Pittsburgh Pirates (57-95, fifth in the NL Central) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (79-74, second in the NL East)
Philadelphia; Friday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Pirates: Sam Howard (3-4, 5.80 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, 51 strikeouts) Phillies: Kyle Gibson (10-8, 3.36 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 141 strikeouts)
Detroit Tigers (65-75, third in the AL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (50-89, fifth in the NL Central)
Pittsburgh; Wednesday, 6:35 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Tigers: Matt Manning (3-6, 6.29 ERA, 1.60 WHIP, 35 strikeouts) Pirates: Mitch Keller (4-10, 6.23 ERA, 1.73 WHIP, 76 strikeouts)
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Gamel had a go-ahead two-run single in the sixth inning among his three hits and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Detroit Tigers 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Gamel also made an outstanding catch in left field to end the top of the sixth.
CHICAGO (AP) — Sergio Alcántara scampered home when second baseman Wilmer Difo mishandled a popup in the 11th inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 on Thursday night for their third straight win.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gregory Polanco hit a two-run homer in a five-run first inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates nearly squandered a 10-run lead in the late innings before hanging on to beat the Cleveland Indians 11-10, snapping a 10-game losing streak.
ATLANTA (AP) — Ozzie Albies is feeling much better about Atlanta's lineup lately. Of course, helping the Braves hit a combined 10 homers in back-to-back lopsided wins certainly helps.
Albies hit home runs from both sides of the plate and Ronald Acuña Jr.
CHICAGO (AP) — Pinch-hitter Matt Duffy had a go-ahead single in the seventh inning, reliever Keegan Thompson pitched three scoreless innings for his first major league victory and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 Saturday for their fifth straight win...
DETROIT (AP) — Phillip Evans reached his glove above the fence in left field, and the ball bounced off it and back into the field of play...