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Last Game

Tue, May 5
PNC Park
Cincinnati Reds
at
Pittsburgh Pirates
CIN7Final1PIT

Pitching

W: M. Lorenzen (1-1)
L:
J. Locke (2-2)

Home Runs

CIN - T. Frazier (9),M. Byrd (4)  
PIT
- S. Marte (7)

Schedule

Thu Apr 23
W 5 - 4CHC
Recap
Fri Apr 24
W 4 - 1at ARI
Recap
Sat Apr 25
W 2 - 1at ARI
Recap
Sun Apr 26
W 8 - 0at ARI
Recap
Mon Apr 27
L 4 - 0at CHC
Recap
Tue Apr 28
L 6 - 2at CHC
Recap
Wed Apr 29
W 8 - 1at CHC
Recap
Fri May 1
L 2 - 1at STL
Recap
Sat May 2
L 2 - 1at STL
Recap
Sun May 3
L 3 - 2at STL
Recap
7:05 pm EDT
Today
L 7 - 1CIN
Recap
7:05 pm EDT
Wed May 6
CIN
7:05 pm EDT
Thu May 7
CIN
7:05 pm EDT
Fri May 8
STL
7:05 pm EDT
Sat May 9
STL
1:35 pm EDT
Sun May 10
STL
7:05 pm EDT
Mon May 11
at PHI
7:05 pm EDT
Tue May 12
at PHI
7:05 pm EDT
Wed May 13
at PHI
1:05 pm EDT
Thu May 14
at PHI

Standings

NL
Central
LEAGUE
W-L
Overall
W-L
St. Louis19-619-6
Chicago13-1113-11
Cincinnati13-1313-13
Pittsburgh11-1212-14
Milwaukee8-188-18
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LF Starling Marte goes deep for Pirates in Tuesday's loss
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

Left fielder Starling Marte connected for his seventh home run of the season Tuesday in the Pirates' loss to the Reds. 

Marte's homer was a second-inning solo shot of Reds starter Michael Lorenzen. 

The seven homers for Marte is currently the most for the Pirates.

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Pirates starter Jeff Locke hammered by homers, suffers defeat
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

Pirates starter Jeff Locke (2-2) gave up four runs on seven hits, two via the home run, in seven innings to take the loss against the Reds on Tuesday. 

Todd Frazier connected for a solo homer off Locke while Marlon Byrd added a two-run shot. 

After winning his first two starts of the season, Locke has now dropped two in a row.

Locke will look to return to form in his next start set for Sunday against the Cardinals.

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Pirates' Hurdle not concerned with McCutchen's knee 'right now'
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle acknowledged Tuesday that center fielder Andrew McCutchen is picking his spots to run to first base on batted balls to limit the wear on his knee, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

"I don't think it's a concerning area right now," Hurdle said about McCutchen's knee.

"I think Andrew has already figured out some ways to do some different things," Hurdle said of McCutchen handling the discomfort, per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "I think the more we talk about his physical presence being diminished, I think we're (headed) in the wrong direction."

McCutchen has struggled in the early part of the season while dealing with the health issues. He's hit just .193/.291/.307 with two home runs and 13 RBI in 88 at-bats.

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Pirates' Charlie Morton to begin rehab assignment Friday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Altoona Friday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Morton, who is recovering from September labrum injury, has seen action in a simulated game but has yet to begin a rehab assignment. He went 6-12 with a 3.72 ERA and 126:57 K:BB ratio in 157 1/3 innings in 2014.

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Pirates' Harrison off, Cervelli batting second Tuesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's matchup with the Reds.

Harrison played a total of 35 innings during a three-game stretch over the weekend as the Pirates lost three straight extra-innings games to the Cardinals. The Pirates were off Monday, but Harrison will get an extra day to rest.

"He's had the tendency throughout the season at times where the weight is transferring from back to front, and the term we use is it's almost like falling into your swing," manager Clint Hurdle said Tuesday, per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "It's (about) getting that foot down, holding his backside, keeping his weight where it needs to be."

With the third baseman out, Francisco Cervelli will bat second for the third time this season.

"You've got to come to the field ready for anything," Cervelli said. "I just like to be in the lineup. I spent a lot of time in my career showing up and seeing my name at the bottom of the paper (as a bench player). Now I just like to see it anywhere in No. 1 through 9, and I'm happy."

The Pirates are favorites (-145) against the Reds at home Tuesday.

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2015 Team Leaders
AVGGregory Polanco , RF.290
HRStarling Marte , LF6
RBIStarling Marte , LF17
OBPGregory Polanco , RF.327
SLGStarling Marte , LF.494
RGregory Polanco , RF14
SBGregory Polanco , RF8
WGerrit Cole , SP4
ERAA.J. Burnett , SP1.45
WHIPFrancisco Liriano , SP0.90
KGerrit Cole , SP35
SVMark Melancon , RP5

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