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Alvarez homers, Cole picks up 15th victory as Pirates best Marlins

Alvarez homers, Cole picks up 15th victory as Pirates best Marlins

Gerrit Cole snapped the longest winless drought of his career, Pedro Alvarez homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates held on to beat the Miami Marlins 2-1 on Thursday night.

Musical chairs and the Pirates rotation. Does a six-man rotation make sense? (Plus a podcast)

SOUTH HILLS – There is a Bill Parcells saying that goes something like this: if you have two quarterbacks you don’t have one. Meaning, of course, that if you don’t have one clear-cut quarterback you likely do not possess one …
Beaver County Times Aug 26, 2015
Pirates reel in six runs in second inning, top Marlins

Pirates reel in six runs in second inning, top Marlins

MIAMI (AP) — Andrew McCutchen homered and drove in four runs to help the Pirates to a 7-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night. Jeff Locke (7-8) pitched seven innings, allowing two runs and five hits for the Pirates, who have won four of five.
Beaver County Times Aug 25, 2015
Marlins' Gordon steals four bases, scores twice in Pirates' 5-2 loss

Marlins' Gordon steals four bases, scores twice in Pirates' 5-2 loss

MIAMI — Major-league batting leader Dee Gordon tied a career high with four stolen bases, had two infield hits and scored twice Tuesday night, helping the Miami Marlins beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2.
Beaver County Times Aug 24, 2015
Improved curveball key to Morton's success

Improved curveball key to Morton's success

When left-handed hitters figured out how to hit Pirates right-hander Charlie Morton's trademark sinker, he improved his curveball in an effort neutralize them.

Monday Mop-Up: Weathering the schedule

PNC PARK –On national television, completing their most daunting stretch of the schedule of the season, the Pirates emerged with flying colors on Sunday night. In an 18-game stretch beginning August 4th , the Pirates faced each NL division leader …
Beaver County Times Aug 23, 2015
Liriano, bullpen help Pirates three-run first inning hold up versus Giants

Liriano, bullpen help Pirates three-run first inning hold up versus Giants

Pittsburgh jumped on former Pirates’ starter Ryan Vogelsong for three first-inning runs and made it stand up the rest of the way. It was very interesting, though, as Pirates starter Francisco Liriano battled the way through the first 5 1/3 innings before the power bats took over in a 5-2 win.
Beaver County Times Aug 23, 2015

Despite drawbacks for Pirates, Hurdle likes two wild-card format

The Pirates have the third-best record in the major leagues yet are in line to play in the winner-take-all National League wild card game for the third straight season but manager Clint Hurdle isn't complaining.
Beaver County Times Aug 23, 2015
Mercer activated, Ishikawa to DL

Mercer activated, Ishikawa to DL

When Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer went down at second base after a slide by Milwaukee’s Carlos Gomez on July 19, it looked like the injury could have been season-ending. Instead, it was just barely five weeks as Mercer was activated from the disabled list before Sunday’s game with San Francisco.

Vogelsong looks to continue recent run against Pirates, Liriano

Does Ryan Vogelsong have another good one in him against his old team to conclude this 7-game trip against the N.L. Central powers? They need it to avoid losing ground to the Dodgers in the West and the unconscious Cubs… Continue Reading → The post Vogelsong looks to continue recent run against Pirates, Liriano appeared first on Giants Extra.

A bad time to cool off for Posey, Strickland's HR bugaboo is back and the Pirates really could win it all

On Aug. 15, Buster Poster was hitting .330 and looking every bit like a man zeroed in on his second National League MVP Award. He might have even emerged as the leading candidate, what with Washington's collapse taking a bite… Continue Reading → The post A bad time to cool off for Posey, Strickland's HR bugaboo is back and the Pirates really could win it all appeared first on Giants Extra.
Beaver County Times Aug 22, 2015
Burnett encouraged by early throwing sessions

Burnett encouraged by early throwing sessions

Pirates right-hander A.J. Burnett says he is making progress in his recovery from a strained flexor tendon in his pitching elbow.
Beaver County Times Aug 22, 2015
Part-e Time: Marte hits walkoff homer to beat Giants

Part-e Time: Marte hits walkoff homer to beat Giants

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Starling Marte hit a solo home run off George Kontos with two outs in the ninth inning, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-2 victory over the Giants on Saturday.
San Jose Mercury News Aug 22, 2015

Pirates beat Giants on walk-off home run

Pirates hit three home runs, beat Giants 3-2 on Starling Marte's two-out shot in the bottom of the ninth.
Beaver County Times Aug 22, 2015
Cole answers some questions in Pirates' 3-2 win

Cole answers some questions in Pirates' 3-2 win

Gerrit Cole backed up Clint Hurdle's claim that he's fine,  by pitching seven innings, allowing just three hits and an unearned run before exiting the game with the lead Saturday at PNC Park.

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