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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.
The Pirates didn't exactly look excellent in their first win of the season's second half. But they got the job done.
Even after the All-Star festivities, Gene Collier is out of his groove, left craving baseball that actually, really counts.
A very disappointing road trip could have been much worse, but the Pirates cannot afford to keep blowing chances after the All-Star break.
Aroldis Chapman further proved his utter dominance on major league hitters Friday night, but Gregory Polanco deserved to prove that wrong.
The Pirates got off on the wrong foot in an important series in Cincinnati.
Suspended Yankee star Alex Rodriguez poster boy for everything that is wrong with baseball.