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Gerrit Cole’s checklist to acehood

SOUTH HILLS – As we discussed here and on the Final Word on Sunday, the key for the Pirates in navigating a difficult September schedule – 17 road games, 9 home games – was getting their top-of-the-rotation arms to produce …
Beaver County Times 13 hours ago

Bucs stand still while opponents get better

The Pirates are locked in a tight three-team divisional race, yet there is one factor that separates them from their competitors for the National League Central title.
Beaver County Times 23 hours ago
Pirates fall to Cardinals 5-4 as St. Louis takes the lead in NL Central

Pirates fall to Cardinals 5-4 as St. Louis takes the lead in NL Central

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Holliday had the go-ahead RBI single in the seventh inning after Kolten Wong's pinch-hit homer tied the score, leading the Cardinals to a 5-4 win over the Pirates on Monday.
Beaver County Times Aug 31, 2014
Pirates sweep hopes dashed in 3-2 loss

Pirates sweep hopes dashed in 3-2 loss

The Pirates started the game looking poised to sweep the series with Cincinnati, as Josh Harrison hit the first pitch he saw into the left-field stands for a home run.
Beaver County Times Aug 31, 2014
Pirates fall to Reds 3-2, snapping winning streak

Pirates fall to Reds 3-2, snapping winning streak

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds likely envisioned themselves in the thick of a pennant race as the calendar turned to September. Yet, they're five games under .500 after injuries wreaked havoc o

Reds avert sweep with 3-2 victory over Pirates

For a while, Sunday felt like the last fall’s NL wild-card game. Fans waved Jolly Roger flags, and chants of “Kwaaaayyyyy-toe” rained down in packed ...
Columbus Dispatch Aug 31, 2014

Pirates 3, Reds 2: Reds can’t catch up after Pirates’ quick start

PITTSBURGH — Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price figures it is pointless to break down his club’s performance this late in the season. “Everyone knows our strengths and weaknesses by now,” he said. “We don’t score runs consistently enough and it’s hurt us in close games all season.” That was a problem again yesterday as Neil Walker hit a three-run homer in the first inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates made it hold up behind starter Vance Worley, beating the Reds 3-2 for their fourth straight victory.
Columbus Dispatch Aug 31, 2014

Reds on deck

Opponent: at Pittsburgh Pirates
Beaver County Times Aug 30, 2014
Four in a row: Walker, Worley lead Pirates to 3-2 victory over Reds

Four in a row: Walker, Worley lead Pirates to 3-2 victory over Reds

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Neil Walker hit a three-run homer in the first inning and the Pirates made it hold up behind starter Vance Worley, beating the Reds 3-2 on Saturday for their fourth straight victory.
Columbus Dispatch Aug 30, 2014

Pirates 2, Reds 1: Josh Harrison’s triple in eighth sinks Reds

PITTSBURGH — Edinson Volquez loves how Josh Harrison plays the game. He said he thinks the third baseman is the most valuable player in the National League. Harrison hit an RBI triple and scored on Jose Tabata’s tiebreaking single in the eighth inning, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds last night.
Beaver County Times Aug 28, 2014
Pirates show their even keel by rebounding after losing streak

Pirates show their even keel by rebounding after losing streak

PITTSBURGH -- The shock absorbers on the Pirates' bandwagon are getting a work out.
Beaver County Times Aug 27, 2014
Pirates Insider: Davis' hot bat again downs Cards

Pirates Insider: Davis' hot bat again downs Cards

PITTSBURGH — Ike Davis carried over the momentum from Tuesday night’s dramatic pinch-hit home run.

Long Davis homer lifts Pirates over Cardinals 3-1

Ike Davis hit a two-run homer off a speaker above the seats in right-center field, Jeff Locke outpitched Adam Wainwright and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1…
Beaver County Times Aug 27, 2014
Long Davis homer lifts Pirates over Cardinals 3-1

Long Davis homer lifts Pirates over Cardinals 3-1

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ike Davis hit a two-run homer off a speaker above the seats in right-center field, Jeff Locke outpitched Adam Wainwright and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 W

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