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 First baseman Josh Bell, who homered last month in the Futures Game, made his Class AAA debut Saturday night in Indianapolis.

Top prospects Josh Bell, Tyler Glasnow on display in Class AAA

about 8 hours ago

 Gerrit Cole has led a rotation that helps hold things together for the Pirates.

On the Pirates: Rotation follows plan for most part

about 8 hours ago

 J.A. Happ has had an up-and-down season at best, but wants to regain his footing now with the Pirates.

Pirates notebook: New starter J.A. Happ searches for consistency

about 8 hours ago

 Pirates shortstop Jung Ho Kang rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Reds in the fourth inning Saturday in Cincinnati.

Reds get to Cole again

about 9 hours ago

  Joakim Soria #38 and Francisco Cervelli #29 of the Pittsburgh Pirates talk in the seventh inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on July 31, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Pirates defeated the Reds 5-4.

Pirates notebook: Newcomer Soria will work as setup man

1 day ago

 Then-Seattle Mariners starting pitcher -- now with the Pirates -- J.A. Happ delivers to the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis, Thursday, July 30, 2015.

Injury to Burnett forced the Pirates' hand to add pitcher

1 day ago

 Starling Marte argues with home plate umpire Kerwin Danley after being called out on strikes in the third inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park.

Starling Marte saves the night in 5-4 win against Reds

1 day ago

 A.J. Burnett of the Pittsburg Pirates looks on during the 2015 MLB All Star Game at Great American Ball Park. A.J. Burnett was placed on the 15-day disabled list today because of right elbow inflammation.

Pirates place Burnett on disabled list, recall LaFromboise from Class AAA

1 day ago

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Pence home as Giants rally 9-7, ruin Hamels' debut in Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Hunter Pence's homecoming and San Francisco's big bats trumped Cole Hamels' debut in Texas....

Anderson goes 6-plus innings in Indians' 5-1 loss to A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Cody Anderson pitched in front of family and friends for the first time. He enjoyed the experience


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.


PG special on Cuba

A line of American cars from the 40s and 50s driven by taxi drivers wait to break free of traffic in Havana, Cuba on June 8, 2015. After the United States imposed a trade embargo on Cuba in the early 1960s, the importing of American cars to the island stopped.
Reporter J. Brady McCollough and photographer Michael Henninger traveled to Cuba to document life in the changing country.

Check out their two-part series:
* Cuba: Behind the Facade
* Why Pirates bullpen coach Euclides Rojas risked everything for freedom