Pittsburgh Pirates

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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Williams gets rematch with Giants in finale
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The Giants wrap up a 10-game homestead, their longest of the season, on Wednesday with their series finale against the Pirates. The Bucs will start Trevor Williams before heading south to San Diego, while potential Giants trade chip Jeff Samardzija takes the mound looking to right the ship.

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Pirates rocked early in loss to Giants
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The Giants’ offense refused to allow another Madison Bumgarner start to end in a loss. Behind a showering of offensive support, the Giants ace picked up his first win of the season Tuesday when the Giants routed the Pirates, 11-3. Bumgarner (1-4) spun five innings of one-run ball in his third start since returning from […]

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Taillon has career-worst night vs. Giants
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Jameson Taillon called his start Tuesday night a “merry-go-round” for the Giants. Manager Clint Hurdle described it as a learning experience, typical for a second-year player in the Major Leagues. From any perspective, it was a forgettable night for Taillon and the Pirates as they lost, 11-3, at AT&T Park.

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Pirates' surge backs Cole's solid start
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Gerrit Cole worked six effective innings Monday night while the Pittsburgh Pirates put together big offensive outbursts early and late to emerge with their 10th victory in 13 games, a 10-3 decision over the San Francisco Giants.

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Cutch, Mercer lead Pirates' offense vs. Giants
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Nearly everyone played a part in the Pirates’ 10-3 win over the Giants on Monday night at AT&T Park, but a pair of big swings by Andrew McCutchen and Jordy Mercer defined the current depth of Pittsburgh’s lineup.

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