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Rain postpones Pirates-Cubs game

By Travis Sawchik
The Pirates-Cubs game Monday was postponed because of rain and will be made up at a later date. The decision to cancel the game came shortly before midnight after two rain delays that totaled  3 hours, 29 minutes. Because the ...

Rossi: Pirates foolish to bet on Burnett return

By Rob Rossi
A.J. Burnett’s ballclub should follow its leader. Prepare for the worst, and hope to get lucky. Before Monday, when a medical examination delivered the diagnosis ...

Pirates pitcher Burnett could return in 4 weeks

By Travis Sawchik
Whether A.J. Burnett pitches again in the major leagues remains to be seen, but Monday’s news gives him a shot at returning to the mound ...

Pirates notebook: Trade movement confidence booster for Morse

By Bill West
Traded twice in the span of 24 hours last week, Michael Morse turned his movement around the league into a source of optimism. The first baseman/outfielder ...

Gameday: Pirates vs. Cubs, August 4, 2015

By Travis Sawchik
Today 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 (11-6, 2.62) vs. Pirates LHP J.A. Happ (4-6, 4.29) next up Wednesday, ...

4 ejections, benches-clearing scrum mark Pirates’ win over Reds

By Rob Biertempfel
CINCINNATI — The bad blood between the Pirates and Cincinnati Reds goes back several years, long enough for everyone to forget what started it. It flared ...

Pirates notebook: Burnett says ‘surgery is not an option’

By Rob Biertempfel
CINCINNATI — Even if doctors tell A.J. Burnett he has a torn elbow ligament, the Pirates right-hander would rather try to pitch through it than ...

Gameday: Pirates vs. Cubs, August 3, 2015

By Rob Biertempfel
Today vs. Cubs 7:05 p.m. PNC Park   TV/radio: Root Sports, ESPN (subject to blackout)/93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM,  Pirates Radio Network Probable ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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MLB

MLB Notebook: Passport snag strikes Twins call-up

By Wire Reports
Twins pitcher Tyler Duffey wasn’t entirely prepared when he got called up to the major leagues for the first time. The right-hander, who opened the season in Double-A, didn’t have his passport with him when the Twins promoted him from …