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Pirates acquire Soria from Tigers

By Rob Biertempfel 8:02 p.m.
CINCINNATI — The Pirates on Thursday bolstered the back end of their bullpen by acquiring closer Joakim Soria from the Detroit Tigers for minor league shortstop JaCoby Jones. In 43 appearances, Soria has 23 saves, a 2.85 ERA and a …

Pirates notebook: Blanton introduced; Worley designated for assignment

By Travis Sawchik 8:02 p.m.
Joe Blanton thought he was done. He made two Triple-A starts for the Oakland A’s last spring before retiring in April. He didn’t think about …

Pirates acquire pitcher Blanton from Royals for cash

By Staff Report 6:33 p.m.
The Pirates grabbed veteran pitcher Joe Blanton from Kansas City for cash considerations early Thursday morning. The right-hander is expected to join the Pirates before Thursday ...

McCutchen, Pirates cruise to interleague victory over Twins

By Rob Biertempfel
MINNEAPOLIS — Long before he became one of the best players in baseball, Andrew McCutchen was a high school football star. During the Pirates’ 10-4 rout ...

Pirates notebook: Melancon bails out Watson with extended outing

By Rob Biertempfel 6:33 p.m.
MINNEAPOLIS — By calling upon Mark Melancon in the eighth inning Tuesday, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle showed he has a lot of faith in his closer. The move also demonstrated the tenuous state of the middle relievers, which is why ...

Gameday: Pirates at Reds, July 30, 2015

By Rob Biertempfel 6:33 p.m.
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 ...

Kang’s 9th-inning home run gives Pirates wild victory over Twins

By Rob Biertempfel
MINNEAPOLIS e_SEmD Jung Ho Kang savored the moment as he watched his home run soar, then took a couple of steps and tossed his bat ...

Pirates notebook: Prospect Tucker unaware of ‘trade’ frenzy

By Rob Biertempfel
MINNEAPOLIS — Barely halfway through his second season as a pro, Pirates shortstop prospect Cole Tucker on Monday experienced his first trade rumor frenzy. Tucker, a ...

Pirates’ Liriano unaffected by poor last outing against Twins

By Bill West
That the worst start of Francisco Liriano’s season, and possibly career, came in May against Minnesota e_SEmD his first team in the majors e_SEmD struck ...

Gameday: Pirates at Twins, July 29, 2015

By Rob Biertempfel
Today at Twins 1:10 p.m. Target Field, Minneapolis TV/radio: Root Sports/ 93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers: Pirates ...

Pirates third baseman Ramirez’s last ride is about winning a ring

By Bill West
Aramis Ramirez needs only to consider the teammates whose lockers stand next to his in the Pirates’ clubhouse at PNC Park to find symbolic milemarkers ...

Gameday: Pirates at Twins, July 28, 2015

By Rob Biertempfel
Today at Twins 8:10 p.m. Target Field, Minneapolis TV/radio: Root Sports/  93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers: Pirates RHP ...

Cole collects MLB-best 14th win as Pirates take series against Nationals

By Rob Biertempfel
Ticked off might be too gentle of a way to describe how Gerrit Cole reacted Sunday after he served up a home run that put ...

Pirates notebook: No sign of improvement for RHP Sadler

By Bill West
Right-hander Casey Sadler, the only pitcher outside the current rotation other than Vance Worley to make a start for the Pirates this season, continues to ...

Nationals pound Burnett, Pirates

By Travis Sawchik
No area of the Pirates was subject to regression in the second half of the season like the starting rotation. And no pitcher was subject to ...

Making splash at MLB trade deadline not always in buyers’ best interest

By Travis Sawchik
After the nonwaiver trade deadline passed two years ago, Pirates general manager Neal Huntington stood before a podium at PNC Park and explained why a ...

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Blue Jays land Price in Toronto’s 2nd big trade of week

By The Associated Press
DETROIT — Toronto acquired All-Star left-hander David Price from the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, the second major move in less than a week by the Blue Jays as they chase …