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7/22/2016 | Bucs waste Cole's outing, can't gain ground

Friday night was a step in the right direction for Gerrit Cole, an encouraging sign that the Pirates' ace may be finding his form in the second half. But it was a step in the wrong direction, at the wrong time, for Pittsburgh's lineup.


7/22/2016 | Pipeline preview: Hader looks to turn things around

Brewers No. 4 prospect Josh Hader will try to turn things around for Triple-A Colorado Springs when he takes on Round Rock at 8:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV.


7/22/2016 | Harrison, McCutchen closely tied to Griffey

Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday, and two Pirates will be closely tied to the man they used to call "The Kid."


7/22/2016 | Prospect Glasnow to make home debut vs. Phils

Prospect Tyler Glasnow is set to make his home debut as the Pirates face the Phillies at 4:05 p.m. ET on Saturday at PNC Park.


7/22/2016 | Phils rookie Eflin silences Bucs for 2nd CG

The Pirates got a solid performance out of their ace on Friday night at PNC Park, but Phillies rookie Zach Eflin answered with a gem of his own, throwing his first career shutout in a 2-0 win over Gerrit Cole at PNC Park.


7/22/2016 | Locke available out of bullpen this weekend

The Pirates' rotation plans came into clearer focus before and after their 4-0 loss to the Phillies at PNC Park on Friday.


7/22/2016 | Brigham, Renfroe among top prospect performers Thursday

It's been a stellar month for Marlins No. 24 prospect Jeff Brigham. The 24-year-old righty turned in yet another impressive performance Thursday, tossing seven scoreless innings and striking out a season-best 10 batters.


7/21/2016 | Hurdle happy to see vintage Liriano on display

The results had been creeping in the right direction for Francisco Liriano this month, small but visible signs of progress. He limited the damage to three runs or less in back-to-back starts, then he completed six innings his last time out. But still, it wasn't quite vintage Liriano. Thursday night at PNC Park? That was more like it.


7/21/2016 | Cole, Bucs out to continue success against Phils

In his second start since coming off the disabled list, Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole will try to return to form Friday in the series opener against the Phillies at PNC Park.


7/21/2016 | Liriano K's 13 as Bucs best Crew, win series

The Pirates' Opening Day starter finally returned to top-of-the-rotation form Thursday night. Left-hander Francisco Liriano struck out 13 without a walk and led the Pirates to a 5-3 win over the Brewers at PNC Park.


7/21/2016 | In for ill Marte, Joyce makes most of chance

Just fifteen minutes before Thursday's 5-3 win over the Brewers, Pirates outfielder Matt Joyce found out he'd be starting as Starling Marte was scratched due to flu-like symptoms. All Joyce did was hit a three-run homer in the first and finish with four RBIs.


7/19/2016 | Deja Crew: J-Hay tags Thornburg with winner

Brewers reliever Tyler Thornburg has won most of his career matchups against Pirates infielder Josh Harrison. But when Harrison has won the at-bat, he's also won the game.


7/19/2016 | Scary moment precedes stellar start for Taillon

Jameson Taillon was lying on his back on the mound Tuesday night, stitch marks from a line drive still visible on the back of his black Pirates cap, when the thought crossed his mind.


7/19/2016 | Locke, Anderson continue divisional clash

The Brewers and Pirates renewed acquaintances Tuesday and will do it again Wednesday night, when Milwaukee's Chase Anderson meets Pittsburgh's Jeff Locke in a matchup of starters riding rollercoaster seasons.


7/19/2016 | Pirates' 'pen leads league in shaves

The Pirates' bullpen showed up at PNC Park on Tuesday sporting a new look: shaved heads, from bullpen coach Euclides Rojas to closer Mark Melancon.


7/19/2016 | Bucs activate Cervelli, Taillon from DL

The Pirates brought their battery off the disabled list before Tuesday's game against the Brewers at PNC Park. Pittsburgh activated starter Jameson Taillon, as anticipated, and brought back catcher Francisco Cervelli along with him.


7/19/2016 | Swanson, Newcomb among top prospect performers Monday

The Braves' top two prospects, Dansby Swanson and Sean Newcomb, were among the top prospect performers in the Minors as they helped Double-A Mississippi to a 5-0 win on Monday night.


7/18/2016 | Pirates exploring options to boost roster

The Pirates left the nation's capital after Sunday's marathon victory trailing the Cubs by 8 1/2 games in the National League Central. They are 2 1/2 games out of a NL Wild Card spot, still behind the Marlins, Mets and Cardinals. But in many ways, they are well set up for the season's stretch run.


7/17/2016 | 'Time for a home run,' so Marte delivers

After playing 18 innings in 90-degree weather at Nationals Park on Sunday, Starling Marte was ready to go home.


7/17/2016 | Pirates stand tall in 18-inning epic with Nats

The longest regular-season game in Nationals history -- and the second longest in the Majors this season -- ended up as a 2-1 win for the Pirates after Starling Marte hit a solo homer in the 18th inning on Sunday at Nationals Park. The victory by Pittsburgh ended Washington's five-game winning streak. The Nats are now six games ahead of the Marlins and Mets in the National League East race.


7/17/2016 | Family ties: Pirates' dads visit on annual trip

Ever since the 1979 Pirates rallied around the Sister Sledge song "We Are Family" on their way to a World Series title, family ties have run deep in Pittsburgh. Maybe that's why the organization has so fervently embraced manager Clint Hurdle's 4-year-old tradition of hosting all his staff and players' fathers for a three-game series during a midsummer trip to a road city.


7/17/2016 | Pirates could boost present, future via trades

With the Pirates scuffling a bit but within striking distance of a National League Wild Card berth, general manager Neal Huntington has some big decisions to make before the Aug. 1 non-waiver Trade Deadline.


7/17/2016 | Taillon to come off DL for Tuesday's start

Pirates rookie Jameson Taillon will come off the disabled list Tuesday to start against the Brewers, manager Clint Hurdle announced Sunday.


7/17/2016 | Bucs, Brewers flip rotation to set up rookie showdown

The Brewers and Pirates each altered their rotation for the start of a three-game series at PNC Park, positioning rookies Junior Guerra and Jameson Taillon to work Tuesday's opener.


7/17/2016 | Cole 'out of sync' in first start back from DL

From the first inning, Gerrit Cole's return from the disabled list didn't go quite as planned. The Pirates' ace allowed three of the first four batters he faced to reach base and didn't fare much better the rest of Saturday evening. He left the game after four innings, having allowed seven hits and five runs (four earned) in an eventual 6-0 loss to the Nationals.




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