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The Pirates Might Just Sweep A Five-Game Series From The Cardin…

The Pirates Might Just Sweep A Five-Game Series From The Cardinals

deadspin.com ESPN.com Updated Jul 31, 2013
Four games into a five-game series with the Cardinals, the consensus best team in baseball entering last weekend, the Pirates have taken all four games, and breezed by St. Louis for the NL Central lead. And now they have a chance to sweep a five-game se…
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  • Bucs rustle up fourth straight win on Martin's hit

    Bucs rustle up fourth straight win on Martin's hit

    MLB.com Jul 31, 2013
    The Pirates put themselves in position for the rarest of baseball feats of dominance when they held off the Cardinals on Wednesday night, 5-4, for the fourth time in three nights. Thus, on Thursday night they will go for their first five-game sweep sinc…
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  • Matt Holliday can’t catch home run ball, gets taunted by Pirate…

    Matt Holliday can’t catch home run ball, gets taunted by Pirates fan

    yahoo.com Jul 31, 2013
    As you may know, the Pittsburgh Pirates are in first place in the NL Central. It's something to be proud of, even to celebrate, especially when you consider this is the best they've been since 1992.One fan in particular appeared to be riding high of the…
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  • MLB Notebook: Bucs' hurlers setting bar high

    MLB Notebook: Bucs' hurlers setting bar high

    MLB.com Jul 31, 2013
    In the first game of a doubleheader on Tuesday, the Pirates defeated the Cardinals, 2-1, in 11 innings. In the second game, the Bucs pitched a shutout, continuing a trend of historic stinginess on the hill.
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  • First-place Pittsburgh Pirates sweep Cardinals in doubleheader

    First-place Pittsburgh Pirates sweep Cardinals in doubleheader

    yahoo.com Jul 31, 2013
    The month of August begins Thursday and the Pittsburgh Pirates are in first place. The Bucs haven't been able to say that since 1992, which also is the most recent season they even finished over .500. The Bucs would ease two decades of frustration with …
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  • Video - Pirates Win Fourth Straight 00:32

    Pirates Win Fourth Straight

    Jul 31
    Russell Martin's RBI single in the eighth was the difference as the Pirates handed the Cardinals their seventh straight loss.
  • Video - Bucs Win Sixth Straight Over Cards 01:01

    Bucs Win Sixth Straight Over Cards

    Jul 31
    Highlight Of The Night: Russell Martin's RBI single in the eighth was the difference as the Pirates handed the Cardinals their seventh straight loss.
  • Video - Walker After Pirates' Win 02:13

    Walker After Pirates' Win

    Jul 31
    Neil Walker talks to Doug Glanville after homering in the Pirates' 5-4 win Wednesday.

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