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Pittsburgh Pirates (45-50)


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@ StL 
W 3-1
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@ StL 
L 5-6
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vs. Phi 
4:05 PM PT5:05 PM MT6:05 PM CT7:05 PM ET19:05 ET23:05 GMT7:05 4:05 PM MST6:05 PM EST5:05 PM CST6:35 PM VEN3:05 UAE (+1)6:05 PM CT
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vs. Phi 
4:05 PM PT5:05 PM MT6:05 PM CT7:05 PM ET19:05 ET23:05 GMT7:05 4:05 PM MST6:05 PM EST5:05 PM CST6:35 PM VEN3:05 UAE (+1)6:05 PM CT
vs. Phi 
10:35 AM PT11:35 AM MT12:35 PM CT1:35 PM ET13:35 ET17:35 GMT1:35 10:35 AM MST12:35 PM EST11:35 AM CST1:05 PM VEN21:35 UAE12:35 PM CT

Pirates look to bust out of slump against Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies and Pittsburgh Pirates, who open a weekend series Friday at PNC Park, did not get off to great starts coming out of the All-Star break.

Philadelphia might be breaking out of it. With a 7-6 comeback win Thursday against the Los Angeles, the Phillies picked up their 50th win and have won two of their past three games after going 1-3 to open a post-break, seven-game homestand against the Dodgers and Washington Nationals.

"It's big for the confidence of the guys in (the locker) room," Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins told MLB Network. "We knew this was going to be a big week for us. ... Confidence is still sky-high here. We're not panicking. But it feels good to get a win going on the road."

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Leaders
AVG: J. Bell.293
HR: J. Bell27
RBI: J. Bell84
SB: S. Marte13
W: J. Musgrove6
ERA: J. Musgrove4.31
Saves: F. Vázquez21
K: C. Archer106
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Chi Cubs 5244.542-
St. Louis 4946.5162.5
Milwaukee 5047.5152.5
Pittsburgh 4550.4746.5
Cincinnati 4351.4578
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .269 (4)
Runs: 450 (19)
Hits: 897 (5)
Home Runs: 103 (26)
Stolen Bases: 34 (23)
OBP: .325 (16)
SLG: .432 (18)
Total Bases: 1440 (16)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 5.00 (23)
Runs Allowed: 504 (24)
Saves: 23 (17)
Strikeouts: 840 (12)
OpBA: .263 (21)
OBP: .340 (24)
SLG: .458 (23)
Run Support: 4.80 (17)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
7/17 E. González Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
7/17 G. Polanco Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
7/13 K. Kela Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
7/12 E. González Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
7/8 T. Williams Reinstated from Paternity Leave List
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Injuries
Date Player Status
7/6 S. Brault Strained left shoulder (on 10-day IL)
6/19 G. Polanco Left shoulder inflammation (on 10-day IL)
6/9 J. Lyles Left hamstring tightness (10-day IL)
6/8 R. Davis Blister, right middle finger (on 10-day IL)
5/26 F. Cervelli Concussion (on 10-day IL)
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