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Darvish returns to Rangers rotation, stymies Pirates in victory

ARLINGTON, Texas — Clint Hurdle and Jeff Banister still communicate. The Pirates manager and his former bench coach text or email each other daily. About ...

Pirates notebook: McCutchen still trying to adjust to hitting second in batting order

ARLINGTON, Texas — As the season moves past the quarter mark, Andrew McCutchen sees the benefits of batting second in the order but is still ...

Starting Nine: Early struggles of McCutchen, Liriano concerning

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: Batters use tricks to keep pitchers fresh after they hit

Folks in the commissioner's office the past couple of years have been trying to morph baseball into a speedier game. I'm not talking about ...

Pirates minor-league report: Bradenton's Coley develops into complete pitcher

Austin Coley has long been something of a late bloomer. At Siegel High School in Murfreesboro, Tenn., he was the district pitcher of the ...

Scouting report: Pirates at Rangers; Sunday, May 29, 2016

SUNDAY at Rangers 3:05 p.m. Globe Life Park; Arlington, Texas TV/radio: Root Sports/93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers Pirates ...

Gorman: 'Dream Outfield' no longer a dream for Pirates

Clint Hurdle couldn't help gushing about Gregory Polanco's swing, which now resembles a Strawberry (Darryl) instead of a Swoosh (Nike). The Pirates manager sees ...

Pirates pound 4 homers, rout Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas — In the fifth inning of the Pirates' 9-1 win over the Texas Rangers on Friday, Cole Hamels twice walked Pirates' No. 9 ...

Rangers manager Banister gets 1st look at Pirates from opposite dugout

ARLINGTON, Texas — Near Jeff Banister's desk in the depths of Globe Life Park hangs a framed Texas state flag, the Lone Star of his ...

Pirates notebook: Pitchers enjoying marked improvement at plate

• Pirates manager Clint Hurdle will not need to use his pitchers in the batting order — he'll have the benefit of using the designated ...

Scouting report: Pirates at Rangers; Saturday, May 28, 2016

SATURDAY at Rangers 7:10 p.m. Globe Life Park; Arlington, Texas TV/radio: WPGH-53, WWCP-8; 93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers ...

Pirates announcer Brown defends self after La Russa confrontation

The friction between the Pirates and Tony La Russa has spanned several Pittsburgh managers, two organizations La Russa has been with and numerous on-field incidents. Add, ...

Cole's homer, Harrison's pinch hit lead Pirates over Diamondbacks

After laboring through 106 pitches during an atypically brief five-inning outing Thursday, Pirates pitching ace Gerrit Cole said he "definitely thought leaving the game, we ...

Pirates notebook: Vogelsong returns to ballpark just days after face injury

Injured pitcher Ryan Vogelsong stopped by PNC Park for a short while Thursday afternoon to catch a few innings of the Pirates' game against the ...

Scouting report: Pirates at Rangers; Friday, May 27, 2016

FRIDAY at Rangers 8:05 p.m. Globe Life Park; Arlington, Texas TV/radio: Root Sports/93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers Pirates ...

Freese's HR caps rally past Diamondbacks 

David Freese was signed in part as an insurance policy in March as Jung Ho Kang worked his way through rehab. The veteran infielder still ...

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