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.

 

Thames’ HR Lifts Brewers

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Eric Thames homered and Domingo Santana drove in two as the Milwaukee Brewers topped the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2.  Pittsburgh wraps up its series in Milwaukee tonight at 8:10, join the OVSN at 7:45 for the pregame show.

 

Bucs Fall To Cubs

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Albert Almora Jr. hit a two-run homer, Ian Happ had three hits and the Cubs rolled past the Pirates 8-2.  The Bucs start a weekend series in St. Louis tonight.  (6-7) Trevor Williams faces (4-1) Luke Weaver.

 

Bucs Fall In 9th

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Alex Avila flared an RBI triple in the ninth, capping a duel between Jose Quintana and Gerrit Cole and lifting the Cubs over the Pirates 1-0.   Cole tossed eight innings of two hit ball for the Bucs, who wrap up their series with Chicago tonight.  (7-5) Jameson Taillon faces (9-7) Jon Lester.  Join the OVSN at 6:40 with the pregame.

 

Bucs Blast Cubs

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Josh Bell ad Max Moroff homered off Jake Arrieta as the Pirates throttled the Cubs 12-0.  The Bucs, who have won three straight are 9 ½ back in the NL Central and 7 ½ out of the wild card.  Pittsburgh hosts Chicago again tonight.  Steven Brault faces (6-4) Kyle Hendricks.  Join the OVSN at 6:40 for the pregame.