Pittsburgh Pirates

Hurdle optimistic Bucs can make division run
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Manager Clint Hurdle is still hopeful the Pirates can gain ground in a tight division race in the NL Central.

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Kuhl looks to end winless run vs. Brewers
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The Pirates’ Chad Kuhl hasn’t won a start since April 8, while Brewers right-hander Zach Davies will look for his third win in June.

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Cole completes return to form vs. Brewers
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Brewers manager Craig Counsell had a hard time believing Pirates starter Gerrit Cole was struggling two weeks ago.

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Cole aims for second straight strong outing
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For years, Miller Park has been a house of horrors for the Pirates. From the start of the 2003 season through the club’s first series there in ’16, the Brewers dominated the Bucs to the tune of 82 wins and 30 losses. But over the past year, Pittsburgh has seemingly broken the longstanding curse that […]

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Mercer HRs, but Bucs can't back Taillon in loss
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The Cubs arrived at PNC Park on Sunday morning in need of a better start from John Lackey and a road series victory. They packed up their bags and headed home Sunday afternoon with both in tow and a .500 record. Lackey pitched six strong innings, leading the Cubs to a 7-1 win and their […]

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Bucs post mixed results in 10-game homestand
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The Pirates began their longest homestand of the season sitting seven games below .500 but only 5 1/2 games out of first place in the National league Central. They ended it Sunday with a 7-1 loss to the Cubs, still seven games below .500 and now six games behind the division-leading Brewers.

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Night after blown save, Pirates finish off Cubs
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A day after the Pirates’ bullpen decisions backfired, manager Clint Hurdle seemingly pushed all the right buttons. Specifically, the one several Bucs players have referred to as the “easy” button: Felipe Rivero. The left-hander escaped a jam in the eighth and enjoyed a perfect ninth, and his five-out save sealed the Bucs’ 4-3 win over […]

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Nova fired up to do his job, get through 7th
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After watching Jon Jay swing and miss at a 97.1-mph fastball, his hardest pitch of the season, Ivan Nova spun on the mound toward first base, pumped both fists and screamed. He marched toward the Pirates’ dugout, energized by the moment and the satisfaction of having done his job, and waved his cap toward the […]

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Taillon faces Lackey, Cubs in second start
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John Lackey will try to get back on track on Sunday in the Cubs’ series finale against the Pirates. Pittsburgh starter Jameson Taillon is happy to be back.

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Pirates reinstate Stewart, option Stallings
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The Pirates swapped out one catcher for another Sunday morning, reinstating veteran Chris Stewart from the 10-day disabled list as they optioned rookie Jacob Stallings to Triple-A Indianapolis.

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Pirates not ready to deviate from 'pen plan
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Eight days ago, the Pirates promised to be flexible with their bullpen. They would use their relievers to win games, manager Clint Hurdle said, not count saves. Their ninth-inning meltdown in Friday’s 9-5 loss to the Cubs has not changed their thinking.

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Charitable Pirates don Father's Day gear
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The Pirates traded their black and gold for blue on Saturday as part of Major League Baseball’s weekend-long celebration of Father’s Day.

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