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Archer shines as Pirates top Royals 2-1 for 3-game sweep

PITTSBURGH (AP) Chris Archer came to Pittsburgh with much fanfare when he was acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays on July 31. Then he went 1-3 in his first eight starts with the Pirates.

It's almost certainly too late for the Pirates to make a playoff push this season, but on Wednesday night, Archer finally looked like the pitcher they thought they were getting at the non-waiver trade deadline. He pitched seven strong innings, and Pittsburgh completed a three-game sweep of the Kansas City Royals with a 2-1 win.

In his most impressive start since the trade, Archer (5-8) allowed one run on six hits with eight strikeouts and one walk. The right-hander made it out of the sixth inning for the first time in nine starts for the Pirates.

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Leaders
AVG: C. Dickerson.294
HR: G. Polanco23
RBI: G. Polanco81
SB: S. Marte33
W: J. Taillon13
ERA: T. Williams3.16
Saves: F. Vázquez35
K: J. Taillon167
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Chi Cubs 8963.586-
Milwaukee 8766.5692.5
St. Louis 8469.5495.5
Pittsburgh 7774.51011.5
Cincinnati 6588.42524.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .254 (10)
Runs: 649 (21)
Hits: 1298 (13)
Home Runs: 145 (25)
Stolen Bases: 69 (19)
OBP: .318 (16)
SLG: .406 (19)
Total Bases: 2073 (21)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.00 (15)
Runs Allowed: 649 (15)
Saves: 38 (17)
Strikeouts: 1246 (19)
OpBA: .251 (21)
OBP: .318 (16)
SLG: .405 (15)
Run Support: 4.34 (20)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/18 G. Polanco Placed on 10-Day DL (Left shoulder/labrum surgery)
9/9 B. Boshers Outrighted to Minors
9/4 T. Anderson Called Up from Minors
9/4 B. Boshers Designated for Assignment
9/4 M. Feliz Called Up from Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/7 G. Polanco Knee (day-to-day)
9/1 I. Nova Personal (day-to-day)
8/21 J. Harrison Hamstring (day-to-day)
8/15 J. Mercer off 10-day DL
8/11 F. Cervelli Concussion (day-to-day)
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