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Davis' 34th HR spurs A's to series win over Cards

Davis' 34th HR spurs A's to series win over Cards

MLB.com Updated 19 minutes ago
The Cardinals finished Interleague play with a thud on Sunday, watching as the A's blasted a pair of early home runs and held on for a 7-4 victory that earned starter Andrew Triggs the first win of his big league career. For the Cardinals, the loss allo…
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  • Bucs' boom keeps pressure on in Wild Card

    Bucs' boom keeps pressure on in Wild Card

    John Jaso and Gregory Polanco hit solo home runs in a go-ahead sixth inning Sunday, and Starling Marte added an insurance shot in the eighth as Ivan Nova and the charging Pirates finished a four-game sweep of the Brewers with a 3-1 win at Miller Park.
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  • New look Bucs 'pen helps them climb Wild Card standings

    New look Bucs 'pen helps them climb Wild Card standings

    MLB.com 1 hour ago
    The Pirates turned their Miller Park experience all the way around; from consistent defeat to daily victory. After losing nine straight here, not to mention 64 of 81 over the last 10 seasons, the Bucs swept a four-game series, finishing the job with a 3…
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  • Pirates slam three homers, exorcise demons with four-game sweep…

    Pirates slam three homers, exorcise demons with four-game sweep at Miller Park

    MILWAUKEE — The Pirates rode solo homers from John Jaso, Gregory Polanco and Starling Marte to a 3-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday and their first four-game sweep at Miller Park.
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  • Pirates recall A.J. Schugel, option Adam Frazier to Bristol

    Pirates recall A.J. Schugel, option Adam Frazier to Bristol

    post-gazette.com 7 hours ago
    MILWAUKEE — The Pirates fetched right-hander A.J. Schugel from Class AAA Indianapolis this morning and sent infielder Adam Frazier to Class A rookie-level Bristol. Frazier can return to the Pirates after their off day Thursday, since Bristol’s season en…
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  • Cole to miss Monday start with elbow issue

    Cole to miss Monday start with elbow issue

    MLB.com post-gazette.com 19 hours ago
    Gerrit Cole will not make his scheduled start Monday in Chicago in order to seek a second opinion on his right elbow, Pirates general manager Neal Huntington announced after Saturday's 9-6 win over the Brewers.
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  • On the Pirates: David Freese had three very good reasons to sta…

    On the Pirates: David Freese had three very good reasons to stay in Pittsburgh

    post-gazette.com 20 hours ago
    Pirates general manager Neal Huntington neatly summarized the team’s two-year extension with David Freese when addressing the media Monday afternoon.
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  • Jordy Mercer Hits Grand Slam, Pirates Hold Off Brewers 5-3

    Jordy Mercer Hits Grand Slam, Pirates Hold Off Brewers 5-3

    nytimes.com post-gazette.com Aug 27 (yesterday)
    One big swing released a little frustration for Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer.
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  • Pirates notebook: Bell's value in Pirates lineup continues to i…

    Pirates notebook: Bell's value in Pirates lineup continues to increase

    post-gazette.com Aug 27 (yesterday)
    MILWAUKEE — Thursday, Josh Bell became the fifth Pirates player since 1950 to walk three times in one of the first 10 games of his major league career. The other four were Frank Thomas in 1951, Paul Smith and Eddie O’Brien in 1953, and, most recently, B…
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  • McCutchen, Pirates Win in 10th, End 9-Game Skid at Milwaukee

    McCutchen, Pirates Win in 10th, End 9-Game Skid at Milwaukee

    nytimes.com post-gazette.com Aug 26 (3 days ago)
    Andrew McCutchen feels right at home in Miller Park.
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  • Pirates notebook: Gerrit Cole ponders reasons for recent slump

    Pirates notebook: Gerrit Cole ponders reasons for recent slump

    post-gazette.com Aug 26 (3 days ago)
    MILWAUKEE — This melancholy month of August has faded right-hander Gerrit Cole‘s showroom sheen. The day after allowing five runs in five innings, his fourth consecutive shaky start, Cole paused before attempting to pinpoint what has gone wrong. After a…
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  • Pirates top-10 prospects tracker: Aug. 17-23, 2016

    Pirates top-10 prospects tracker: Aug. 17-23, 2016

    post-gazette.com Aug 25 (4 days ago)
    In this weekly feature, Post-Gazette Pirates writers Bill Brink and Stephen J. Nesbitt will recap the performances of the Pirates’ top 10 prospects, according to Baseball America, over the past seven days, from Wednesday through Tuesday’s games. The lis…
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  • Gene Collier: 2016 not playing out the way Cole and other Pirat…

    Gene Collier: 2016 not playing out the way Cole and other Pirates imagined

    post-gazette.com Aug 25 (4 days ago)
    On the front cover of the Pirates 2016 media guide, the five players who were to do the heavy lifting in the hopes and dreams department are pictured in evident urgency; it’s a work of contemporary corporate art.
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  • Astros edge Bucs to cap strong road trip

    Astros edge Bucs to cap strong road trip

    MLB.com Aug 24 (4 days ago)
    Fighting to keep their spot in a crowded American League Wild Card picture, the Astros did exactly what they needed to during a seven-game swing through Baltimore and Pittsburgh. Coming off a series victory over the Orioles, the Astros claimed another o…
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  • Gattis, Correa Lead McHugh, Astros Over Pirates

    Gattis, Correa Lead McHugh, Astros Over Pirates

    nytimes.com Aug 24 (4 days ago)
    A solid road trip kept the Houston Astros on the right path toward a playoff spot.
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  • With 5-4 defeat, Pirates lose series to Astros

    With 5-4 defeat, Pirates lose series to Astros

    post-gazette.com Aug 24 (4 days ago)
    With the ball en route to, but not yet in, the bushes beyond the center-field fence, Gerrit Cole raised his glove to ask for another. He knew Evan Gattis’ second-inning homer would leave the yard without having to look.
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  • Pirates injury updates: Glasnow to make rehab start in Class AA…

    Pirates injury updates: Glasnow to make rehab start in Class AAA

    post-gazette.com Aug 24 (4 days ago)
    Right-hander Tyler Glasnow is scheduled to throw a bullpen session in Indianapolis today and make his next rehab start in Class AAA, athletic trainer Todd Tomczyk said.
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  • Adam Frazier, Matt Joyce form top of Pirates revised batting or…

    Adam Frazier, Matt Joyce form top of Pirates revised batting order

    post-gazette.com Aug 24 (5 days ago)
    With the Pirates offense stuck in neutral, manager Clint Hurdle tried kicking it into gear with a new one-two punch atop the batting order Tuesday night against the Houston Astros. Off the bench came Adam Frazier to bat leadoff and play second base, fol…
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  • Lights-out Nova hurls 98-pitch CG at Astros

    Lights-out Nova hurls 98-pitch CG at Astros

    MLB.com Aug 24 (5 days ago)
    Gregory Polanco homered twice Tuesday night, leading a resurgent Pirates offense out of its brief funk. But Ivan Nova hardly needed the help, throwing a complete game in a 7-1 win over the Astros at PNC Park.
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  • Gene Collier: Turnabout like this can drive fans crazy

    Gene Collier: Turnabout like this can drive fans crazy

    post-gazette.com Aug 24 (5 days ago)
    This whole baseball thing, perhaps you’ve noticed, offers a person innumerable opportunities to drive him or herself crazy, especially if him or herself is straining under the delusion, for example, that the track of the 2016 Pirates offense can be in a…
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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.