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Locke faces 1 over minimum, shuts out Marlins

MIAMI — There's a confidence-building exercise Pirates manager Clint Hurdle likes to do with his players. Hurdle asks a player to stretch both arms up ...

Pirates notebook: Barry Bonds talks about coaching, time with Pirates 

MIAMI — Barry Bonds claimed he had no clue Monday was the 30th anniversary of his big league debut with the Pirates. By a cosmic ...

Scouting report: Pirates at Marlins; Tuesday, May 31, 2016

TUESDAY 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 GERRIT ...

Command issues plague Pirates' Liriano in loss to Rangers 

ARLINGTON, Texas — Francisco Liriano sat silently facing his locker following the Pirates' 6-2 loss to the Texas Rangers on Sunday. Liriano angled his head ...

Pirates notebook: Pitching help could create musical chairs in rotation

ARLINGTON, Texas — Clint Hurdle knows the Pirates have pitching help coming. He knows the rotation soon could become something of a game of musical chairs ...

Scouting report: Pirates at Marlins; Monday, May 30, 2016

MONDAY 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 ...

Darvish returns to Rangers rotation, stymies Pirates in victory

ARLINGTON, Texas — Clint Hurdle and Jeff Banister still communicate. The Pirates manager and his former bench coach text or email each other daily. About ...

Pirates notebook: McCutchen still trying to adjust to hitting second in batting order

ARLINGTON, Texas — As the season moves past the quarter mark, Andrew McCutchen sees the benefits of batting second in the order but is still ...

Starting Nine: Early struggles of McCutchen, Liriano concerning

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. ...

Biertempfel: Batters use tricks to keep pitchers fresh after they hit

Folks in the commissioner's office the past couple of years have been trying to morph baseball into a speedier game. I'm not talking about ...

Pirates minor-league report: Bradenton's Coley develops into complete pitcher

Austin Coley has long been something of a late bloomer. At Siegel High School in Murfreesboro, Tenn., he was the district pitcher of the ...

Scouting report: Pirates at Rangers; Sunday, May 29, 2016

SUNDAY at Rangers 3:05 p.m. Globe Life Park; Arlington, Texas TV/radio: Root Sports/93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers Pirates ...

Gorman: 'Dream Outfield' no longer a dream for Pirates

Clint Hurdle couldn't help gushing about Gregory Polanco's swing, which now resembles a Strawberry (Darryl) instead of a Swoosh (Nike). The Pirates manager sees ...

Pirates pound 4 homers, rout Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas — In the fifth inning of the Pirates' 9-1 win over the Texas Rangers on Friday, Cole Hamels twice walked Pirates' No. 9 ...

Rangers manager Banister gets 1st look at Pirates from opposite dugout

ARLINGTON, Texas — Near Jeff Banister's desk in the depths of Globe Life Park hangs a framed Texas state flag, the Lone Star of his ...

Pirates notebook: Pitchers enjoying marked improvement at plate

• Pirates manager Clint Hurdle will not need to use his pitchers in the batting order — he'll have the benefit of using the designated ...

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