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The Pittsburgh Pirates flew into Baltimore tied for first place with the Cincinnati Reds in the National League Central. They were on a four-game winning streak, a sweep of the Kansas City Royals, and a season-high five games over .500. The Bucs headed into their 60th game of the season on Tuesday with a 32-27 record -- the most wins for the Pirates at the 60-game mark since the 1992 team was 35-25.

Baltimore and Pittsburgh have been considered "surprise" teams this season, both sitting near the top of their divisions. It's been the bats that has kept the O's in games this season, and they were out in full force against the Pirates arms over the three-game set.

The Pirates pitching staff entered game action on Tuesday with the third-best ERA in the...

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