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Javier Baez hit a grand slam and drove in a career-high six runs while major league ERA leader Kyle Hendricks pitched six scoreless innings as the Cubs routed the Pirates 12-2 on Monday.
Lineup: Pirates (77-78) vs. Cubs (99-56)
- 1. John Jaso, 1B (L)
- 2. Josh Bell, RF (S)
- 3. Andrew McCutchen, CF (R)
- 4. Jung Ho Kang, 3B (R)
- 5. Sean Rodriguez, 2B (R)
- 6. Francisco Cervelli, C (R)
- 7. Adam Frazier, LF (L)
- 8. Jordy Mercer, SS (R)
- 9. Chad Kuhl, RHP
Pirates rise in Power Rankings
Pittsburgh had some success early last week, but two straight losses to Washington has the team back below. 500. Still, the Bucs have quite a few bright spots, including Jung Ho Kang, who is proving his power is for real. Week 25 Power Rankings
Sunday's longest home runs
Lost in the shuffle of a benches-clearing incident between the Pirates and Nationals, Jung Ho Kang and Jayson Werth both hit deep blasts in the game. Corey Seager's 414-footer came with the Dodgers down a run in the ninth, allowing them to come back and clinch the NL West.
Pinch-hitter Jayson Werth hit a tying two-run homer, Chris Heisey drove in the go-ahead run and the Nationals scored five runs in the eighth inning to rally past Pirates 10-7 Sunday.
Benches cleared in the Nationals' 10-7 win over the Pirates after a series of plays saw Bryce Harper exit after an awkward slide into third and pitcher A.J. Cole throw at Jung Ho Kang.
Mets' loss is Cardinals', Giants' gain
The Mets nearly rallied back from down 10-0 but ultimately lost 10-8 to the Phillies on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Giants and Cardinals both won, allowing San Francisco to tie New York and St. Louis to remain within a half-game of both teams in the wild-card standings.
The Washington Nationals clinched a postseason berth and no worse than a tie for the National League East title, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1 Saturday night.
Gerrit Cole missed time with a right elbow injury this season, which might further complicate his future with the Pirates.
The Cubs have been the league's best team at home this season, and now they will have home-field advantage throughout the NL playoffs.
Rookie Jacob Stallings' pinch-hit single in the 11th inning lifted the Pittsburgh Pirates over Washington 6-5 on Friday night, preventing the Nationals from clinching a postseason berth.
Pirates left fielder Gregory Polanco left in the first inning of the team's 6-5 win over Washington with a left facial contusion following a crash into the left-field fence.
Has McCutchen hurt his HOF chances?
Andrew McCutchen had a five-year run as one of the best players in baseball, but his performance this season has declined at an alarming rate. Can he still earn a spot in Cooperstown? David Schoenfield explores. Hall of Fame stock watch (Insider)
Buster Olney talks to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review about Gerrit Cole's future with the club, the front office's frustrations with Cole and more.
The Pirates reportedly have made two offers to free-agent-to-be Ivan Nova, but the price might be very steep.
Chris Carter hit his 37th home run, matching his career high, and Scooter Gennett sliced an opposite-field, two-run homer to help the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1.
Starling Marte, making his first start since Sept. 5, grabbed his lower back after fouling off a pitch in the third inning Thursday night and had to leave the game.
Sean Rodriguez hit a home run and a two-run single, Andrew McCutchen went deep, rookie Chad Kuhl pitched six strong innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1 on Wednesday.
Who are the Pirates' future impact rookies?
Josh Bell has seen a good amount of big league playing time this season, but is he poised for a big breakout in 2017? What about Tyler Glasnow? And what kind of impact will Austin Meadows have in a couple years? Tony Blengino breaks it down. Future breakout rookies (Insider)
Andrew McCutchen, Jordy Mercer and Josh Bell each drove in two runs and the Pittsburgh Pirates preserved their faint playoff hopes alive with a 6-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday.
Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Chris Stewart had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Tuesday and is expected to be out six to eight weeks.
On Base Percentage.3334th
Earned Run Average4.2117th
Pirates vs Cubs
PNC Park - Tue 9/27