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Reds solve Cole, stave off Pirates’ 9th-inning rally

By Rob Biertempfel
CINCINNATI — Most pitchers have a team that for whatever reason always gives them trouble. For Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole, that team is the Cincinnati Reds. On Saturday, Cole gave up three costly extra-base hits, and the Reds outlasted the Pirates, ...

Starting 9: Examining Pirates’ deadline decisions

By Travis Sawchik
Balancing act 1. Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said this week balancing the short-term versus the long-term is a GM’s most difficult task, particularly at the trade deadline. Another GM told ESPN’s Jayson Stark that buyers make more mistakes ...

Biertempfel: Players, MLB agree logic of season’s setup needs to be examined

By Rob Biertempfel
After absorbing a 5-1 loss in a night game July 22 in Kansas City, the Pirates had about an hour to shower, get dressed and ...

Pirates farmhand Suchy learns limits of his size, strength

By Bill West
Even a 6-foot-3, 228-pound 22-year-old must embrace patience when it comes to the development of power at the plate. That’s what West Virginia Power right ...

Pirates notebook: New acquisition Happ more than happy to fill spot in rotation

By Rob Biertempfel
CINCINNATI — After he was traded to the Pirates on Friday, pitcher J.A. Happ did not waste any time reporting to his new team. Happ walked into the visitor’s clubhouse Saturday afternoon at Great American Ball Park. He stowed his gear ...

Gameday: Pirates at Reds, Aug. 2, 2015

By Rob Biertempfel
Today at Reds 1:10 p.m. Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati. TV/radio: Root Sports/ 93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network ...

Marte’s 2 fine defensive plays rescue Pirates in victory over Reds

By Travis Sawchik
CINCINNATI — The ball surely was going to fall to the left field turf. The line-drive single surely was going to tie the score. Mark ...

Pirates trade for Dodgers 1B/OF Morse, Mariners LHP Happ

By Rob Biertempfel
CINCINNATI — Shortly before the non-waiver trade deadline Friday, the Pirates finally found a taker for underachieving outfielder Jose Tabata. At the same time, they might ...

Rossi: Nothing huge, but Huntington helped Bucs

By Rob Rossi
Delusions dominate baseball’s silly season, which ended Friday afternoon with Pirates general manager Neal Huntington having helped his club for the rest of this summer ...

Hurdle: Soria likely to assume setup role with Watson

By Travis Sawchik
CINCINNATI — Joakim Soria entered the visiting clubhouse at Great American Ball Park shortly before 4 p.m. Friday towing his luggage and shaking hands a ...

Pirates place Burnett on 15-day disabled list

By Travis Sawchik
CINCINNATI — The Pirates placed A.J. Burnett on the 15-day disabled list Friday with what the team described as right elbow inflammation. Burnett, 38, has allowed ...

Gameday: Pirates at Cincinnati, Aug. 1, 2015

By Rob Biertempfel
Today at Reds 7:10 p.m. Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati TV/radio: Root Sports/ 93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers: Pirates RHP Gerrit Cole (14-4, 2.24) vs. Reds RHP Raisel Iglesias (1-3, 5.53) ...

Pirates’ Burnett endures another poor start in blowout loss to Reds

By Travis Sawchik
CINCINNATI — During the Pirates’ 15-5 loss at the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday, Pirates general manager Neal Huntington held a conference call to discuss adding ...

Pirates bolster bullpen by trading for former closer Soria

By Rob Biertempfel
CINCINNATI — Last season, the Kansas City Royals used a lock-down bullpen to win the American League pennant. For their opponents, it often was like ...

Pirates notebook: Blanton introduced; Worley designated for assignment

By Travis Sawchik
CINCINNATI — Joe Blanton thought he was done. He made two Triple-A starts for the Oakland A’s last spring before retiring in April. He ...

Gameday: Pirates at Reds, July 31, 2015

By Rob Biertempfel
Pirates at Reds 7:10 p.m. Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati TV/radio: Root Sports/ 93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers:Pirates LHP Jeff Locke (5-6, 4.01) vs. Reds RHP Michael Lorenzen (3-5, 4.58) next ...

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MLB notebook: Angels LHP could need surgery for bone spurs in elbow

By Wire Reports
Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson held up his left arm and tried to bend it. It didn’t bend much. Then he tried to straighten it. It didn’t straighten much. He had reached the point, he said, where he no longer could …