Pittsburgh Pirates

Cole, bats struggle as Bucs fall to Marlins
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There was no no-hitter hangover for Edinson Volquez on Thursday night. The Marlins right-hander followed up his 10-strikeout gem on Saturday with another scoreless outing against the Pirates, allowing just three hits over seven innings and leading Miami to a 7-1 win over Pittsburgh at PNC Park.

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Cervelli placed on 7-day concussion DL
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The Pirates placed Francisco Cervelli on the seven-day concussion disabled list on Wednesday after he took a foul tip off his face mask in Tuesday’s game against the Orioles. Pittsburgh selected catcher Jacob Stallings from Triple-A Indianapolis as the corresponding move.

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Cole looks to get back on track vs. Marlins
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Coming off a no-hitter last time out, Edinson Volquez starts for the Marlins in the series opener against the Pirates. He’ll oppose Gerrit Cole, who hasn’t lasted more than five innings in any of his last three starts.

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Pirates to reassess Watson as closer
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After Tuesday’s fourth blown save by Tony Watson, manager Clint Hurdle announced that he was sticking with his closer in the ninth. But, after Watson surrendered a game-tying homer to Trey Mancini in Wednesday’s eventual 9-6 extra-innings loss to the Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Hurdle may be reconsidering.

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Osuna homers, but bullpen loses late lead
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Trey Mancini proved to be Wednesday night’s hero with a three-run walk-off homer in the 11th inning, lifting the Orioles to a 9-6 victory over the Pirates at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

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Kuhl seeks consistency vs. Orioles
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The quick two-game interleague set between the Orioles and the Pirates will come to a close Wednesday night as Baltimore sends lefty Wade Miley to the mound to face right-hander Chad Kuhl.

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Cutch keeps focus on fans, teammates
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It’s Sunday morning at Citi Field. Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen is not celebrating the fact that he made his Major League debut eight years ago. Instead, McCutchen, 30, is relaxed, sitting by his locker and talking about his game.

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Nova posts quality start, but Bucs fall in 10
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Mark Trumbo’s walkoff single propelled the Orioles in Tuesday’s 6-5, 10-inning win over the Pirates. Backed by Jonathan Schoop’s two homers, Baltimore rallied from a three-run deficit for their fifth walkoff win of the year.

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Watson's struggles continue with blown save
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A third blown save in two weeks by Tony Watson may cause Clint Hurdle to make a change in the bullpen after a 6-5 loss in 10 innings to the Orioles on Tuesday evening. But the Pirates’ manager wasn’t ready to tip his hand.

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Cervelli, Nova exit, day to day with injuries
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Pirates starter Ivan Nova left Wednesday’s 6-5, 10-inning loss to the Orioles with left knee inflammation, while his catcher, Francisco Cervelli, exited in the ninth after taking a foul tip to the face mask, causing concussion-like symptoms. Both are considered day to day.

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Pirates need surge on NL All-Star ballot
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The second update of fan voting in the Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot for the National League starters was released Monday, and a few races have heated up ahead of the 88th All-Star Game presented by MasterCard, set for July 11 at Marlins Park in Miami for the first time.

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#ASGWorthy Harrison flying under the radar
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The latest National League All-Star balloting update was released Monday by Major League Baseball, and the Pirates remain without a representative among the leading position players.

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