirates.2575321123.77
NL Central1st2nd3rd5th
National League 3rd3rd4th11th

Next Game

Fri, August 22, 8:10 PM EDT
Pittsburgh Pirates
at
Milwaukee Brewers

Probable Pitchers

PITW-LERASO
J. Locke 4-3 3.7363

MILW-LERASO
Y. Gallardo 8-6 3.32118

Schedule

Mon Aug 11
W 11 - 6DET
Recap
Tue Aug 12
W 4 - 2DET
Recap
Wed Aug 13
L 8 - 4at DET
Recap
Thu Aug 14
L 5 - 2at DET
Recap
Fri Aug 15
L 5 - 4at WAS
Recap
Sat Aug 16
L 4 - 3at WAS
Recap
Sun Aug 17
L 6 - 5at WAS
Recap
Mon Aug 18
L 7 - 3ATL
Recap
Tue Aug 19
L 11 - 3ATL
Recap
Wed Aug 20
W 3 - 2ATL
Recap
8:10 pm EDT
Fri Aug 22
at MIL
7:10 pm EDT
Sat Aug 23
at MIL
2:10 pm EDT
Sun Aug 24
at MIL
7:05 pm EDT
Mon Aug 25
STL
7:05 pm EDT
Tue Aug 26
STL
12:35 pm EDT
Wed Aug 27
MLB Network STL
7:05 pm EDT
Fri Aug 29
CIN
4:05 pm EDT
Sat Aug 30
CIN
1:35 pm EDT
Sun Aug 31
CIN
2:15 pm EDT
Mon Sep 1
at STL

Standings

NL
Central
CONF
W-L
Overall
W-L
Milwaukee60-4771-56
St. Louis61-4569-57
Pittsburgh57-5365-62
Cincinnati55-5561-66
Chicago48-6354-71
1408586930
Mark Melancon picks up win vs. Braves
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Pirates closer Mark Melancon earned a win Wednesday, striking out one in a 1-2-3 ninth inning in his team's 3-2 victory over the Braves.

Melancon (2-3) surrendered a run and took a blown save in his previous outing, but he was back on form Wednesday, securing his first win since taking over the closing role in early May. He owns a 2.24 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 50:8 K:BB ratio in 52 1/3 innings.

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Gerrit Cole strikes out six in return Wednesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole didn't factor into the decision in his return to the rotation Wednesday, allowing two earned runs on five hits and four walks in seven innings and striking out six in his team's 3-2 win over the Braves.

Cole was making his first start since July 4 after being activated from the disabled list earlier in the day. He surrendered RBI singles in the first and sixth innings, and his offense was able to get both runs back in the eighth. Cole owns a 3.69 ERA and 84:33 K:BB ratio in 92 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Cardinals Tuesday.

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Report: Injured Charlie Morton planning on 2014 return
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Pirates starter Charlie Morton is hoping to get back on the mound despite a sports hernia that could require offseason surgery, per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Morton was placed on the disabled list Sunday.

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Gregory Polanco benched Wednesday against southpaw
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

A matchup Wednesday against a left-hander, against whom Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco has struggled mightily, has him out of the lineup.

Polanco has just 12 hits in 77 at-bats against southpaws with a stat line of .156/.l193/.254.

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Neil Walker set to sit against Braves on Wednesday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Pirates second baseman Neil Walker is catching a break Wednesday against Atlanta. He is out of the lineup after playing in five straight games. He had been dealing with a back injury.

Walker, who has managed four hits in 17 at-bats since his return, owns a stat line of .276/.344/.457.

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2014 Team Leaders
AVGAndrew McCutchen , CF.305
HRNeil Walker , 2B17
RBIAndrew McCutchen , CF67
OBPAndrew McCutchen , CF.404
SLGAndrew McCutchen , CF.526
RAndrew McCutchen , CF64
SBStarling Marte , LF23
WEdinson Volquez , SP10
ERAEdinson Volquez , SP3.58
WHIPCharlie Morton , SP1.27
KFrancisco Liriano , SP127
SVMark Melancon , RP22
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