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Pittsburgh Pirates (14-9)


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Reds-Pirates Preview

(AP) -- The perfect draw for a struggling pitching staff right now might be the Cincinnati Reds' slumping lineup. The right matchup to keep offensive production flowing may be their pitchers, too.

The Pittsburgh Pirates will get another crack at both Saturday night when they go for their sixth straight win while trying to hand the visiting Reds as many losses in a row.

Both sides of the equation held up in Pittsburgh's series-opening 4-1 victory Friday night, its third straight at PNC Park. Home runs from Josh Harrison and Matt Joyce were more than enough as the Pirates (14-9) held the Reds to six hits.

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Leaders
AVG: J. Harrison.333
HR: A. McCutchen5
RBI: J. Harrison14
SB: S. Marte7
W: J. Nicasio3
ERA: J. Nicasio3.33
Saves: M. Melancon6
K: J. Nicasio29
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Chi Cubs 175.773-
Pittsburgh 149.6093.5
St. Louis 1211.5225.5
Cincinnati 914.3918.5
Milwaukee 814.3649
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .293 (1)
Runs: 123 (3)
Hits: 240 (1)
Home Runs: 20 (23)
Stolen Bases: 16 (8)
OBP: .377 (1)
SLG: .446 (6)
Total Bases: 366 (4)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.24 (20)
Runs Allowed: 108 (22)
Saves: 8 (9)
Strikeouts: 191 (11)
OpBA: .259 (20)
OBP: .347 (28)
SLG: .437 (23)
Run Support: 5.26 (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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