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 Andrew McCutchen picks up a hit off Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta in the first inning of Wednesday's game.

Pirates-Cubs wild-card matchup sets ratings records

about 2 hours ago

 Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta is mobbed after pitching a complete game Wednesday against the Pirates on Wednesday.

Red-hot Arrieta abruptly ends postseason dreams for Pirates, fans

about 8 hours ago

 Jake Arrieta reacts after getting a double play to end the sixth inning during the National League Wild Card Game at PNC Park Wednesday, October 7, 2015.

Gene Collier: No amount of metrics could help Pirates vs. Jake Arrieta

about 17 hours ago

 Chicago's Kyle Schwarber rounds third base after hitting a two-run homer against Gerrit Cole in the third inning Wednesday night.

Huge opportunity doesn't go as planned for Pirates ace Gerrit Cole

about 17 hours ago

 The home plate umpire separates Jake Arrieta and Francisco Cervelli after Arrieta was hit by Tony Watson during the National League Wild Card Game at PNC Park Wednesday, October 7, 2015.

Benches-clearing scrum set off by hit-batsmen

about 17 hours ago

 Dexter Fowler congratulates Kyle Schwarber after Schwarber's two-run home run in the third inning Wednesday at PNC Park.

Youth takes center stage in Cubs' wild-card win against Pirates

about 17 hours ago

 AJ Burnett greets injured Jung Ho Kang as he's introduced before the NL Wild Card game at PNC Park.

Pirates Insider: Jung Ho Kang gets warm welcome back from Pirates fans

about 17 hours ago

 Cubs' pitcher Jake Arrieta is mobbed after defeating the Pirates during the National League Wild Card Game at PNC Park.

Bob Smizik: Arrieta simply too good

about 12 hours ago

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Broadcaster Vin Scully to miss postseason after procedure

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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.