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 Gerrit Cole already has the reputation of a big-game pitcher, which he'll carry into Wednesday night's win-or-go-home playoff against the Cubs.

Ace high: Gerrit Cole just the guy Pirates want in do-or-die situation

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 Starling Marte celebrates with teammates after his walk-off home run Friday night to beat Cincinnati.

Ron Cook: Postseason success a must for Pirates

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 Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett holds back tears as he waves to fans after exiting in the seventh inning of tonight's game against the Reds.

Pirates fall to Reds in what may be Burnett's final regular season start

about 1 hour ago

 Gerrit Cole has pitched one elimination game before: Game 5 of the 2013 NLDS against the Cardinals at Busch Stadium.

Cole to start Pirates' wild-card game against Cubs

about 6 hours ago

 Sean Rodriguez in catcher's gear? These are the kind of nightmare scenarios teams think about before heading into the postseason.

Pirates notebook: Hurdle already mulling choices for wild-card game roster

about 23 hours ago

 Starling Marte celebrates after hitting a walk-off home run in the 12th inning Friday night against the Reds at PNC Park.

After trailing, 4-0, Marte’s homer in 12th reduces magic number to 1

1 day ago

 Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli celebrates at home after hitting a grand slam in the fourth inning against the Cardinals at PNC Park on Wednesday.

Pirates catcher Cervelli enjoying fruits of a full season in majors

2 days ago

 Pirates reliever Jared Hughes celebrates with Josh Harrison after beating the Cardinals 8-2 Wednesday afternoon at PNC Park.

Bill Brink's Pirates baseball chat transcript: 10.1.15

2 days ago

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The good and bad about the Pirates' improved finances

Consider how much it cost the Pirates to negotiate with Jung Ho Kang. They bid $5 million just for the righ

Gerrit Cole's rise

Gerrit Cole likes living on the beach. He leaves his house and hits the water to surf when everyone else hits the office. "And nobody's out there," Cole said.


Inside the Dominican Machine

Player Luis Miguel Dominguez is celebrated by his teammates after hitting a home run during Born to Play Academy scrimmage on May 29, 2015.
The Post-Gazette's J. Brady McCollough and Michael Henninger traveled to the Dominican Republic to tell a story on how MLB teams look to sign teen ballplayers at bargain prices in an island nation.