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  • Pirates Baseball: Bucs swept by Cards, fall deeper into second

    Michael Wacha is glad he’s graduated to a pennant race. After finishing his college career at Texas A&M just over a year ago, the rookie pitched seven shutout innings and drove in two runs as the St. Louis Cardinals routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-2 yesterday for a three-game sweep.

    September 9, 2013

  • Pirates Baseball: Determined Bucs press on after ending ‘Streak’

    Toast them with a bottle of Iron City. Wear that 1970s-era Pittsburgh painter’s cap with pride. Celebrate the end of “The Streak.” Just don’t expect the Pirates to join in the fun. There’s an NL Central title to win.

    September 5, 2013

  • Pirates Baseball: Bucs clinch first non-losing season

    This one was for Roberto Clemente. The Hall of Famer’s retired jersey is still the only 21 that matters for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Pinch-hitter Travis Snider homered in the ninth inning to lift Pittsburgh to a 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night that clinched the Pirates’ first non-losing record in two decades.

    September 4, 2013

  • Pirates Baseball: Cards win, tie Bucs for NL Central lead

    Joe Kelly began the season in the St. Louis Cardinals’ bullpen with an electric fastball and an identity crisis. Consider the crisis solved. At the moment, Kelly has become The Stopper.

    September 2, 2013

  • Pirates Baseball: Bucs blow Buck’s big night

    John Buck had a nearly perfect debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates last night. The only problem for the backup catcher was the loss. Buck went 3 for 3 in his first game since he was obtained in a trade with the New York Mets, but the Pirates lost 4-0 to the Milwaukee Brewers.

    August 30, 2013

  • Pirates Baseball: Byrd homers as Bucs top Brewers

    Marlon Byrd likens joining a new team to the first day of school. It took the well-traveled outfielder all of four at-bats to become one of the cool kids on the Pittsburgh Pirates.

    August 29, 2013

  • Pirates.tiff Pirates Baseball: Former Buc’s blast dooms Pittsburgh

    Aramis Ramirez’s first home run came so long ago he can barely remember it. “I know I was just a kid, a 19-year-old kid,” the Milwaukee Brewers third baseman said.

    August 28, 2013 1 Photo

  • Pirates Baseball: Vogelsong helps Giants beat Bucs

    Ryan Vogelsong has felt so good lately that it reminds him of his successful run over the previous two seasons. He just wants to keep building on that feeling.

    August 26, 2013

  • Pirates.tiff Pirates Baseball: Barmes blast boosts Bucs past Giants

    Clint Barmes hit a three-run home run, Charlie Morton pitched eight strong innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the San Francisco Giants 3-1 last night.

    August 24, 2013 1 Photo

  • Pirates.tiff Pirates Baseball: Big bats carry Bucs past Giants

    Clint Hurdle is never sure how the Pittsburgh Pirates will win. On a night breakthrough pitcher Jeff Locke struggled with his command, the offense delivered all through the lineup.

    August 23, 2013 1 Photo

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