McCutchen, Gonzales Power Pirates Past Tigers; Skenes Shines Again

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Paul Skenes celebrated his 22nd birthday by striking out nine Detroit Tigers across six strong innings pitched in the second game of a doubleheader on Wednesday.

Skenes’ efforts, combined with big games from Andrew McCutchen and Nick Gonzales, lifted the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 10-2 win.

Skenes (2-0) held the Tigers (27-28) to a trio of hits and walked one batter for his third-straight quality start.

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