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Pirates lose to Reds, 7-5, in Tuesday's regularly scheduled gam…

Pirates lose to Reds, 7-5, in Tuesday's regularly scheduled game

CINCINNATI -- For most of Tuesday night, Gerrit Cole worked out of trouble. In Cole's final inning, it was his counterpart who provided the coda.
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  • Bucs return to action to top Reds in homer-filled action

    Bucs return to action to top Reds in homer-filled action

    MLB.com 12 hours ago
    Russell Martin provided the go-ahead run with two outs in the seventh -- the first inning in the resumption of a game suspended by rain after six with the teams tied -- giving the Pirates the two-day 8-7 win at Great American Ball Park on Tuesday.
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  • Overuse of young pitchers fueling MLB's Tommy John surgery prob…

    Overuse of young pitchers fueling MLB's Tommy John surgery problem

    CNNSI.com 17 hours ago
    The mistreatment and overuse of young pitchers is fueling MLB's Tommy John surgery epidemic.
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  • Fly ball hits Travis Snider's face in fair ground even as he sl…

    Fly ball hits Travis Snider's face in fair ground even as he slides foul

    yahoo.com MLB.com Apr 15 (yesterday)
    A player is not necessarily in foul territory just because his feet take him there. That's what happened Monday night to Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Travis Snider, whose unsuccessful bid in the fourth inning to catch a fly ball by Todd Frazier of the …
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  • Chris Stewart's rehabilitation could get major push

    Chris Stewart's rehabilitation could get major push

    post-gazette.com Apr 14 (yesterday)
    CINCINNATI -- As catcher Chris Stewart continues his rehabilitation in the minors, the Pirates are discussing the possibility of having him finish the rehabilitation process with the major league team, manager Clint Hurdle said Monday.
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  • Bucs, Reds set Great American Ball Park HR record

    Bucs, Reds set Great American Ball Park HR record

    MLB.com Apr 14 (yesterday)
    The Pirates broke out of their batting slump Monday night -- in duplicate. Or triplicate, if you count the number of times they hit back-to-back home runs out of Great American Ball Park. Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco's homer set a new GABP record of 10 h…
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  • Pirates notebook: 'Buying time' is the new arguing

    Pirates notebook: 'Buying time' is the new arguing

    post-gazette.com Apr 14 (2 days ago)
    MILWAUKEE -- Clint Hurdle marched from the dugout Saturday night and made a bee-line to home plate umpire Bill Miller in the eighth inning.
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  • Brewers win ninth straight behind dominant Lohse

    Brewers win ninth straight behind dominant Lohse

    Red-hot Milwaukee won for the ninth consecutive time Sunday, sweeping the Pirates out of Miller Park with a 4-1 victory, led by a razor-sharp Kyle Lohse and yet another base hit from Aramis Ramirez with a runner in scoring position.
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  • Roundup: Nationals Fall to Braves, And Lose Zimmerman

    Roundup: Nationals Fall to Braves, And Lose Zimmerman

    nytimes.com Apr 12 (3 days ago)
    The Washington third baseman broke his thumb while diving back to the bag when he was picked off at second base in the fifth inning.
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  • McCutchen returns to Pirates lineup after ankle pain

    McCutchen returns to Pirates lineup after ankle pain

    post-gazette.com Apr 12 (4 days ago)
    MILWAUKEE -- Pirates MVP center fielder Andrew McCutchen is back in the lineup tonight, and said he left the game for precautionary reasons on Friday night with ankle pain.
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  • Pirates notebook: Run production comes many ways

    Pirates notebook: Run production comes many ways

    post-gazette.com Apr 11 (4 days ago)
    MILWAUKEE -- The Pirates scored in a few different ways this week in Chicago.
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  • Locke reinstated from DL, optioned to Triple-A

    Locke reinstated from DL, optioned to Triple-A

    MLB.com Apr 11 (5 days ago)
    Left-hander Jeff Locke was reinstated from the disabled list Friday by the Pirates, who in turn optioned the 2013 National League All-Star to Triple-A Indianapolis.
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  • Video - Reds Power Past Pirates 00:49

    Reds Power Past Pirates

    Apr 15
    Mike Leake struck out eight batters and hit a two-run home run to lead the Reds past the Pirates 7-5.
  • Video - Pirates Top Reds After Play Resumes 01:00

    Pirates Top Reds After Play Resumes

    Apr 15
    Concluding their rain-suspended game from a day before, Russell Martin drove in Andrew McCutchen to lead the Pirates past the Reds 8-7.
  • Video - Reds Hold Off Pirates 02:05

    Reds Hold Off Pirates

    Apr 15
    Baseball Tonight Spotlight: Mike Leake struck out eight batters and hit a two-run home run to lead the Reds past the Pirates 7-5.
  • Video - Rain Suspends Pirates-Reds 00:55

    Rain Suspends Pirates-Reds

    Apr 14
    The Pirates and Reds combined to hit 10 home runs before rain suspended play in the seventh inning with the score tied at 7.

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