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Baserunning blunders cost Pirates in loss to Brewers

MILWAUKEE — Pirates right-hander Jameson Taillon is not fast, which is OK. Nobody expects pitchers to sprint like track stars. Yet, it still can be ...

Pirates trade Melancon to Nationals for Rivero, prospect 

MILWAUKEE — Sitting just three games out of the second National League wild-card playoff spot, the Pirates on Saturday traded closer Mark Melancon to the ...

Biertempfel: Puzzled by slump, Pirates' McCutchen does not let it consume him

Amid the most storm-tossed season of his career, Andrew McCutchen is not obsessed with finding solutions. He is searching for some serenity. "You've got to simplify ...

Starting Nine: Improvement from Liriano, McCutchen could be huge for Pirates

Written by Pirates beat reporter Travis Sawchik, "The Starting Nine" is a weekly feature composed of quick-hit thoughts and analysis on the Pirates and MLB. ...

Cervelli returns to lineup after exam shows no fractures in foot

MILWAUKEE — Although Francisco Cervelli had to be helped off the field Friday night, there was no way the Pirates could keep him off it ...

Minor league report: Indianapolis' Williams uses 4-seam fastball to get back on track

Trevor Williams was in a good place when he took the mound April 10 to start the second game of Triple-A Indianapolis' opening day doubleheader ...

Scouting report: Pirates at Brewers; Sunday, July 31

Sunday at Brewers 2:10 p.m. Miller Park, Milwaukee TV/radio: Root Sports/93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers Pirates LHP Francisco ...

Well-traveled Guerra hurls masterpiece against Pirates 

MILWAUKEE — Over the past decade, Junior Guerra has pitched just about everywhere. Guerra has pitched for 10 minor league affiliates of four big league clubs. ...

Pirates notebook: Closer Melancon remains calm amid trade rumors

MILWAUKEE — Mark Melancon went into this season firmly believing the Pirates would contend for a fourth straight playoff berth. He still is certain they can ...

Scouting report: Pirates at Brewers; Saturday, July 30, 2016

Today at Brewers 7:10 p.m. Miller Park, Milwaukee. TV/radio: Root Sports/ 93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers Pirates RHP ...

Fresh arms could tempt Pirates in bid to secure playoff spot

Considering the precarious state of their starting pitching, it's amazing the Pirates still are in the hunt for a wild-card playoff bid. Sixty percent of the ...

Scouting report: Pirates at Brewers; Friday, July 29, 2016

FRIDAY at Brewers 8:10 p.m. Miller Park, Milwaukee TV/radio: Root Sports/93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers Pirates LHP STEVEN ...

Cole throws 1st career complete game in Pirates' blowout of Mariners 

As he watched the game-ending double play from the center of the infield Wednesday, Gerrit Cole thrust his arms into the night air. He seemed ...

Starkey: MLB instant replay has gone mad

So the Adam Frazier-out-at-second replay Tuesday caused quite the reaction in the Pirates radio booth. To recount, Frazier took an extra base on a single ...

Pirates' Locke unsure of role on pitching staff

Unlike the other Pirates relief pitchers, Jeff Locke has no plans to shave off his locks. That's because Locke does not consider himself a reliever despite ...

Women's group official says timing of Kang bobblehead giveaway 'unfortunate'

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape doesn't expect the Pirates to nix a bobblehead promotion for infielder Jung Ho Kang, who is under investigation for sexual assault. ...

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