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Last Game

Thu, August 27
Marlins Park
Pittsburgh Pirates
at
Miami Marlins
PIT2Final1MIA

Pitching

W: G. Cole (15-7)
L:
J. Nicolino (2-2)
S:
M. Melancon (41)

Home Runs

PIT - P. Alvarez (21)  
MIA
- None

Schedule

Mon Aug 17
L 4 - 1ARI
Recap
Tue Aug 18
W 9 - 8ARI
Recap
Wed Aug 19
W 4 - 1ARI
Recap
Thu Aug 20
W 4 - 0SF
Recap
Fri Aug 21
L 6 - 4SF
Recap
Sat Aug 22
W 3 - 2SF
Recap
Sun Aug 23
W 5 - 2SF
Recap
Mon Aug 24
W 5 - 2at MIA
Recap
Tue Aug 25
L 5 - 2at MIA
Recap
Wed Aug 26
W 7 - 2at MIA
Recap
7:10 pm EDT
Today
W 2 - 1at MIA
Recap
7:05 pm EDT
Fri Aug 28
MLB Network COL
7:05 pm EDT
Sat Aug 29
COL
1:35 pm EDT
Sun Aug 30
COL
8:10 pm EDT
Tue Sep 1
at MIL
8:10 pm EDT
Wed Sep 2
at MIL
7:20 pm EDT
Thu Sep 3
at MIL
8:15 pm EDT
Fri Sep 4
at STL
4:05 pm EDT
Sat Sep 5
at STL
8:05 pm EDT
Sun Sep 6
at STL

Standings

NL
Central
LEAGUE
W-L
Overall
W-L
St. Louis70-3681-45
Pittsburgh64-4277-49
Chicago64-4373-53
Milwaukee45-6253-74
Cincinnati45-6152-74
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Pirates RP Mark Melancon shuts the door for 41st save Thursday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

Pirates closer Mark Melancon did what he does best on Thursday, as he protected a 2-1 victory over the Marlins. Melancon worked around a hit in a scoreless ninth inning, picking up his MLB-leading 41st save.

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Pirates SP Gerrit Cole terrific against Marlins on Thursday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

Pirates ace Gerrit Cole was brilliant in his start against the Marlins on Thursday. The right-hander allowed one run on five hits over 7 1/3 solid innings. He struck out four and did not walk a batter. Cole's strong start earned him a victory, as the Pirates held on for the 2-1 win.

The only run Cole allowed came on a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning. Cole improved to 15-7 and lowered his ERA to 2.44 with the dominant effort.

After giving up three runs or more in three straight starts, Cole has allowed a total of two runs over his last two starts. Overall, in six August starts, Cole went 1-3 with a 3.14 ERA.

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Pirates' Francisco Cervelli ejected for contesting balls and strikes
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli was ejected in the third inning of Thursday's game against the Marlins. Home plate umpire Alan Porter gave Cervelli the hook for arguing balls and strikes.

Cervelli was 1 for 2 with a triple, a run scored and a strikeout before his ejection. Chris Stewart took over behind the plate.

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Pirates bench Josh Harrison, Jung-Ho Kang on Thursday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

The logjam on the left side of the Pirates infield has both Josh Harrison and Jung Ho Kang out of the lineup Thursday at Miami. Aramis Ramirez will play third with Jordy Mercer at short.

Harrison has slumped since his return from injury with two hits in 13 at-bats. Kang, however, has hit safely in six of his last seven starts in maintaining a fine slash line of .289/.364/.457.

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OF Andrew McCutchen drives in four to boost Pirates
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

Andrew McCutchen had a big night at the plate for the Pirates, driving in four runs to help his team cruise to a victory over the Marlins. 

McCutchen got the Pirates on the board with a first-inning double and followed that with a three-run homer in the second as Pittsburgh opened a 7-1 lead. McCutchen now has five home runs and 19 RBIs in August. 

With his 20th home run, McCutchen has now reached that benchmark in five straight seasons.

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2015 Team Leaders
AVGAndrew McCutchen , CF.300
HRPedro Alvarez , 1B20
RBIAndrew McCutchen , CF85
OBPAndrew McCutchen , CF.400
SLGAndrew McCutchen , CF.521
RAndrew McCutchen , CF73
SBStarling Marte , LF25
WGerrit Cole , SP14
ERAGerrit Cole , SP2.49
WHIPGerrit Cole , SP1.13
KGerrit Cole , SP162
SVMark Melancon , RP40

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