Kuhl (1-3) took the loss in the second game of Friday's doubleheader against the Cardinals, giving up four runs (one earned) on five hits and two walks over five-plus innings as the Pirates fell 7-2. He struck out six.

The Bucs committed three errors in the nightcap, leading to six unearned runs for the pitching staff. Kuhl still delivered a solid effort after blister issues cut short his last start, throwing 53 of 87 pitches for strikes, and he'll take a 5.03 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 39:25 K:BB over 39.1 innings into his final outing of the season Thursday, at home against the Cubs. He did walk off the mound nursing his right hand with blood on his jersey, so there is a chance he could miss his final start.

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