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W 6-4
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vs. StL
L 3-4
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StL 2 - 8 Pit
Top 2nd
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Learning curve: Rookie 1B Josh Bell bright spot for Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) The perfectionist in Josh Bell fueled the Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman's incessant climb to the major leagues. To stay, he's learning to let that guy go.

During his steady rise through the minors, Bell would deal with any sort of slump - real or imagined - the only way he knew how: by getting in the batting cage and hitting balls by the hundreds.

The Pirates respected Bell's work ethic. It's one of the reasons they grabbed him in the second round of the 2011 draft, lavishing him with a $5 million signing bonus just to make sure he picked pro baseball over a scholarship to the University of Texas.

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Leaders
AVG: A. McCutchen.273
HR: A. McCutchen26
RBI: J. Bell83
SB: S. Marte19
W: G. Cole11
ERA: G. Cole4.13
Saves: F. Rivero18
K: G. Cole184
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Chi Cubs 8667.562-
St. Louis 8172.5295
Milwaukee 8173.5265.5
Pittsburgh 6985.44817.5
Cincinnati 6688.42920.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .242 (28)
Runs: 618 (28)
Hits: 1260 (27)
Home Runs: 144 (29)
Stolen Bases: 65 (22)
OBP: .316 (23)
SLG: .383 (29)
Total Bases: 1993 (30)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.25 (13)
Runs Allowed: 700 (13)
Saves: 31 (25)
Strikeouts: 1195 (19)
OpBA: .264 (23)
OBP: .330 (17)
SLG: .432 (16)
Run Support: 4.06 (28)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/14 D. Hutchison Called Up from Minors - Not to Report
9/14 D. Hutchison Outrighted to Minors
9/10 J. Barbato Called Up from Minors
9/10 T. Glasnow Called Up from Minors
9/10 J. Harrison Transferred to 60-Day DL (Fractured metacarpal, left hand)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/16 S. Marte Left shoulder, finger (day-to-day)
9/16 I. Nova Right calf tightness (day-to-day)
9/3 J. Harrison Fractured metacarpal, left hand (on 60-day DL)
8/28 A. Frazier off 10-day DL
8/26 F. Cervelli Left quad irritation (on 10-day DL)
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