Pirates notebook: Good and bad from Charlie Morton's rehab start
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Pirates starting pitcher Charlie Morton threw 73 pitches in four innings of a rehab start Thursday for the Class AA Altoona Curve, but that doesn’t mean he necessarily is close to returning to the majors soon.Upvote Share Tweet
Josh Harrison hit an RBI triple and scored on Jose Tabata's tiebreaking single in the eighth inning, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.Upvote Share TweetMLB.com 15 hours agoJosh Harrison repeatedly backed Edinson Volquez with his glove at third base, so it was only appropriate that he ended up there after the biggest swing of the game. Harrison knocked in the tying run with a triple in the eighth and scored the game-winnin…Upvote Share Tweet
Pirates call up Lambo for tonight's gamepost-gazette.com 18 hours agoThe Pirates have recalled first baseman/outfielder Andrew Lambo from Triple-A Indianapolis and optioned pitcher Gerrit Cole to Bristol.Upvote Share Tweet
First shot at playoffs brings out best in Pirates' Ike Davispost-gazette.com Aug 28 (yesterday)As a first baseman for the New York Mets, Ike Davis never felt that twinge of anticipation players on contending teams get to experience this time of year.Upvote Share Tweetdeadspin.com Aug 28 (yesterday)Former Portland Pirates assistant coach Michael Minard pleaded no contest to a charge of sexual misconduct Wednesday. Minard had started an online relationship with a 13-year-old girl he met through Twitter after a game last year.Read more...Upvote Share TweetThe Kansas City Royals claimed infielder Jayson Nix off waivers Thursday from the Pittsburgh Pirates.Upvote Share Tweet
Baseball Capsules: Ike Davis hit a two-run homer off a speaker above…nytimes.com Aug 28 (2 days ago)Ike Davis hit a two-run homer off a speaker above the seats in right-center field, Jeff Locke outpitched Adam Wainwright and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 Wednesday.Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Aug 27 (3 days ago)Ike Davis hit a two-run homer off a speaker above the seats in right-center field, Jeff Locke outpitched Adam Wainwright and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 Wednesday.Upvote Share TweetCenter fielder Andrew McCutchen returned to the Pirates lineup Wednesday afternoon after leaving the game Tuesday night with left rib discomfort.Upvote Share TweetIke Davis wasn't able to play meaningful late-season games during his time with the New York Mets. He's making the most of his chance with the Pittsburgh Pirates.Upvote Share Tweet
Davis' big blast backs brilliant Locke in series finaleMLB.com Aug 27 (3 days ago)Jeff Locke was sharp in a one-run outing, getting support from a huge Ike Davis two-run homer in the Pirates' 3-1 victory over the Cardinals at PNC Park on Wednesday afternoon.Upvote Share Tweet
Pirates notebook: Clint Barmes starts; Jordy Mercer restspost-gazette.com Aug 27 (4 days ago)Clint Barmes started at shortstop Tuesday night for the Pirates, one day after being reinstated from the disabled list for a severe groin strain. It was his first start since June 25.Upvote Share Tweet
Gene Collier: Now is time for Pirates to really, finally, get hotpost-gazette.com Aug 27 (4 days ago)Tuesday was social media night at the ballpark, so you can only hope that some of the 25,521 on hand enjoyed the drama on the field during perhaps the most critical game on the 2014 home schedule to date.Upvote Share Tweet
Rivals make first movepost-gazette.com Aug 26 (4 days ago)The St. Louis Cardinals made a bold move to acquire right-handed pitcher John Lackey at the trade deadline from Boston, and Monday night the Pirates found out why they gave up a lot to get him.Upvote Share Tweet
Davis Powers Pirates Past CardinalsAug 27Ike Davis hits a two-run home run as the Pirates beat the Cardinals 3-1.
Davis Powers Pirates To WinAug 26Baseball Tonight Spotlight: After Andrew McCutchen left in the fifth inning with rib discomfort, Ike Davis hit a three-run home run in the eighth to give the Pirates a 5-2 win over the Cardinals.
Pirates Trounce BrewersAug 23Pedro Alvarez hit two home runs to lead the Pirates past the Brewers 10-2.
McCutchen, Pirates Crush BrewersAug 22Andrew McCutchen hit his 18th home run of the season in the Pirates' 8-3 win over the Brewers.
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