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Cole looks to rebound from tough outing

Sat, 27 May 2017 11:54:40 EDT

Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole labored in his last start on May 22 against the Braves. But he will have the chance to place that poor outing behind him and get back on track against Zack Wheeler and the Mets Saturday at 7:15 p.m. ET at PNC Park.

Polanco shakes off rust in return to cleanup

Sat, 27 May 2017 00:10:34 EDT

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle told reporters before Friday's game that right fielder Gregory Polanco was in a good place. Even if he hadn't played a game since May 14.

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Fri, 26 May 2017 09:40:05 EDT

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Kuhl struggles as former Buc Walker HRs twice

Fri, 26 May 2017 23:35:41 EDT

Following one of his best starts of the season, Jacob deGrom spun yet another gem, and hometown hero Neil Walker provided the offense with two homers and four RBIs in the Mets' 8-1 win over the Pirates at PNC Park on Friday.

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Sun, 30 Apr 2017 13:33:06 EDT

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Cutch returns to lineup in the sixth hole

Fri, 26 May 2017 22:50:44 EDT

After being out of the starting lineup for the last two games, Andrew McCutchen returns to the Pirates lineup Friday, hitting sixth.

Meadows shows off power, speed at Triple-A

Sat, 27 May 2017 01:25:54 EDT

Angel Perdomo and Kyle Funkhouser put together quite a pitcher's duel on Friday as Class A Advanced Dunedin topped Lakeland, 3-1.

Pirates ride fast start to split in Atlanta

Thu, 25 May 2017 17:48:13 EDT

After languishing through Gerrit Cole's worst start of the season and the long rain delay that added to the frustration of Tuesday night's loss, the Pirates righted themselves with a ninth-inning comeback on Wednesday and then capped their four-day stay in Atlanta with Thursday's 9-4 win over the Braves at SunTrust Park.

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.

Balanced Bucs lineup beginning to hit stride

Thu, 25 May 2017 17:23:09 EDT

Is the Pirates' lineup hitting its stride? After breaking out for seven runs on three homers in a 10-batter 10th inning Wednesday night, the Pirates piled up 13 hits and rode contributions from just about everyone to a 9-4 win over the Braves on Thursday at SunTrust Park.

3 in a row: Trio of HRs caps Bucs' comeback

Thu, 25 May 2017 09:29:47 EDT

Pinch-hitting on a scheduled off-day because the Pirates forced extra innings and exhausted their other options, Andrew McCutchen slapped a single to left field leading off the 10th. Chris Stewart then dropped a sacrifice bunt, moving McCutchen to second base.

Another late night: Bucs rally for 10-inning win

Thu, 25 May 2017 02:21:15 EDT

A little less than 24 hours after blowing a ninth-inning lead, the Pirates staged a ninth-inning rally against a thin Braves bullpen, then added seven more runs in the 10th inning to cruise to a 12-5 win on Wednesday night at SunTrust Park.

McCutchen looking to fix swing amid slump

Thu, 25 May 2017 00:54:01 EDT

Around 1:30 on Wednesday morning, Andrew McCutchen hit a hard ground ball -- 102.3 mph off his bat, according to Statcast™ -- at Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson. McCutchen ran down the line, but Swanson's throw beat him to first base, the end of an 0-for-5 night.

Glasnow strong, but Bucs fall after long delay

Wed, 24 May 2017 03:48:34 EDT

This might not have been as wacky as the 19-inning game these same two teams played in 2011. But a long rain delay combined with an exchange of ninth-inning rallies certainly made things interesting as the Braves completed a 6-5 win over the Pirates during the wee hours of Wednesday morning.

Taillon progressing in return from surgery

Wed, 24 May 2017 19:19:01 EDT

After throwing a 25-pitch bullpen session Tuesday, Pirates right-hander Jameson Taillon is scheduled to pitch off the mound again Thursday morning.

Late-inning heroics not enough vs. Braves

Wed, 24 May 2017 03:46:42 EDT

The Pirates had not played a game this deep into the night -- into the morning, technically -- in 34 years, not since June 20, 1983, when the last out at Three Rivers Stadium was recorded at 2:04 a.m. But there they were a few minutes after 1:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday, having survived a three-hour, 12-minute rain delay and a Braves comeback with their own late rally.

Hurdle ejected for second straight game

Wed, 24 May 2017 03:52:37 EDT

For the second time in as many games, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was ejected Tuesday night at SunTrust Park.

