PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- The Bucco bats remained quiet combining for just one run on four hits off the St. Louis Cardinals pitchers at PNC Park on Friday night in the 4-1 loss. They entered game action with a National League worst .205 team batting average. After plating a run on two hits in the first frame, the Bucs scattered just two hits over the next eight innings with two walks.

Whether it was the Cardinals starter Lance Lynn, or the Bucs approach at the plate, Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle said after the game that it's usually a combination of both.

"[Lynn] was very aggressive. He was very efficient with his pitches," Hurdle said. "Nothing that really kind of whacked us out. He just hit his spots. He was very aggressive. A few of the pitches we had to hit, we didn’t do much with. You ...

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