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The Pittsburgh Pirates have been playing some marvelous baseball against some good competition. They completed a sweep of the Mets and then took two of three from the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Pirates then turned their focus on the team that ended their 2014 season, the San Francisco Giants.
No regular season series can make up for what the Giants did in the NL Wildcard game, but with a series victory the Pirates could all but kill the Giants wildcard chances and win another series against a contending team. The Pirate turned to Ground Chuck to get the series off to a good start.
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