Pittsburgh Pirates

Pirates' bats can't get on track against Tigers
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Two days after being blanked by the Pirates to begin the Interleague home-and-home series in Pittsburgh, the Tigers returned the favor at Comerica Park. Justin Verlander took a no-hit bid into the sixth before settling on eight innings of one-hit ball in a 10-0 victory on Wednesday night.

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Cole eyeing continued success against Tigers
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Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole will square off against Tigers righty Drew VerHagen when the clubs wrap up a four-game home-and-home Interleague series on Thursday at Comerica Park.

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Cutch jersey, crazy gear for Players Weekend
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During his rise to stardom, baseball fans across the country came to know Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen as simply “Cutch.” When McCutchen runs out to center field at Bowman Field on Aug. 20 for the MLB Little League Classic, he’ll still be “Cutch” — and his jersey will say the same.

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Pirates' bullpen feeding off group's success
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In his third Major League season and second with the Pirates, A.J. Schugel is part of a bullpen that has been key to the club’s recent run of success.

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Kuhl-ing point: Bucs benefit with pitcher's bat
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Chad Kuhl’s fourth career hit drove in two runs and backed up his own effort on the mound in the Pirates’ 6-3 win over the Tigers on Tuesday night at PNC Park.

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Williams' success strengthens Bucs' rotation
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Pirates manager Clint Hurdle occasionally compares young starting pitchers to new drivers. At a certain point, Hurdle said, you must put the keys in their hands and say, “Take me for a ride.” That often requires a high level of tolerance and trust.

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Kuhl's 6 strong, Cutch's homer propel Bucs
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Right-hander Chad Kuhl pitched six solid innings and drove in two runs, while Andrew McCutchen homered as the Pirates continued to roll with a 6-3 win over the Tigers on Tuesday night at PNC Park.

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LIVE Color Feed: Tigers vs. Pirates
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Video highlights, Statcast info, analysis, tweets, key updates, the latest news and more from the Gameday Color Feed.

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Coming off best start, Kuhl takes on Tigers
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Pirates manager Clint Hurdle has enjoyed witnessing right-hander Chad Kuhl’s progression this season. Kuhl’s struggled at times during his first full season in Pittsburgh’s rotation, but he’s steadily improved in the past month. He can take another step in the right direction Tuesday when he opposes left-hander Matthew Boyd and the Tigers at PNC Park.

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Kontos tosses perfect 8th in Pirates' debut
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In the days leading up to the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline, Giants officials informed George Kontos he was drawing interest from other teams. When the Deadline passed, there was a sigh of relief. He would remain in San Francisco, his professional home since 2012.

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Jaso's HR backs Williams' gem vs. Tigers
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Trevor Williams received a standing ovation from the fans at PNC Park as he walked off the mound after the seventh inning. The applause was well deserved, as Williams held the Tigers to just one hit. John Jaso gave the Pirates some separation in the bottom of the seventh with a two-run long ball that […]

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Williams looks to continue recent PNC success
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The Tigers and Pirates will open a two-game series in Pittsburgh on Monday before the two teams travel to Detroit on Wednesday to complete the four-game home-and-home Interleague series.

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