• Polanco, Pirates beat Padres 5-4 for 8th win in 9 games

    One year ago - By Boston Herald

    PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Pirates weren't expected to contend in the strong NL Central this season, especially after trading stars Andrew McCutchen and Gerrit Cole in January. Yet the Pirates are on top of a division in which four of the five teams are at least four games over .500. Gregory Polanco led off the seventh inning with a double and scored the go-ahead run on an error, leading the Pirates over the San Diego Padres 5-4 Thursday night for their eighth win in nine games.
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