Mark Melancon secures 16th save

Pirates closer Mark Melancon pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning in Sunday’s 3-2 win over the Cubs to earn his 16th save, striking out one in the performance.

Melancon has surrendered just eight earned runs all season en route to a 1.07 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 66:8 K:BB ratio in 67 1/3 innings. He’s 7 for 7 in save opportunities in September.

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