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Red Sox-Pirates Preview

(AP) -- The follow-up to Francisco Liriano's outstanding 2013 season wasn't looking good in mid-July, when a month-plus stint on the disabled list carried a forgettable first half to the cusp of the All-Star break.

He's healthy these days - and so are the Pittsburgh Pirates' playoff chances.

Riding a 16-inning scoreless streak, Liriano looks to continue his impressive second half Wednesday night against visiting Boston as Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo makes his much-anticipated major league debut for the Red Sox.

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Leaders
AVG: J. Harrison.317
HR: A. McCutchen23
RBI: A. McCutchen75
SB: S. Marte26
W: E. Volquez12
ERA: E. Volquez3.27
Saves: M. Melancon29
K: F. Liriano161
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
St. Louis 8368.550-
Pittsburgh 8070.5332.5
Milwaukee 7972.5234
Cincinnati 7181.46712.5
Chi Cubs 6784.44416
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .260 (7)
Runs: 639 (10)
Hits: 1334 (8)
Home Runs: 143 (12)
Stolen Bases: 96 (10)
OBP: .331 (3)
SLG: .404 (7)
Total Bases: 2071 (7)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.55 (12)
Runs Allowed: 601 (15)
Saves: 42 (10)
Strikeouts: 1130 (20)
OpBA: .249 (13)
OBP: .320 (19)
SLG: .376 (11)
Run Support: 4.26 (8)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/16 C. Morton Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
9/16 C. Morton Removed From 15-Day DL (Sports hernia)
9/8 E. Frieri Released
9/8 M. Martinez Outrighted to Minors
9/8 C. McGuiness Outrighted to Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/11 S. Marte Left elbow contusion (day-to-day)
8/26 A. McCutchen Left game - left rib discomfort (day-to-day)
8/16 C. Morton off 15-day DL
8/14 J. Mercer Right forearm tightness (day-to-day)
8/14 S. Pimentel off 15-day DL
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