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Marte making late push as Pirates host Orioles

PITTSBURGH -- Long removed from postseason contention, the Pittsburgh Pirates have their sights fixed on 2018. Five of the eight position players who started for the Pirates on Sunday were rookies, a few of whom contributed to a 4-1 win over St. Louis that damaged the Cardinals' playoff aspirations.

The kids will get further opportunities starting Tuesday when Pittsburgh opens a two-game interleague series against the Baltimore Orioles at PNC Park. But one source of optimism for next season has been the recent play of a veteran, outfielder Starling Marte.

A cornerstone of the franchise, Marte was suspended for 80 games in April after he tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug. Not only did the Pirates miss the presence of the 2016 All-Star, he struggled on the field after his return in July.

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Leaders
AVG: A. McCutchen.273
HR: A. McCutchen26
RBI: J. Bell83
SB: S. Marte19
W: G. Cole12
ERA: I. Nova4.14
Saves: F. Rivero19
K: G. Cole189
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Chi Cubs 8868.564-
Milwaukee 8274.5266
St. Louis 8175.5197
Pittsburgh 7185.45517
Cincinnati 6690.42322
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .244 (27)
Runs: 633 (28)
Hits: 1282 (27)
Home Runs: 146 (29)
Stolen Bases: 65 (22)
OBP: .317 (21)
SLG: .386 (29)
Total Bases: 2030 (30)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.24 (13)
Runs Allowed: 707 (13)
Saves: 32 (25)
Strikeouts: 1213 (19)
OpBA: .263 (21)
OBP: .330 (17)
SLG: .430 (15)
Run Support: 4.10 (28)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/14 D. Hutchison Called Up from Minors - Not to Report
9/14 D. Hutchison Outrighted to Minors
9/10 J. Barbato Called Up from Minors
9/10 T. Glasnow Called Up from Minors
9/10 J. Harrison Transferred to 60-Day DL (Fractured metacarpal, left hand)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/16 S. Marte Left shoulder, finger (day-to-day)
9/16 I. Nova Right calf tightness (day-to-day)
9/3 J. Harrison Fractured metacarpal, left hand (on 60-day DL)
8/28 A. Frazier off 10-day DL
8/26 F. Cervelli Left quad irritation (on 10-day DL)
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