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 Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano works against the San Francisco Giants.

Liriano works his magic: Pirates defeat Giants, 3-1

Francisco Liriano dealt like a top-of-the-rotation ace Tuesday night, striking out 11 in a 3-1 win against the San Francisco Giants.

about 9 hours ago


 Jon Lester could soon join the Pirates rotation.

Red Sox starter Jon Lester pops up on radar for Pirates

The Pirates emerged as a candidate to acquire Boston ace Jon Lester, but he'd cost something the team has proven to covet -- top prospects.

1 day ago


 Stetson Allie continues to try to refine his power stroke for Class AA Altoona.

Pirates prospect Allie's transformation continues at Altoona

Former Pirates second-round draft pick Stetson Allie has converted from pitching hard off the mound to hitting the ball far and hard.

about 9 hours ago


 Starling Marte drops to the ground after being hit by pitch against the Rockies at PNC Park on July 18.

Pirates notebook: More to be done in Starling Marte's recovery

Left fielder Starling Marte likely isn’t ready to return to the Pirates lineup just yet, and a Class AAA rehab start could be in the cards.

about 9 hours ago


 Pirates pitcher Vance Worley celebrates with catcher Russell Martin after the 5-0 defeat of San Francisco.

Worley pitches complete game shutout as Pirates defeat Giants, 5-0

“He had command of all his pitches ... and really kept a very good rhythm,” said manager Clint Hurdle.

1 day ago


Bill Brink's Pirates chat transcript: 7.29.14

With the trading deadline nigh, will the Pirates make a move? Bill has the answers in his weekly chat.

1 day ago


 Pirates manager Clint Hurdle, left, talks with general manager Neal Huntington prior to last year's NLDS Game 1 in St. Louis.

Pirates have a few days left to work on possible deals

As trade talks swirl, current players stay out of it and remain calm before the deadline at 4 p.m. Thursday.

1 day ago


 Third baseman Pedro Alvarez makes a play on ball hit by second baseman Darwin Barney in the Pirates game June 11 against the Cubs at PNC Park.

Pirates notebook: Alvarez throws Pirates for a loop

Pirates continue to work with Pedro Alvarez on the third baseman’s throwing problems.

1 day ago


 Phillies starter A.J. Burnett is one player who has been linked to the Pirates as the trade deadline nears.

Pirates notebook: Contenders holding on to hand

The Pirates front office isn’t finding any no-brainer deals in a trade market that is much more beneficial to teams looking to sell.

2 days ago


 The Pirates’ Gregory Polanco, left, congratulates teammate Josh Harrison Sunday on Harrison’s solo home run against the Colorado Rockies in Denver.

Pirates rally to beat Rockies, avoid sweep

Josh Harrison was electric at the plate and on the base paths, leading the Pirates to a 7-5 win against the Colorado Rockies.

3 days ago


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Rockies scoreless after 1st inning, lose in 16

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Walks get to Lynn in 6th inning of 3-1 loss

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Cubs 4, Rockies 3, 16 innings,

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Morse homers but Giants lose 6th straight

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