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Liriano, Jaso Help Pirates Win 6th Straight, 5-1 Over Reds

Liriano, Jaso Help Pirates Win 6th Straight, 5-1 Over Reds

nytimes.com post-gazette.com Updated 3 hours ago
Francisco Liriano won for the first time since opening day and John Jaso homered to open the bottom of the first as Pittsburgh beat Cincinnati 5-1 Saturday night for the Pirates' sixth straight win and Reds their sixth consecutive loss.
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  • Bucs end April on a tear, win 6th straight

    Bucs end April on a tear, win 6th straight

    MLB.com 4 hours ago
    Behind Francisco Liriano's longest start of the season, the Pirates extended their winning streak to six games and finished April with a 5-1 victory over the Reds on Saturday night at PNC Park.
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  • Pirates meet with CDC, MLB reps to discuss Zika virus in Puerto…

    Pirates meet with CDC, MLB reps to discuss Zika virus in Puerto Rico

    post-gazette.com 10 hours ago
    The Pirates met with representatives from Major League Baseball and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in the home clubhouse at PNC Park this afternoon to discuss Zika virus. The meeting included a question-and-answer session and ran about an…
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  • Pirates recall righty Jared Hughes from rehab, option Rob Scahi…

    Pirates recall righty Jared Hughes from rehab, option Rob Scahill to Indianapolis

    post-gazette.com 12 hours ago
    The Pirates gave their bullpen boost today by recalling right-hander Jared Hughes from his rehab assignment and optioning righty Rob Scahill to Class AAA Indianapolis.
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  • Homers back Nicasio's gem to defeat Reds

    Homers back Nicasio's gem to defeat Reds

    MLB.com nytimes.com post-gazette.com Apr 29 (yesterday)
    Backed by home runs from Josh Harrison and Matt Joyce, right-hander Juan Nicasio delivered the Pirates' finest start of the season in a 4-1 win over the Reds on Friday night at PNC Park.
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  • Hughes nearing return from rehab assignment

    Hughes nearing return from rehab assignment

    MLB.com Apr 29 (yesterday)
    Reliever Jared Hughes is back in the Pirates' clubhouse, but he is not yet ready to rejoin the Bucs' bullpen.
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  • Pirates extend coaching staff through 2017

    Pirates extend coaching staff through 2017

    MLB.com post-gazette.com Apr 29 (yesterday)
    Looking to maintain continuity from the top down, the Pirates announced Friday that they have extended the contracts of their entire coaching staff through next season.
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  • This idea could make MLB's replay reviews a lot more interestin…

    This idea could make MLB's replay reviews a lot more interesting

    yahoo.com Apr 29 (yesterday)
    During the Colorado Rockies' game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night, a replay challenge in the second inning grinded the action to a halt for nearly five minutes. The Rockies thought Pirates second baseman Josh Harrison had violated the …
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  • Pirates-Rockies Game Postponed Due to Weather

    Pirates-Rockies Game Postponed Due to Weather

    nytimes.com MLB.com post-gazette.com Apr 28 (3 days ago)
    There were no complaints from Colorado manager Walt Weiss on the postponement of Thursday's game against Pittsburgh because of rain and snow.
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  • Rookie phenom Trevor Story on pace to make wrong kind of histor…

    Rookie phenom Trevor Story on pace to make wrong kind of history

    yahoo.com Apr 28 (3 days ago)
    Trevor Story's amazing April continued Wednesday night when he hit his ninth homer of the month during the Colorado Rockies' game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. His fourth inning bomb broke the National League rookie record set by Albert Pujols in 2001…
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  • Bucs pull ahead in 12th to edge rallying Rox

    Bucs pull ahead in 12th to edge rallying Rox

    MLB.com Apr 28 (3 days ago)
    Jordy Mercer became the last starting position player to have a hit, and it came at the right time -- a two-out RBI double in the top of the 12th to give the Pirates a 9-8 victory over the Rockies at Coors Field on Wednesday night.
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  • Mercer's Double in 12th Lifts Pirates Over Rockies 9-8

    Mercer's Double in 12th Lifts Pirates Over Rockies 9-8

    nytimes.com post-gazette.com Apr 28 (3 days ago)
    Jordy Mercer hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the 12th inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates continued their mastery of the Colorado Rockies with a 9-8 marathon win Wednesday night.
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  • Pirates notebook: Jared Hughes, Jung Ho Kang nearing return to …

    Pirates notebook: Jared Hughes, Jung Ho Kang nearing return to Pirates

    post-gazette.com MLB.com Apr 28 (3 days ago)
    DENVER — Right-hander Jared Hughes and infielder Jung Ho Kang took steps Wednesday toward returning to the majors from their rehab assignments with Class AAA Indianapolis.
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  • A long Story short: 9th HR is a record!

    A long Story short: 9th HR is a record!

    MLB.com Apr 27 (3 days ago)
    Shortstop Trevor Story set a National League rookie record for home runs in April when he hit his ninth during the fourth inning off Pirates left-hander Jonathon Niese during the Rockies' eventual 9-8, 12-inning loss Wednesday night at Coors Field.
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  • Pirates notebook: Hurdle giving red-hot Polanco a steady diet o…

    Pirates notebook: Hurdle giving red-hot Polanco a steady diet of left-handers, too

    post-gazette.com Apr 27 (4 days ago)
    DENVER — Manager Clint Hurdle’s starting lineup Tuesday night stacked eight right-handed hitters against Colorado Rockies veteran left-hander Jorge De La Rosa. The lone left-handed batter in the order was Gregory Polanco, a 24-year-old right fielder on …
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  • Glasnow among top prospect performers Tuesday

    Glasnow among top prospect performers Tuesday

    MLB.com Apr 27 (4 days ago)
    After he struggled in his last start for Triple-A Indianapolis, Pirates No. 1 prospect Tyler Glasnow returned to form Tuesday to fire six scoreless innings in a win against Durham.
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  • McCutchen Hits 3 Homers, Pirates Beat Rockies 9-4

    McCutchen Hits 3 Homers, Pirates Beat Rockies 9-4

    nytimes.com post-gazette.com Apr 27 (4 days ago)
    On his rare off day, Andrew McCutchen cleared his mind and forgot all about his struggles at the plate.
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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.