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The (timely) hits keep coming for Pirates

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Francisco Cervelli homers in the third inning. - AP

David Freese was indeed in the lineup Tuesday night and not in the Bronx, Boston, Los Angeles or the home of some other perennial playoff contender. Same goes for Francisco Cervelli, Jordy Mercer and Josh Harrison.

It was only a month ago that all four veterans were being actively shopped as the Pirates looked to be sellers at the trade deadline.

Then a strange thing happened a few weeks ago: The Pirates started winning and haven't stopped.

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