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2017 Schedule
23-27, 5th in NL Cent

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The Pirates' John Jaso became the first player to come into a game in the ninth inning or later and have only two at-bats, the first of which tied the score and the second of which won the game, since Tampa Bay's Robinson Chirinos on Aug. 4, 2011. Chirinos had a tying single in the bottom of the 11th and a walkoff single in the 12th. (Source: Elias Sports Bureau)

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Jaso ties it in the ninth, wins it in the tenth (0:40)

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John Jaso entered the Pirates' game against the Mets as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning, and he delivered a run-scoring single that made the score 4-4. It was the fifth game-tying hit in the ninth inning or later in his career, his first since June 2, 2016. In the 10th, with the bases loaded and two outs, Jaso singled in the winning run. It was his third walk-off hit, his first since 2014.

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Duda's 447-foot homer leaves the park (0:31)

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All three home runs of at least 420 feet hit this season by Pirates CF Andrew McCutchen have come this month. There was a 426-footer on May 14 vs. the Diamondbacks' Robbie Ray and one of 425 off the Reds' Cody Reed on May 3. Then, Saturday night's off the Mets' Zack Wheeler.

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Taillon set for rehab start after cancer surgery

Pirates right-hander Jameson Taillon, who had testicular cancer surgery May 8, is slated to start for Double-A Altoona on Sunday as he begins a minor league rehabilitation assignment.

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Walker hits 2 long balls in return to Pittsburgh (0:46)
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Polanco's connection to home remains strong (4:57)

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Pirates CF Andrew McCutchen is batting sixth on Friday vs. the Mets. It's the first time in his career that he's hit any lower than cleanup. The veteran has just 11 hits in his last 70 at-bats, dropping his batting average to .203.

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Jacob deGrom is 0-2 in his career against the Pirates. The only other NL team he has yet to win a game against is the Dodgers (also 0-2). It's tied for the most losses without a win vs any team in his career.

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Peeing your pants is cool if you're Andrew McCutchen. The Pirates OF was a bit excited about the Penguins winning in 2OT to advance to the Stanley Cup finals.

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Weekly Watch: What's Next For McCutchen?

Buster Olney examines if, in light of his recent struggles and benching, the Pirates will be able to find a trade partner in their attempt to move Andrew McCutchen.

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The Pirates have activated OF Gregory Polanco (hamstring) from the 10-day DL, but he is not in the lineup for Thursday's game in Atlanta. Neither is OF Andrew McCutchen, whose batting average (.203) has been creeping dangerously close to the Mendoza line.

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Inside Heat: Biertempfel On McCutchen's Future

Buster Olney talks to Rob Biertempfel of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review about Andrew McCutchen's benching, the club's approach with the former MVP and more.

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Elias notes that the Pirates are 3rd team in the Expansion Era to back-to-back-to-back HR in extra innings. They join the Royals (May 31, 2002) who did it against the Rangers and Twins (May 2, 1964) who did it against the Kansas City Athletics.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs196Tied-24th
Batting Average.23527th
On Base Percentage.31520th
Slugging Percentage.37527th
Earned Run Average4.2217th
Quality Starts24Tied-8th
WHIP1.3822nd
BAA.26827th

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