1. Pirates Defeat Diamondbacks, 8-0, for Series Sweep

    PHOENIX — Neil Walker, the Pittsburgh kid, looked right at home in the Valley of the Sun. Walker collected three hits Sunday, giving him seven on the series, and the Pirates ...

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  2. Behind Liriano, Pirates Complete Sweep of Diamondbacks

    PHOENIX — After the Pirates routed the Arizona Diamondbacks , 8-0, on Saturday, Francisco Liriano can say he's beaten them all ... sort of...

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  3. Pirates Complete 1st Desert Sweep with 8-0 Win over D-Backs

    PHOENIX -- Francisco Liriano pitched effectively into the seventh inning in a combined three-hitter and the Pittsburgh Pirates completed their first sweep in Arizona with an 8-0 win over the Diamondbacks on Sunday...

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  4. Biertempfel: Observations from a Day at the Ballpark

    Things sometimes happen during a baseball game that don't make it into the next day's newspaper, usually due to time or space constraints...

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  5. Marte's Single in 9th Lifts Pirates over Diamondbacks 2-1

    PHOENIX -- Starling Marte singled home Neil Walker with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates edged the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1 on Saturday night...

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  6. Pirates Open Up Road Trip with a Win

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  7. Rock-Solid Cole Leads Pirates to Victory

    PHOENIX — Gerrit Cole was rock-solid on the mound and in the batter's box Friday night at Chase Field, and the Pirates scored four runs, all with two outs, to open a 10-day, ...

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  8. Cole Pitches Pirates to 4-1 Win over Diamondbacks

    PHOENIX -- Gerrit Cole pitched into the eighth inning for his third win this season, and Josh Harrison and Neil Walker each drove in two runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-1 Friday night...

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  9. Pirates Should Be Every Fan's 2nd-Favorite Team

    As recently as 24 months ago, it was still both novel and somewhat cute to see the Pittsburgh Pirates winning baseball games...

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  10. Polanco Center of Attention with Marte, McCutchen out

    Gregory Polanco made his first career start in center field Thursday against the Chicago Cubs as the Pirates were without Andrew McCutchen and Starling Marte in the starting lineup...

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  11. Super-Agent Boras Says Pirates Will Have Opportunity to Re-Sign Alvarez, Cole

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  12. Marte (Hand), Cutch (Rest) Sit Today vs. Cubs

    The Pittsburgh Pirates will be without outfielder Starling Marte for their series-finale with the Chicago Cubs on Thursday as he recovers from a bruised right hand...

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  13. Marte (Hand), Cutch (Rest) Sit Today vs. Cubs

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  14. Despite Dip in Velocity and Results, Melancon Will Remain Closer

    Despite saying that Mark Melancon is “a couple weeks behind,” manager Clint Hurdle said Melancon will get the opportunity to close today's game if the Pirates have a lead late...

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  15. Pitchers Help Pirates out of Jams to Get Win

    Wednesday marked a night of great escapes, bracketing a snow squall, in the Pirates ' 4-3 win over the Chicago Cubs at PNC Park. The win was the Pirates' first in the series and snapped a two-game losing streak...

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  16. Watson Saves the Day, Worley Limits Bryant, Cubs

    Twice Wednesday night, the Pirates had to get Kris Bryant out with men on base to hold leads. The young third baseman has played only six games in the majors, but he has displayed what his bat is capable of in the first two games of the series...

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  17. Polanco, Worley Help Pirates Hold off Cubs

    PITTSBURGH -- Gregory Polanco hit his first home run of the season and Vance Worley got through 5 2/3 shaky innings for his second straight win as the Pittsburgh Pirates held off the Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Wednesday night...

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  18. Pirates' Marte Fine After Being Hit on Hand by Pitch

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  19. Nate Barnes on Twitter

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  20. Bill Brink on Twitter

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  21. Melancon Blows Save, Foils Kang's Heroics in 9-8 Loss to Cubs

    Mark Melancon imploded in the 9th inning as the Pirates blew a late three-run lead and lost their second straight to the Cubs , 9-8. .....

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  22. Cubs' 3-run 9th inning lifts them to comeback win over Pirates

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  23. Harrison's Leadoff Homer

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  24. Pirates' Rotation Has Been Terrific So Far

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  25. Bryant's Double, Francisco Cervelli's Error Help Lead to 5-2 Pirates Loss

    The Pirates lost 5-2 against the Cubs on Monday, but first things first: Following an early rain delay, there was another long delay early in the game when a fan standing too close ...

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