Josh Bell responded to Onion article with joke

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:58:50 EDT

Josh Bell responded to an Onion article with a joke

Cole labors in short outing as Bucs drop opener

Tue, 23 May 2017 02:01:21 EDT

Mike Foltynewicz bested Gerrit Cole through the first five innings and Ender Inciarte recorded a career-best five hits as the Braves received another stellar effort from their bullpen during Monday night's 5-2 win over the Pirates at SunTrust Park.

Pirates' Freese, Hurdle ejected in Atlanta

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:07:13 EDT

Third baseman David Freese and manager Clint Hurdle were ejected during the fourth inning of the Pirates' game against the Braves on Monday night at SunTrust Park.

Closer Watson inducing weaker contact in '17

Mon, 22 May 2017 19:26:27 EDT

Tony Watson's lower strikeout rate may indicate he's missing fewer bats. But the Pirates closer is also missing fewer barrels this season.

Rodriguez thankful for Bucs' timely support

Mon, 22 May 2017 20:29:13 EDT

When Sean Rodriguez had surgery to repair a torn left rotator cuff on Feb. 14 following a fatal car crash in Miami, the Braves initially projected the Pirates' former super-utility man would miss the entire season.

Kuhl returns to form, throws five scoreless

Sun, 21 May 2017 19:21:21 EDT

Searching for answers after two rough starts, Chad Kuhl turned to the past. He watched video from his best games -- "when I was good," Kuhl said.

Joe makes Pipeline Team of the Week

Mon, 22 May 2017 13:38:29 EDT's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances in the Minor Leagues from the previous seven days. Any player on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible.

Pirates score lone run on HBP in win vs. Phils

Sun, 21 May 2017 19:00:07 EDT

Aaron Nola's worst pitch of the day came at the worst possible moment. After the Phillies decided to intentionally walk Josh Bell to load the bases with one out in the sixth, Nola hit David Freese in the back to bring home the only run in the Pirates' 1-0 win Sunday at PNC Park.

Hayes notches three more hits for Marauders

Sun, 21 May 2017 22:06:09 EDT

Scott Kingery has found his power stroke. The Phillies' No. 11 prospect hit a pair of solo homers, in the seventh and ninth innings, as part of a 4-for-5 day, but it was not enough for Double-A Reading as the Fightin Phils fell, 8-7, to New Hampshire.

Pirates still seek clarity on Kang's situation

Sun, 21 May 2017 15:29:58 EDT

With a quarter of the season behind them, the Pirates are still without third baseman Jung Ho Kang, who remains in his native South Korea awaiting a work visa.

Bucs get behind Nova to take down Phillies

Sat, 20 May 2017 20:21:48 EDT

Ivan Nova turned in another lengthy start, David Freese tucked a go-ahead home run inside the left-field foul pole and Adam Frazier continued to sizzle atop the order, leading the Pirates to a 6-3 win over the Phillies on Saturday at PNC Park.

Frazier's bat draws high praise from Pirates

Sat, 20 May 2017 21:19:39 EDT

During a postgame television interview Saturday at PNC Park, David Freese made a prediction: If Adam Frazier gets enough at-bats, he'll win a batting title someday.

Joe perfect at plate for Altoona

Sun, 21 May 2017 01:36:28 EDT

Astros prospects Kyle Tucker and Jason Martin have been swinging hot bats lately, and the trend continued Saturday as the duo led Class A Advanced Buies Creek to an 8-2 win over Down East.

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Lindblom lands on DL; Marinez joins Pirates

Sat, 20 May 2017 15:41:02 EDT

The Pirates placed right-hander Josh Lindblom on the 10-day disabled list with left side discomfort on Saturday, clearing a spot on the roster for Jhan Marinez, a reliever they claimed off waivers from the Brewers on Friday.

Pirates give away a Bob Walk bobblechair

Sat, 20 May 2017 15:37:49 EDT

Pirates give away a Bob Walk bobblechair

Taillon attacking cancer like he does pitching

Fri, 19 May 2017 19:10:09 EDT

There is a mindset that defines Jameson Taillon's mental toughness as a pitcher. He does not dwell on the past.

Bell stays hot at plate in loss to Phillies

Sat, 20 May 2017 00:48:18 EDT

Two batters into Friday night's series opener at PNC Park, Jeremy Hellickson had given up two hits and a run.

Williams grinds through start without slider

Sat, 20 May 2017 00:18:47 EDT

Trevor Williams didn't have his slider for much of Friday night. How did he know? "It didn't slide."