Pittsburgh Pirates

3rd NL Central | 38-41
  • Batting Avg
    9th
    .265 AVG
  • Runs
    13th
    364 R
  • Earned Runs Avg
    23rd
    4.52 ERA
  • Home Runs Allowed
    20th
    94 HR
  • ABC News

    Nelson Cruz Hits 20th Homer, Seattle Beats Pittsburgh 5-2

    Nelson Cruz hit his 20th home run of the season, Robinson Cano had three hits including an RBI single and the Seattle Mariners beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on Tuesday night. Cruz and Cano led Seattle's offense, which had 12 hits. Cano's two-out single in the fifth scored Franklin Gutierrez and gave Cruz the opportunity for his two-run homer into the second deck in left field that gave Seattle a 5-0 lead. Cruz became the only current player with at least 20 home runs in every season since 2009. David Ortiz and Brian McCann can also reach that mark this season. Seattle starter Hisashi Iwakuma (7-6) took a shutout into the seventh inning before giving up a pair of runs. Iwakuma has pitched into

  • HardballTalk

    Video: Melvin Upton, Jr. robs J.J. Hardy of a home run

    The Orioles have been on something of an offensive rampage. In the month of June, the club has hit 54 home runs, leaving them four home runs shy of matching the all-time record for home runs in a month set by the 1987 Orioles and 1999 Mariners. They were robbed of a home run on Tuesday night against the Padres, as Melvin Upton, Jr. made a dazzling catch over the wall in center field to bring back a J.J. Hardy home run. Upton alertly fired the ball to first base to double off Mark Trumbo. Hardy put good wood on a 3-2 Erik Johnson fastball, appearing to have enough to break a 1-1 tie in the top of the second inning. The O’s, who have averaged more than two home runs per game, have two games remaining