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    Miguel Cabrera passes Ichiro Suzuki on all-time interleague hits list in Detroit TIgers’ 3-2 loss to Pittsburgh Pirates

    Pittsburgh — Strange night.

    PNC Park was nearly empty Tuesday night, as if COVID-19 capacity restrictions were still in place. The crowd was announced at 8,329, but that seemed exaggerated. And so quiet. At one point, music from a nearby outdoor concert was louder than the stadium noise. There wasn’t much energy being generated on the field, either.

    The Pirates and Tigers, two teams operating far from the glare of the playoff chase, slogged through a game that featured 18 hits, 12 walks, 16 strikeouts, 22 runners left on base — and only five runs. 

    BOX SCORE: Pirates 3, Tigers 2

    And for the second straight game, the 89-loss Pirates locked down the final three innings and beat the 75-loss Tigers, 3-2. 

    “It was tough for us to get anything started,” manager AJ Hinch said. “But the bottom line, you’re not going to win against teams if you put as many base runners on as we did then have the lack of timely hitting,

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