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Pirates win 5th straight as offense continues to click in win over Marlins

By Bill West
Frequently in April, the Pirates’ counted-upon hitters cringed when they noticed a swarm of reporters headed their way. Questions about slumps usually followed. There’s been few looks of dread on the Pirates’ faces lately when the time to discuss offense arises. A ...

Pirates notebook: Struggling Polanco held out of starting lineup

By Travis Sawchik
Despite the Pirates facing rookie right-hander Jose Urena, who was making his first big league start Tuesday, struggling Gregory Polanco was not in the starting ...

Gameday: Pirates vs. Marlins, May 27, 2015

By Bill West
Today vs. Marlins 12:35 p.m. PNC Park TV/radio: Root Sports/93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers: Pirates RHP Gerrit Cole (6-2, 2.05) vs. Miami TBA next up Thursday: 10:10 p.m. — Pirates RHP A.J. Burnett ...

Pirates pitcher Morton turns in solid performance in win over Marlins

By Travis Sawchik
As he was pulled for a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning, ending his season debut, Charlie Morton received a handshake and a pat on the ...

Pirates notebook: Morton’s return to Pirates means Liz leaves

By Bill West
As manager Clint Hurdle explained the Pirates’ decision to designate reliever Radhames Liz for assignment Monday afternoon, clubhouse attendants removed lingering reminders of the right-hander ...

Gameday: Pirates vs. Marlins, May 26, 2015

By Travis Sawchik
Pirates vs. Marlins 7:05 p.m. PNC Park TV/radio: Root Sports/93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers: Pirates LHP Jeff ...

Starter Liriano strikes out 12, leads Pirates to series sweep of Mets

By Rob Biertempfel
Sometimes, it really is as easy as playing pitch and catch. Francisco Liriano piled up a season-high 12 strikeouts Sunday, as the Pirates stomped the New ...

Pirates notebook: Substance rule a sticky subject

By Bill West
That the Baltimore Orioles’ Brian Matusz and the Milwaukee Brewers’ Will Smith got ejected from games this week for pitching with foreign substances on their ...

Gameday: Pirates vs. Marlins, May 25, 2014

By Rob Biertempfel
vs. MARLINS 7:05 p.m. PNC Park TV, radio: Root, 93.7 FM, 1480 AM, 1450 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers: Marlins RHP David Phelps (2-1, 3.21) vs. Pirates RHP Charlie Morton (2015 debut) next ...

Pirates chase Mets’ Harvey early in rout

By Travis Sawchik
After the four-run fourth inning was over Saturday, Matt Harvey walked methodically from sunlight in the center of the infield to shadows near the first-base ...

Going the distance no longer part of the game

By Bill West
These are unfortunate times for major league aces who want to finish the games they start. The New York Mets’ Matt Harvey, 26, walked off the mound after eight innings last Monday against the St. Louis Cardinals with his pitch ...

Former pitcher Allie happily adjusting to outfield

By Bill West
Once granted as much time as he needed to find the grip on a four-seam fastball that reached 100 mph, Stetson Allie quickly discovered he ...

Biertempfel: Despite Marte’s inconsistency, Pirates’ Hurdle keeping faith

By Rob Biertempfel
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle has a strong, stubborn faith in Starling Marte. It is easy to be in Marte’s corner on the many days when ...

Rossi: Days off are when Pirates’ starters begin winning formula

By Rob Rossi
A day after his shortest outing of the season, Frankie didn’t, say, relax. He flushed it all away. For a starting pitcher, flushing is ...

Book details secret to Pirates’ turnaround

By Travis Sawchik
A new book authored by Trib Total Media staff writer Travis Sawchik details how the Pirates brought big data strategies from the analytics wing ...

THE BLAME GAME

By Travis Sawchik
Who’s at fault for slow start? 1. Despite attempts to shoulder the burden for a sluggish start at the season’s quarter mark, manager Clint Hurdle is not to blame. This is about player personnel. Jeff Locke and Vance Worley have ...

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MLB

MLB notebook: Phillies GM Amaro apologizes to fans for remarks

By The Associated Press
Embattled general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. apologized to Phillies fans for saying they “don’t understand the game” and the “process” that goes into constructing a team. Speaking before the Phillies played the Mets at Citi Field on Tuesday night, Amaro …