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Snider's hitting streak reaches 11 games and his average since the All-Star break is .349
Justin Upton drove in five runs and B.J. a sixth while the Braves rolled to a fifth consecutive win and pushed the Pirates toward the plank.
The return of McCutchen and Cole expected to reinvigorate the Pirates pretty quickly ... in fact they will have to for playoff run.
Collier: Halfway through this preseason, you might presume the Steelers are halfway toward presenting themselves as a finished product.
Some baseball purveyors say manning first base is easy, others difficult, but it will likely be somewhere in the middle for Pedro Alvarez.
It was a fitting night to think about shortstops, and by the end of it, it was a great night to be Pirates shorstop Jordy Mercer.
Between the advent of replay, new rules and bigger and faster players, good luck to the NFL finding officials who fully embrace the job.
Where Dick LeBeau's defense toiled Wednesday at Steelers camp below the S-A-I-N-T V-I-N-C-E-N-T topiaries, things weren't exactly bucolic.
With Andrew McCutchen out, the Pirates will have a punchless lineup for the time being, but there is at least one spot they can improve.
If the NFL wants to make the extra-point attempt more exciting that's all well and good, but why not go all in on the idea?
The Pirates would be responsible for a little more than $4 million for Lester, who immediately would become their best pitcher.
No one knew it then, but 40 years ago the members of the best NFL draft in history showed up at Steelers training camp.
The advent of the defensive shift in baseball, and now how often it's being used, is suppressing offense and in turn hurting the game.
Some of the Dodgers biggest stars missed this series and it paid off the Pirates.
Pirates left-handed hitters combined for three home runs in a 12-7 win against the Dodgers -- finally putting PNC Park's landscape to use.