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Pirates pound Padres for 7th consecutive victory

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — SAN DIEGO — Seven batters into the game, the Pirates reached their magic number. When Jung Ho Kang and Gregory Polanco homered to build a ...
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Pirates slug their way to 7th win in a row, 11-5

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Bill Brink / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — SAN DIEGO — Through the first two months of this season, Petco Park has been more lenient on long balls than in recent years. Part of that has to do with the roster that plays home games there;...
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Gameday: Pirates vs. Padres, May 29, 2015

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — did you know? • Shields is throwing his knuckle-curve 24.3 percent of the time this year, up from 12.5 percent last season. It’s one reason ...
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Ron Cook: Pirates pitching coach knows what buttons to push

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Ron Cook / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — “Nice game, kid!” the old man said to Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole as they passed in a PNC Park corridor after Cole’s 5-2 win Wednesday against the Miami Marlins.
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MLB notebook: Troublesome wrist sidelines Nationals outfielder Werth

Pittsburgh Tribune (Wire Reports) — Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth reportedly has two small fractures in his left wrist and will be out until August. Werth was hit by a pitch ...
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Pirates’ Morton hopes he’s past injury-riddled part of career

Pittsburgh Tribune (Bill West) — The lockers of the five pitchers in the Pirates’ current starting rotation sit side by side in the home clubhouse at PNC Park. At one ...
  • 14 hr 46 min ago

Stephen Nesbitt's Pirates baseball chat transcript: 5.28.15

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette rill Garner: Do you wish more Pirates players had their kids in tow when they speak to the media after games? Stephen Curry's daughter is the best.
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Pirates pitching prospect Kingham undergoes Tommy John surgery

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — SAN DIEGO — Right-hander Nick Kingham, one of the Pirates’ top pitcher prospects, will be out at least a year after having Tommy John surgery ...
  • 20 hr 45 min ago

Pirates minor league pitcher Kingham has Tommy John surgery

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Bill Brink / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — SAN DIEGO — Pirates minor league right-hander Nick Kingham had Tommy John ligament replacement surgery Wednesday, the team announced, ending his season and starting a recovery process that will...
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Gene Collier: When it comes to playing baseball, Kang needs no interpreter

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Gene Collier / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — Wednesday afternoon, for the first time and for only the briefest of moments did Jung Ho Kang look even an ounce nervous in a Pirates uniform.
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Pirates notebook: Alvarez's home runs spars some statistical anomalies

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Stephen J. Nesbitt / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — Just past the quarter pole of the season, Pedro Alvarez is on pace for quite the bounce-back year. With a .246 batting average, .329 on-base percentage and .493 slugging mark, he’s putting up...
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Starkey: Kang story of the year for Pirates

Pittsburgh Tribune (Joe Starkey) — It was, perhaps, the worst interview ever conducted through an interpreter. Maybe the worst interview ever conducted, period, in any language, anywhere on the planet. ...
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Arthritis Foundation to honor Pirates announcer Brown

Pittsburgh Tribune (Gary Horvath) — Greg Brown was uninformed about the effects of arthritis until it became a personal matter for the longtime voice of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Brown, a ...
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Pirates notebook: Alvarez having success looking the other way

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — Just look the other way, and you’ll notice Pedro Alvarez is quietly putting together one of the best starts to a season in his career. ...
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Gameday: Pirates at Padres, May 28, 2015

Pittsburgh Tribune (Bill West) — Pirates at Padres 10:10 p.m. Petco Park,  San Diego TV/radio: Root Sports/  93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers: Pirates RHP ...
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Pirates use big 7th inning to sweep Marlins, stretch winning streak to 6

Pittsburgh Tribune (Bill West) — The hook that removed Miami reliever Sam Dyson in the seventh inning Wednesday came late enough for the Pirates to first nibble away at the ...
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Pirates rally, complete sweep of Marlins with sixth win in a row

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Stephen J. Nesbitt / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — The Pirates offense has been among the best in baseball with two outs this year, and it showed again this afternoon. Down two runs to the Miami Marlins in the seventh, the Pirates pieced together...
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Jerry Micco's sports chat transcript: 5.27.15

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — Poll Question: Who is your Pirates MVP for May? AJ Burnett (20%) Gerrit Cole (60%) Jung-ho Kang (20%) Josh Harrison (0%) Starling...
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Gene Collier: Nice to see Pirates take what's given to them

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Gene Collier / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — This modest mid-week Fish story won’t look like anything unduly impressive when the history of these 2015 Pirates gets written, but Tuesday night’s 5-1 spearing of the Miami Marlins was greater...
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Pirates notebook: Francisco Cervelli keeps it simple in fast start;

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Bill Brink / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — The way Francisco Cervelli sees it, the key to his strong offensive start this season is the same it always has been.
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Blog Articles

Charlie Morton rides in on white horse. And would a 154-game slate help the game?

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — SOUTH HILLS – The Pirates and Charlie Morton had to have had some flashbacks back to 2013 last night, right? There was a healthy Morton on the mound Monday, throwing a heavy 92 mph sinker that...
  • 2 days ago
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Monday Mop-Up: Top shelf, top of rotation?

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — SOUTH HILLS – As disappointing as many aspects of the Pirates’ season have been up to the season’s quarter mark, the weekend’s sweep of the Mets – an important weekend considering the Mets are an...
  • 3 days ago
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Friday Farm Report: Glasnow’s changeup, Indy’s hitting sherpa, Sanchez’s music

Pittsburgh Tribune (Bill West) — Tyler Glasnow’s addition to the Altoona Curve disabled list for a sprained right ankle, announced Wednesday, will give him time to fully recover from the injury he suffered while sliding into...
  • 6 days ago
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Blame game at the quarter mark (and a podcast)

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — SOUTH HILLS – The Pirates have to hope this is the low point in their season. Before Wednesday’s game, Starling Marte – the club’s best position player to date- was getting an earful from...
  • 7 days ago
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Monday Mop-Up: Arms (and Bats) Race

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — CHICAGO –  Three-and-a-half hours before first pitch Sunday, Kris Bryant tried to make his way in the players/media gate off Waveland Avenue. He was in street clothes and carried a backpack and a...
  • 10 days ago
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Winning at the margins and around a solid core (Phillies have a long way to go)

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — PHILADELPHIA – My favorite column of all time ran in the Philadelphia Daily News today. Full disclosure it includes a shout out to my book, and columnist David Murphy is a former colleague. Murph...
  • 15 days ago
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Monday Mop-Up Duty: The Kang and Harrison parallel

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — PHILADELPHIA – As noted in Sunday’s Starting 9 column, there is a curious parallel between Josh Harrison and Jung Ho Kang. After playing sparingly last April, it was nearly at this time a year ago...
  • 17 days ago
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Break glass, pull panic lever with Andrew McCutchen? (And a podcast)

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — PNC PARK – What are we to make of Andrew McCutchen? The Face of the Franchise’s worst slump of his career continues. After Tuesday’s 0-for-4 he now has a .180/.280/.293 slash...
  • 22 days ago
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Monday Mop-Up Duty: Time to find out what Kang can do?

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — SOUTH HILLS – Interesting to see Josh Harrison start at second base Sunday, which of course marked the third straight, walk-off loss to the rival Cardinals for the Pirates. For starters, after...
  • 24 days ago
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Pirates now hold ace card in NL Central?

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — SOUTH HILLS – It was a turbulent first month of the season for the Pirates. The Pirates’ lineup inexplicably went from being the National League’s most patience offense last season, to its least...
  • 27 days ago
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