Monday September 7th, 2015

Sunday night saw the Pirates square off against Cardinals in a battle between the NL Central’s top teams, but it also saw a tussle between Pittsburgh starter Gerrit Cole and a rosin bag.

​Cole also experimented with different ways to get water out of a cup and into his mouth during the start.

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The powder explosion did not unnerve Cole too much though, as the pitcher put together seven innings of shutout baseball, striking out seven and giving up just two hits as the Pirates beat St. Louis 7–1 to gain a game on the division leaders.


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