Cincinnati Reds (82-79, third in the NL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (61-100, fifth in the NL Central)
Pittsburgh; Sunday, 3:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Reds: Reiver Sanmartin (1-0, 1.59 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 5 strikeouts) Pirates: Mitch Keller (5-11, 6.27 ERA, 1.79 WHIP, 89 strikeouts)
Chicago Cubs (67-89, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (58-98, fifth in the NL Central)
Pittsburgh; Tuesday, 6:35 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Alec Mills (6-7, 4.50 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, 82 strikeouts) Pirates: Mitch Keller (5-11, 5.96 ERA, 1.74 WHIP, 87 strikeouts)
Pittsburgh Pirates (57-94, fifth in the NL Central) vs. Cincinnati Reds (78-74, third in the NL Central)
Cincinnati; Wednesday, 12:35 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Pirates: TBD Reds: Luis Castillo (8-15, 4.03 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 181 strikeouts)
CINCINNATI (AP) — Ben Gamel homered, Ke'Bryan Hayes had three hits and the Pittsburgh Pirates dampened the Cincinnati Reds' dwindling postseason hopes with a 6-2 win Tuesday night.
Mitch Keller (5-11) pitched out of trouble with the aid of two double plays to hold off the Reds, who are chasing the streaking St.
Pittsburgh Pirates (56-94, fifth in the NL Central) vs. Cincinnati Reds (78-73, third in the NL Central)
Cincinnati; Tuesday, 6:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Pirates: Mitch Keller (4-11, 6.14 ERA, 1.73 WHIP, 85 strikeouts) Reds: Tyler Mahle (12-5, 3.54 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 192 strikeouts)
Detroit Tigers (65-75, third in the AL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (50-89, fifth in the NL Central)
Pittsburgh; Wednesday, 6:35 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Tigers: Matt Manning (3-6, 6.29 ERA, 1.60 WHIP, 35 strikeouts) Pirates: Mitch Keller (4-10, 6.23 ERA, 1.73 WHIP, 76 strikeouts)
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Mitch Keller struck out six over five solid innings, Gregory Polanco drove in two runs and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-0 Friday night.
Pinch-hitter Yoshi Tsutsugo hit his first homer with Pittsburgh in the ninth.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mookie Betts hit his 25th leadoff home run and added a spectacular catch and throw for a double play to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3 on Thursday.
Betts took the third pitch he saw from Mitch Keller (3-7) and sent it into the bullpen beyond the centerfield fence for his sixth homer this season.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Even amid a slow start, Dave Roberts didn't need a reminder of all the things Mookie Betts can do to help the Los Angeles Dodgers win games.
Betts provided one anyway.
The star right fielder hit the 25th leadoff home run of his big league career and added a spectacular catch and throw double play as the Dodgers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3 on Thursday.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mitch Keller and the Pittsburgh bullpen finished off a pair of seven-inning shutouts, and the Pirates blanked the Colorado Rockies 4-0 to sweep a doubleheader Saturday.
After JT Brubaker excelled to win the opener 7-0 and end Pittsburgh's six-game losing streak, Keller was equally impressive.