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Pittsburgh Pirates (13-9)


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(AP) -- Clint Hurdle got the Pittsburgh Pirates to believe in his new approach for the offense, and it's paying off with the franchise's best April at the plate in 86 years.

That offensive surge is likely to continue as the Pirates open a three-game series with the visiting Cincinnati Reds, who have one of the worst staffs in baseball.

Hurdle is using a combination of rest and strategy to spur Pittsburgh (13-9) offensively. The moves have produced 119 runs and a .294 average, the Pirates' highest in April since hitting .331 in 1930.

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Leaders
AVG: J. Harrison.333
HR: A. McCutchen5
RBI: G. Polanco14
SB: S. Marte7
W: J. Niese3
ERA: G. Cole2.78
Saves: M. Melancon5
K: F. Liriano23
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Chi Cubs 165.762-
Pittsburgh 139.5913.5
St. Louis 1210.5454.5
Cincinnati 913.4097.5
Milwaukee 813.3818
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .294 (1)
Runs: 119 (3)
Hits: 233 (1)
Home Runs: 18 (25)
Stolen Bases: 16 (7)
OBP: .378 (1)
SLG: .444 (6)
Total Bases: 352 (4)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.38 (21)
Runs Allowed: 107 (23)
Saves: 7 (12)
Strikeouts: 182 (12)
OpBA: .261 (22)
OBP: .352 (28)
SLG: .443 (25)
Run Support: 5.32 (4)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/25 A. Richardson Released
4/23 M. Morse Cleared Waivers and Became a Free Agent
4/22 C. Figueroa Sent to Minors
4/22 J. Rogers Called Up from Minors
4/21 C. Luebke Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
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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 Strained left lat (on 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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