Pittsburgh Pirates

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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1st pick Baz celebrates 18th b-day by signing
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A day before turning 18, Shane Baz officially began the professional career he’s dreamed of since he was 3 years old. “I might have the best 18th birthday of all time,” Baz said. “I don’t know what more anyone could ask for than something like this.” Less than a week after calling his name with […]

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Nova out to continue home success vs. Cubs
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Jake Arrieta has not thrown as much as he usually does between outings because of a cut on his right hand, but the Cubs don’t expect any issues on Saturday when he starts against Ivan Nova and the Pirates at PNC Park.

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Bucs' late-inning relief plan foiled
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Around 2:30 p.m. ET on Friday, the Pirates’ coaching staff prepared themselves for the scenario that unfolded 7 1/2 hours later. If they had a slim lead in the eighth inning and faced the lefty-laden top of the Cubs’ lineup, they agreed they would summon left-handed Felipe Rivero.

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Bell has big night, but 'pen can't stop Cubs
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The Cubs began Friday night’s game with a wacky first inning and ended it with a wild ninth, rallying for six runs to swat down the Pirates’ comeback and secure a 9-5 series-opening win at PNC Park.

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Pirates No. 3 on list of Top 5 Draft classes
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Before this year, the last time the Twins owned the No. 1 overall pick in the Draft was 2001. They hit it big with Joe Mauer, but got little else out of the other 50 rounds, save for a few decent seasons out of Nick Blackburn and cups of coffee from Jose Morales and Kevin […]

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Bucs load up on pitching in Draft
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Breaking from recent tradition, the Pirates quickly jumped into the pool of high school talent available in this year’s MLB Draft. The Pirates’ first four picks were all prep players, including No. 12 overall selection Shane Baz, a right-hander from Concordia Lutheran High School (Texas).

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Kuhl solid, but Bucs drop finale to Rockies
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The Pirates were on a roll entering Wednesday night, but the Rockies’ pitching held their red-hot lineup in check.

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Cervelli returns to lineup after concussion
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The Pirates reinstated catcher Francisco Cervelli from the seven-day concussion disabled list on Wednesday and have optioned A.J Schugel to Triple-A Indianapolis.

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Kuhl faces Rockies, looks to end winless streak
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The Colorado Rockies brought a potent attack to PNC Park for their three-game series with the Pirates, but the home team also has been cooking up some offense of its own.

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McCutchen's HRs, Cole's gem lead Bucs to win
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Both Gerrit Cole and Andrew McCutchen have struggled at times this season. But they didn’t show any symptoms Tuesday night. The right-hander Cole earned his first quality start since May 17, and McCutchen homered twice in the Pirates’ 5-2 win over the Rockies at PNC Park.

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Oliva defies odds to become Pirates Draft pick
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Jared Oliva always believed he would play professional baseball, like his father, David, and his uncle, Steve. A few years ago, he realized his path would be rockier than expected.

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