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Gorman: Barnstorming tour bigger than baseball

By Kevin Gorman 9:57 p.m.
The Anderson Monarchs arrived in a 1947 Clipper bus wearing Philadelphia Stars Negro Leagues uniforms, a throwback to baseball’s barnstorming days. Off stepped Mo’ne Davis, the girl who became a household name after starring in the Little League World Series ...

Pirates notebook: Taillon headed for surgery, Richard traded

By Travis Sawchik 11:16 p.m.
Jameson Taillon is facing a second straight lost season. The Pirates announced Friday the right-handed pitching prospect, the No. 2 overall pick from the 2010 ...

Gameday: Pirates vs. Indians, July 4, 2015

By Bill West 10:50 p.m.
Pirates vs. Indians 4:05 p.m. PNC Park TV/radio: Root Sports/ 93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers: Indians RHP Cody Anderson (1-0, 0.57) vs. Pirates LHP Jeff Locke (4-4, 4.55) NEXT ...

Liriano, Pirates complete sweep of Tigers

By Bill West
DETROIT — Pirates starter Francisco Liriano watched the first pitch he fired toward home plate Thursday afternoon, a 91 mph fastball, boom off the bat ...

Shaken by economic, political turmoil, MLB forsaking Venezuela

By Bill West
Signed as a 16-year-old by the New York Mets in 2005, Deolis Guerra spent his first year of professional baseball in the comforting confines of ...

Gameday: Pirates vs. Indians, July 3, 2015

By Bill West
FRIDAY Pirates vs. Indians 7:05 p.m. PNC Park, Pittsburgh. TV/radio: Root Sports/ 93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers: Pirates RHP Charlie Morton (6-1, 4.28) vs. Indians RHP Trevor Bauer (6-5, 3.96) next ...

2B Walker, Pirates smash through Tigers pitching in road victory

By Bill West
DETROIT — Neil Walker took a hero’s trot around the bases more times Wednesday night than he did in all of June. Two homers by the ...

Pirates notebook: Cole cool about hostile comment

By Bill West
DETROIT — Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole took an extinguisher to the incendiary postgame comments made by Detroit designated hitter Victor Martinez early Wednesday morning following ...

Bush Center displays rare Honus Wagner baseball card

By The Associated Press
DALLAS — One of the rarest, most valuable specimens of sports memorabilia is at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Southern Methodist University. The T206 Honus Wagner baseball card went on display Wednesday. It’s regarded by collectors as ...

Gameday: Pirates at Tigers, July 2, 2015

By Bill West
Pirates at Tigers 1:08 p.m. Comerica Park, Detroit TV/radio: Root Sports/ 93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers: ...

Pirates grind out extra-inning win against testy Tigers

By Bill West
DETROIT — Pirates manager Clint Hurdle planned to rest Josh Harrison for Tuesday’s game. “Go put your wheels back on,” Hurdle jokingly requested. As it turned out, ...

Pirates notebook: Cervelli gets 1st career DH start

By Bill West
Even though he hit better than .300 in his 162 plate appearances with New York last season, Francisco Cervelli knew no one would confuse him ...

Gameday: Pirates at Detroit, July 1, 2015

By Bill West
Today at Tigers 7:08 p.m. Comerica Park, Detroit. TV/radio: Root Sports/ 93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers: Pirates RHP A.J. Burnett (6-3, 2.01) at Tigers RHP Alfredo Simon (7-4, 3.57) next up ...

Starkey: Cervelli’s inspiration

By Joe Starkey
It shouldn’t be surprising that the Chinese characters on Francisco Cervelli’s tattoos — the ones on his left shoulder — are translated as such: “Mother. ...

Pirates hope 1st baseman Alvarez starts to regain power stroke

By Travis Sawchik
During batting practice Wednesday before a game against the Cincinnati Reds, Pedro Alvarez hit balls where no other player could hit them, including one easy ...

Gameday: Pirates at Tigers, June 30, 2015

By Rob Biertempfel
TUESDAY Pirates at Tigers 7:08 p.m. Comerica Park, Detroit TV/radio: Root Sports/ 93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers: Pirates RHP Gerrit Cole (11-3, 2.16) vs. Tigers RHP Justin Verlander (0-1, 6.17) Next up ...

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MLB notebook: Yankees to donate $150K to charity for A-Rod’s 3,000th hit ball

By Tribune-Review 10:50 p.m.
Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees settled their dispute over a marketing payment with a deal announced that gives $3.5 million to charitable groups, saves the team $5.5 million and gets A-Rod the home run ball from his 3,000th hit. At …