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Pittsburgh Pirates (33-47)


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vs. Mil
L 0-2
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vs. NYY
W 5-2
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vs. NYY
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Pirates pursue unlikely two-game sweep of Yankees

The disparity between the Pittsburgh Pirates and visiting New York Yankees is easy to spot -- in record, statistical comparisons, payroll -- but that's not the whole story.

Or at least it isn't through the first half of a two-game series between the clubs that concludes on Wednesday in Pittsburgh. The Pirates put together a strong game in all aspects to take the series opener 5-2 on Tuesday.

While a sweep of a two-game series might seem underwhelming, it would carry some significance for a Pirates team that is 14 games under .500 and at least partially rebuilding. The Yankees are the top team in baseball.

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Leaders
AVG: B. Reynolds.256
HR: B. Reynolds15
RBI: B. Reynolds32
SB: K. Hayes9
W: D. Peters4
ERA: J. Quintana3.33
Saves: D. Bednar13
K: J. Brubaker82
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Milwaukee 4736.566-
St. Louis 4439.5303
Pittsburgh 3347.41312.5
Chi Cubs 3348.40713
Cincinnati 2852.35017.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .222 (28)
Runs: 296 (28)
Hits: 580 (29)
Home Runs: 88 (15)
Stolen Bases: 34 (21)
OBP: .290 (28)
SLG: .374 (28)
Total Bases: 976 (28)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.70 (26)
Runs Allowed: 409 (25)
Saves: 19 (17)
Strikeouts: 631 (23)
OpBA: .257 (26)
OBP: .335 (26)
SLG: .420 (25)
Run Support: 3.80 (28)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
7/5 Y. Chang Called Up from Minors - Not to Report
7/5 J. Delay Called Up from Minors
7/5 B. Gamel Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
7/5 B. Gamel Removed From 10-Day IL (Strained left hamstring)
7/5 T. Heineman Placed on Paternity Leave List
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Injuries
Date Player Status
7/3 Y. De Los Santos COVID-19 injured list (on 10-day IL)
6/27 M. Kranick Right elbow surgery - out for season (on 60-day IL)
6/21 J. Marisnick COVID-19 injured list (on 10-day IL)
6/18 Z. Thompson Right forearm nerve inflammation (15-day IL)
6/17 T. Marcano COVID-19 injured list (positive test) (10-day IL)
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