Starling Marte, Francisco Cervelli Leave Tuesday's Game Due To Injuries

Throughout the course of a 162 game Major League Baseball season there are games where a team cruises to victory in a game that was never in doubt.

Josh Bell drove in three runs with two doubles, and right-hander Trevor Williams combined with two Pittsburgh Pirates relievers Tuesday to shut out the visiting Chicago White Sox 7-0.

Jameson Taillon served up a couple solo home runs but didn't allow anything else over 5 2/3 frames, taking a no-decision in the Pirates' 3-2 win Wednesday over the White Sox.

Taillon, who has never faced the White Sox, pitched three scoreless innings with five strikeouts against the Giants before he had to leave. They added two more runs in the second inning and knocked White Sox starting pitcher Reynoldo Lopez from the game. After this, Lopez's defense would then begin to contribute to his woes. Beck was pulled after hitting Frazier with two outs.

The tables turned from the previous game on the other side of the ball, as well. Moran's double plated Bell and made it 4-0 Pirates after an inning of play.

In the fifth, the White Sox tied the score at 2. He was replaced by Sean Rodriguez. Chicago center fielder Leury Garcia would badly misplay the plat leading a run-scoring triple for Rodriguez.

In the Tuesday edition of this set, Pittsburgh scored six times in the first two innings and rode the wave to a 7-0 win. He was hit by a 93 miles per hour fastball in the bottom of the inning by Lopez.

Marte is hitting.308 with six home runs and 19 RBIs. His performance spoiled a solid start by Hector Santiago, who allowed two runs on two hits in five innings. "If we were playing at their yard today, some would have left the yard, as well". He did walk a batter and struck out six.

Staked with an advantage, Williams pitched through the seventh inning for the first time this season.

In the bottom of the 6th inning, Polanco would tattoo a ringing double off the wall in center field. After Tuesday's contest, the Pirates didn't reveal the origin of Marte's injury, nor did manager Clint Hurdle offer much clarity on the extent of the outfielder's setback.

A scoreless 8th inning from Kyle Crick and 9th inning from Richard Rodriguez would close out the game for the Pirates.

The Pirates lead the major leagues with seven shutouts.

Unfortunately, it may not have been all good for the Pirates on Tuesday night.

Pirates: CF Starling Marte left the game at the end of the first inning with discomfort in his right side. Cervelli was hit by a pitch in the forearm. Hopefully, both moves were precautionary and each player will be just fine.

Pittsburgh won both games of a short series last week in Chicago and on Wednesday will go for a sweep of this two-game set and all four interleague games between the clubs.

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