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Marte's 4 hits lead Pirates past Rockies 9-3

Marte's 4 hits lead Pirates past Rockies 9-3

DENVER (AP) — Starling Marte homered among his four hits & came within a triple of the cycle, & the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Colorado Rockies 9-3 on Monday night.

Aramis Ramirez went deep & Jody Mercer had four hits for the Pirates, who reduced their magic number for clinching a postseason berth to two. A win Tuesday & a San Francisco loss would clinch at least a wild card for the third straight season.

Marte homered in Pittsburgh's two-run first, singled in the fourth & doubled off the top of the wall in the sixth. He led off the ninth with a single to center.

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Marte, Alvarez homer for Pirates in 4-3 win over Dodgers

Marte, Alvarez homer for Pirates in 4-3 win over Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates showed the team with the most home runs in the National League they can hold their own in the power department – a fact greatly appreciated by Gerrit Cole.

Starling Marte hitting a tying home run, Pedro Alvarez had a go-ahead homer & the Pirates beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 Sunday to open a two-game lead over the Chicago Cubs for the NL's first wild-card berth.

Cole (17-8) allowed three runs & six hits in seven innings & struck out nine, improving to 3-0 in four career starts against Los Angeles.

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Liriano outpitches Kershaw as Pirates edge Dodgers 3-2

Liriano outpitches Kershaw as Pirates edge Dodgers 3-2

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Francisco Liriano came through with the kind of effort the Pittsburgh Pirates are going to need down the stretch & in the postseason – especially when they face the aces on other teams.

Liriano outpitched reigning NL MVP Clayton Kershaw, & Aramis Ramirez hit a tiebreaking double in the eighth inning as the Pirates ended a four-game skid with a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night.

''Frankie gave us just what we needed,'' manager Clint Hurdle said. ''For me, this was as satisfactory a game as he's pitched all year. His fastball played extremely well for him, & the velocity was peak. It was so effective, so tough to lay off of.''

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Liriano outpitches Kershaw as Pirates edge Dodgers 3-2

Liriano outpitches Kershaw as Pirates edge Dodgers 3-2

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Aramis Ramirez hit a tiebreaking double in the eighth inning, Andrew McCutchen doubled home two runs & the Pittsburgh Pirates ended a four-game skid with a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night.

Pittsburgh climbed within four games of NL Central-leading St. Louis following the Cardinals' 5-4 loss at Chicago. The Pirates remained a game ahead of the Cubs in the race for the first wild card, with both teams comfortably in playoff position.

Despite the Dodgers' sixth loss in 24 games, their magic number for clinching their third straight NL West title dropped to seven because the San Francisco Giants lost 6-0 to Arizona.

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Pirates SS Kang out 6-8 months with broken leg, torn MCL

Pirates SS Kang out 6-8 months with broken leg, torn MCL

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jung Ho Kang arrived in the United States last winter a mystery before providing a major jolt that helped obtain the Pittsburgh Pirates started on their run at a third straight playoff berth.

Now, they'll try to reach the postseason without their supremely confident rookie shortstop.

Kang underwent surgery Thursday night to repair a broken left leg & torn knee ligament sustained on a takeout slide at second base by Chris Coghlan of the Chicago Cubs. The team said Kang is expected to be out six to eight months, meaning he could miss the start of the 2016 season.

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Pirates SS Kang out 6-8 months with broken leg, torn MCL

Pirates SS Kang out 6-8 months with broken leg, torn MCL

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jung Ho Kang arrived in the United States last winter a mystery before providing a major jolt that helped obtain the Pittsburgh Pirates started on their run at a third straight playoff berth.

Now, they'll try to reach the postseason without their supremely confident rookie shortstop.

Kang underwent surgery Thursday night to repair a broken left leg & torn knee ligament sustained on a takeout slide at second base by Chris Coghlan of the Chicago Cubs. The team said Kang is expected to be out six to eight months, meaning he could miss the start of the 2016 season.

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Pirates SS Kang out 6-8 months with broken leg, torn MCL

Pirates SS Kang out 6-8 months with broken leg, torn MCL

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jung Ho Kang arrived in the United States last winter a mystery before providing a major jolt that helped obtain the Pittsburgh Pirates started on their run at a third straight playoff berth.

Now, they'll try to reach the postseason without their supremely confident rookie shortstop.

Kang underwent surgery Thursday night to repair a broken left leg & torn knee ligament sustained on a takeout slide at second base by Chris Coghlan of the Chicago Cubs. The team said Kang is expected to be out six to eight months, meaning he could miss the start of the 2016 season.

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Pirates SS Kang out 6-8 months with broken leg, torn MCL

Pirates SS Kang out 6-8 months with broken leg, torn MCL

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jung Ho Kang arrived in the United States last winter a mystery before providing a major jolt that helped obtain the Pittsburgh Pirates started on their run at a third straight playoff berth.

Now, they'll try to reach the postseason without their supremely confident rookie shortstop.

Kang underwent surgery Thursday night to repair a broken left leg & torn knee ligament sustained on a takeout slide at second base by Chris Coghlan of the Chicago Cubs. The team said Kang is expected to be out six to eight months, meaning he could miss the start of the 2016 season.

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Rizzo hits 30th homer, lifts Cubs to 9-6 win over Pirates

Rizzo hits 30th homer, lifts Cubs to 9-6 win over Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Chicago Cubs made a serious move as they try to catch the Pirates for the top NL wild card, taking three of four games in Pittsburgh.

Manager Joe Maddon wants more.

Anthony Rizzo started a six-run fifth inning with his 30th homer, & the Cubs rallied for a 9-6 victory Thursday.

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Rizzo homers, lifts Cubs to 9-6 win over Pirates

Rizzo homers, lifts Cubs to 9-6 win over Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Anthony Rizzo started a six-run fifth inning with his 30th homer, & the Chicago Cubs rallied for a 9-6 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday to take three of four games between NL playoff contenders.

The Cubs moved within two games of the wild card leaders. Should the teams end up tied at the end of the regular season, Chicago would have home-field advantage, having won the season series with 10 wins in 16 games.

Pittsburgh trails St. Louis by 4 1/2 games in the NL Central. The Cardinals play a night game against the Brewers at Milwaukee.

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