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San Jose Mercury News 13 hours ago
Pittsburgh Pirates expect to have catcher Russell Martin ready for Giants

Pittsburgh Pirates expect to have catcher Russell Martin ready for Giants

Pirates catcher Russell Martin missed the last two regular season games with a tight hamstring, but he already has declared himself ready to go
Giants Extra | San Jose Mercury News 13 hours ago

WILD CARD NOTES: Martin set to get back in lineup Wednesday; McCutchen expects another wild crowd

Even with Russell Martin getting treatment for a tight left hamstring, Pirates backup catcher Chris Stewart doesn’t expect to start Wednesday’s wild card game. “I don’t think there’s any way you can keep him out of the lineup,” Stewart said.… Continue Reading → 
Sacramento Bee 10 hours ago
Volquez looks to continue revival against Giants

Volquez looks to continue revival against Giants

Edinson Volquez gets a chance to continue his remarkable resurgence Wednesday night when the Pittsburgh Pirates host the San Francisco Giants in the NL wild-card game. San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner answers questions during a news conference in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Baumgarner is scheduled to get the start Wednesday night against Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Edinson Volquez in the National League wild card baseball game in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Edinson Volquez answers questions during a press conference at...
Raise the Jolly Roger! 12 hours ago

The Matchup: Edinson Volquez vs. Madison Bumgarner

When the Pirates signed Edinson Volquez in December, pretty much the most optimistic takes were something like “the Pirates can probably turn him around enough to make him a decent fifth starter and worth the $5 million.” Nobody in their wildest dreams would have imagined him taking the mound for Wild Card Blackout Part 2, but […]

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Beaver County Times 2 hours ago

Pirates' inactivity seems to have been the right move

PITTSBURGH -- The Pirates made no trades at the July 31 non-waiver trading deadline.
Beaver County Times 8 hours ago
Mueller: These Pirates are too resilient to lose

Mueller: These Pirates are too resilient to lose

I sat down to write a column about tonight’s Pirates-Giants one game stomach churner, the one that features the formidable Washington Nationals as the “reward” for the winner, and the amount of releva
Beaver County Times Sep 30, 2014
Pirates Spotlight: Hurdle's worth to Bucs invaluable

Pirates Spotlight: Hurdle's worth to Bucs invaluable

PITTSBURGH -- Only once since the Baseball Writers Association of America began its Manager of the Year awards in 1983 has there been a repeat winner.
Sacramento Bee Sep 29, 2014
A capsule look at the Giants-Pirates playoff game

A capsule look at the Giants-Pirates playoff game

A look at the National League wild-card playoff between the San Francisco Giants and Pittsburgh Pirates: Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen hits a double to drive in a run in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, in Cincinnati. Pittsburgh won 3-1.
Beaver County Times Sep 28, 2014
Pirates' 4-1 loss to Reds gives title to Cards

Pirates' 4-1 loss to Reds gives title to Cards

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Pirates couldn't stop Cincinnati's Johnny Cueto, who drove in the go-ahead run and got his 20th victory on Sunday, a 4-1 win that gave the NL Central title to the Cardinals and f
It’s official: Giants to face Pirates on Wednesday night in Pittsburgh

It’s official: Giants to face Pirates on Wednesday night in Pittsburgh

To return to their waterfront park, the Giants will have to win a game along the banks of the Allegheny River. The Pittsburgh Pirates lost 4-1 in Cincinnati on Sunday, setting the matchups in the National League. The Giants will… Continue Reading → 
Beaver County Times Sep 28, 2014
McCutchen etching his way into Pirates history

McCutchen etching his way into Pirates history

Andrew McCutchen continued to put his name among the all-time greats in Pirates’ history this past week as he reached base for the 250th time this season and hit his 25th home run.
Beaver County Times Sep 27, 2014
Pirates lose to Reds 10-6, hurt division title chances

Pirates lose to Reds 10-6, hurt division title chances

CINCINNATI  — The Pirates' NL Central chances were hurt when Todd Frazier had a tying two-run homer in the seventh inning and Ramon Santiago hit a grand slam in the 10th, powering the Reds to a 10-6 v
Beaver County Times Sep 27, 2014
Pirates stay hot with 3-1 win over Reds

Pirates stay hot with 3-1 win over Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) — Travis Snider and Andrew McCutchen hit consecutive run-scoring doubles in the eighth inning, and the Pirates beat the Reds 3-1 on Friday night to keep the pressure on NL Central-lead
Columbus Dispatch Sep 27, 2014

Pirates 3, Reds 1: Jay Bruce's misplay leads to go-ahead run

Jay Bruce could not track down Travis Snider's tiebreaking RBI double, and the Reds lost 3-1 to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night.

Get yer SF Giants playoff scenarios right here! Plus Vogelsong scores $

There’s been a lot of confusion about this because, well, its confusing. So I’ll do my best to run through them all here: 1. Cardinals win the Central, Pirates win the wild card: That’s the likelier scenario given today’s standings. Whoever has the better record between the Pirates and Giants hosts Wednesday’s wild-card game. If the Giants and Pirates tie, the game is in Pittsburgh because the Pirates beat the Giants head to head this year, four games to two. 2. Pirates win the Central, Cardinals win the wild card: Whoever has the better record between the Cardinals and Giants hosts...
Beaver County Times Sep 25, 2014
Pirates rip Braves 10-1, cut Cards' lead to 1 game

Pirates rip Braves 10-1, cut Cards' lead to 1 game

ATLANTA  — Edinson Volquez threw seven scoreless innings, Travis Snider and Neil Walker hit homers and the Pirates moved within one game of the NL Central lead with a 10-1 win over the Braves on Thurs

Final answers revealed in Joe-Ja

ATLANTA – The Pirates entered Atlanta with only three areas of their roster carrying uncertainty as far as playing time and roster construction in October is concerned. Those areas? Right field, the bullpen bridge, and the No. 4 starter spot. …

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