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Pirates' Michael Chavis: Back on bench against righty

Chavis is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Marlins. Chavis had started in six of the Pirates' last seven games, but he largely benefited from Pittsburgh facing a lefty-heavy schedule. With right-hander Pablo Lopez on the mound for the Marlins, the righty-hitting Chavis will retreat to the bench. Yoshi Tsutsugo, Daniel Vogelbach and Kevin Newman should serve as Pittsburgh's primary starters at first base, designated hitter and second base, respectively, closing off Chavis' three main paths to a full-time role.
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Pirates' Michael Chavis: Starts again after Sunday's homer

Chavis will start at first base and bat third in Monday's game against the Marlins. Chavis will stick in the lineup for the fifth time in six games after he went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and a double in Sunday's 8-6 win over the Brewers. Though his playing time has been trending up of late, the righty-hitting Chavis still appears poised to see most of his playing time against left-handed pitching moving forward. Yoshi Tsutsugo and Daniel Vogelbach both bat from the left side and should be the Pirates' preferred options at first base and designated hitter, respectively, when the team opposes righties.
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Pirates' Michael Chavis: Smacks 10th homer

Chavis went 2-for-5 with a double and a solo home run Sunday against the Brewers. Chavis drew the start at first base and hit fifth with southpaw Eric Lauer on the mound. He took advantage by slugging his 10th home run of the season and second in six starts in July. Chavis is likely to be in the lineup primarily with lefties on the mound for the time being, as each of Yoshi Tsutsugo, Josh VanMeter and Kevin Newman appear to be ahead of him on the depth chart against righties.
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Michael Chavis homer boosts Pirates to win over Brewers

Michael Chavis hit a two-run homer and Oneil Cruz added a solo shot Saturday to help the Pittsburgh Pirates top the visiting Milwaukee Brewers, 7-4. Daniel Vogelbach added a two-run single, Diego Castillo an RBI double for the Pirates. Pittsburgh starter Bryse Wilson (1-4), just recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis, gave...
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Pirates' Michael Chavis: Sitting again Friday

Chavis is not in the starting lineup Friday versus the Brewers. Chavis will be on the bench again Friday as the Pirates take on right-hander Corbin Burnes. Josh VanMeter will draw the start at first base and bat fifth versus Milwaukee.
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Pirates' Michael Chavis: Not starting Thursday

Chavis isn't in the lineup Thursday against the Brewers. Right-hander Adrian Houser is starting for Milwaukee on Thursday, and Chavis will be out of the lineup for the third time in the last four games. Josh VanMeter is starting at first base while Hoy Park takes over at the keystone.
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Pirates' Michael Chavis: Could move into short-side platoon

Chavis is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Nationals. Chavis will take a seat for the Pirates' second straight matchup with a right-handed pitcher, and he looks as though he may be in danger of moving into a short-side platoon role. The lefty-hitting Josh VanMeter will replace him at first base Wednesday, and the rehabbing Yoshi Tsutsugo (back) will be another candidate to poach playing time from Chavis against right-handed pitching once Tsutsugo comes off the injured list.
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Pirates' Michael Chavis: Not starting Monday

Chavis isn't starting Monday's game against the Nationals, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Chavis is getting a day off after he went 0-for-8 with four strikeouts over the last two games. Josh VanMeter will start at first base while Hoy Park takes over at the keystone Monday.
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Michael Chavis hits tying homer, single in 10th for Pirates in walk-off win over Cubs

Michael Chavis hit a bloop single that dropped in shallow right field to score Ke’Bryan Hayes in the bottom of the 10th inning for a walk-off win over the Chicago Cubs. The celebration was tempered when Hayes stayed down for a minute after sliding headfirst into home plate to score the winning run before getting up slowly. He collided with catcher Willson Contreras in front of the plate, and Contreras fell downward onto Hayes’ left shoulder.
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Pirates' Michael Chavis: Cranks clutch hits in win

Chavis went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and an additional RBI in Thursday's 8-7 victory against the Cubs. Chavis quietly went 0-for-3 over his first three plate appearances, but he came up big late in the game. The 26-year-old crushed a solo homer off David Robertson in the eighth inning to tie the score 7-7, and he followed with a walk-off single in the 10th. This was a nice turnaround performance for Chavis, who came into the contest hitting only .175 (11-for-63) in June.
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Pirates' Michael Chavis: Draws three free passes

Chavis went 0-for-2 with three walks and two runs Monday against the Cubs. Chavis entered the game having earned only nine free passes on the season and never multiple in a game. However, Chavis took advantage of Caleb Kilian's inability to consistently find the strike zone -- he issued five total walks -- and has now reached base in eight of his last 11 games. He hasn't produced much otherwise in that span, as he has tallied only four runs scored and four RBI. Overall, Chavis has maintained a .257/.307/.423 line across 192 plate appearances on the season.
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Pirates' Michael Chavis: Not in lineup for Game 2

Chavis is out of the lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cardinals. Chavis started the past six games and will receive a contest off after going 0-for-3 with a strikeout during the matinee. Yu Chang will start at first base in Chavis' place in the nightcap.
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Pirates' Michael Chavis: Slugs sixth homer

Chavis went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run Monday against the Cardinals. Chavis took Zack Thompson yard in the fifth inning to record his sixth home run of the season. It was also his fourth multi-hit effort in his last 11 starts, which has helped him record a .244 average in that span despite striking out at a 31.9 percent clip. Chavis has maintained a .327 wOBA and 111 wRC+ across 169 plate appearances on the campaign, and he should be locked into the starting first base role so long as Yoshi Tsutsugo (back) is sidelined.
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