Paul Maholm became the latest slumping pitcher to shut down the fast-fading St. Louis Cardinals, pitching effectively over seven innings, and the Pittsburgh Pirates won their season-high fourth in a row 5-2 on Tuesday night.
Joey Votto led off the bottom of the 10th with his 33rd homer, sending the Cincinnati Reds to a wild 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night that extended their NL Central lead to a daunting seven games.
Kevin Correia took a one-hit shutout into the seventh inning and Jerry Hairston Jr. hit a two-run home run to lead the San Diego Padres to an 8-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night.
Trevor Cahill allowed two hits and struck out 10 in 7 2/3 innings and Daric Barton had three doubles and matched his career high with four RBIs and the Athletics earned a 5-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night.
Vladimir Guerrero singled home the winning run with two outs in the ninth inning and the Texas Rangers won their 11th straight game, rallying from an early four-run deficit to beat the struggling Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 on Thursday night.
The Washington Nationals phenom put on a dazzling display of pitching power Tuesday night in a 5-2 win over Pittsburgh. His fastballs reached 100 mph, and the Pirates found his nasty curves nearly impossible to hit.
Paul Maholm pitched four-hit ball into the seventh inning, Jason Jaramillo had a three-run double and the Pittsburgh Pirates completed a three-game sweep by beating the slumping Cincinnati Reds 5-3 on Sunday.
Garrett Jones singled off the wall in right-center with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the ninth as the Pittsburgh Pirates came from behind against closer Francisco Cordero to beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 on Saturday night.
Albert Pujols hit a three-run double to reach the 100 RBIs mark for the ninth consecutive season and Adam Wainwright limited Pittsburgh to one run over 6 2/3 innings, leading the Cardinals past the Pirates 5-3 on Saturday night.