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2017 Schedule
58-62, 4th in NL Cent
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Pina's go-ahead 2-run HR wins it for Brewers (0:35)
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Broxton slugs two HRs for Brewers (0:40)
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Who will win NL Central?

The division title is a tightly contested battle as teams head into the home stretch, but with the easiest remaining schedule in the league, it looks like the Cubs will have the edge.

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Broxton pumped up after big homer (0:17)
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Olney: Andrew McCutchen wasn't traded, so what's next?

With McCutchen's offensive surge this summer, exercising his $14.75 million option for 2018 has become a no-brainer for the Pirates. The question now is do they shop him again this offseason.

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Power Rankings: Pirates on the rise

With games against the Brewers, Cardinals and Dodgers upcoming, here's where the season makes or breaks for the Pirates.

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Cutch will sit Saturday

OF Andrew McCutchen is out of the Pirates' lineup Saturday against the Blue Jays after taking an early exit in Friday's contest. The former NL MVP limped off one batter after hitting an RBI double in the third inning Friday night with soreness in his left knee.

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Hurdle to miss two games

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette report bench coach Tom Prince will manage the Pirates the next two games while Clint Hurdle attends the funeral of Don Baylor. Hurdle served as hitting coach under Baylor for two seasons (1997-98) with the Rockies, his first MLB coaching job. Baylor returned to the Rockies as Hurdle's hitting coach for two seasons (2009-10).

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Ethiopia's Hennes hopes to follow in Ngoepe's footsteps (1:24)
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Thursday's longest home runs

Eugenio Suarez's seventh-inning shot off the Padres' Brad Hand, his 20th of the year, was the longest blast. Meanwhile, Nelson Cruz had one of the night's five longest home runs for the third time in two days.

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Pirates unveil Players Weekend unis

Following MLB's Players Weekend announcement on Wednesday, the Pirates revealed the special jerseys they will wear Aug. 25-27. Players chose nicknames to sport on the backs of their uniforms, including "Cutch" (Andrew McCutchen), "Super Nova" (Ivan Nova) and "Cole Train" (Gerrit Cole). (Courtesy: @Pirates/Twitter)

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Bullpen Rankings: Pirates' relievers underwhelm

Felipe Rivero is having a fine season in the Pirates' bullpen, but overall, the team doesn't have good enough relievers to catch up in the NL Central.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs50227th
Batting Average.24525th
On Base Percentage.32117th
Slugging Percentage.38729th
Earned Run Average4.2012th
Quality Starts5810th
WHIP1.3513th
BAA.26523rd

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