Pirates Trade For Reliever

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Left-hander Josh Smoker has been traded from the Mets to the Pirates for minor league lefty Daniel Zamora and cash.  Smoker went 1-2 with a 5.11 ERA and 68 strikeouts in 56 1/3 innings over 54 relief appearances last year.

 

Bucs Trade McCutchen

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The Pirates traded 5-time All-Star Andrew McCutchen to the Giants for right-hander Kyle Crick, minor league outfielder Bryan Reynolds and $500,000 in international signing bonus allocation.  Pittsburgh also will send San Francisco cash to cover part of McCutchen’s $14.75 million salary.

 

Bucs Trade Cole

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The World Series champion Houston Astros have boosted their rotation with another big arm, acquiring Gerrit Cole from the Pittsburgh Pirates.  The Bucs receive right-handers Joe Musgrove and Michael Feliz, third baseman Colin Moran and outfielder Jason Martin.

 

Bell Powers Bucs Past Birds

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Josh Bell hit a two-run homer, Gregory Polanco also went deep as the Pirates completed a two-game interleague series sweep of the Orioles, 5-3.  The Bucs wrap up the season with a four-game series in Washington beginning tonight.  (11-14) Ivan Nova faces (5-6) Edwin Jackson.  Join the OVSN at 6:40 for the pregame.

 

Cutch 8 RBI Lead Bucs

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Andrew McCutchen hit a grand slam and drove in eight to lead the Pirates past the Orioles 10-1.  McCutchens eight RBI is one off the franchise record and most by a Pirate since Jason Day in 2004.  Starter Trevor Williams struck out six, giving him 116 on the season, the most by a Pirates rookie since Paul Maholm in 2006.  The Bucs host the Birds again tonight.  (7-11) Chad Kuhl faces Gabriel Ynoa.  Join the OVSN at 6:40 for the pregame.

 

Brewers Blank Bucs…Again

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Chase Anderson struck out eight over six innings, Domingo Santana homered and the Milwaukee Brewers shutout the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0.  Pittsburgh hosts Milwaukee again tonight at 7:05.  (1-0) Steven Brault faces Aaron Wilkerson.  Join the OVSN at 6:40 for the Pirates’ pregame show.

 

Brewers Blank Bucs

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Brent Suter pitched five efficient innings, Ryan Braun homered and the Brewers blanked the Pirates 3-0.  The Bucs battle the Brewers again tonight.  (6-8) Trevor Williams faces (10-3) Chase Anderson.  Join the OVSN at 6:40 for the pregame.