• Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano walks to the dugout after being pulled by manager Clint Hurdle during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Liriano roughed up as Pirates fall to Mariners 7-4

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Francisco Liriano admits there are times when the adrenaline is pumping so hard and his body feels so good it’s a struggle to take a breath, calm down and just pitch.

  • Seattle Mariners' Kyle Seager (15) celebrates with teammate Robinson Cano, center, after hitting a two-run home run off Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano during the third inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Hernandez overcomes shaky start, Mariners top Pirates 7-4

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Felix Hernandez settled down after a shaky start and picked up his first victory in more than two months when the Seattle Mariners topped the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-4 on Tuesday night.

  • Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Matt Garza sits in the dugout during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, Thursday, July 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Garza shaky early as Brewers fall to Pirates 5-3

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Matt Garza can feel himself getting stronger. The evidence is on the radar gun and in his command. At the moment, it’s just not in the results.

  • Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers in Pittsburgh, Thursday, July 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Liriano strikes out 13, Pirates top Brewers 5-3

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Francisco Liriano took another step toward putting his season-long control issues behind him, striking out 13 to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday night.