The Pittsburgh Pirates may be known as one of the worst hitting teams in the major leagues, but they've been doing their best to rid themselves of that reputation lately.
Given how well Francisco Liriano has pitched since returning to the Minnesota Twins' starting rotation, he may be able to cool off their hot bats.
Pittsburgh looks to match a season high with its fourth straight win when it hosts struggling Minnesota on Wednesday night.
The Pirates' .230 batting average is among the worst in baseball, though it's an improvement from where the number stood just a few days ago. They've outscored opponents 25-9 during their three-game winning streak, beating Minnesota 7-2 on Tuesday in the series opener.
Pittsburgh had double-digit hits for the third straight game. In 341 games prior to their winning streak, the Pirates reached double digits in hits in three consecutive contests only once. They're 16-2 this season when getting at least 10 hits.
Andrew McCutchen hit a two-run home...