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  • Jake Arrieta, Cubs silence Pirates 4-0 to win NL wild-card game

    Young, brash Chicago Cubs blank Pittsburgh Pirates behind ace Jake Arrieta in N.L. wild-card game


  • Upstart Cubs face steady Pirates in N.L. wild card

    The Chicago Cubs mirror their National League wild-card opponents, the Pittsburgh Pirates, in numerous ways.


  • MLB notes: Pirates star Andrew McCutchen laughs off leaked pay stub

    Good thing Andrew McCutchen has direct deposit. The Pirates star centerfielder laughed off a leaked photo of his pay stub Friday, joking he can handle the attention so long as …


  • Baseball notes: Adrian Gonzalez sets homer record

    Adrian Gonzalez homered three times for the Los Angeles Dodgers in a 7-4 victory over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night in Los Angeles, making him the first player …


  • Padres reach deal with former Royals pitcher James Shields

    Right-hander James Shields, who helped Kansas City reach the World Series last season, has agreed to a $75 million, four-year contract with the San Diego Padres. The deal includes an …


  • Madison Bumgarner, Giants silence Pirates 8-0 to advance

    PITTSBURGH – The San Francisco Giants know what it takes to win this time of year. The Pittsburgh Pirates are still learning. Madison Bumgarner and Brandon Crawford provided a powerful …


  • Edinson Volquez looks to continue revival against Giants

    PITTSBURGH – Edinson Volquez’s renaissance began with a simple game of catch. During his brief session with Pittsburgh Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage on that January day at the team’s …


  • Oakland still in control

    Jeff Samardzija pitched seven strong innings and received some rare run support to snap a four-start winless stretch, and the Oakland Athletics kept hold of the top A.L. wild card …


  • MLB notes: Andrew McCutchen off the DL

    Andrew McCutchen’s fractured rib is healed. The reigning National League MVP is hoping his return will have the same effect on the reeling Pittsburgh Pirates. His return didn’t help Tuesday …


  • Yanks on the mend

    Masahiro Tanaka has taken a very small step toward returning to the New York Yankees rotation, playing a pain-free game of catch. Michael Pineda, another sidelined Yankees starter, appears much …


  • MLB Managers of the Year: Francona and Hurdle

    Terry Francona of the Cleveland Indians and Clint Hurdle of the Pittsburgh Pirates won the Manager of the Year awards Tuesday. Francona (left in photo) edged John Farrell of the …


  • Newsmakers

    Arrested Phoenix police have arrested 22-year-old Robert Chavez and 23-year-old Joseph Corrales in connection with the beating death of 17-year-old national champion boxer Alexis Urbina. Police say Urbina was found …


  • Wacha subdues Pirates

    PITTSBURGH – Rookie Michael Wacha took a no-hit bid into the eighth inning and the St. Louis Cardinals showed off their October poise, edging the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 Monday and …


  • Alvarez delivers in Pirates’ win

    Pedro Alvarez hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning and the Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3 on Sunday to take a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five N.L. …


  • Pirates headed to playoffs

    The Pittsburgh Pirates are headed to the playoffs for the first time in 21 years, clinching at least a National League wild card Monday night when they beat the Chicago …


  • Mellinger: Pirates did what Royals wanted to do

    NEW YORK – Andrew McCutchen is a wonderful baseball player with great hair and a big smile. He does not, however, know much of anything about Kansas City or the …


  • Mariners still looking for big hits, fall to Bucs

    Mariners manager Eric Wedge is tired of seeing 41-year-old Raul Ibanez get the only big hits for Seattle.


  • Saunders roughed up as Mariners fall

    Mariners left-handed starter Joe Saunders always used to say he pitches better on the road than at home.


  • Chad: Enjoy Pirates’ winning season while it lasts

    As a long-suffering-in-silence fan of the Pittsburgh baseball club, I’d like to take a moment to express a sentiment of frustration as loudly and clearly as possible: Enough is enough, …


  • Harang improves but M’s fall at Pittsburgh

    The start to Aaron Harang’s 12th season in the majors didn’t exactly go as planned. Getting traded twice in the first three weeks of the year will do that.


  • Maturing Alvarez fueling Pittsburgh’s playoff push

    PITTSBURGH – There’s a sound that comes off Pedro Alvarez’s bat when the Pittsburgh Pirates’ third baseman is feeling it that can send a jolt through a stadium and a …


  • Former major league manager Chuck Tanner dies

    PITTSBURGH – For Chuck Tanner, it was all about family, in so many ways. There was the 1979 World Series when the Pittsburgh Pirates – energized by the thumping anthem …

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