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W:G.Cole(3-0) L:J.Weaver(1-4) S:J.Grilli (26)
HR: PIT- P.Alvarez (17), J.Mercer (4) ANA- A.Pujols (13)
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Interleague Preview from The Sports Network



Friday, June 21st (All times Eastern)

Pittsburgh Pirates (43-30) at LA Angels of Anaheim (33-40), 10:05 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Pittsburgh - Gerrit Cole (2-0, 3.75) LA Angels - Jered Weaver (1-3, 4.41)

(Sports Network) - Pitching prospect Gerrit Cole will make his first road appearance of the season when he leads the Pittsburgh Pirates into the opener of a three-game series against Jered Weaver and the LA Angels of Anaheim.

Cole is native of Newport Beach, Calif. and made his debut in an 8-2 win over San Francisco on June 11. He allowed two runs in 6 1/3 innings that day and followed that performance in Sunday's 6-3 victory over the Dodgers. Cole was reached for three runs through 5 2/3 innings.

The right-hander has three strikeouts to no walks so far.

Pittsburgh split a four-game series at Cincinnati to start a nine-game road trip and handed the Reds a 5-3 setback on Thursday behind a hitting display from Pedro Alvarez. Alvarez finished 3-for-4 with a home run and five RBI for the Pirates, who have won six of their last 10 games.

"The last few days there have been a lot of strikeouts, but we try to take the positive in everything. I think we have been doing a pretty good job of working some pitchers and making them throw a lot of pitches. I think that pays off later in the game," Alvarez said.

Brandon Cumpton pitched five innings for Pittsburgh in his second major league start and allowed two runs -- one earned -- on five hits with one walk and three strikeouts.

Bryan Morris picked up the win for Pittsburgh after coming on for Cumpton in the sixth inning. He allowed one run on three hits with two strikeouts before handing the ball over to Tony Watson, who picked up his second save of the season after tossing the final two frames.

The Pirates will also visit Seattle for two games on this trip.

Los Angeles enters this series with the Pirates on a hot note, having won six of the past eight games.

The Angels just won three of four games versus the Mariners and captured a series win with a 10-9 victory on Thursday. Alberto Callaspo forced in the winning run with a walk in the eighth inning, while Mark Trumbo hit a three- run homer and Peter Bourjos went 3-for-4 with a solo shot and three runs scored for the Angels, who got four hits from Mike Trout (4-for-4).

Tommy Hanson lasted just two-plus innings in the start, allowing seven runs on six hits. Scott Downs grabbed the win for getting the final out of the eighth.

Anaheim was able to get to Mariners ace Felix Hernandez, who allowed a season- high seven runs -- six earned -- and 12 hits in five innings.

"The important thing is we kept playing baseball. We chipped away at one of the best pitchers in the league. It was a terrific comeback win," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said.

Speaking of one of the best pitchers in baseball, Angels ace Weaver looks to stay hot against the Nationals League when he toes the rubber Friday. Weaver is 7-0 with a 1.71 ERA against the Senior Circuit since 2010 and is hoping the past success can get him out of the loss column.

Weaver has dropped back-to-back outings and permitted five runs and seven hits in six innings of Sunday's 6-5 loss to the Yankees. Weaver is 1-3 in six starts with a 4.41 ERA and has never faced the Pirates.

The Angels last faced the Pirates in 2007, when they swept a three-game set at the Big A.

06/21 10:50:28 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
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NYR 1
CAR 0
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TOR 118
NYK 108
Final
CLE 105
MEM 91
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MIA 100
BOS 84
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BRK 110
DET 105
Final
SAC 108
LAL 101
Final
ORL 88
PHI 96
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WAS 92
PHO 104
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MIN 96
IND 100
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OKC 99
NOP 101
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UVA 76
HARV 27
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BGU 68
FERST 82
 
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ARMY 72
MAINE 69
 
Final
QUIN 60
ORST 52
Final
CLST 69
USF 65
 
Final
CARK 55
CCAR 72
 
Final
UWGB 66
ARKLR 46
 
Final
RAD 74
CORN 61
 
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UNT 62
CREI 58
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CAN 67
HC 48
 
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USB 67
GHND 52
 
Final
OKST 64
MD 73
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WINT 100
REIN 72
 
Final
UGST 68
SMISS 55
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NEOM 77
TXPA 72
 
Final
STLU 58
VERM 55
 
Final
UNCA 62
WCU 66
 
Final
EVAN 81
ALAST 63
 
Final
HART 82
FIU 69
 
Final
VALPO 82
GOSHEN 55
 
Final
LIP 69
PEAY 63
 
Final
DEN 46
BRY 48
 
Final
MONT 62
SD 67
 
Final
MTST 65
TENST 47
Final
SAMF 64
LAMON 50
 
Final
SCAR 78
COKR 52
 
Final
HAMP 75
NARZ 66
 
Final
SDU 71
SDCHR 61
 
Final
BC 71
USC 75
Final
NICST 64
TROY 65
 
Final
BRAD 47
UCI 55
 
Final
UGA 65
SHU 47
Final
ALA 60
APP 59
Final
KSU 53
NDST 52
 
Final
WASU 82
SJST 53
2nd
UTEP 59
ALCOR 27
 
Half
SEAT 30
SACST 17
 
Final
DET 1
COL 2
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EDM 5
DAL 6
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BOS 4
BUF 3
Final
NYR 1
CAR 0
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CHI 4
TOR 0
2nd Intermission
WIN 3
PHI 1
 
Final
NOS 14
ATL 30
Final
HOU 25
BAL 13
Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
Final
CHI 14
DET 20
Final
TAM 3
GBP 20
Final
PIT 20
KAN 12
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MIA 37
MIN 35
Final
NYJ 16
NEP 17
Final
STL 27
NYG 37
Final
OAK 26
BUF 24
Final
DAL 42
IND 7
3rd
ARI 3
SEA 14