Tony Watson pitches against the Marlins at PNC Park on August 6, 2014.

Pirates notebook: No need to dig deeper on Tony Watson’s season

Clint Hurdle says Tony Watson has been “all business” on the mound for the Pirates this year, and now he has another honor to show for it.

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 Left to right, Francisco Liriano, John Axford and Stolmy Pimentel celebrate clinching a playoff spot Tuesday after the Pirates' 3-2 win against the Braves at Turner Field in Atlanta.

Ron Cook: A toast to the Pirates' improbable 2014 postseason push

Josh Harrison and the rest of the Pirates deserve a toast in their honor for making the playoffs a second consecutive season.

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 Pirates relief pitcher Justin Wilson and teammates celebrate clinching a National League playoff spot after their 3-2 win over the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field in Atlanta.

Pirates clinch second consecutive postseason berth

The Pirates took care of their end Tuesday night. Gerrit Cole dealt, Travis Snider homered and Andrew McCutchen filled in the blanks.

about 2 hours ago

 Andrew McCutchen follows through on his sixth-inning home run Monday night in the Pirates' 1-0 win against the Braves in Atlanta.

Ron Cook: Andrew McCutchen still your Pirates, NL MVP

Russell Martin and Josh Harrison have been remarkable, but Andrew McCutchen showed once again Monday night why he’s still this team’s best.

1 day ago

Pirates notebook: Altoona manager Carlos Garcia is fired

Pirates notebook: Former Pirates player and coach dismissed after second year at the helm of the Class AA minor league club.

1 day ago

 Andrew McCutchen tips his cap as he crosses the plate after his solo-home run in the sixth inning against the Atlanta Braves Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in Atlanta.

Pirates win, 1-0, in Atlanta; postseason chase continues

The Pirates continued to make life difficult for the Milwaukee Brewers, who were off Monday, and kept pressure on the San Francisco Giants.

1 day ago

 The sun sets over an empty PNC Park on Oct. 9, 2013, a night when crowds gathered outside the park to watch Game 5 of the National League Division Series, being played in St. Louis.

Gene Collier: No shame in staying home for Pirates

It's not stretching the truth to suggest PNC Park has become a tough place to play, making it even more important for the Pirates to return.

1 day ago

 The Pirates' Josh Harrison became a super-utilityman this season.

Getting a shot is all Josh Harrison wanted

Pirates rising star proved he is worthy to be an everyday starter after management might have underestimated his possible contributions.

1 day ago

 Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez might not be ready for the opening of the postseason if the Pirates make it.

Pirates notebook: Hit batsmen due to ideology

Pirates GM acknowledged that the pitchers' high number of hit batsmen could influence the number of their batters who have been hit.

1 day ago

 Pirates starting pitcher Vance Worley led the way in Sunday's game against the Brewers.

Pirates extend lead over Brewers in wild-card race

The Pirates extended their lead over the Brewers to 4.5 games in the wild-card race with seven games remaining.

2 days ago

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Pirates clinch playoff spot, beat Braves 3-2

ATLANTA (AP) -- Gerrit Cole was so focused on recording 17 consecutive outs, he didn't glance at the out-of-town scoreboard....

Reeling Braves can't stop Pirates from clinching

ATLANTA (AP) -- Exactly one week after watching the Washington Nationals celebrate on their home field, the Atlanta Braves again




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