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 Pirates closer Mark Melancon catches the final out May 27 against the Marlins.

Ron Cook: Pirates' Melancon most deserving of All-Star honor

about 17 hours ago

 Pirates' A.J. Burnett covers Pedro Alvarez with a cream pie after a walk-off hit over the Padres in the ninth inning Monday at PNC Park.

Bill Brink's Pirates baseball chat transcript: 7.7.15

about 3 hours ago

 Pirates' Travis Ishikawa puts a tag on the Cubs' Emilio Bonifacio as he tries to get back to first base in the 10th inning of the 2014 season opener at PNC Park Monday, March 31, 2014.

Travis Ishikawa hoping to 'repay' Pirates

about 17 hours ago

 A 17-year major-league veteran, A.J. Burnett is a first-time All-Star.

McCutchen, Cole, Burnett and Melancon make National League All-Star team

about 22 hours ago

 Teammates congratulate Pedro Alvarez after hitting a walk-off single to give the Pirates a 2-1 win.

Pirates top Padres on walk-off single, 2-1

about 19 hours ago

 The Pirates' Josh Harrison slides safely into second base Sunday under the tag from the Indians' Jason Kipnis.

Pirates notebook: Harrison out with thumb injury

1 day ago

 With Pedro Alvarez and the offense on a roll, this season could go to some pretty nice places for the Pirates.

Ron Cook: Pirates have makings of something special

1 day ago

 Pirates manager Clint Hurdle is happy to see Jung Ho Kang be "stubborn" at the plate.

Pirates notebook: The more pitches, the better for Hurdle's batters

1 day ago

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Orlando's grand slam in 9th gives Royals 9-5 win over Rays

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Paulo Orlando hit his first career grand slam in the ninth inning off All-Star closer Brad Boxberger to

Royals 9, Rays 5



The good and bad about the Pirates' improved finances

Consider how much it cost the Pirates to negotiate with Jung Ho Kang. They bid $5 million just for the righ

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.