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Pirates show depth in earning victory over Rockies; Polanco has big night

By Travis Sawchik
Aramis Ramirez and Josh Harrison did not start Friday’s game, but they helped finish a 5-3 Pirates win over the Colorado Rockies. While debate remains on how Clint Hurdle and the Pirates are best served to juggle their left-side-of-the-infield logjam, ...

Pirates notebook: Catcher Cervelli among ejection leaders

By Bill West
Francisco Cervelli frames pitches as well as any catcher in the majors this season, according to pitch-tracking technology, but he failed to sway home plate ...

Gameday: Pirates vs. Rockies, Aug. 29, 2015

By Travis Sawchik
Today vs. Rockies 7:05 p.m. PNC Park   TV/radio: Root Sports/  93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers: Rockies LHP ...

Pirates notebook: Hurdle mulling rotation options

By Rob Biertempfel
MIAMI — With an eye toward the playoffs, manager Clint Hurdle is mulling ways to reset the starting rotation after the off day on Monday. “We’re still kind of kicking some things around,” Hurdle said Thursday, adding that he has sent ...

Pirates turn nifty double play in 9th, edge Marlins

By Rob Biertempfel
MIAMI — It doesn’t look like anything special in the box score, a routine double play. Yet the catch-throw-catch-throw in the ninth inning Thursday night ...

Gameday: Pirates vs. Rockies, Aug. 28, 2015

By Rob Biertempfel
Today vs. Rockies 7:05 p.m. PNC Park TV/radio: Root Sports, MLB Network (subject to blackout)/93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers:Rockies RHP Jon Gray (0-0, 5.94) vs. Pirates LHP Francisco Liriano (9-6, 3.23) Next up ...

Pirates erupt for 6-run 2nd, maul Marlins behind Locke, McCutchen

By Rob Biertempfel
MIAMI — It had not been a good month for Jeff Locke. The Pirates left-hander lurched through his first four starts in August without picking up ...

Pirates notebook: Former 1st-round pick Tucker has shoulder surgery

By Rob Biertempfel
MIAMI — Shortstop Cole Tucker, the Pirates’ first-round pick in 2014, could miss up to a year after having shoulder surgery. Tucker, 19, underwent an operation ...

Gameday: Pirates at Marlins, Aug. 27, 2015

By Rob Biertempfel
Today Pirates at Marlins 7:10 p.m. Marlins Park, Miami TV/radio: Root Sports/93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers: Pirates RHP ...

Lacking 2 of his pitches, Pirates’ Morton can’t find rhythm in loss to Marlins

By Rob Biertempfel
MIAMI — First, Charlie Morton lost his sinker. Then he lost his curveball. Eventually, all Morton had left was his fastball. That was not enough ...

Pirates notebook: Burnett’s simulated game goes well

By Rob Biertempfel
MIAMI — A.J. Burnett’s simulated game Tuesday went better than expected. “It was a good step,” said Burnett, who’s on the disabled list with a strained ...

Roberto Clemente beats out Babe Ruth at National Portrait Gallery

By The Washington Post
The people have spoken, and a photo portrait of the late Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder Roberto Clemente will be featured at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait ...

Gameday: Pirates at Marlins, Aug. 26, 2015

By Rob Biertempfel
Today at Marlins 7:10 p.m. Marlins Park, Miami TV/radio: Root Sports/ 93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers: Pirates LHP Jeff Locke (6-8, 4.56) vs. Marlins LHP Chris Narveson (1-0, 3.86)e_SClBNext up Thursday, 7:10 ...

Happ, Polanco lead Pirates to victory over Marlins

By Rob Biertempfel
MIAMI — The Pirates did not merely survive their recent 18-game stretch against the toughest teams in the National League. They flourished. Facing three division leaders ...

Pirates notebook: Simulated game to provide clues for Burnett return

By Rob Biertempfel
MIAMI — Manager Clint Hurdle will not be surprised if A.J. Burnett is able to come off the disabled list and pitch again before this ...

Gameday: Pirates at Marlins, Aug. 25, 2015

By Rob Biertempfel
Pirates at Marlins 7:10 p.m. Marlins Park, Miami TV/radio: Root Sports/93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers: Pirates RHP Charlie ...

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MLB notebook: Mariners fire New Castle native Zduriencik as GM

By The Associated Press
The Mariners fired general manager Jack Zduriencik on Friday after seven disappointing seasons during which the club failed to end its playoff drought. Zduriencik, a New Castle native and Cal (Pa.) grad, came to Seattle before the 2009 season, arriving …