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The Grand Slam: Vance Worley shuts out the Giants in exactly 10…

The Grand Slam: Vance Worley shuts out the Giants in exactly 100 pitches

yahoo.com Updated 1 hour ago
A day after Greg Maddux was enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Vance Worley nearly achieved a "Maddux" — the Internet-recognized feat of throwing a complete game with fewer than 100 pitches. But this wa…
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  • Pirates' Worley blanks Giants with 4-hitter

    Pirates' Worley blanks Giants with 4-hitter

    Vance Worley tossed a four-hitter for his first career shutout, and the Pittsburgh Pirates pounded Madison Bumgarner early in a 5-0 win over the struggling San Francisco Giants on Monday night.
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  • Pirates notebook: Alvarez throws Pirates for a loop

    Pirates notebook: Alvarez throws Pirates for a loop

    post-gazette.com 5 hours ago
    SAN FRANCISCO — Pedro Alvarez made his major league-leading 21st throwing error — 23rd overall — Sunday in Denver, and it led to two unearned runs.
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  • Pirates have a few days left to work on possible deals

    Pirates have a few days left to work on possible deals

    post-gazette.com 5 hours ago
    SAN FRANCISCO — By 4 p.m. Thursday, the Pirates will have to decide whether or not to pull the trigger on a trade. Those in the clubhouse understand the situation, but say they stay out of it.
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  • Josh Harrison Overshoots Second Base, Somehow Escapes Rundown

    Josh Harrison Overshoots Second Base, Somehow Escapes Rundown

    deadspin.com 18 hours ago
    Pirates utility man Josh Harrison overshot second base on his steal attempt in Sunday's game against the Rockies, so he took his only option left and kept going to third. It worked!Read more...
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  • Pirates notebook: Contenders holding on to hand

    Pirates notebook: Contenders holding on to hand

    post-gazette.com Jul 28 (yesterday)
    DENVER -- Pirates manager Clint Hurdle likened this week leading up to the Thursday trade deadline to a large, high-stakes poker game.
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  • Harrison delivers at plate, on bases to spark Bucs

    Harrison delivers at plate, on bases to spark Bucs

    MLB.com post-gazette.com nytimes.com Jul 27 (yesterday)
    Josh Harrison earned two steals in a slick sixth-inning rundown before coming home to score the go-ahead run. And after the Rockies tied it in the seventh, Harrison stepped up again in the eighth to deliver the go-ahead solo homer in the Pirates' 7-5 vi…
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  • Gene Collier: Time to shift strategies vs. the shift

    Gene Collier: Time to shift strategies vs. the shift

    post-gazette.com Jul 27 (2 days ago)
    Even without the unfortunate spectacle of an injured pierogi getting scooped and wheeled from the warning track on a cart, this week in Pirates baseball came bundled in oddities.
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  • On the Pirates: How Brandon Moss found his bash by the bay

    On the Pirates: How Brandon Moss found his bash by the bay

    post-gazette.com Jul 27 (2 days ago)
    The way Brandon Moss tells it, he needed two things: a mechanical adjustment and an opportunity. Changes to one's stance or swing can be endless, but stumbling upon one that makes a difference, that doesn't create only a placebo effect, is rare. * So is…
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  • Arenado Homers, Rockies Beat Pirates 8-1

    Arenado Homers, Rockies Beat Pirates 8-1

    nytimes.com MLB.com Jul 26 (2 days ago)
    Nolan Arenado bounced back from a benching with three hits, including a home run, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-1 on Saturday night.
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  • Stubbs exits early after injuring left ankle

    Stubbs exits early after injuring left ankle

    MLB.com Jul 26 (2 days ago)
    Rockies outfielder Drew Stubbs, who homered in the fourth inning of Saturday night's game against the Pirates at Coors Field, was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the fifth because of a left ankle injury.
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  • CarGo turns ankle at home, gets day off

    CarGo turns ankle at home, gets day off

    MLB.com Jul 26 (2 days ago)
    A day after hitting a two-run homer in the Rockies' 8-1 victory over the Pirates, Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez had to be scratched from Saturday night's lineup because he turned his right ankle.
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  • Mending Cole now slated for two rehab starts

    Mending Cole now slated for two rehab starts

    MLB.com Jul 26 (2 days ago)
    Right-hander Gerrit Cole's first rehab start Monday won't be his last as the Pirates announced Saturday their plan for him to make a second rehab outing in an effort to work him up to 100 pitches.
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  • Bucs building on last season's winning lessons

    Bucs building on last season's winning lessons

    MLB.com Jul 26 (3 days ago)
    Neil Walker knows the growing pains of these Pittsburgh Pirates well. It makes him appreciate where the Pirates are today: a season removed from ending a two-decade drought with their first winning season and postseason appearance since 1992.
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  • Morton, West Coast swing get off to rocky start

    Morton, West Coast swing get off to rocky start

    post-gazette.com Jul 26 (3 days ago)
    DENVER -- The Pirates did not stick to the script Friday night.
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  • Pirates notebook: Defensive plan different at Coors Field

    Pirates notebook: Defensive plan different at Coors Field

    post-gazette.com Jul 25 (3 days ago)
    DENVER — The baseball just does things differently at Coors Field.
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  • After replay, Rockies just miss turning triple play

    After replay, Rockies just miss turning triple play

    MLB.com Jul 25 (3 days ago)
    The Rockies came within mere inches of the their second triple play of the season during the top of the fifth inning Friday night against the Pirates at Coors Field, but instant replay upheld a call by umpire Tom Hallion that an out was not recorded at …
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  • Five contenders with young talent to trade

    Five contenders with young talent to trade

    MLB.com Jul 25 (4 days ago)
    There will be plenty more wheeling and dealing before the clock strikes 4 p.m. ET on Thursday. The five contenders best positioned from a talent standpoint to make a significant trade are the Pirates, Dodgers, Cardinals, Mariners and Royals
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  • It's his time: Neil Walker enjoys a resurgence of productivity …

    It's his time: Neil Walker enjoys a resurgence of productivity for Pirates

    post-gazette.com Jul 24 (4 days ago)
    It's a fact that Neil Walker was passed over for the All-Star Game earlier this month. But has it served as ammunition for what is clearly turning out to be the best season of his career?
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  • @Pirates is Chester Cheese on the DL?

    @Pirates is Chester Cheese on the DL?

    deadspin.com Jul 24 (5 days ago)
    @Pirates is Chester Cheese on the DL? #bucsbooth @ROOTSPORTSPIT #ScoreboardPix pic.twitter.com/Rx5NathYcR — Freebird (@freedbird) July 24, 2014 Read more...
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  • Video - Pirates Avoid Sweep 00:42

    Pirates Avoid Sweep

    Jul 27
    The Pirates hit three home runs en route to defeating the Rockies 7-5.
  • Video - Rockies Win On 'Tulowizki' Night 00:29

    Rockies Win On 'Tulowizki' Night

    Jul 26
    Nolan Arenado hit his eighth home run of the season in the Rockies' 8-1 win over the Pirates, during which as 15,000 fans received misspelled Troy Tulowitzki shirts.
  • Video - MLB Daily Download: Thursday 03:59

    MLB Daily Download: Thursday

    Jul 24
    Antonietta Collins recaps Wednesday night's action from around the league, including Yoenis Cespedes hitting the long ball twice, Orioles pitchers having location issues, and an injury at PNC Park that lands someone on the 15-day DL.
  • Video - Pirates Sink Dodgers 00:41

    Pirates Sink Dodgers

    Jul 23
    Travis Snider homered in the Pirates' 6-1 win over the Dodgers.

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