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Cubs complete humbling sweep of Pirates

Andrew McCutchen watched the ball sail over the outfield wall, then stared sadly at his mitt. McCutchen dropped a fly ball — it would have been ...

Cubs set early standard with series sweep

The Chicago Cubs are who everyone thought they were. That's a problem for the Pirates. The Cubs, the preseason NL favorite, certainly have played like the ...

Puerto Rico irked by likely loss of Pirates-Marlins series

Puerto Rico officials on Wednesday expressed indignation over the potential cancellation of a Pittsburgh versus Miami baseball series scheduled on the island, saying concerns about ...

Pirates notebook: Freese learning to play second base on the fly

When the Pirates asked David Freese if he'd be willing to play second base, the veteran infielder didn't hesitate to agree. Then, manager Clint Hurdle ...

Arrieta flummoxes Pirates again as Cubs cruise to victory 

Tuesday's game against the Cubs looked and sounded like Jake Arrieta's previous appearance in Pittsburgh. Fans again streamed across the Clemente Bridge to Downtown ...

Zika fears threaten to cancel Pirates' Puerto Rico trip

There were signs on Tuesday that the two-game baseball series between the Pirates and the Miami Marlins scheduled to be played this month in San ...

Pirates notebook: Joyce gets start in left; Marte sits 

Although the Pirates have mainly stuck with the same lineup and frequently the same batting order, manager Clint Hurdle is not averse to some creative ...

Scouting report: Pirates vs. Cubs; Wednesday, May 4, 2016

WEDNESDAY vs. Cubs 12:35 p.m. PNC Park TV/radio: Root Sports/93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers Cubs LHP Jon Lester(2-1, ...

Cole roughed up by Cubs in 7-2 loss 

There was plenty of sizzle between the Pirates and Chicago Cubs on Monday, which was expected. There was lots of fizzle, too, which is why the ...

Arrieta, Cubs embrace National League target

Jake Arrieta never has had a problem wearing a target. Prior to last season's National League wild-card game at PNC Park, the Chicago Cubs pitcher went ...

Pirates notebook: Hurdle happy to have 8 relievers

With relievers assuming a greater role throughout Major League Baseball, the Pirates have stocked their bullpen with eight pitchers so far. That's about the maximum. ...

Scouting report: Pirates vs. Cubs: Tuesday, May 3, 2016

TUESDAY vs. Cubs 7:05 p.m. PNC Park TV/radio: Root Sports/93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers Cubs RHP JAKE ARRIETA ...

Reds snap Pirates' 6-game winning streak with 11-inning victory 

Four errors and three fly balls that eluded Pirates outfielders Sunday added up to a 6-5 loss to the Cincinnati Reds in 11 innings. The defensive ...

Pirates notebook: Batting pitcher 8th still an option

Last season, no team had its pitchers bat eighth more often than the Chicago Cubs. They lined up their pitchers there in 140 games, more ...

Scouting report: Pirates vs. Cubs; Monday, May 2, 2016

MONDAY vs. Cubs 7:05 p.m. PNC Park TV/radio: Root Sports, ESPN/93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers Cubs RHP Jason ...

New swing leads to Polanco's breakout

Gregory Polanco still has the lighting-quick hands that made him the top positional prospect to come through the Pirates' system since Andrew McCutchen. He still runs ...

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