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Pittsburgh Pirates (79-53)


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Pirates-Cardinals Preview

(AP) -- History and time are not on the side of the Pittsburgh Pirates as they try to chase down the St. Louis Cardinals.

Pittsburgh's best chance to reel in the NL Central leaders starts with Friday night's series opener at Busch Stadium, a ballpark kind to the Cardinals and not so much to the Pirates this year.

Losers of four straight and 6 1/2 games back with a month to play, the Pirates (79-53) badly need a series win, something they haven't done in St. Louis since April 26-28, 2013.

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Leaders
AVG: A. McCutchen.303
HR: P. Alvarez22
RBI: A. McCutchen85
SB: S. Marte26
W: G. Cole15
ERA: G. Cole2.64
Saves: M. Melancon43
K: G. Cole168
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
St. Louis 8647.647-
Pittsburgh 7953.5986.5
Chi Cubs 7557.56810.5
Milwaukee 5875.43628
Cincinnati 5577.41730.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .259 (8)
Runs: 557 (14)
Hits: 1185 (8)
Home Runs: 114 (21)
Stolen Bases: 83 (6)
OBP: .321 (11)
SLG: .396 (19)
Total Bases: 1813 (15)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.21 (2)
Runs Allowed: 486 (4)
Saves: 46 (4)
Strikeouts: 1057 (11)
OpBA: .251 (13)
OBP: .314 (15)
SLG: .363 (2)
Run Support: 4.14 (18)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/2 P. Florimon Purchased From Minors
9/2 D. Guerra Transferred to 60-Day DL (Right knee inflammation)
9/1 J. Decker Called Up from Minors
9/1 E. Diaz Called Up from Minors
9/1 B. LaFromboise Called Up from Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/1 C. Sadler Right elbow discomfort (on 60-day DL)
8/26 F. Cervelli Foot (day-to-day)
8/20 T. Ishikawa Lower back strain (on 15-day DL)
8/7 D. Guerra Right knee inflammation (on 60-day DL)
7/31 A. Burnett Right elbow inflammation (on 15-day DL)
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