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Last Game

Sat, August 29
PNC Park
Colorado Rockies
at
Pittsburgh Pirates
COL3Final4PIT

Pitching

W: J. Happ (7-7)
L:
C. Rusin (4-7)
S:
M. Melancon (43)

Home Runs

COL - N. Hundley (10)  
PIT
- A. Ramirez (13)

Schedule

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
Thu Aug 27
W 2 - 1at MIA
Recap
Fri Aug 28
W 5 - 3COL
Recap
7:05 pm EDT
Today
W 4 - 3COL
Recap
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
FS1at STL
8:05 pm EDT
Sun Sep 6
at STL
1:10 pm EDT
Mon Sep 7
at CIN
7:10 pm EDT
Tue Sep 8
at CIN

Standings

NL
Central
LEAGUE
W-L
Overall
W-L
St. Louis72-3783-46
Pittsburgh66-4279-49
Chicago64-4473-54
Milwaukee46-6354-75
Cincinnati46-6253-75
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Pirates closer Mark Melancon notches league-best 42nd save
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

Pirates closer Mark Melancon continued to dominate late in the game on Friday against the Rockies.

Melancon closed out the ninth inning of his team's win without allowing a hit, earning his league-leading 42nd save of the season. He has a remarcable 1.45 ERA this year.

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Pirates SP Francisco Liriano strikes out five in no-decision
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano struck out five batters in a no-decision against the Rockies on Friday.

Liriano gave up three runs in six innings before being pulled from the game. He allowed three walks and two home runs.

Liriano (9-6) has a 3.27 ERA in 153 2/3 innings this season.

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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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2015 Team Leaders
AVGAndrew McCutchen , CF.304
HRPedro Alvarez , 1B21
RBIAndrew McCutchen , CF85
OBPAndrew McCutchen , CF.405
SLGAndrew McCutchen , CF.522
RAndrew McCutchen , CF74
SBStarling Marte , LF25
WGerrit Cole , SP15
ERAGerrit Cole , SP2.44
WHIPGerrit Cole , SP1.11
KGerrit Cole , SP166
SVMark Melancon , RP42

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