Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Pirates.2546471444.02
NL Central3rd5th5th4th
National League 5th10th13th9th

Next Game

Wed, September 19, 7:05 PM EDT
PNC Park
Kansas City Royals
at
Pittsburgh Pirates

Probable Pitchers

KCW-LERASO
H. Fillmyer 3-1 4.7643

PITW-LERASO
C. Archer 4-8 4.66145

Schedule

Sat Sep 8
W 5 - 1MIA
RECAP
Sun Sep 9
PostponedMIA
Mon Sep 10
L 7 - 8@STL
RECAP
Tue Sep 11
L 5 - 11@STL
RECAP
Wed Sep 12
W 4 - 3@STL
RECAP
Fri Sep 14
L 4 - 7@MIL
RECAP
Sat Sep 15
W 3 - 1@MIL
RECAP
Sun Sep 16
W 3 - 2@MIL
RECAP
Mon Sep 17
W 7 - 6KC
RECAP
Tue Sep 18
W 2 - 1KC
RECAP
Wed Sep 19
7:05 pm ET
KC
PREVIEW
Fri Sep 21
7:05 pm ET
MIL
Sat Sep 22
7:05 pm ET
MIL
Sun Sep 23
1:35 pm ET
MIL
Mon Sep 24
8:05 pm ET
@CHC
Tue Sep 25
8:05 pm ET
@CHC
Wed Sep 26
8:05 pm ET
@CHC
Thu Sep 27
8:05 pm ET
@CHC
Fri Sep 28
6:40 pm ET
@CIN
Sat Sep 29
4:10 pm ET
@CIN

Standings

NL
Central
LEAGUE
W-L
Overall
W-L
Chicago78-5689-62
Milwaukee76-5986-66
St. Louis73-6084-69
Pittsburgh62-6976-74
Cincinnati55-7965-87
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Pirates' Jameson Taillon: Fans 11 in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taillon struck out 11 and gave up four hits over seven shutout innings during Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Royals. He walked on batter and did not factor in the decision.

Taillon allowed doubles to Alex Gordon and Alcides Escobar, but generated 20 swings-and-misses from the Royals to set a season-high 11 strikeouts. The 26-year-old has allowed two runs or less in each of his last six starts (38 innings), and currently lines up to face the Cubs at Wrigley Field next Monday.

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Pirates' Kevin Newman: Situated on bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Newman is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Royals.

Newman has started five of the last six games at shortstop, slashing .421/.400/.474 with three RBI over that stretch. He'll give way to Jordy Mercer up in the middle in this one, but the rookie is expected to see the lion's share of opportunities at shortstop down the stretch.

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Pirates' Adam Frazier: Sits out Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Frazier (knee) is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Royals.

Frazier exited Monday's series opener after fouling a ball off his knee, and the issue is apparently bothersome enough to keep him on the bench Tuesday. Josh Harrison is starting at the keystone and hitting seventh in his place.

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Pirates' Francisco Cervelli: Back in action Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cervelli (illness) is starting at catcher and hitting cleanup Tuesday against the Royals.

Cervelli has been cleared to rejoin the lineup after missing Monday's series opener with an illness. The backstop is hitting .258/.381/.426 with 11 homers through 97 games this season.

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Pirates' Edgar Santana: Finding success in majors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Santana earned his third relief win Monday, retiring the Royals in order in a 7-6 walkoff victory.

With Keona Kela (fatigue) shut down for the rest of the year, Santana figures to see an uptick in high-leverage situations. The righty holds a 2.76 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 20 holds in his first full MLB campaign. Interestingly, he's enjoyed better success against left-handed hitters (.207 BAA) than righties (.254 BAA), though he's surrendered all six of his home runs to lefties. Santana could be in line for a save opportunity or two before season's end, as the Pirates will watch the workload of all their relievers (including closer Felipe Vazquez).

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2018 Team Leaders
AVGCorey Dickerson , LF.292
HRGregory Polanco , RF23
RBIGregory Polanco , RF81
OBPJosh Bell , 1B.359
SLGGregory Polanco , RF.499
RStarling Marte , CF76
SBStarling Marte , CF32
WJameson Taillon , SP13
ERATrevor Williams , SP3.16
WHIPTrevor Williams , SP1.16
KJameson Taillon , SP167
SVFelipe Vazquez , RP34

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