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Liriano Strikes Out 12, Pirates Sweep Mets

Liriano Strikes Out 12, Pirates Sweep Mets

nytimes.com post-gazette.com Updated 30 minutes ago
Francisco Liriano kept up Pittsburgh's strikeout parade, fanning 12 as the Pirates beat the New York Mets 9-1 Sunday for a three-game sweep.
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  • Kang's emergence gives Bucs defensive versatility

    Kang's emergence gives Bucs defensive versatility

    MLB.com 3 hours ago
    During Spring Training, the Pirates set a few smaller goals that, they believed, would help push them toward their ultimate goal of getting back to the postseason. They wanted to add depth, become a more versatile team and keep their stars fresh enough …
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  • Gene Collier: Pirates come out swinging, and it works

    Gene Collier: Pirates come out swinging, and it works

    That sharp and smart and instantaneous single Josh Harrison sent toward left field on a trolley wire to start the bottom of the first Saturday wasn’t terribly remarkable in and of itself, but theatrically it was a loud slap in the face in the opening se…
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  • On the Pirates: The evolution of A.J. Burnett

    On the Pirates: The evolution of A.J. Burnett

    post-gazette.com 18 hours ago
    Pick any fact or statistic you like to illustrate that A.J. Burnett has been around a while — there are plenty available — but here is one with particular relevance this week: The man who caught Burnett in his major league debut, Mike Redmond, has not o…
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  • Actions Speak Louder for a Pirates Rookie

    Actions Speak Louder for a Pirates Rookie

    nytimes.com May 23 (yesterday)
    Jung Ho Kang, a 27-year-old shortstop from South Korea, has secured a regular place in the lineup with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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  • Pirates notebook: Morton will return to the Pirates starting ro…

    Pirates notebook: Morton will return to the Pirates starting rotation

    post-gazette.com May 23 (yesterday)
    Right-hander Charlie Morton will return to the Pirates rotation Monday night in a home game against the Miami Marlins, manager Clint Hurdle revealed Friday.
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  • Pirates 4, Mets 1: Noah Syndergaard Takes a Loss, but He May Ge…

    Pirates 4, Mets 1: Noah Syndergaard Takes a Loss, but He May Get More Chances

    nytimes.com May 22 (yesterday)
    Mets Manager Terry Collins hinted his team would use a six-man rotation indefinitely in order to give some pitchers rest and keep the number of innings down for others.
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  • Cole Outduels Syndergaard, Pirates Top Mets 4-1

    Cole Outduels Syndergaard, Pirates Top Mets 4-1

    nytimes.com post-gazette.com MLB.com May 22 (yesterday)
    Gerrit Cole struck out 10 over 8 1-3 dominant innings to outduel New York Mets rookie Noah Syndergaard and lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 4-1 win Friday night.
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  • Pirates, McCutchen upset with leak of pay stub

    Pirates, McCutchen upset with leak of pay stub

    post-gazette.com deadspin.com May 22 (2 days ago)
    The public got a close look at Andrew McCutchen’s personal finances Thursday night, when a user on Reddit posted a photo of McCutchen’s May 15 pay stub, detailing every addition and deduction of a $427,098.49 deposit into his bank account.
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  • The Pittsburgh Pirates Would Like To Offer You A Sexual Donut

    The Pittsburgh Pirates Would Like To Offer You A Sexual Donut

    deadspin.com May 22 (2 days ago)
    This post was deleted from the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Instagram account almost as quickly as it went up, but we have the denizens of the internet to thank for preserving this wonderful bit of autocorrect failure, one that turned a “special” offer into a “s…
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  • MLB catching up to Pirates with shifty tactics

    MLB catching up to Pirates with shifty tactics

    post-gazette.com May 22 (3 days ago)
    The first time Jung Ho Kang was asked to move into a defensive shift, setting up on the right side of second base, was back in 2009 when Venezuelan slugger Roberto Petagine of the Korean Baseball Organization’s LG Twins came to bat.
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  • Gene Collier: Pirates offense stumbles again with no end in sig…

    Gene Collier: Pirates offense stumbles again with no end in sight

    post-gazette.com May 21 (3 days ago)
    The Pirates have won an unhealthy seven times in their past 21 assignments, but rather than scoop up the pets and head for the panic room, they should probably count their blessings as they await a three-game weekend series with the New York Mets.
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  • Pirates notebook: Mercer's struggles examined

    Pirates notebook: Mercer's struggles examined

    post-gazette.com May 21 (4 days ago)
    When looking for answers to physical issues, manager Clint Hurdle likes to start with their mental underpinnings. He took that approach with Jordy Mercer in 2014 and is doing so again now.
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  • Cervelli passes concussion tests, plays vs. Twins

    Cervelli passes concussion tests, plays vs. Twins

    MLB.com May 20 (4 days ago)
    After leaving Tuesday's game early for precautionary reasons, Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli passed a full battery of tests to determine his availability for Wednesday night's game at PNC Park.
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  • Twins' big second inning leads them past Bucs

    Twins' big second inning leads them past Bucs

    MLB.com May 20 (5 days ago)
    The Twins used a six-run second inning to build up a big lead against former Minnesota starter Francisco Liriano and held on to beat the Pirates, 8-5, at PNC Park on Tuesday night.
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  • Pedro Alvarez hits home run into a boat on the Allegheny River

    Pedro Alvarez hits home run into a boat on the Allegheny River

    yahoo.com May 20 (5 days ago)
    Over his career, Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez has done one thing consistently well: Smash home runs with incredible power. He was at it again Tuesday against the Minnesota Twins. In the fourth inning, Alvarez stepped to the plate again…
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  • Gene Collier: Pirates' homestand gets started on wrong foot

    Gene Collier: Pirates' homestand gets started on wrong foot

    post-gazette.com May 20 (5 days ago)
    With the seventh inning came the announcement of Tuesday night’s attendance, 22,357, but since I didn’t hear the first part of the announcement, I’m going to qualify that and say that 22,357 was either the attendance or the actual number of people the P…
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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.

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