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 The altered sign at the Smith Brothers offices on the North Side.

Alteration of sign from 'Bucs' to 'Cubs' for photo op goes viral

about 1 hour ago

 Sean Rodriguez and Josh Harrison will start at first base and third base, respectively, tonight against the Cubs.

Rodriguez at first base, Harrison at third for Pirates-Cubs wild-card matchup

about 4 hours ago

 Tonight's wild-card game is expected to generate between $4.6 million and more than $5 million in direct spending in the city.

Pittsburgh's economy will come out a winner thanks to wild-card game

about 2 hours ago

 The two aces: Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole, a former No. 1 pick and Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta, a 29-year-old who has found his stuff with the Cubs, face off in the NL Wild Card game.

One Game, One Night: Winner Take All

about 15 hours ago

 John Rozell, 26, of Crafton offered this prediction Tuesday: “I think the Bucs are going to beat the Cubs, 5-1.”

After tonight's playoff game, could Pirates' window of success soon be closing?

about 15 hours ago

Jerry Micco's sports chat transcript: 10.07.15

about 1 hour ago

 The Jolly Rogers will be waving across PNC Park tonight.

Stephen J. Nesbitt's Pirates chat transcript: 10.7.15

4 minutes ago

 Cubs manager Joe Maddon warms up his team during batting practice Tuesday in preparation for its wild-card game against the Pirates at PNC Park.

Gene Collier: Cubs manager Maddon's approach -- 'go out and play, man!'

about 15 hours ago

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The good and bad about the Pirates' improved finances

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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.