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Pirates-Giants Preview

(AP) -- It was just 5 1/2 weeks ago when the Pittsburgh Pirates were under .500 and facing a large deficit in the NL Central.

Not long before that, the San Francisco Giants had a seemingly comfortable lead in the West.

The races look much different now as the surging Pirates look to complete a three-game road sweep by handing the Giants a seventh straight defeat Wednesday afternoon.

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Leaders
AVG: A. McCutchen.309
HR: A. McCutchen17
RBI: A. McCutchen63
SB: S. Marte21
W: E. Volquez8
ERA: C. Morton3.40
Saves: M. Melancon20
K: C. Morton106
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Milwaukee 5949.546-
Pittsburgh 5749.5381
St. Louis 5649.5331.5
Cincinnati 5353.5005
Chi Cubs 4461.41913.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .257 (9)
Runs: 440 (11)
Hits: 932 (14)
Home Runs: 97 (12)
Stolen Bases: 74 (5)
OBP: .332 (1)
SLG: .391 (12)
Total Bases: 1419 (12)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.70 (13)
Runs Allowed: 435 (15)
Saves: 32 (8)
Strikeouts: 771 (23)
OpBA: .252 (16)
OBP: .321 (20)
SLG: .387 (15)
Run Support: 4.13 (14)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
7/28 G. Cole Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
7/23 S. Marte Placed on 7-Day DL (Concussion)
7/23 B. Morel Called Up from Minors
7/16 S. Marte Reinstated from Bereavement/Family Medical Emergency List
7/16 D. Welker Cleared Waivers and Became a Free Agent
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Injuries
Date Player Status
7/23 S. Marte Concussion (on 7-day DL)
7/5 G. Cole Right lat soreness (on 15-day DL)
6/30 C. Barmes Left groin strain (on 15-day DL)
6/24 S. Marte Left game - concussion symptoms (day-to-day)
6/11 F. Liriano off 15-day DL
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