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 The Pirates will have to decide if they want to bring back mercurial first baseman Pedro Alvarez, among several others.

Walker, Alvarez among decisions Pirates face entering offseason earlier than planned

about 8 hours ago

 Wednesday night against the Cubs started bad and turned worse for the Pirates and starting pitcher Gerrit Cole, but he's not alone in the blame.

Ron Cook: Plenty of Pirates give reason to play the blame game after loss

about 8 hours ago

 Andrew McCutchen picks up a hit off Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta in the first inning of Wednesday's game.

Pirates-Cubs wild-card matchup sets ratings records

about 16 hours ago

 Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta is mobbed after pitching a complete game Wednesday against the Pirates on Wednesday.

Red-hot Arrieta abruptly ends postseason dreams for Pirates, fans

about 22 hours ago

 Jake Arrieta reacts after getting a double play to end the sixth inning during the National League Wild Card Game at PNC Park Wednesday, October 7, 2015.

Gene Collier: No amount of metrics could help Pirates vs. Jake Arrieta

1 day ago

 Chicago's Kyle Schwarber rounds third base after hitting a two-run homer against Gerrit Cole in the third inning Wednesday night.

Huge opportunity doesn't go as planned for Pirates ace Gerrit Cole

1 day ago

 The home plate umpire separates Jake Arrieta and Francisco Cervelli after Arrieta was hit by Tony Watson during the National League Wild Card Game at PNC Park Wednesday, October 7, 2015.

Benches-clearing scrum set off by hit-batsmen

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 Dexter Fowler congratulates Kyle Schwarber after Schwarber's two-run home run in the third inning Wednesday at PNC Park.

Youth takes center stage in Cubs' wild-card win against Pirates

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The good and bad about the Pirates' improved finances

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Gerrit Cole's rise

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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.