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CSN Chicago

Maddon: 'A lot to be happy with' in Cubs' win vs. Pirates

Cubs manager Joe Maddon reacts following the teams 6-4 win over the Pirates on Tuesday in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pirates lose fourth in a row, 6-4 to Cubs

The difference in where the Pirates had been recently and where they are now was illustrated in Tuesday’s sixth inning, when Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon made a pitching change.

Beaver County Times

Pirates remember Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez

Manager Clint Hurdle and other Pirates players took time before their game against the Nationals to remember Jose Fernandez, the 24-year-old starting pitcher for the Miami Marlins who lost his life in a boating accident in Miami early Sunday morning.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pirates notebook: Hurdle remembers evening, relationship with Fernandez

Manager Clint Hurdle shared the dais at the 2013 Baseball Writers Association of America awards dinner with Jose Fernandez, who at the time was a 21-year-old starter for the Miami Marlins. Hurdle had won the manager of the year award; Fernandez was the rookie of the year.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

After Mark Melancon blows save, Jacob Stallings walks off with RBI single in 11th

Before the Pirates opened a three-game series against the Washington Nationals on Friday, manager Clint Hurdle was asked whether it was good to see Mark Melancon back at PNC Park. The best way it could play out, Hurdle replied, were if the Pirates didn’t see Melancon at all.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pirates notebook: Well-traveled of late, left-hander Phil Coke joins Pirates

Phil Coke’s season was bookended by calls from New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman. The first came in mid-April after Coke, bumped out of Atlanta Braves minor league spring training, joined the Lancaster Barnstormers of the independent Atlantic League.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Sunday Spotlight: Pirates' Andrew McCutchen has regained his MVP-type form at the plate

Andrew McCutchen was a wide receiver in high school, but on Wednesday, manager Clint Hurdle compared him to the man under center.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pirates beat Brewers to win for the fifth time in six games

MILWAUKEE — Sitting in a press box conference room at Great American Ball Park shortly before the first pitch of Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Reds, Pirates general manager Neal Huntington neatly summarized the team’s postseason odds.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

On the Pirates: A lot of wrong and some right during September

A few days ago, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle found Josh Bell in the dugout. Seeking opportunities to remind the team to relax at times when he thought the reminders would have the most impact, he tried to emphasize the need to, as Hurdle put it, “Hold onto the fun.”

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pirates notebook: Pirates non-committal on Vogelsong's next start

CINCINNATI — General manager Neal Huntington did not commit one way or the other Sunday on whether Ryan Vogelsong would remain in the starting rotation.

Beaver County Times

Analysis: Pirates raising white flag on Gerrit Cole, Josh Harrison for season

Just two days after manager Clint Hurdle vociferously argued against shutting things down for the 2016 season, the team appears to have gone the opposite direction.Second baseman Josh Harrison had his season end on Monday, as he will miss four-to-six…

philly.com

Roman Quinn smacks two doubles as Phillies beat Pirates

More than five months ago, as the Phillies prepared to break spring training in Florida, Roman Quinn was on Matt Klentak's mind. The first-year general manager had seen almost a dozen of his organization's best prospects in camp. He had various reasons to be excited, but Klentak said there was something about Quinn - how a 5-foot-10 dynamo sprayed the outfield with hard-hit balls and zipped around the bases - that warranted special attention.

Bucco Blog | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Monday Mop-Up Duty: It’s (likely) over. What happened? What to do? (And our podcast)

SOUTH HILLS -It felt like it was over Sunday as the long shadows of the afternoon extended across the PNC Park playing surface. Pirates manager Clint Hurdle explained he began pulling starters in the sixth inning saying chasing a seven-run deficit was akin to chasing a shadow. It feels like chasing a playoff berth for […]

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pirates notebook: Harrison's groin injury more serious than a day-to-day issue

Josh Harrison’s right groin injury is serious enough that it’s not a day-to-day situation, general manager Neal Huntington said Sunday.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Harrison hurt, Pirates lose to Reds 8-7

Manager Clint Hurdle was spot-on in his pre-game assessment of Drew Hutchison, and he probably wished he wasn’t.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pirates honor Ryan Vogelsong's service time milestone

CHICAGO — Everything about the visiting clubhouse at Wrigley Field is cramped, including the manager’s office. Only after the media had managed to shimmy their way in Wednesday night, and shut the door, did the clapping start.

Beaver County Times

Mueller: Pirates manager Hurdle's Monday feeling was off when it came to leaving Locke in to face Cubs

The Pirates are in a serious race for a playoff spot. Every win is precious. Opportunity knocked in the early moments of Tuesday morning. All Clint Hurdle had to do to greet it was open the bullpen door.

CSN Chicago

Maddon on Hendricks: 'It has to be Cy Young contention'

Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about Kyle Hendricks Cy Young candidacy after another dominating performance against the Pirates on Tuesday.

Northwest Herald

Kyle Hendricks pitches Chicago Cubs past Pittsburgh Pirates

CHICAGO – Kyle Hendricks began the season as the Cubs' No. 5 starter. He's on pace to finish it as the major league's ERA leader and – if manager Joe Maddon has his way – potentially with an even bigger trophy.

Orioles Insider | Baltimore Sun

Orioles add Drew Stubbs, acquire and designate Kyle Lobstein for assignment

On the final day teams can acquire players through waiver trades and still have them eligible for the postseason roster, the Orioles began what manager Buck Showalter indicated could be a busy day by acquiring left-hander Kyle Lobstein from the Pittsburgh Pirates for Triple-A reliever Zach Phillips....

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Nova leaves Pirates game after injuring hamstring

MILWAUKEE — There was some surprise among Pirates fans when manager Clint Hurdle lifted right-hander Ivan Nova for a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning Sunday. Nova had tossed six innings of one-run baseball against the Milwaukee Brewers, allowing only four base-runners.