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L 1-11
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W 6-4
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L 1-3
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W 4-0
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Closer Melancon quiet exclamation point for Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) The greatest season by a Pittsburgh Pirates reliever began with doubt.

About Mark Melancon's command. About the state of his right arm. About his ability to close the door.

Standing in a quiet clubhouse on April 21 following a 9-8 loss to the Cubs - a game in which Chicago tagged Melancon for three runs in the ninth - Melancon calmly answered every question with the confidence of a man whose belief in himself wasn't shaken even as his ERA ballooned to 8.53.

AVG: F. Cervelli.295
HR: P. Alvarez27
RBI: A. McCutchen96
SB: S. Marte30
W: G. Cole19
ERA: G. Cole2.60
Saves: M. Melancon51
K: F. Liriano205
NL Central
X-St. Louis 10062.617-
Y-Pittsburgh 9864.6052
Y-Chi Cubs 9765.5993
Milwaukee 6894.42032
Cincinnati 6498.39536
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General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .260 (9)
Runs: 697 (11)
Hits: 1462 (8)
Home Runs: 140 (23)
Stolen Bases: 98 (7)
OBP: .323 (10)
SLG: .396 (21)
Total Bases: 2228 (13)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.21 (2)
Runs Allowed: 596 (3)
Saves: 54 (4)
Strikeouts: 1338 (9)
OpBA: .248 (11)
OBP: .311 (11)
SLG: .361 (1)
Run Support: 4.21 (16)
Date Player Transactions
9/21 K. Broxton Purchased From Minors
9/21 J. Kang Placed on 60-Day DL (Torn left MCL - out for season)
9/15 R. Liz Designated for Assignment
9/15 R. Liz Outrighted to Minors
9/15 V. Worley Purchased From Minors
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Date Player Status
9/21 J. Kang Torn left MCL - out for season (on 60-day DL)
9/1 C. Sadler Right elbow discomfort (on 60-day DL)
8/26 F. Cervelli Foot (day-to-day)
8/20 T. Ishikawa off 15-day DL
8/7 D. Guerra Right knee inflammation (on 60-day DL)
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