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Pirates pull off win against Tigers, 5-4

Pirates pull off win against Tigers, 5-4

post-gazette.com Updated 1 hour ago
DETROIT — The Pirates pulled off a win Tuesday night in a most perplexing, improbable way.
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  • Walker lifts Bucs to marathon victory over Tigers

    Walker lifts Bucs to marathon victory over Tigers

    MLB.com 34 minutes ago
    Neil Walker's double down the right-field line scored the go-ahead run in the 14th inning as the Pirates outlasted the Tigers, 5-4, on Tuesday night at Comerica Park.
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  • Gorkys Hernandez's awful mistake on the bases nearly costs Pira…

    Gorkys Hernandez's awful mistake on the bases nearly costs Pirates

    yahoo.com 1 hour ago
    Being thrown out while running the bases is probably the most embarrassing baseball error in existence. We can understand the occasional misplay of a ball, or a bad throw, but there should really be no excuse for screwing up on the bases. [On this week'…
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  • Pirates notebook: Clint Hurdle savors return to his home state

    Pirates notebook: Clint Hurdle savors return to his home state

    post-gazette.com 3 hours ago
    DETROIT — The Pirates’ first three-game series at Comerica Park in three years gave manager Clint Hurdle some extra time in his home state. He had his father, Clinton, seated a few feet away in the visiting manager’s office Tuesday and plenty of tickets…
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  • 5 things we learned from June

    5 things we learned from June

    MLB.com 18 hours ago
    As we get ready to flip the calendar to July, pour one for those poor Pittsburgh Pirates. At 16-9, they posted the National League's second-best record in June, only to lose ground to the ridiculous St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Central race. An applica…
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  • Adam Bittner: Despite his mighty bat, Pedro Alvarez hurting Pir…

    Adam Bittner: Despite his mighty bat, Pedro Alvarez hurting Pirates

    post-gazette.com Jun 29 (yesterday)
    The Pirates need to do better than Pedro Alvarez at first base, and not just in the future. Now.
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  • Verlander set for return after bullpen session

    Verlander set for return after bullpen session

    MLB.com Jun 28 (2 days ago)
    The Tigers expect Justin Verlander to start Tuesday's game against the Pirates, but manager Brad Ausmus couldn't confirm the news until first speaking with the right-hander.
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  • Braves hold off Pirates for 2-1 win

    Braves hold off Pirates for 2-1 win

    post-gazette.com nytimes.com Jun 28 (2 days ago)
    The word “closer” has two very different meanings, and Jason Grilli is the consummate closer. Which is to say things tend to get a little dicey when the long-haired, wild-eyed Atlanta Braves closer takes the mound for the ninth.
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  • Pirates DFA Tabata, Volstad to make room for Hernandez and Lomb…

    Pirates DFA Tabata, Volstad to make room for Hernandez and Lombardozzi

    post-gazette.com Jun 28 (3 days ago)
    Jose Tabata whizzed out of the Pirates clubhouse on a motorized scooter Sunday morning, marking an abrupt end to another brief ride with the big-league club.
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  • Andrew McCutchen on latest HBP: 'Maybe I need to dropkick a pit…

    Andrew McCutchen on latest HBP: 'Maybe I need to dropkick a pitcher'

    To say Andrew McCutchen is growing tired of wearing fastballs in his rib cage and on his left elbow would be an understatement. During Saturday's 8-4 win against the Braves, the Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder was hit by a pitch for the eighth time this s…
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  • Gene Collier: Pirates take triples trend to unfortunate low poi…

    Gene Collier: Pirates take triples trend to unfortunate low point, and that's no fun

    post-gazette.com Jun 28 (3 days ago)
    Not 100 percent sure as to the reason for this, but my favorite burst of broadcast bravado from Pirates play-by-play ace Greg Brown is the one that ends, “TRIP … TRIP …TRIPLE!”
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  • On the Pirates: Gerrit Cole's game of throws

    On the Pirates: Gerrit Cole's game of throws

    post-gazette.com Jun 28 (3 days ago)
    When Gerrit Cole was at UCLA, scouts and evaluators pegged his changeup as the pitch he would pair with his hard fastball and good slider. His changeup developed into “a third plus to plus-plus pitch” his junior season, according to Baseball America’s s…
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  • Alvarez, Marte lead Bucs in rainy win vs. Braves

    Alvarez, Marte lead Bucs in rainy win vs. Braves

    MLB.com Jun 27 (3 days ago)
    Pedro Alvarez has only been along the ride for most of the first half of the season, but he may be ready to give the Pirates a lift. Alvarez's two-run double triggered a five-run first on Saturday and the Bucs went on to an 8-4 win over Atlanta at rain-…
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  • Fans, paramedics help man stricken at Pirates game

    Fans, paramedics help man stricken at Pirates game

    post-gazette.com Jun 27 (4 days ago)
    Late in the Pirates game Friday night, as the baseball team was caught in a 2-2 tie with the Atlanta Braves, a lifesaving drama was unfolding in section 117 of PNC Park, about 20 rows behind home plate.
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  • Former Pirates pitcher Grilli will make his home in Pittsburgh

    Former Pirates pitcher Grilli will make his home in Pittsburgh

    post-gazette.com Jun 27 (4 days ago)
    Jason Grilli paced up and down in front of the left-field wall at PNC Park more than two hours Friday night before the first pitch, signing autograph after autograph for early arriving fans.
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  • Reliever Scahill goes on DL, Deolis Guerra is promtoed fom Indi…

    Reliever Scahill goes on DL, Deolis Guerra is promtoed fom Indianapolis

    post-gazette.com Jun 27 (4 days ago)
    The Pirates placed reliever Rob Scahill on the 15-day disabled list with right forearm tightness and recalled right-handed pitcher Deolis Guerra from Class AAA Indianapolis.
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  • Mercer making a habit of ending slumps in June

    Mercer making a habit of ending slumps in June

    MLB.com Jun 27 (4 days ago)
    Stop us if you have heard this one before: Jordy Mercer lifted the Pirates' spirits and their winning percentage in Friday night's 3-2 win over the Braves with a 10th-inning walk-off RBI double, his third hit of the game and sixth hit of a week that has…
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  • Video - Hurdle On Pirates' Evolving Culture 03:09

    Hurdle On Pirates' Evolving Culture

    Mar 2
    Pirates manager Clint Hurdle talks about the importance of Pedro Alvarez, Pittsburgh's season outlook and taking the next step.
  • Video - Pirates: Spring Training Players To Watch 01:18

    Pirates: Spring Training Players To Watch

    Mar 2
    The Pirates have a new catcher in Francisco Cervelli and a new first baseman in moving Pedro Alvarez over from third, and they need both to lead in hitting if the team wants to win the NL Central.
  • Video - Cole Looking To Build On Early Success 02:43

    Cole Looking To Build On Early Success

    Mar 2
    Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole discusses working with new catcher Francisco Cervelli and helping his team win more games.
  • Video - Pirates Win Bidding For SS Jung-Ho Kang 01:54

    Pirates Win Bidding For SS Jung-Ho Kang

    Dec 22
    David Schoenfield discusses the news that the Pirates have won the rights to negotiate with South Korean SS Jung-Ho Kang.

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