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2017 Schedule
9-12, 5th in NL Cent
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Gift Ngoepe's inspirational MLB debut (1:06)
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Ngoepe makes history in Pirates' win (1:13)
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Rivero with web gem worthy play off the mound (0:27)
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Bell mashes solo shot to left (0:30)
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Gift Ngoepe records first MLB hit (0:26)
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2dJesse Rogers

Pirates' Ngoepe, 1st African in MLB, gets 1st hit

Pirates rookie infielder Gift Ngoepe became the first African player to reach the majors and then collected his first major league hit. "It was just awesome," he said.

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Hendricks outduels Cole, Cubs top Pirates 1-0

Kyle Hendricks rediscovered his 2016 form, limiting the Pittsburgh Pirates to four hits over six innings to outduel Gerrit Cole and lead the Chicago Cubs to a 1-0 win on Tuesday night.

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Time to add Ivan Nova to your fantasy rotation? (0:53)

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Chad Kuhl is the fourth Pirates pitcher in the last 100 years to allow nine or more earned runs in in 1 2/3 innings or fewer (1 2/3 IP, 9 ER vs. Cubs on Monday). The last to do so was Charlie Morton on June 21, 2015 vs. the Nationals. (Photo: Charles LeClaire/USA TODAY Sports)

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Cubs keep rolling, crush Pirates 14-3

Addison Russell set a career high with four hits, Jason Heyward homered for the third time in four games and drove in four runs as the Chicago Cubs drubbed the Pittsburgh Pirates 14-3 Monday.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

As a sinker/slider guy, Pirates starter Chad Kuhl has a large platoon split so far in his brief major league career. Working carefully, he walked lefties Anthony Rizzo and Ben Zobrist with two outs and paid the price as Addison Russell knocked in Rizzo with a base hit and then lefty-swinging Jason Heyward popped a three-run homer.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Cool story as the Pirates called up reliever Dovydas Neverauskas, who will be the first Lithuanian-born player in the majors when he gets into a game. Signed as a 17-year-old in 2010, his dad was a baseball coach in a country where few people play the sport. He throws hard and had 56 K's in 58 IP in the minors last year, with just one home run allowed.

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McCutchen out to show he's still capable in center (2:10)

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After getting swept by the Pirates in Chicago last week, the Cubs will be looking for revenge when they face Chad Kuhl and the Pirates on Monday night (7 p.m. ET on ESPN/WatchESPN). Luckily for the Cubs, Kris Bryant loves facing the Pirates and has a .361 career batting average against them.

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Pirates starter Iván Nova had a 4.90 ERA with the Yankees last season. Since they traded him to the Pirates, he has an ERA of 2.75, with 67 strikeouts and 4 walks. Nova defeated the Yankees on Sunday afternoon.

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6dMarly Rivera, ESPN Digital

Preocupa a Cervelli situación de crisis en su natal Venezuela

La temporada de MLB es rigurosa y requiere absoluto enfoque físico y mental, pero jugadores como el receptor de los Piratas de Francisco Cervelli han tenido que hacer un gran esfuerzo para mantener ese enfoque debido a la crítica situación política-económica en Venezuela.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Some old friends got together outside the clubhouse today!

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs7129th
Batting Average.23323rd
On Base Percentage.31018th
Slugging Percentage.36326th
Earned Run Average3.9916th
Quality Starts13Tied-2nd
WHIP1.3828th
BAA.26228th

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