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Next Game

Tue, June 30, 7:08 PM EDT
Pittsburgh Pirates
at
Detroit Tigers
-125
Line
+105

Probable Pitchers

PITW-LERASO
G. Cole 11-3 2.16102

DETW-LERASO
J. Verlander 0-1 6.174

Schedule

Thu Jun 18
W 3 - 2at CHW
Recap
Fri Jun 19
L 4 - 1at WAS
Recap
Sat Jun 20
L 6 - 0at WAS
Recap
Sun Jun 21
L 9 - 2at WAS
Recap
Tue Jun 23
W 7 - 6CIN
Recap
Wed Jun 24
L 5 - 2CIN
Recap
Thu Jun 25
L 5 - 4CIN
Recap
Fri Jun 26
W 3 - 2ATL
Recap
Sat Jun 27
W 8 - 4ATL
Recap
Sun Jun 28
L 2 - 1ATL
Recap
7:08 pm EDT
Tue Jun 30
at DET
7:08 pm EDT
Wed Jul 1
at DET
1:08 pm EDT
Thu Jul 2
at DET
7:05 pm EDT
Fri Jul 3
CLE
4:05 pm EDT
Sat Jul 4
CLE
1:35 pm EDT
Sun Jul 5
CLE
7:05 pm EDT
Mon Jul 6
SD
7:05 pm EDT
Tue Jul 7
SD
7:05 pm EDT
Wed Jul 8
SD
7:05 pm EDT
Thu Jul 9
STL

Standings

NL
Central
LEAGUE
W-L
Overall
W-L
St. Louis43-1751-24
Pittsburgh37-2942-33
Chicago34-3039-35
Cincinnati31-3234-40
Milwaukee22-3929-48
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Pirates SS Jordy Mercer collects three hits Sunday
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer went 3 for 4 at the plate Sunday, but it was not enough as the Pirates fell 2-1 to the Braves.

Mercer led the team with three hits and he also drove in a run when he hit a double off Jason Grilli in the ninth inning, which scored Francisco Cervelli.

Prior to his three-hit game Sunday, Mercer was hitting .244 with four doubles and four RBI in his last 11 games.

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Pirates SP Jeff Locke receives loss in Sunday's start
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

Despite producing a solid outing Sunday, Pirates pitcher Jeff Locke received his fourth loss of the season during the 2-1 loss to the Braves.

Locke allowed one run on five hits over five innings of work. He also struck out five and walked three. He is now 4-4 with a 4.55 ERA.

Locke is now winless in four of his last five starts and he has earned a quality start in two of those starts.

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Pirates SP Jameson Taillon to seek second opinion
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon will seek a second opinion on his injured abdomen sometime this week, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Taillon has not pitched this season after he underwent Tommy John surgery last season, but he has recently been bothered by pain in his lower abdomen. 

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Pedro Alvarez gets rest for Pirates, replaced by Sean Rodriguez
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game. 

Alvarez has started 61 games this year, including the last five and eight of the last nine. 

He'll be replaced in the lineup by Sean Rodriguez, who starts at first for the seventh time this year. 

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Gorkys Hernandez starting for Pirates in place of Gregory Polanco
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

Pirates right fielder Gregory Polanco is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game. Polanco has started 54 games in right, including four of the last five. 

Gorkys Hernandez , just called up from the minor leagues, will start in Polanco's place. He becomes the seventh player the Pirates have started in right this season. 

Hernandez is playing his first MLB game since Oct. 3, 2012 and playing right for the first time since July 25 of that year. 

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2015 Team Leaders
AVGAndrew McCutchen , CF.294
HRStarling Marte , LF12
RBIStarling Marte , LF46
OBPAndrew McCutchen , CF.383
SLGAndrew McCutchen , CF.487
RStarling Marte , LF41
SBGregory Polanco , RF17
WGerrit Cole , SP11
ERAA.J. Burnett , SP2.01
WHIPFrancisco Liriano , SP1.01
KFrancisco Liriano , SP108
SVMark Melancon , RP24

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