Pittsburgh Pirates

Bucs' funk continues against Padres
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Manuel Margot had a home run, Jose Pirela had two triples and Dinelson Lamet had seven strikeouts in six-plus innings as the Padres edged the Pirates on Saturday. Ivan Nova allowed four runs in five innings for Pittsburgh and David Freese had two hits, knocking in the first run of the game for the Pirates, […]

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Nova looks to get Pirates on track vs. Padres
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Dependable Ivan Nova gets the start Saturday in the second game of a three-game series against the Padres at Petco Park. He’ll be opposed by rookie Dinelson Lamet.

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Bucs prospect Luplow recalled from Triple-A
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Pirates outfielder prospect Jordan Luplow was recalled from Triple-A on Friday and made his first big league start against the Padres at Petco Park.

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Pirates struggling to regain momentum
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They Pirates played their way back into contention by beating the Cubs, Brewers and Cardinals – three division rivals against whom they are 19-13 against this season. But Friday’s loss to the Padres dropped them to 2-12 against the struggling Reds, Giants and Padres this year.

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Cutch stays hot, but Pirates fall to Padres
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Cory Spangenberg had an RBI triple in the sixth as the Padres rallied to top the Pirates in the series opener. Travis Wood, acquired Monday from the Royals, allowed two runs in six innings in his Padres debut and knocked in a run with a single. Andrew McCutchen stayed hot with a two-run homer, giving […]

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Bucs reportedly set to call up prospect Luplow
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The Pirates are reportedly set to call up outfield reinforcements before Friday’s series opener against the Padres at Petco Park. Late Wednesday night, the official Twitter account of Fresno State’s baseball team posted that outfield prospect Jordan Luplow will make his Major League debut on Friday.

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Inbox: Will Pirates be active at Deadline?
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The Pirates enjoyed an off-day on the West Coast on Thursday, but with the non-waiver Trade Deadline only days away, Pittsburgh’s front office likely won’t find rest anytime soon. Before the rumors and speculation end Monday at 4 p.m. ET, we’ll answer your questions about the Pirates’ plans in a Trade Deadline-themed Inbox.

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Pirates squander Williams' steady start
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Even after scrapping their way back to .500 and into the National League Central race, the Pirates are on the outside looking in. Every self-inflicted wound and missed opportunity is a setback, another degree of difficulty added to their path back to the postseason.

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Polanco adjusting to second DL stint
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The Pirates are searching for silver linings following Gregory Polanco’s second trip to the disabled list this season. The bright side? The long-limbed 25-year-old is becoming more aware of his physical limits, head athletic trainer Todd Tomczyk said, and he’s learning how to handle life on the DL.

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Bucs come up short, drop finale to Giants
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A day after the Giants altered the top of their lineup by trading Eduardo Nunez, they had another productive day in a series-clinching 2-1 win over the Pirates. No. 3 hitter Brandon Belt delivered the go-ahead RBI and Joe Panik — batting second in place of Nunez — scored another run to help San Francisco […]

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Kuhl takes mound in opener at Petco Park
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Continuing their swing through California, the Pirates open a three-game series against the Padres on Friday at Petco Park.

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Meadows remains atop Bucs' Top 30 Prospects
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With a handful of their top young players graduating from prospect status, the Pirates’ Top 30 Prospects list looks different at midseason than it did this spring. But there is still talent in Pittsburgh’s pipeline, from Triple-A Indianapolis down to the Gulf Coast League in Bradenton, Fla.

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