Pittsburgh Pirates

Cole out to stay hot as Pirates go for sweep
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While right-hander Gerrit Cole seeks his fourth consecutive win, the Pirates will go for a sweep of a three-game series against lefty Patrick Corbin and the D-backs on Thursday afternoon at PNC Park.

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Freese caps 4-run 5th with go-ahead 2-run HR
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A day after showcasing their lineup’s full potential, the Pirates displayed their resilience. David Freese’s two-run homer punctuated a four-run fifth inning as the Bucs stormed back to beat the D-backs, 5-4, on Wednesday night at PNC Park.

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Bucs' Caminero on DL, Watson on paternity list
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The Pirates made a series of roster moves Wednesday, shuffling their bullpen as they called up two relievers from Triple-A Indianapolis.

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Bucs seek consistency from bridge to Melancon
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The Pirates jumped out to a 6-0 lead against the Rockies on Monday afternoon. It wasn’t an insurmountable margin, but one most would describe as comfortable.

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Locke, Pirates go for series win over D-backs
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Left-hander Jeff Locke (2-3, 5.00 ERA) will try to give the Pirates another win over the D-Backs on Wednesday at PNC Park. In four of his last five starts, Locke has given up three runs or fewer and has pitched at least six innings.

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Bucs rout D-backs behind Polanco's five RBIs
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The Pirates roughed up right-hander Shelby Miller, pounded out 17 hits and rode a scoreless bullpen performance to a 12-1 win over the D-backs on Tuesday night at PNC Park.

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Skipping Taillon's start 'part of the plan'
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Stand down, Pirates fans. Top pitching prospect Jameson Taillon is skipping his next turn through the Triple-A Indianapolis rotation, but he’s not hurt. Nor is he coming to join the Pirates — not yet, anyway.

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Hot Coffee: Polanco enjoying life in the 3-hole
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After their 12-1 win over the D-Backs at PNC Park on Tuesday, the Pirates could trace almost half their runs back to right fielder Gregory Polanco. Finding a rhythm in the first inning, Polanco went 3-for-5 with a career-high five RBIs.

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Caminero ejected for hiting Segura, Ahmed in head
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Pirates right-hander Arquimedes Caminero hit two D-backs players in the head during his 1 2/3 innings of relief on Tuesday night, sending second baseman Jean Segura to a local hospital with concussion symptoms and leaving the indentation of a baseball seam on the chin of shortstop Nick Ahmed.

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Vogelsong placed on DL with facial fractures
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A day after sustaining a left eye injury when he was hit by a pitch from Rockies starter Jordan Lyles on Monday afternoon, Ryan Vogelsong was placed on the 15-day disabled list with facial fractures. The Pirates called up A.J. Schugel from Triple-A Indianapolis to take Vogelsong’s place on the active roster.

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Crew chief Nelson exits due to debris in eye
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Home-plate umpire and crew chief Jeff Nelson had to leave Monday’s Rockies-Pirates game at PNC Park in the third inning.

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Liriano, Pirates open home series vs. D-backs
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The D-backs and Pirates open a three-game series on Tuesday night at PNC Park with Shelby Miller squaring off against Francisco Liriano.

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