Taillon, Pirates Blank Rays 4-0

The Bucs once again proved that with any good pitching performance a win can be achieved. The teams 4-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays at PNC Park gave them the rubber game of the series. The team clicked on all cylinders to help the Pirates keep up in the crazy NL Central. 

The offense also provided breathing room for Jameson Taillon. John Jaso and Gregory Polanco both hit their sixth homers of the year on solo shots. Andrew McCutchen collected three hits. Cutch along with Josh Bell drove in the other two runs for the team. Jamo pitched 6.1 innings of shut out baseball and the bullpen closed the door in the last 2.2. The hitting, pitching and defense was very solid all game to lead the Bucs to a nice win. 

For the second day in a row the Rays offense and pitching was not able to keep up with the Bucs. Logan Morrison, Shane Peterson and Jesús Sacre all collected two hits. Chris Archer pitched six innings giving up eight hits, three runs, zero walks and striking out five. The team drops this game to go to 41-40. The team needs a quick bounce back as they face the division rival Orioles in Boston.

The Pirates continue this homestand Friday night against the San Fransisco Giants at 7:05P.M. Fan favorite foe Johnny Cueto goes for the Giants against the Pirates RHP Gerrit Cole.

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