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Pittsburgh Pirates (79-53)

Wed. 9/2 Thu. 9/3 Fri. 9/4 Sat. 9/5 Sun. 9/6
@ Mil
L 4-9
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@ Mil
L 3-5
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Pit 9 - 3 StL
@ StL
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@ StL
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Pirates-Cardinals Preview

(AP) -- History and time are not on the side of the Pittsburgh Pirates as they try to chase down the St. Louis Cardinals.

Pittsburgh's best chance to reel in the NL Central leaders starts with Friday night's series opener at Busch Stadium, a ballpark kind to the Cardinals and not so much to the Pirates this year.

Losers of four straight and 6 1/2 games back with a month to play, the Pirates (79-53) badly need a series win, something they haven't done in St. Louis since April 26-28, 2013.

AVG: A. McCutchen.303
HR: P. Alvarez22
RBI: A. McCutchen85
SB: S. Marte26
W: G. Cole15
ERA: G. Cole2.64
Saves: M. Melancon43
K: G. Cole168
NL Central
St. Louis 8648.642-
Pittsburgh 8053.6025.5
Chi Cubs 7657.5719.5
Milwaukee 5875.43627.5
Cincinnati 5577.41730
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .259 (8)
Runs: 557 (14)
Hits: 1185 (8)
Home Runs: 114 (21)
Stolen Bases: 83 (6)
OBP: .321 (11)
SLG: .396 (19)
Total Bases: 1813 (15)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.21 (2)
Runs Allowed: 486 (4)
Saves: 46 (4)
Strikeouts: 1057 (11)
OpBA: .251 (13)
OBP: .314 (15)
SLG: .363 (2)
Run Support: 4.14 (18)
Date Player Transactions
9/2 P. Florimon Purchased From Minors
9/2 D. Guerra Transferred to 60-Day DL (Right knee inflammation)
9/1 J. Decker Called Up from Minors
9/1 E. Diaz Called Up from Minors
9/1 C. Hart Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
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Date Player Status
9/1 C. Sadler Right elbow discomfort (on 60-day DL)
8/26 F. Cervelli Foot (day-to-day)
8/20 T. Ishikawa Lower back strain (on 15-day DL)
8/7 D. Guerra Right knee inflammation (on 60-day DL)
7/31 A. Burnett Right elbow inflammation (on 15-day DL)
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