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Pirates look to go long vs. Bumgarner

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 12:18:20 EDT

Giants ace Madison Bumgarner will start the second game of a three-game series against the Pirates on Tuesday night, his third outing since rejoining San Francisco's rotation July 15. If he can keep the ball inside AT&T Park, he should be fine. But that's been an issue lately.

Pirates' surge backs Cole's solid start

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 03:29:09 EDT

Gerrit Cole worked six effective innings Monday night while the Pittsburgh Pirates put together big offensive outbursts early and late to emerge with their 10th victory in 13 games, a 10-3 decision over the San Francisco Giants.

Cutch, Mercer lead Pirates' offense vs. Giants

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 03:39:20 EDT

Nearly everyone played a part in the Pirates' 10-3 win over the Giants on Monday night at AT&T Park, but a pair of big swings by Andrew McCutchen and Jordy Mercer defined the current depth of Pittsburgh's lineup.

Meadows leads 3 Bucs on Top 100 list

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:01:20 EDT's midseason Top 100 Prospects list is defined by youth (eight of the top 10 players are 20 or younger) and headlined by more hitters (each of the top 11) and international players (each of the top eight) than ever before.

Pirates open to possible trade for outfielder

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 22:15:43 EDT

With right fielder Gregory Polanco sidelined by a strained left hamstring and the non-waiver Trade Deadline a week away, Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said he will monitor the market to determine if there is "something appropriate" to bolster their outfield.

Cutch is Bucs' shining star once again

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:15:00 EDT

As the face of the Pirates' franchise, the past nine months have seen Andrew McCutchen faced with media speculation about him being traded, an initial decision that he moved from center field to right field and a season-opening two months that produced very un-McCutchen results. Not once, however, did he give in to the temptations of self-pity.

Despite loss, Pirates see advantages ahead

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 20:07:22 EDT

The Pirates came into Coors Field hot, having trimmed their NL Central deficit to three games and reaching .500 for the first time since April. Though they dropped two of three to the Rockies, the Pirates still left Colorado in excellent position for the coming weeks.

Pirates' Top 30 prospects list

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:56:17 EDT

Who do the Pirates have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Pittsburgh's Top 30 Prospects on's Prospect Watch.

Pirates shuffling OF spots with Polanco out

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 14:53:19 EDT

Gregory Polanco's hamstring injury is giving a few different Pirates the opportunity for more consistent playing time in the outfield.

Nova struggles as Bucs drop finale to Rockies

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 20:59:31 EDT

Riding another strong performance from rookie left-hander Kyle Freeland, and supplemented with an offensive outburst, the Rockies powered to a 13-3 on Sunday at Coors Field to clinch their first home series win over the Pirates since July 2014.

Just days after return, Marte in midseason form

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 01:42:30 EDT

Starling Marte dribbled a ninth-inning fastball from Greg Holland just past the pitcher's mound. Using his signature speed, he sprinted down the line, earning the infield hit without a throw. With the bases loaded, Marte had himself his third hit of the night, driving in the Pirates' final run in a 7-3 loss.

Benches clear at Coors Field after close pitch

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 01:01:46 EDT

Pirates pitcher Chad Kuhl apparently made his point Saturday night. And so did Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez.

Bell homers, but Bucs' win streak comes to end

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 02:06:38 EDT

Rookie right-hander German Marquez tied a career high with nine strikeouts -- and was hot under the collar, when necessary -- as the Rockies ended the Pirates' win streak at six games, 7-3, on Saturday night at Coors Field.

Hamstring forces Polanco to DL; Brault recalled

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 19:19:06 EDT

Less than a week after the Pirates' starting outfield trio was back together following Starling Marte's reinstatement, Gregory Polanco has landed on the 10-day disabled list due to a left hamstring strain.

Bucs go over .500, beat Rox for 6th straight W

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 02:49:37 EDT

Pirates first baseman Josh Bell didn't waste time. His first two swings Friday night produced five runs.

Top of Bucs' lineup thrives in altitude at Coors

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 02:17:57 EDT

The Pirates have found copious offensive success at Coors Field recently, and that trend continued Friday, largely thanks to the top of the Bucs' lineup.

Cole brought Cervelli oxygen after his triple

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 00:24:13 EDT

Cole brought Cervelli oxygen after his triple

Hudson, Watson settle into middle-relief roles

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 21:08:02 EDT

When Felipe Rivero stepped into the closer's role, he didn't just solidify the back end of the Pirates' bullpen, but the front end, as well.

Bucs sweep: Crew's Pitt stop shakes up race

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:21:19 EDT

While the Brewers came out of the All-Star break holding a solid lead in the National League Central, the Pirates faced a steep uphill climb. Less than a week later, the division's balance of power has shifted. Pittsburgh finished off a four-game sweep of Milwaukee on Thursday afternoon, crawling back to .500 with a 4-2 win at PNC Park.

Central, hark! Here come red-hot Pirates

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:15:54 EDT

The Pirates woke up on July 4 nine games under .500, seven games out of first place in the National League Central. Since then, they've won 11 of 13 games, including Thursday's 4-2 victory over the Brewers at PNC Park, vaulting back to the break-even point and into a wide-open NL Central race.

Freese honing swing, but eye hasn't faltered

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:09:05 EDT

David Freese is still working on his swing, so he was encouraged by the two singles he swatted to right field during Wednesday's 3-2 win. But his eye and approach have not faltered all season. That much is evident in his .376 on-base percentage, which would be the highest mark of his career.

Bradenton's Keller forced out after six strong

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 03:40:59 EDT

No organization currently features more high-end talent in its farm system than the White Sox. That was evident on Thursday, as a host of the South Siders' top prospects turned in big performances across three different levels.

Bucs stay hot: Moroff's walk-off beats Brewers

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 01:38:56 EDT

Throughout this critical homestand at PNC Park, the Pirates have proved they can't be counted out.

Cole looks like Bucs' ace with 10 K's vs. Crew

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:48:39 EDT

The Pirates are playing their best baseball of the season, and their ace may be rounding back into form.

Bucs' 'pen thriving with MLB's lowest July ERA

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 01:15:43 EDT

After a turbulent first half, the Pirates' bullpen has settled into place.

HRs spark 4-run 6th as Bucs beat Brewers

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 03:03:10 EDT

The Pirates broke out in the sixth Tuesday night at PNC Park.

Marte appreciates fans' response in return

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:30:39 EDT

Back from an 80-game suspension for using a banned substance, Starling Marte did not know how he would be received.

McCutchen's baby boy is due in December

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 18:59:21 EDT

McCutchen's baby boy is due in December

Kuhl, ever so cool, snags foul line drive

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 21:28:40 EDT

Kuhl, ever so cool, snags foul line drive

Frazier Bucs' Heart and Hustle Award winner

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 09:04:11 EDT

The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association revealed the 30 preliminary winners of the 2017 Heart and Hustle Award on Tuesday. The honor is the only one voted on by former players, and is bestowed each year upon the active player who most represents a passion for the game of baseball, and best embodies the values, spirit and tradition of the game.