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Pirates get late break in playoff push, top Bosox

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Pirates got a lucky break when Boston pinch-runner Jemile Weeks was hit by a batted ball in the ninth inning, beating the Red Sox 3-2 on Thursday night to keep pace in the NL pennant race.

The Pirates won their fourth in a row. They began the day 2 1/2 games ahead of Milwaukee for the second wild-card spot, and host the Brewers in a three-game series beginning Friday night.

Down 3-2, the Red Sox put runners at the corners with no outs in the ninth against Mark Melancon. Will Middlebrooks then hit a chopper down the line and ball struck the back of Weeks' left leg as he made a dive back to third.

AVG: J. Harrison.318
HR: A. McCutchen23
RBI: A. McCutchen75
SB: S. Marte26
W: E. Volquez12
ERA: E. Volquez3.27
Saves: M. Melancon29
K: F. Liriano163
NL Central
St. Louis 8468.553-
Pittsburgh 8270.5392
Milwaukee 7973.5205
Cincinnati 7182.46413.5
Chi Cubs 6884.44716
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .261 (6)
Runs: 648 (8)
Hits: 1349 (7)
Home Runs: 146 (9)
Stolen Bases: 96 (10)
OBP: .331 (3)
SLG: .406 (6)
Total Bases: 2099 (6)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.54 (12)
Runs Allowed: 602 (15)
Saves: 42 (11)
Strikeouts: 1136 (20)
OpBA: .248 (12)
OBP: .320 (19)
SLG: .375 (11)
Run Support: 4.29 (8)
Date Player Transactions
9/16 C. Morton Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
9/16 C. Morton Removed From 15-Day DL (Sports hernia)
9/8 E. Frieri Released
9/8 M. Martinez Outrighted to Minors
9/8 C. McGuiness Outrighted to Minors
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Date Player Status
9/11 S. Marte Left elbow contusion (day-to-day)
8/26 A. McCutchen Left game - left rib discomfort (day-to-day)
8/16 C. Morton off 15-day DL
8/14 J. Mercer Right forearm tightness (day-to-day)
8/14 S. Pimentel off 15-day DL
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