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20 hrs ago | The Washington Post
Justin Upton dropped a routine fly ball to left-centerfield in the ninth inning which set the stage for Gaby Sanchez's game-winning sacrifice fly that capped a late-inning comeback as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Wednesday night.
20 hrs ago | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh
David Carpenter took the loss after allowing an unearned run to cross. Jordy Mercer led off with a single and Starling Marte's fly ball to left-center advanced him to third, where Mercer tagged up on Sanchez's flyout.
20 hrs ago | Post-gazette.com
The Pirates got a walk-off sacrifice fly from Gaby Sanchez Wednesday night to snap a seven game losing streak with a 3-2 win on the night their young ace returned to the mound.
To extend this potentially season-curdling free fall to seven games, the Pirates presented Tuesday what was either the worst pitching performance of the summer or a really dreary episode of Upton Abby.
Upon his return to the active list on Tuesday, Andrew McCutchen acknowledged the likelihood that getting drilled in the back by Randall Delgado's pitch contributed to the avulsion rib fracture that sent him to the DL for the first time in his career.
At the start of a three-game series matching two of the National League's certifiably desperate desperadoes -- they were leg-locked at 11/2 games behind in the wild-card standings -- the Pirates chose the opener against the Atlanta Braves Monday night to unleash one of the most anticipated subplots of the season.
Ike Davis has not been a particularly great acquisition for the Pirates this year.
Look, I don't know what to say other than that this game was beyond exasperating.
The Washington Nationals and Pittsburgh Pirates traded leads and blown saves and went to extra innings tied up at 5-5 before Jayson Werth doubled and scored on a sac fly to left by Scott Hairston.
Rare is the pitcher who falls victim to pitching too efficiently, but such was Gerrit Cole's plight after his most recent rehab start.
One day after Neil Walker's second start in the month of August for a back injury that's kept him inactive for two weeks but not on the disabled list, Walker is out of the lineup again tonight.
Tanner Roark pitched into the sixth inning and the Washington Nationals scored some early runs to hold off the Pittsburgh Pirates, 5-4, to open a three-game series.
The Nationals got to Charlie Morton early, and the Pirates' offense couldn't rally late as Washington won Friday, 5-4.
Updated: Wed Aug 20, 2014 07:42 pm
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