Corey Dickerson hit two first-pitch home runs, rookie Nick Kingham overcame another Cincinnati rain delay to pitch six shutout innings and drive in two runs, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Reds 6-2 Saturday for their season-high eighth straight win.
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Sean Rodriguez homered and drove in four runs, Starling Marte hit a grand slam and the Pittsburgh Pirates extended their winning streak to a season-high seven games with a 12-1 rout of the Cincinnati Reds after a long rain delay Friday night.
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Josh Bell hit a game-ending two-run double in the 10th inning to send the Pirates to 7-6 victory over the Brewers on Sunday, giving Pittsburgh a five-game sweep of Milwaukee and its sixth straight win overall.
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Brutal series for the Brewers in Pittsburgh as the Pirates sweep a five-game series. Sunday's loss was a dagger: The Pirates tie it up in the bottom of the ninth, the Brewers score in the 10th, but the Pirates score twice to walk it off. This little six-game winning streak for the Pirates also puts them on the fringes of the wild-card race, meaning they not be so eager to trade off some veterans if they stay hot after the All-Star break.
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Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco hit back-to-back home runs for the second time Saturday, and the Pittsburgh Pirates won the second game of a doubleheader 6-2 over the Milwaukee Brewers.
Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco hit back-to-back homers in the first inning, and that was enough to push the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 2-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday.
Josh Bell tied a career with four hits, Gregory Polanco homered and both drove in two runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.
Jameson Taillon had a career-high 10 strikeouts, Jordy Mercer tied his career high with four RBI and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-3 on Thursday night.
Starling Marte hit a two-run home run and Trevor Williams combined with four relievers on a five-hitter as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Washington Nationals 2-0 on Wednesday.
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