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Pirates hand Tigers fourth straight loss, 6-3
Wednesday Aug 09, 2017 12:00am

Pirates hand Tigers fourth straight loss, 6-3
(PITTSBURGH) - The first RBI of Chad Kuhl's major league career came at the end of a sequence that mirrored the Pittsburgh Pirate's yo-yo season: one ugly moment quickly followed by something considerably more effective. After swinging and missing at a Matthew Boyd curveball, Kuhl drove the next pitch past the outstretched arms of Andrew Romine, which allowed two runs to score as the Pirates beat Detroit 6-3. Kuhl (5-7) looked considerably more comfortable on the mound, taking a shutout into the sixth to improve to 4-1 since June 20. He struck out six and walked just one. Andrew McCutchen led off the fourth inning with his 23rd home run of the season and franchise-record 13th interleague homer. David Freese added two hits and an RBI for the Pirates, who have five won of six to pull within a game of .500 (56-57). Jim Adduci hit an RBI double for the Tigers and Mikie Mahtook had two of Detroit's five hits. Boyd lasted just four-plus innings, losing for the first time since his recall from Triple-A Toledo at the All-Star break. He struck out five and issued a walk. Detroit has lost four straight games, its fifth skid of at least four games this season.

OTHER INTERLEAGUE SCORES
Cleveland 4 – Colorado 1
NY Mets 5 – Texas 4
Minnesota 11 – Milwaukee 4
St. Louis 10 – Kansas City 3

Jim Adduci lines an RBI double, driving in the Tigers' first run in a 6-3 loss to Pittsburgh (photo courtesy of Charles LeClaire/USA Today Sports)
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