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Pirates reach 81 wins for the first time since '92Share Tweet
In Tuesday night's 1-0 win over the Cardinals, speedy Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton made his Major League debut, stole second and scored the game's lone run. Homer Bailey, who retired the last 14 he faced in a stellar seven-inning start, picked up …Share TweetSpeedy Billy Hamilton got his first major league steal Tuesday night and came around on Todd Frazier's double in the seventh inning, sending the Cincinnati Reds to a 1-0 victory, their second straight over the St. Louis Cardinals.Share TweetThe Brewers have their starting rotation mapped out through the end of the season, and just-recalled prospect Jimmy Nelson is not ticketed for a start, said manager Ron Roenicke, who stressed that every plan is subject to change.Share TweetThe Pittsburgh Pirates activated Jason Grilli from the disabled list Tuesday, and the All-Star knows he has some work to do before reclaiming his spot as the team's closer.Share Tweet
Cubs add Grimm, three others to rosterThe Cubs added Minor League pitchers Justin Grimm and Brooks Raley and catcher J.C. Boscan from Triple-A Iowa and selected left-hander Zac Rosscup from Iowa. Rosscup was not on the 40-man roster; to make room, outfielder Dave Sappelt was designated for …Share Tweet
Cash Crew: Fans go for green on 'Bucks'A quartet of Brewers fans has a new memory of Miller Park after taking a shot at some fast cash in the latest episode of "Bucks on the Pond."Share Tweet
The Week Ahead: Bucs aim to build off momentumThis year's Pirates have been packing PNC Park and playing like they want to hang around until the end of October. Then again, so have the other teams in a crowded National League Central that figures to get even more interesting by the end of the week.Share Tweet
Francisco Liriano: The Ultimate Lefty Killergrantland.com Sep 3, 2013It's easy to see the impact Francisco Liriano has had on the Pittsburgh Pirates this year. His 2.57 ERA ranks fourth-best among all pitchers with 130-...Share Tweet
Bailey, Reds Edge CardinalsSep 3Homer Bailey struck out eight batters over seven scoreless innings to lead the Reds past the Cardinals 1-0.
E:60: Life Of PirateSep 3E60 and Buster Olney take you inside the life of the brilliant young star who could be the best player in baseball: Andrew McCutchen.
E:60 Extra: McCutchen's DrawingsSep 3Pirates star CF Andrew McCutchen talks with Buster Olney about his talent for drawing and his desire to go to art school.
E:60 Extra: McCutchen's Batting Stance ImpressionsSep 3Pirates CF Andrew McCutchen impersonates the batting stances of Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder and Pirates Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente.