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(AP) -- With All-Star pitcher A.J. Burnett on the shelf, the Pittsburgh Pirates picked up J.A. Happ before the trade deadline, and he's hoping a change of scenery will result in some improved performances.

The left-hander will make his Pittsburgh debut Tuesday night when he squares off with the Chicago Cubs' Jake Arrieta in a shortened series between playoff contenders.

With Burnett placed on the disabled list Friday, the Pirates (61-43) made use of a closing trading window that same day to get Happ from Seattle. He could get plenty of starts with Burnett out for at least four weeks because of a strained flexor tendon in his right elbow.

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Leaders
AVG: A. Rizzo.286
HR: A. Rizzo20
RBI: K. Bryant61
SB: D. Fowler16
W: J. Arrieta11
ERA: J. Arrieta2.62
Saves: H. Rondon16
K: J. Arrieta147
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
St. Louis 6738.638-
Pittsburgh 6143.5875.5
Chi Cubs 5747.5489.5
Cincinnati 4756.45619
Milwaukee 4463.41124
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .237 (29)
Runs: 400 (23)
Hits: 836 (30)
Home Runs: 95 (15)
Stolen Bases: 71 (5)
OBP: .314 (15)
SLG: .372 (27)
Total Bases: 1310 (28)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.43 (5)
Runs Allowed: 393 (6)
Saves: 28 (17)
Strikeouts: 901 (3)
OpBA: .238 (2)
OBP: .296 (2)
SLG: .377 (7)
Run Support: 3.82 (23)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
8/3 Y. Medina Sent to Minors
8/3 C. Richard Designated for Assignment
8/3 M. Szczur Called Up from Minors
8/2 M. Montero Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
8/2 C. Richard Called Up from Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
7/29 N. Ramirez Left abdominal soreness (on 15-day DL)
7/12 M. Montero Sprained left thumb (on 15-day DL)
7/2 D. Ross off 7-day DL
6/24 D. Fowler Ankle (day-to-day)
6/23 T. Wada Left deltoid inflammation (on 15-day DL)
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