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Dodgers vs Pirates: 7 Interesting Facts to Know About the Series History

After a disappointing series against the Royals where they lost two of three games, the Dodgers will return home to start a four-game series against the Pirates. Here’s eight facts to know about the Dodgers vs Pirates series history.

  • The Dodgers have won 1141 out of 2127 games against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
  • Branch Rickey left the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1950 to become the executive vice president of the Pirates. Rickey retired from baseball in 1955.
  • Roberto Clemente signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers in February 1954, and the Dodgers sold the future Hall of Famer to the Pirates in June 1954.
  • On April 7, 1979, the Pirates traded Jerry Reuss to the Dodgers for pitcher Rick Rhoden. Reuss was a mainstay in the Dodger starting rotation from 1979 to 1984.
  • Rich Hill, a Pirate starter now, lost a nine-inning no-hitter against the Pirates in August 2017 when he allowed a solo home run in the tenth.
  • Earlier this season, the Dodgers lost two out of three games against the Pirates. The Pirates exploited the Dodgers’ weakness of holding runners.

The Dodgers hope to rebound from a disappointing road trip to Colorado and Kansas City against the Pirates.

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