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Game 82: Pirates 2 Padres 1

Game 82: Pirates 2 Padres 1

The most important thing that happened in this game was that Pedro Alvarez came up twice late in the game with Andrew McCutchen in scoring position, worked six pitch at-bats both times, and on two separate full counts hit the ball sharply and in a fashion that resulted in McCutchen scoring. He needed the help […]
Friars on Base 2 hours ago

Padres Recap: Padres Fall Despite Shields Gem

James Shields threw seven strong innings today for the San Diego Padres, in a fantastic pitchers duel against A.J. Burnett and the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Padres got onto the board in the second inning.  Alexi Amarista lifted a deep sacrifice fly to center after...
Beaver County Times 4 hours ago
Pirates' Harrison likely out six weeks with hand injury

Pirates' Harrison likely out six weeks with hand injury

Pirates third baseman and leadoff hitter Josh Harrison was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday with a left hand injury and a source said he will need surgery to repair a torn ligament and be sid
Raise the Jolly Roger! 8 hours ago

Josh Harrison out six weeks with thumb injury

Travis Ishikawa, who was claimed off waivers from San Francisco yesterday, will take Harrison’s place on the 25-man active roster. — Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) July 6, 2015 Welp. That’s not good. While Harrison hasn’t exactly been tearing it up this season, he’s remained an importance piece...
Beaver County Times 4 hours ago
First-timer Burnett leads list of four Pirates selected to All-Star Game

First-timer Burnett leads list of four Pirates selected to All-Star Game

Four Pittsburgh Pirates were selected Monday to play for the National League in the All-Star Game on July 14 at Cincinnati: right-handed starters A.J. Burnett and Gerrit Cole, closer Mark Melancon and

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Beaver County Times 1 hour ago
Insider: Alvarez's walk-off single lifts Pirates over Padres

Insider: Alvarez's walk-off single lifts Pirates over Padres

Pedro Alvarez's RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning Monday night gave the Pirates their eighth win in their last 10 games, 2-1 over the San Diego Padres.

Monday Mop-Up Duty: Will (and when) Taillon be as good as new?

The Pirates eventually need Jameson Taillon to be good. The Pirates need No. 2 overall picks to be stars. We know they took Taillon over an emerging star in Manny Machado. And we’ve detailed in this space before how clubs, …
Chronicle-Telegram 18 hours ago

Five-run fifth propels Pirates over Indians in series finale

PITTSBURGH — The Cleveland Indians had an early three-run lead and were hopeful that Pittsburgh Pirates ace Gerrit Cole might soon be removed from the game. “You could see over (in the Pittsburgh dugout) that they were moving around and thinking about getting somebody up (in the bullpen),” Indians manager Terry Francona said. Instead, Cole Read More... The post Five-run fifth propels Pirates over Indians in series finale appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram. Click here to read this story on The Chronicle-Telegram.Content copyright The Chronicle-Telegram. Your #1 source for Lorain County...
Akron Beacon Journal Jul 5, 2015
Five-run fifth inning dooms Indians in 5-3 loss to Pittsburgh Pirates

Five-run fifth inning dooms Indians in 5-3 loss to Pittsburgh Pirates

CLEVELAND: Everything was going so well for the Indians and then things turned very bad very quickly in a 5-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday. The Indians jumped on Pirates ace Gerrit Cole early, taking a 3-0 lead after the third. Danny Salazar was lights-out through the first four innings, striking out seven and allowing only one hit. Then the bottom of the fifth came along, and things fell apart. Jung Ho Kang opened the inning with a single. Salazar then got ahead of Pedro Alvarez and tried to blow a high fastball by him but it caught too much of the zone and Alvarez got all of it...
Columbus Dispatch Jul 5, 2015

Pirates 5, Indians 3: Five-run fifth sinks Tribe

PITTSBURGH — The Cleveland Indians had an early three-run lead and were hopeful that Pittsburgh Pirates ace Gerrit Cole might soon be removed from the game.
Beaver County Times Jul 5, 2015
Cole sets down last 16 Indians in win

Cole sets down last 16 Indians in win

Gerrit Cole overcame a rocky start to win his 12th game and Andrew McCutchen capped a five-run fifth inning as the Pirates rallied for a 5-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday.

Giants lose Ishikawa to Pirates on waiver claim; Bochy pushes his middle infielders; travel schedule changes

WASHINGTON – Life is crazy. The Pittsburgh Pirates have claimed Travis Ishikawa off waivers from the Giants. Ishikawa was designated for assignment on Tuesday, the second time the Giants have removed him from the 40-man roster this season. He isn’t… Continue Reading → The post Giants lose Ishikawa to Pirates on waiver claim; Bochy pushes his middle infielders; travel schedule changes appeared first on Giants Extra.
News-Herald Jul 5, 2015
Pittsburgh Pirates 5, Cleveland Indians 3: Pirates' five-run fifth dooms Tribe

Pittsburgh Pirates 5, Cleveland Indians 3: Pirates' five-run fifth dooms Tribe

PITTSBURGH - Gerrit Cole overcame a rocky start for his major league-best 12th win and Andrew McCutchen's two-run double capped a five-run fifth inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied past the ClevelandIndians 5-3 Sunday.Cole (12-3) set down his last 16 batters after the Indians scored twice in the second inning and once in the third to take a 3-0 lead.
Plain Dealer Jul 5, 2015
Live updates and chat: Cleveland Indians vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, Game 81

Live updates and chat: Cleveland Indians vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, Game 81

Get live updates and chat with Indians beat writer Zack Meisel as the Indians and Pirates conclude their three-game set at PNC Park.
Beaver County Times Jul 5, 2015
3 Thoughts: Pirates would be wise to reel in Shark

3 Thoughts: Pirates would be wise to reel in Shark

A look at a possible trade target for the Pirates, the odd dynamic between Gerrit Cole and Trevor Bauer and a book review.
Beaver County Times Jul 4, 2015
Locke makes his case in Pirates' win over Indians

Locke makes his case in Pirates' win over Indians

Pirates left-hander Jeff Locke pitched two-hit ball over eight innings, retired his last 19 batters and combined with Mark Melancon on a three-hit shutout Saturday in the Pirates' 1-0 win over the Cle
Beaver County Times Jul 4, 2015
Insider: Pirates' Locke ends Indians' winning streak

Insider: Pirates' Locke ends Indians' winning streak

Jeff Locke allowed two hits in eight innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cleveland Indians, 1-0, on Saturday at PNC Park, ending the Indians' five-game winning streak.

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