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Pirates homer twice in loss

Pirates homer twice in loss

CINCINNATI – Matt Harvey pitched six innings of one-run ball for his first victory with Cincinnati, and Scooter Gennett hit his fifth grand slam over the last two seasons, leading the Reds to a 7-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.

Pirates blow ninth inning lead to drop third straight

Pirates blow ninth inning lead to drop third straight

Josh Harrison recorded three hits and an eighth inning go-ahead RBI in his return from the disabled list, but Felipe Vazquez melted down in the ninth and the Padres took the game and the four game series, beating the Pirates 8-5 Sunday afternoon.

Kingham hit early in Pirates 6-2 loss to Padres

Kingham hit early in Pirates 6-2 loss to Padres

Rookie starter Nick Kingham got hit early in his spot start Saturday, but still gave the Pirates a quality start. The offense, on the other hand, could not pick him up, and the Bucs dropped their second straight to the Padres 6-2.

Meadows has strong debut, but Bucs lose

Meadows has strong debut, but Bucs lose

Outfielder Austin Meadows recorded a pair of hits in his major league debut, but the Pirates stranded 13 runners on base and fell to the Padres 3-2 Friday night.

Pirates bullpen stops Padres in their tracks

Pirates bullpen stops Padres in their tracks

The Pirates’ bullpen came to the rescue again as the Pirates beat the San Diego Padres 5-4 Thursday night.

Pirates bullpen holds off White Sox 3-2

Pinch-hitter Josh Bell singled to break a seventh-inning tie, and the streaking Pittsburgh Pirates beat the skidding Chicago White Sox 3-2 Wednesday.

It was the second loss for the Pirates’ bullpen on the season, allowing five runs over four innings.

The Pirates’ lineup pounded Reds’ pitchers Luis Castillo and Yovani Gallardo in a 15 hit onslaught Friday, beating Cincinnati 14-3 to improve to 6-1.

Mike Sullivan made it quite clear after Friday’s dismissal of the Senators, when he said, “when the stakes get high, we play our best.”

It was one of the few things that did not go his way on a night where he picked up a win and struck out Joey Votto twice.

Call it an indictment on the opponent’s performance or call it luck, either way, the Pittsburgh Pirates are at an MLB-best 5-1, with their best start to a season since 2003 after

The 1972 Dolphins can crack open the bubbly. The last undefeated major league team has fallen.

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