Pina’s 2-Run Blast Leads Brew Crew

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Manny Pina hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning to lift the Brewers past the Pirates 7-6.  Keon Broxton homered twice, Neil Walker and Trivis Shaw also went deep for Milwaukee.  Pittsburgh is 5 ½ games behind the Cubs in the NL Central entering tonight’s home game with the Cardinals.  (7-5) Jameson Taillon faces (12-5) Adam Wainwright.  Join the OVSN at 6:40 for the pregame show.

 

Broxton Homer Leads Crew Past Bucs

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Keon Broxton homered, Manny Pina drove in two and Zack Davies pitched into the seventh as the Brewers topped the Pirates 3-1.  The Bucs, who are 4 ½ games out of first in the NL Central, wrap up their two-game set in Milwaukee this afternoon.  (10-8) Gerrit Cole faces (9-6) Jimmy Nelson.  Join the OVSN at 1:45 for the pregame show.

 

Bucs Back To Work Tonight

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The Pittsburgh Pirates return to action tonight as they visit the Brewers at 7:40.  (10-9) Ivan Nova faces (13-6) Zach Davies.  The Bucs are 4 ½ games behind the Cubs in the division.  Join the OVSN (94.9=FM) at 7:15 for the Bucco pregame.

 

Bucs Fall In Toronto

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J.A. Happ pitched six solid innings and Josh Donaldson hit a two-run homer as the Blue Jays beat the Pirates 7-1.  The Bucs, who have lost two-straight, are off today and start a two-game set in Milwaukee tomorrow night.  Pittsburgh is in fourth place in the NL Central, four games behind first-place Chicago.

 

Verlander Tough On Bucs

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Justin Verlander carried a no-hitter into the six, allowing only one hit over eight innings, Ian Kinsler Homered as the Tigers blanked the Pirates 10-0.  San Francisco beat Chicago, so the Bucs remain 3 ½ back in the NL Central.  Pittsburgh wraps up its series in Detroit this afternoon.  (9-8) Gerrit Cole faces (0-1) Drew VerHagen.  Join the OVSN at 12:45 for the pregame.

 

Kuhl & Cutch Lead Bucs To 3rd-Straight Win

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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.

 

Giants Take Series With Bucs

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Brandon Belt hit a tiebreaking double in the seventh, lifting the Giants over the Pirates 2-1.  The Bucs, who are four games behind the Cubs in the NL Central, are off today and start a three-game series in San Diego tomorrow.

 

Giants Top Bucs

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Madison Bumgarner allowed one run over five innings, Eduardo Nunez drove in two runs in his final game with San Francisco, as he was traded to Boston after the game, as the Giants topped the Pirates 11-3.  The Bucs are 3 ½ games behind the Brewers in the NL Central.    Pittsburgh wraps up its series with the Giants this afternoon.  (4-4) Trevor Williams faces (4-11) Jeff Samardzija.  Join the OVSN at 3:20 for the pregame.

 

Cutch 3-Run Blast Leads Bucs

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Andrew McCutchen hit a three-run homer and had four RBI, Gerrit Cole won for the fifth time in six starts, and the Pirates beat the Giants 10-3.  The Bucs are now 2 ½ games behind the Brewers in the NL Central.  Pittsburgh battles San Francisco again tonight.  (6-3) Jameson Taillon faces (0-4) Madison Bumgarner.  Join the OVSN at 9:50 for the pregame.

 

Rocks Rough Up Bucs

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Kyle Freeland pitched six strong innings, Trevor Story, Pat Valaika and Mark Reynolds hit two-run homers to lead the Rockies past the Pirates 13-3.  The Bucs, who are three games behind Chicago and Milwaukee in the NL Central, start a three-game series in San Francisco tonight.  (7-7) Gerrit Cole faces (3-8) Matt Cain.  Join the OVSN at 9:50 for the pregame.