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Liriano, McCutchen help Pirates to 1-0 win over Braves

By Travis Sawchik 7:48 a.m.
ATLANTA — Much has been made about opponents pitching inside to Andrew McCutchen. Some believe McCutchen’s unusual rib injury was related to being hit by a pitch in Arizona. McCutchen was hit twice by pitches Saturday, stirring more emotions. But …

Pirates notebook: Volquez open to re-signing with team

By Rob Biertempfel
ATLANTA — Bargain-hunting general manager Neal Huntington got it right last winter when he signed right-hander Edinson Volquez to a one-year, $5 million contract. If …

Tuesday’s scouting report: Pirates at Braves

By Tribune-Review
Pirates beat reporter Rob Biertempfel’s inside look at Tuesday’s game: • Even though they’re out of the playoff hunt, the Braves still know how to pitch. Through Sunday, they lead the majors with 107 quality starts, six better than the …

Pirates, Worley edge Brewers, 1-0, move to cusp of playoffs

By Rob Biertempfel
The Pirates put Vance Worley back in their starting rotation Sunday, and the right-hander responded by taking them one giant step closer to securing a …

Pirates notebook: Bucs set single-season attendance record

By Travis Sawchik
The Pirates set a single-season attendance record Sunday thanks to their 23rd sellout of the year. The Pirates drew 2,442,564 fans in 81 home games …

Monday’s scouting report: Pirates at Braves

By Tribune-Review
• Braves RF Jason Heyward was not in the starting lineup the past three games after being struck on his left thumb by a pitch on Wednesday. X-rays showed no break, but his thumb was too swollen for him to …

Legally blind Pirates fan hangs on every play, has kept score for decades

By Chris Togneri
Baseball is at its best in the fall, when long shadows stretch across the diamond. Bob Lacher knows this to be true, even if those …

Pirates find a bridge at end of baseball world in Holdzkom

By Travis Sawchik
The once-mighty Pirates bullpen became a liability this summer. It led baseball in blown saves. Its greatest weakness was the bridge, the soft underbelly of …

Pirates’ 5-game winning streak ends with 1-0 loss to Brewers

By Rob Biertempfel
The Milwaukee Brewers gave Andrew McCutchen a couple of new bruises Saturday, then did just enough damage at the plate to edge the Pirates, 1-0. …

Pirates notebook: Worley raring to go after skipping last start

By Karen Price
Vance Worley spent the week in a holding pattern after he was pulled from the rotation in favor of Charlie Morton, but with Morton’s sports …

Martin’s homer rescues Pirates in 4-2 victory over Brewers

By Travis Sawchik
Last September at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Russell Martin thrust his right arm triumphantly into the air, proof he had held onto the ball for …

Pirates notebook: Morton scratched from Sunday’s start

By Karen Price
Charlie Morton isn’t ready to say his season is over, but the right-hander will not make his scheduled Sunday start after his hernia flared up …

Saturday’s scouting report: Brewers at Pirates

By Tribune-Review
• The Brewers have one of the most aggressive lineups in baseball which means Edinson Volquez might do well to lean more on his changeup. Volquez is throwing his changeup at a career-low rate, on just 18.5 percent of his …

Rossi: The series that will define these Pirates

By Rob Rossi
Most people get it wrong about Neil Walker. Way wrong. So wrong that maybe we’ve all missed the point. Yes, Walker is a Pittsburgh kid …

Pirates hold on to beat Red Sox, complete 3-game sweep at PNC

By Rob Biertempfel
A little luck and a good bounce helped Pirates closer Mark Melancon nail down his 30th save of the season Thursday in a 3-2 victory …

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MLB

MLB notebook: Braves dismiss GM Wren

By The Associated Press
• The Braves fired general manager Frank Wren on Monday, one day after the team was eliminated from the NL playoff race. Team president John Schuerholz appointed former major league executive and MLB Network analyst John Hart as the team’s …