Pittsburgh Pirates (48-49)

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vs. Mil 
W 6-2
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W 7-6
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@ Cin 
4:10 PM PT5:10 PM MT6:10 PM CT7:10 PM ET19:10 ET23:10 GMT7:10 4:10 PM MST6:10 PM EST5:10 PM CST6:40 PM VEN3:10 UAE (+1)6:10 PM CT
@ Cin 
4:10 PM PT5:10 PM MT6:10 PM CT7:10 PM ET19:10 ET23:10 GMT7:10 4:10 PM MST6:10 PM EST5:10 PM CST6:40 PM VEN3:10 UAE (+1)6:10 PM CT
@ Cin 
10:10 AM PT11:10 AM MT12:10 PM CT1:10 PM ET13:10 ET17:10 GMT1:10 10:10 AM MST12:10 PM EST11:10 AM CST12:40 PM VEN21:10 UAE12:10 PM CT

Pirates pick up where they left off, batter Reds

The Pittsburgh Pirates were one of the teams that didn't want to stop playing when the All-Star break arrived. Their only problem when the break ended was they couldn't get started when they wanted.

But once they endured a nearly three-hour rain delay Friday night in Cincinnati, they picked up where they left off before the break by pounding the Reds 12-1 - their seventh win in a row and ninth in 10 games. They also reached the .500 mark at 49-49 after being eight games under only two weeks ago.

Sean Rodriguez, who came in batting .145, had a three-run home run against Reds starter Tyler Mahle (7-8) among his three hits and drove in four runs in his first game since injuring his right quadriceps on June 24. Starling Marte added a grand slam with his team already up 7-1 in the eighth inning, which helped make the 1:33 a.m. EDT finish almost bearable for the streaking Pirates.

AVG: C. Dickerson.306
HR: G. Polanco16
RBI: G. Polanco51
SB: S. Marte25
W: T. Williams7
ERA: J. Taillon3.91
Saves: F. Vázquez23
K: J. Taillon103
NL Central
Chi Cubs 5639.589-
Milwaukee 5544.5563
St. Louis 4947.5107.5
Pittsburgh 4949.5008.5
Cincinnati 4354.44314
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General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .250 (12)
Runs: 425 (13)
Hits: 819 (15)
Home Runs: 97 (24)
Stolen Bases: 45 (17)
OBP: .317 (15)
SLG: .406 (15)
Total Bases: 1331 (15)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.32 (20)
Runs Allowed: 450 (20)
Saves: 26 (15)
Strikeouts: 829 (15)
OpBA: .254 (20)
OBP: .322 (17)
SLG: .413 (15)
Run Support: 4.42 (15)
Date Player Transactions
7/20 T. Anderson Sent to Minors
7/20 S. Rodríguez Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
7/20 S. Rodríguez Removed From 10-Day DL (Strained right quad)
7/16 N. Burdi Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
7/15 T. Anderson Called Up from Minors
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Date Player Status
7/14 F. Cervelli Concussion (on 7-day DL)
6/30 J. Musgrove off 10-day DL
6/28 N. Turley Left elbow sprain (on 60-day DL)
6/27 C. Kuhl Strained right forearm (on 10-day DL)
6/25 S. Rodríguez Strained right quad (on 10-day DL)
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