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Pirates almost no-hit in loss to Cardinals

ST. LOUIS (AP) Michael Wacha lost a no-hit bid in the ninth inning when pinch-hitter Colin Moran led off with a single, leaving to a huge ovation and pitching the St. Louis Cardinals past the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-0 Sunday.

Taillon tosses eight inning gem in win over Cards

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Just like his teammates, Jameson Taillon had been struggling after a strong start to the season.

Bullpen allows five runs as Bucs' slide continues

Bullpen allows five runs as Bucs' slide continues

The Pirates’ bullpen continued to struggle Tuesday, blowing another late lead in an 8-6 loss to the Chicago Cubs.

Rizzo's questionable slide caps Cubs win

PITTSBURGH (AP) —Anthony Rizzo's seventh home run of the season gave the sleep-deprived Chicago Cubs an early lead on Monday afternoon. His two-run single in the ninth put the finishing touches on a 7-0 romp over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Vazquez exits with forearm discomfort in loss

Vazquez exits with forearm discomfort in loss

Jameson Taillon got a much needed quality start Sunday, but the Pirates’ bullpen cost him the win, and ultimately, the game, losing 6-4 to drop the series to the St. Louis Cardinals.

Williams roughed up in 4-1 loss to Cards

Williams roughed up in 4-1 loss to Cards

Starling Marte homered in his first at-bat back from the disabled list, but the Pirates could not generate any offense besides that, losing 4-1 to the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday afternoon.

This was the second time Wacha had a no-hit try broken up in the ninth.

The promising young Pirates right-hander put it all back together Friday night.

After being one of the most consistent reliever cores from mid-April to mid-May, the Pirates’ bullpen has been struggling mightily of late, recording a 6.47 ERA since May 19.

It's what happened in between that could have a carry-over effect for the NL Central rivals.

Leading 4-3 in the eighth, reliever Michael Feliz got himself into trouble immediately with a bloop single and two walks to open the inning.

Marte’s first inning moonshot over the center field bullpens should put any doubts that the right oblique that landed him on the 10 day DL is feeling better.

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