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Joyce, Frazier deliver homers as Pirates edge Phillies

As the player with perhaps the sweetest left-handed swing in the sport's history — Ken ...

Pirates notebook: Glasnow goes on DL, Kuhl leaves Triple-A start early

Pirates rookie pitcher Tyler Glasnow was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with right ...

Starting Nine: Pirates should stay out of rental market

Written by Pirates beat reporter Travis Sawchik, "The Starting Nine" is a weekly feature composed of quick-hit thoughts and analysis on the Pirates and MLB. ...

Biertempfel: Kang bridging language gap during second season with Pirates

The road to any formal interview with Jung Ho Kang goes through H.K. Kim. When a question is posed, Kang always waits for Kim to ...

Pirates rally to beat Phillies after Glasnow leaves with injury

The lanky, 6-foot-8 Tyler Glasnow towered over a group of reporters after the Pirates' 7-4 win Saturday. The rookie said it was difficult for him ...

Pirates' Diaz 'filled with joy' with promotion

Elias Diaz had just sat down for a bite to eat, when out of nowhere came Triple-A Indianapolis manager Dean Treanor. His directions to the ...

Minor league report: Diminutive Polo displaying power

Tito Polo is a leadoff man, a speedy center fielder and one of High-A Bradenton's ...

Scouting report: Pirates vs. Phillies; Sunday, July 24, 2016

SUNDAY vs. Phillies 1:35 p.m. PNC Park TV/radio: Root Sports/93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers Phillies RHP VINCE ...

Phillies rookie Eflin pitches 3-hit shutout against Pirates

It was an encouraging start for the Pirates' Gerrit Cole on Friday, but something much better for Phillies rookie Zach Eflin. Cole left after six innings ...

Pirates notebook: Locke will serve stint in bullpen

After three straight subpar starts, left-hander Jeff Locke will spend at least a couple of ...

Liriano strikes out season-high 13, leads Pirates to victory over Brewers

After taking self-described small steps forward in each of his past three starts, Francisco Liriano took a giant leap forward Thursday. In a 5-3 victory ...

Scouting report: Pirates vs. Phillies; Saturday, July 23, 2016

SATURDAY vs. Phillies 4:05 p.m. PNC Park TV/radio: Root Sports/93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers Phillies RHP AARON NOLA ...

Pirates notebook: Hughes willing to wear helmet on mound

Pirates right-hander Jared Hughes has no plans to wear a special helmet for pitchers during the rest of the season. But he said he remains ...

Scouting report: Pirates vs. Phillies; Friday, July 22, 2016

FRIDAY vs. Phillies 7:05 p.m. PNC Park TV/radio: Root Sports/93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers Phillies RHP ZACH EFLIN ...

Struggling lefty Locke roughed up in Pirates' loss to Brewers

Although the Pirates' offense looked queasy since the All-Star break, producing six runs in four ...

Pirates' Taillon considers himself 'lucky'

Jameson Taillon slept soundly through the night, then woke up Wednesday morning at his usual time. He went to PNC Park that afternoon and played ...

MLB notebook: ChiSox suspend Sale 5 days for ruining uniforms

The White Sox suspended ace Chris Sale five days without pay for destroying collared throwback uniforms the team was scheduled to wear. The White Sox announced ...

MLB notebook: White Sox's Sale sent home after uniform dispute

White Sox ace Chris Sale was scratched from his start against the Tigers on Saturday after he was involved in what the team said was ...

MLB notebook: Blue Jays catcher Martin out at least 2 days after collapsing in shower

An off-day trip to the health club knocked out Toronto catcher Russell Martin. Feeling "woozy" after an extended spell in the sauna at his Toronto ...

MLB notebook: Commissioner Manfred would consider limiting role of relievers

Commissioner Rob Manfred said on ESPN's "Mike and Mike" show Thursday that Major League Baseball is looking into limiting the use of relief pitchers in ...

MLB notebook: Draft bonus costs increase 7.4 percent

Major league teams have spent a record $267.95 million on signing bonuses for players drafted last month, a 7.4 percent increase from last year's total ...

Starkey: Manfred must hammer Cardinals

American justice often makes little sense. That much is affirmed in reviewing the federal case dauntingly titled, "The United States of America Versus Christopher Correa." ...

MLB notebook: Dodgers shut down Kershaw because of back pain

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw won't pitch this week against Washington because of nagging back pain. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Kershaw will not come off the ...

MLB notebook: Former Cardinals executive sentenced to 46 months in prison

A federal judge sentenced former Cardinals scouting director Christopher Correa to nearly four years in prison Monday for hacking the Astros' player personnel database and ...

MLB notebook: Indians catcher Gomes carted off after suffering shoulder injury

Indians catcher Yan Gomes was carted off the field during the fifth inning of Sunday's game against the Twins with a right shoulder injury. Running ...

MLB notebook: Blue Jays first baseman Smoak signs 2-year contract extension

First baseman Justin Smoak agreed to a two-year contract extension worth $8.25 million with the Blue Jays. The contract announced by the team Saturday will pay ...

MLB notebook: Braves' Freeman has cancerous mole removed

Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman was in the lineup Friday after having a cancerous mole surgically removed from his upper back three days ago. He received ...

MLB notebook: Padres trade left-handed starter Pomeranz to BoSox

The Padres agreed to trade left-hander Drew Pomeranz to the Red Sox for top pitching prospect Anderson Espinoza, sources told the San Diego Union-Tribune on ...

MLB notebook: Darvish to return Saturday

Yu Darvish is set to make his return to the Rangers' rotation Saturday. The AL West leaders said Darvish threw a bullpen session Wednesday and is ...

Pirates' Melancon records out, Marte singles, but AL wins All-Star Game 

SAN DIEGO — Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez made sure the Kansas City Royals will start at home, sweet, home if they get a chance ...

MLB notebook: Replacements galore for All-Star Game

White Sox pitcher Jose Quintana replaced the Indians' Danny Salazar on the AL All-Star roster. A first-time All-Star, Quintana is 7-8 with a 3.21 ...

MLB notebook: Red Sox lose closer, make trade for another

Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski was already looking to shore up his beleaguered bullpen when closer Craig Kimbrel was hurt shagging fly ...