Chad Kuhl tied an MLB career high in innings pitched (seven) and matched a career low in hits allowed (one) during his outstanding start Sunday at Milwaukee, helping the Pirates improve to 4-0 in series against National League Central teams this season.

Beyond the team context, which is obviously important, it's valid to wonder if Kuhl saved his spot in the starting rotation by delivering in the rubber match against the Brewers.

First of all, there's a man by the name of Nick Kingham who's knocking on the door to get more regular Major League duty. To say Kingham impressed in his two starts before being sent to Triple-A to stay on his routine would be an understatement.

Following a historic big-league debut against the Cardinals on April 29, retiring the first 20 batters he faced,...

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