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Pittsburgh Pirates (37-40)


Sun. 6/26 Mon. 6/27 Tue. 6/28 Wed. 6/29 Fri. 7/1
vs. LAD
W 4-3
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vs. LAD
L 4-5
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Pit 0 - 3 Sea
Bot 5th
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@ Sea
7:10 PM PT8:10 PM MT9:10 PM CT10:10 PM ET22:10 ET2:10 GMT10:10 7:10 PM MST9:10 PM EST9:40 PM VEN6:10 UAE (+1)9:10 PM CT
@ Oak
7:05 PM PT8:05 PM MT9:05 PM CT10:05 PM ET22:05 ET2:05 GMT10:05 7:05 PM MST9:05 PM EST9:35 PM VEN6:05 UAE (+1)9:05 PM CT

Pirates-Mariners preview

SEATTLE -- Misery loves company.

Two teams with dying pennant aspirations will meet at Safeco Field under similar circumstances Tuesday night. The Pittsburgh Pirates and Seattle Mariners have fallen from baseball's elite and are just trying to stay afloat in the playoff race.

The Pirates (37-40) were trying to keep pace with the National League Central-leading Chicago Cubs, baseball's hottest team, through April and May and were doing a decent job of weathering the storm. The Pirates were in position to make a run at the end of May, but they've since fallen three games under .500. Monday afternoon's loss to the Dodgers left Pittsburgh with an 8-18 record in June.

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Leaders
AVG: S. Marte.326
HR: A. McCutchen12
RBI: G. Polanco44
SB: S. Marte20
W: J. Locke7
ERA: J. Niese4.93
Saves: M. Melancon22
K: F. Liriano83
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Chi Cubs 4926.653-
St. Louis 4036.5269.5
Pittsburgh 3740.48113
Milwaukee 3441.45315
Cincinnati 2948.37721
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .265 (9)
Runs: 354 (13)
Hits: 705 (6)
Home Runs: 73 (25)
Stolen Bases: 54 (7)
OBP: .338 (4)
SLG: .413 (16)
Total Bases: 1098 (12)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.52 (24)
Runs Allowed: 372 (26)
Saves: 24 (6)
Strikeouts: 545 (27)
OpBA: .268 (24)
OBP: .343 (29)
SLG: .443 (26)
Run Support: 4.61 (11)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
6/26 C. Kuhl Purchased From Minors
6/26 K. Lobstein Sent to Minors
6/26 C. Luebke Released
6/26 C. Partch Designated for Assignment
6/24 C. Figueroa Designated for Assignment
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Injuries
Date Player Status
6/11 F. Cervelli Broken hamate bone in left hand (on 15-day DL)
6/11 G. Cole Strained right triceps (on 15-day DL)
5/25 A. Caminero off 15-day DL
5/24 R. Vogelsong Facial fractures (on 60-day DL)
4/14 C. Luebke off 15-day DL
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