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Pirates manager Hurdle has strategy for challenging calls

Pirates manager Hurdle has strategy for challenging calls

post-gazette.com Updated 13 hours ago
ST. LOUIS — Entering Busch Stadium for a three-game series a day after a strange ending involving a missed call and a too-late attempt to challenge, manager Clint Hurdle said the Pirates have strategies in place for such a scenario.
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  • Martinez, Holliday, Cards Stay Close in Race, Blank Pirates

    Martinez, Holliday, Cards Stay Close in Race, Blank Pirates

    nytimes.com MLB.com 13 hours ago
    Carlos Martinez pitched seven sharp innings, Jedd Gyorko hit his 29th homer, Brandon Moss homered to break out of a big slump and the St. Louis Cardinals stayed in the middle of the NL wild-card race.
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  • Pirates lose to Cardinals in Glasnow's final start

    Pirates lose to Cardinals in Glasnow's final start

    post-gazette.com 14 hours ago
    ST. LOUIS — As Sean Rodriguez’s throw found its way into John Jaso’s glove, Tyler Glasnow walked off the mound, his season in the books. Displaying both the tantalizing talent and the rough edges still in need of work, Glasnow’s rookie year exemplified …
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  • Game Over: The 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates

    Game Over: The 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates

    yahoo.com 19 hours ago
    Sorry, Pittsburgh Pirates, your World Series trophy is in another castle. And she’s trapped in the NL Central too! The Pirates won’t make their fourth straight playoff trip this season, which has to be looked as a disappointment since many pundits thoug…
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  • Rain causes Cubs-Pirates game to end in MLB's first tie since 2…

    Rain causes Cubs-Pirates game to end in MLB's first tie since 2005

    Rain storms have been wreaking havoc on baseball games this week, and the Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs are the weather’s latest victim. On Thursday night, they played a game that actually resulted in a tie. Not a suspended game or one that has to…
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  • Paul Zeise: Pirates third base coach Rick Sofield's job is toug…

    Paul Zeise: Pirates third base coach Rick Sofield's job is tougher than it seems

    post-gazette.com Sep 30 (yesterday)
    Pirates third base coach Rick Sofield has been criticized a lot over the past two seasons because of his perceived penchant for being over-aggressive in sending runners home and getting them thrown out.
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  • Examining great ties in Pittsburgh sports history

    Examining great ties in Pittsburgh sports history

    post-gazette.com Sep 30 (yesterday)
    The Pirates and Chicago Cubs played to a 1-1 tie Thursday night at PNC Park, which got us thinking about the great stalemates of Pittsburgh sports history. Here’s a list of our favorites.
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  • Ivan Nova finishes campaign strong, Pirates' home finale ends i…

    Ivan Nova finishes campaign strong, Pirates' home finale ends in tie against Cubs

    post-gazette.com Sep 29 (yesterday)
    When manager Clint Hurdle first met Ivan Nova, he was struck by Nova’s size. The 6-foot-5, 235-pounder looked large on film, but film didn’t do him justice.
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  • Two games in Montreal will end spring training schedule in 2017

    Two games in Montreal will end spring training schedule in 2017

    post-gazette.com Sep 29 (3 days ago)
    The Pirates will sail north of the border next year, capping their 2017 spring-training schedule with two exhibitions against the Toronto Blue Jays at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium. They will play at 7:05 p.m. March 31 and 1:05 p.m. April 1, days before th…
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  • Jaso hits for first cycle in PNC Park history

    Jaso hits for first cycle in PNC Park history

    Pirates first baseman John Jaso hit his way to PNC Park history on Wednesday night, completing the first cycle in the history of Pittsburgh's ballpark along the Allegheny River in the Bucs' 8-4 win over the Cubs. Jaso went 4-for-4 with five RBIs.
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  • Gene Collier: Pirates fans hope brakes still work

    Gene Collier: Pirates fans hope brakes still work

    post-gazette.com Sep 29 (3 days ago)
    Physically they were not terribly far apart, the Pirates in the outfield, shallow, throwing in the soft sunlight and long shadows of late September at PNC Park, and the Chicago Cubs, wrapping up batting practice in the infield. But in terms of biorhythm…
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  • Coghlan sustains mild left ankle sprain

    Coghlan sustains mild left ankle sprain

    MLB.com Sep 28 (3 days ago)
    Cubs outfielder Chris Coghlan had to leave Wednesday's 8-4 loss to the Pirates in the fifth inning with a mild left ankle sprain suffered when he crashed into the left-field wall.
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  • Coghlan leads vs. Bucs as Cubs keep cruising

    Coghlan leads vs. Bucs as Cubs keep cruising

    MLB.com nytimes.com post-gazette.com Sep 27 (4 days ago)
    Realistically, the Cubs have little left to play for this week. With a 100-win season and the best record in the Majors secured, their sights are now set on the month to come. But still, the Cubs continued their roll into October on Tuesday night at PNC…
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  • Phillips auditioning for '17 bullpen role

    Phillips auditioning for '17 bullpen role

    MLB.com Sep 27 (4 days ago)
    Zach Phillips hadn't pitched in the Majors since 2013 when the Pirates called him up in Philadelphia two weeks ago. But the Bucs didn't hesitate to throw him into their bullpen -- or into the fire.
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  • Cole appeals suspension for throwing behind Kang

    Cole appeals suspension for throwing behind Kang

    MLB.com Sep 27 (4 days ago)
    A.J. Cole has been suspended for five games and fined an undisclosed amount for intentionally throwing a pitch at the head of Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang on Sunday, Major League Baseball announced Tuesday.
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  • Bryant: Reaching 100 RBIs 'tremendous' relief

    Bryant: Reaching 100 RBIs 'tremendous' relief

    MLB.com Sep 27 (4 days ago)
    The Cubs' Kris Bryant was relieved on Tuesday. After finishing last season with 99 RBIs, he got his 100th -- as well as No. 101 -- when he hit a two-run homer on Monday night against the Pirates.
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  • Pirates notebook: Utilityman Chris Bostick acquired in minor le…

    Pirates notebook: Utilityman Chris Bostick acquired in minor league trade

    post-gazette.com Sep 27 (5 days ago)
    The Pirates acquired minor league infielder Chris Bostick from the Washington Nationals Monday in a trade that sent minor league catcher Taylor Gushue and cash to Washington.
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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.