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2016 Schedule
77-79, 3rd in NL Cent
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Baez's grand slam helps Cubs to 100th win (0:42)
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Bryant hits 39th dinger of season (0:20)
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Baez crushes grand slam (0:21)

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
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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

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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.

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Fake tag on Harper ignites tempers of Nats and Pirates (1:04)
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Benches clear in Nats-Pirates after Harper exits

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.

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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.

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Pirates' Polanco crashes into fence, leaves game

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.

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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)

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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)

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs70913th
Batting Average.25810th
On Base Percentage.3334th
Slugging Percentage.40522nd
Earned Run Average4.2117th
Quality Starts67Tied-19th
WHIP1.3925th
BAA.26826th

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