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Pittsburgh Pirates (61-43)


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L 3-4
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W 3-0
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Cubs-Pirates Preview

(AP) -- With All-Star pitcher A.J. Burnett on the shelf, the Pittsburgh Pirates picked up J.A. Happ before the trade deadline, and he's hoping a change of scenery will result in some improved performances.

The left-hander will make his Pittsburgh debut Tuesday night when he squares off with the Chicago Cubs' Jake Arrieta in a shortened series between playoff contenders.

With Burnett placed on the disabled list Friday, the Pirates (61-43) made use of a closing trading window that same day to get Happ from Seattle. He could get plenty of starts with Burnett out for at least four weeks because of a strained flexor tendon in his right elbow.

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Leaders
AVG: A. McCutchen.289
HR: P. Alvarez15
RBI: A. McCutchen66
SB: S. Marte20
W: G. Cole14
ERA: G. Cole2.29
Saves: M. Melancon33
K: F. Liriano140
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
St. Louis 6738.638-
Pittsburgh 6143.5875.5
Chi Cubs 5747.5489.5
Cincinnati 4756.45619
Milwaukee 4463.41124
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .255 (11)
Runs: 429 (16)
Hits: 919 (10)
Home Runs: 83 (27)
Stolen Bases: 69 (6)
OBP: .316 (14)
SLG: .385 (20)
Total Bases: 1384 (20)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.16 (2)
Runs Allowed: 377 (4)
Saves: 36 (3)
Strikeouts: 830 (12)
OpBA: .250 (16)
OBP: .314 (18)
SLG: .361 (2)
Run Support: 4.05 (17)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
8/3 J. Decker Sent to Minors
8/1 B. LaFromboise Sent to Minors
7/31 A. Burnett Placed on 15-Day DL (Right elbow inflammation)
7/31 D. Guerra Designated for Assignment
7/31 J. Happ Traded Seattle (for P Adrian Sampson)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
7/31 A. Burnett Right elbow inflammation (on 15-day DL)
7/20 J. Mercer Lower leg contusion (on 15-day DL)
7/13 G. Hernandez off 15-day DL
7/6 J. Harrison Torn left thumb ligaments (on 15-day DL)
6/26 R. Scahill Right forearm tightness (on 15-day DL)
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