Chad Kuhl took a shutout into the sixth, Andrew McCutchen hit his 23rd homer of the season, and the Pirates won their third straight, 6-3 over Detroit. The Giants beat the Cubs 6-3, so the Pirates are 3 ½ games out of first in the NL Central. The Bucs visit the Tigers tonight. (10-8) Ivan Nova faces (7-7) Justin Verlander. Join the OVSN at 6:45 for the pregame show.