Friday: 4-1 Win vs Detroit. A.J. wins his 8th. Box score.
Saturday: 4-1 Win vs Detroit. Cutch with the big blast. Box score.
Sunday: 3-2 Loss vs Detroit. 2 against Verlander not enough. Box score.
Season Record: 38-33, 2nd place in NL Central, 1.0 games back
Notes: The Bucs take two out of three from the Tigers to split their season series 3-3. The Pirates finish Interleague play with a 10-8 record, scoring 77 runs and allowing 66. Andrew McCutchen and Alex Presley were each on base five times. Pedro Alvarez continued his latest run of good at bats with three hits and a walk. Josh Harrison was the only position player to not get a hit. Michael McKenry threw out Austin Jackson in the third inning Sunday. It was the first time the Pirates have thrown out a baserunner since May 10. All three starting pitchers turned in quality starts. Despite his best outing of the month, Brad Lincoln is being moved back to the bullpen to make room for Jeff Karstens.
|McCutchen, A, CF||11||1||4||3||1||3||2||0.364||0.417|
|Jones, G, RF, 1B||8||1||1||2||0||1||3||0.125||0.125|
|Harrison, SS, 2B||7||0||0||0||0||2||4||0.000||0.000|
|Burnett, AJ, P||2||0||0||0||0||1||0||0.000||0.000|
Doubles (3): Presley 2 (9), McGehee (8)
Home Runs (2): McCutchen (13), Jones (9)
CS: Tabata (8), Walker (1)
Double Plays: (Barmes-Walker-McGehee)
|Burnett, AJ(W, 8-2)||6.0||2||0||0||3||4||0||0.00||0.83|
|Grilli(H, 16, 17)||2.0||0||0||0||0||3||0||0.00||0.00|
|Cruz, J(H, 12)||1.3||0||0||0||0||2||0||0.00||0.00|
|Watson(H, 8, 9)||1.0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0.00||0.00|
Transactions: Optioned IF Jordy Mercer to AAA. Recalled RHP Bryan Morris from AAA. Transferred RHP Charlie Morton from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL. Claimed IF Drew Sutton off waivers from Tampa Bay.
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