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Pirates Notebook: Streak Gets to Six; Karstens Moved to Bullpen

Pirates Notebook: Streak Gets to Six; Karstens Moved to Bullpen

The Pittsburgh Pirates losing streak reached a season-high six games on Wednesday after falling 2-1 to Cincinnati. While the pitching staff kept the club in the game, the offense continues to struggle. That has been the story during the streak for the Pirates. Aside from losing 12-2 in the blow out on Friday against Chicago, Pittsburgh lost each of their next five games by two runs or less. The Bucco bats have failed to score more than three runs in any of the past six games.

Against starter Homer Bailey and the Reds bullpen on Wednesday, the club was only able to scratch one run across. In the fourth inning trailing by one, Andrew McCutchen and Garrett Jones started a rally by each picking up a single off the Reds' right-hander. The club has struggled with RISP during the series, going just 4-for-32, but Gaby Sanchez was able to drive in the lone run for the Bucs in the frame.

Sanchez launched a ball just foul of the pole in left field in his lenghty at-bat, just several feet sh...

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