Moran went 3-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI in Saturday's 12-5 loss to the Cardinals.
All three hits were singles, but it was still another productive outing for the 28-year-old. Moran remains on track for a breakout campaign. slashing .297/.356/.495 through 26 games with four homers and 19 RBI.
Moran isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Royals.
Moran went 3-for-4 with a double, one RBI and a strikeout in Tuesday's series opener against Kansas City, but he'll take a seat with left-hander Mike Minor starting for the Royals on Wednesday. Todd Frazier will start at first base and bat fourth.
Moran went 2-for-5 with a homer and four RBI in Sunday's 6-5 extra-inning win over the Brewers.
Moran put the Pirates ahead 3-2 with a three-run blast in the third inning. In the 10th, he added an RBI double to score initial runner Bryan Reynolds, and that run held up for the win. Moran is slashing .298/.385/.579 with four homers, 13 RBI and eight runs scored through 65 plate appearances. The first baseman's solid work at the plate will likely keep him in the heart of the order.
Moran went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Friday's 6-1 win over the Brewers.
He got the Bucs on the board by taking Adrian Houser deep in the second inning. Moran has had a strong start to the season, slashing .313/.411/.563 with three homers and nine RBI through 14 games, but his 8:18 BB:K suggests some regression is coming.
Moran is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Padres, Jake Crouse of MLB.com reports.
The lefty-hitting Moran will head to the bench for the first time this season while manager Derek Shelton looks to make room in the lineup for extra right-handed hitters to counter Padres southpaw Blake Snell. Phillip Evans will fill in for Moran at first base and bat cleanup.
Moran went 2-for-3 with two RBI, a run scored and two walks in Saturday's win over the Cubs.
Moran has been one of the most consistent offensive threats for the Pirates, and he has reached base safely in all of his eight appearances this season. He has hit safely in six of his last seven contests while recording three multi-hit games during that span. The third baseman has also reached base at least twice four times already.
Moran went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's 5-3 loss to the Reds.
Moran has now gone deep and collected two hits in back-to-back games. The 28-year-old has three extra-base hits and three RBI through four appearances this season.
Moran went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in the 4-3 loss Sunday against the Cubs.
The Pirates' offense was absent until the sixth inning, when Moran slammed his first homer of the season off Zach Davies. Moran will need to perform well for an offense that doesn't have much talent depth. The 28-year-old led the Pirates in homers (10) and RBI (23) last season.
Moran went 1-for-3 with a homer and two RBI in Friday's loss to the Tigers.
He hit his opposite-field home run off southpaw Matthew Boyd, an encouraging sign for the lefty-swinging Moran. With Todd Frazier opting out of his contract Friday, Moran has strengthened his grip on the team's starting spot at first base, while Phillip Evans is expected to serve as his backup. Moran's career numbers against lefties aren't good (.235/.279/.357), but he could put up additional counting stats with Frazier out of the picture. The 28-year-old is batting .235 with two homers and six RBI in 34 spring at-bats.
Moran is 5-for-21 with two doubles, one homer and a 3:4 BB:K in nine Grapefruit League games.
He's 3-for-7 over the last two games with all three of his spring RBI. Moran might see a reduction of playing time early in the season against lefties due to the addition of Todd Frazier, but it remains to be seen how long the 35-year-old Frazier plays a role on the team. For his part, Moran will look to improve upon the 10 homers he hit in 178 at-bats in 2020.
Moran could spend the season in a platoon with Todd Frazier at first base, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.
Moran started five of the Pirates' last six games against southpaws last season, so a platoon would represent a small step back in playing time for him. It may be for the best, however, as he owns a respectable .779 OPS for his career against righties but just a .636 mark against lefties. It's worth noting that Frazier is only in camp on a minor-league deal, so there's a chance he fails to make the team and leaves Moran with a full-time role.
Moran agreed to a one-year, $2.8 million contract with the Pirates on Friday, avoiding arbitration.
Moran was on a tear early in the season but predictably cooled off, finishing with a still solid .247/.325/.472 slash line and 10 home runs in 200 plate appearances. He should split time between first base and designated hitter (assuming there is one in the National League) during his age-28 season.
Moran went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer and an RBI single in Saturday's 8-0 win over Cleveland.
Moran knocked in Ke'Bryan Hayes with a single in the first inning to open the scoring. In the fourth, Moran provided the final runs of the game with his 10th long ball of the year. The 27-year-old is slashing .254/.333/.486 with 23 RBI and 28 runs scored in 51 games this season.
Moran went 3-for-3 with a solo home run, double, walk and two runs scored in Thursday's 7-0 win over the Cubs.
Moran gave Pittsburgh a 1-0 lead with his solo homer off Alec Mills in the first. He added two hits and a walk during his next three plate appearances, bringing his slash line to .255/.333/.479 on the season.
Moran will sit Tuesday against the Cubs.
Moran had usually sat against lefties early in the season, though he'd started against the last five southpaws the Pirates faced prior to this contest. He'll hit the bench against lefty Jose Quintana, with Jose Osuna starting at first base and Josh Bell serving as the designated hitter.
Moran went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Game 1 of Monday's doubleheader against the Reds.
Moran came through for his team in the top of the seventh inning, tying the game with a solo homer. Moran is slashing .272/.330/.504 with 14 RBI over 37 contests this season.
Moran will serve as the designated hitter and bat cleanup against the Reds in Game 1 of Friday's doubleheader.
Moran has posted a four-game hitting streak since returning from a concussion. He also has 10 hits in his last 22 at-bats and is 6-for-12 with two walks in his career against starter Luis Castillo.
Moran went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Wednesday against the Cubs.
Moran took Kyle Hendricks deep in second inning for his seventh long ball of the season. He's been productive in three games since being activated from the injured list, reaching base six times in 13 plate appearances -- including two extra-base hits. For the season, he's now hitting .264/.343/.549 across 102 plate appearances.
Moran will serve as a designated hitter and bat sixth against the Cubs on Tuesday.
He returned from concussion Monday and went 0-for-2, walking twice while scoring one run. The addition of Ke'Bryan Hayes to the roster will likely eat into Moran's playing time at third base, but he's already seen more time at first base and designated hitter in 2020. After bottoming out with a .216/.259/.529 mark Aug. 7, Moran has lifted his line to .253/.333/.518, courtesy of a .313 batting average in his last 32 at-bats.
Moran (concussion) was activated from the 7-day injured list Monday and will start at first base against the Brewers, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
Moran suffered a concussion during a collision over a week ago, but he'll be able to return to action Monday. He'll start at first base and bat fifth as Josh Bell rests his legs as the designated hitter. Will Craig was optioned to alternate camp to clear space on the active roster.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/05||@ SD||L 2-4||4||0||2||0||0||0||1|
|05/04||@ SD||W 2-1||4||0||2||0||0||0||0|
|05/03||@ SD||L 0-2||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/02||vs STL||L 0-3||3||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|05/01||vs STL||L 5-12||4||1||3||0||2||0||0|
|04/30||vs STL||L 3-7||3||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|04/28||vs KC||L 6-9||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2014||AA-Corpus Christi Hooks||28||112||12||34||6||0||2||22||9||23||0||1||.304||.350||.411|
|2015||AA-Corpus Christi Hooks||96||366||47||112||25||2||9||67||43||79||1||0||.306||.381||.459|
|2017||AFX-Quad Cities River Ba||3||10||0||1||1||0||0||2||2||4||0||0||.100||.250||.200|