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Pittsburgh Pirates (15-12)


Mon. 5/2 Tue. 5/3 Wed. 5/4 Fri. 5/6 Sat. 5/7
vs. ChC
L 2-7
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vs. ChC
L 1-7
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ChC 6 - 2 Pit
Final
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@ StL
5:15 PM PT6:15 PM MT7:15 PM CT8:15 PM ET20:15 ET0:15 GMT8:15 5:15 PM MST7:15 PM EST7:45 PM VEN4:15 UAE (+1)7:15 PM CT
@ StL
11:15 AM PT12:15 PM MT1:15 PM CT2:15 PM ET14:15 ET18:15 GMT2:15 11:15 AM MST1:15 PM EST1:45 PM VEN22:15 UAE1:15 PM CT

Pirates lose 6-2 to Cubs, get swept in 3-game series

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was succinct with his assessment after getting swept by the Chicago Cubs.

"We just got out-executed for three days in a row," Hurdle said.

Ben Zobrist hit a three-run home run, Anthony Rizzo also connected and Jon Lester worked out of a pair of jams to lead the NL Central-leading Cubs over the second-place Pirates 6-2 Wednesday for a three-game sweep.

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Leaders
AVG: S. Marte.324
HR: A. McCutchen6
RBI: J. Harrison15
SB: S. Marte7
W: J. Nicasio3
ERA: J. Nicasio3.33
Saves: M. Melancon7
K: F. Liriano29
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Chi Cubs 206.769-
Pittsburgh 1513.5366
St. Louis 1414.5007
Milwaukee 1116.4079.5
Cincinnati 1117.39310
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .281 (1)
Runs: 136 (5)
Hits: 269 (1)
Home Runs: 25 (17)
Stolen Bases: 17 (12)
OBP: .367 (1)
SLG: .432 (8)
Total Bases: 413 (4)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.28 (20)
Runs Allowed: 129 (24)
Saves: 9 (10)
Strikeouts: 223 (6)
OpBA: .256 (19)
OBP: .345 (27)
SLG: .424 (20)
Run Support: 4.93 (6)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/30 J. Hughes Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
4/30 J. Hughes Removed From 15-Day DL (Strained left lat)
4/29 R. Scahill Sent to Minors
4/25 A. Richardson Released
4/23 M. Morse Cleared Waivers and Became a Free Agent
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Injuries
Date Player Status
4/14 C. Luebke Right hamstring tightness (on 15-day DL)
3/25 E. Díaz Right elbow discomfort (on 15-day DL)
3/25 J. Hughes off 15-day DL
3/25 J. Kang Recovery from left knee surgery (on 15-day DL)
3/9 A. Meadows Orbital fracture (day-to-day)
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