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Andrew McCutchen had two hits and an RBI, helping the Pirates erase a 4-2 deficit and beat the Orioles 5-4 on Wednesday afternoon at PNC Park. The Bucs bullpen turned in another fine performance with three scoreless innings, capped by Joel Hanrahan's nine-pitch 1-2-3 ninth inning

After Charlie Morton and James McDonald got quick hooks on consecutive days, the Pirates needed Kevin Correia to spare a taxed bullpen from another long day of work against the Orioles.

06/22/2011 - 15:38
David Golebiewski
Paul Maholm pitched seven shutout innings, allowing only three hits, and Tim Wood and Joel "The Hammer" Hanrahan continued his dominance with a 1-2-3 ninth as the Pirates topped the Mets 3-1 Monday night.

The Pirates earned a series split with the Mets and clinched a winning 10-game home stand with a 3-1 victory Monday night at PNC Park.

06/13/2011 - 21:55
David Golebiewski
Following Sunday's game, the Pirates acquired catcher Mike McKenry from the Boston Red Sox for cash or a player to be named later.

To make room on the 40-man roster, Pittsburgh designated catcher Wyatt Toregas for assignment.

06/13/2011 - 08:40
David Golebiewski
The Pirates offense was AWOL again, as the Bucs managed just six hits while the Mets scored seven times in the final three innings to turn a tight game into a 7-0 New York rout.

Through five innings, Kevin Correia's Sunday start versus the Mets couldn't have been much better.

06/12/2011 - 17:36
David Golebiewski
Mets rookie pitcher Dillon Gee remained undefeated, Jose Reyes homered among his three hits and the New York Mets won for the fifth time in six games, 8-1 over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night.

On a day when Chris Snyder underwent potentially season-ending back surgery and Evan Meek hit the DL for the second time this year with shoulder tendinitis, the Pirates shot themselves in the foot

06/10/2011 - 22:34
David Golebiewski
Andrew McCutchen ripped a walk-off homerun to left field to lead off the bottom of the 12th as the Pirates reached .500 with a 3-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks at PNC Park on Wednesday night

Jose Tabata tied a career high with four hits and Andrew McCutchen hooked a walk-off home run just inside the left field foul pole in the twelfth inning Wednesday night, pulling the Pirates back to

06/08/2011 - 23:23
David Golebiewski
Lyle Overbay hit a three-run double to cap a five-run eighth inning and the Pirates rallied for an 8-5 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night. Jose Tabata had an RBI double and Josh Harrison an RBI single before Overbay's line drive to right-center with the bases loaded.

The Pirates turned a two-run deficit into a three-run lead in the eighth inning against the Diamondbacks Tuesday night, spoiling a stellar start by Dan Hudson by tearing into reliever David Hernand

06/08/2011 - 00:14
David Golebiewski
Roy Halladay pitched seven effective innings and Phillies avoided a sweep by beating the Pirates 7-3 on Sunday.

A crowd of 35,505 went down the rabbit hole at PNC Park on Sunday afternoon.

06/05/2011 - 20:22
David Golebiewski
Andrew McCutchen and Lyle Overbay each had three hits, and Charlie Morton continued his early season excellence as the Pirates won their second-straight over the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 Saturday night at PNC Park.

You'd have to forgive Charlie Morton if he forgot which side of the Keystone State he was pitching in Saturday night.

06/04/2011 - 22:28
David Golebiewski
Jose Tabata's dramatic two-out single to right scored Xavier Paul in the bottom of the 12th as the Pirates beat the Phillies 2-1 in a classic battle at PNC Park. Jeff Karstens went pitch-for-pitch with Cole Hamels, allowing just four hits and one run over seven innings, and four Pirates relievers combined to pitch five shutout innings in the victory.

After squandering a seven-run lead against the New York Mets on Thursday afternoon, the big question for the Pirates on Friday night was: how would the club respond while taking on the cross-state

06/03/2011 - 23:01
David Golebiewski
I was in a minor league press box in Charlotte, NC, last month, taking in one of Gregory Polanco’s final triple-A games. A colleague, upon learning I was from Pittsburgh, approached me with a question.
Editor's DeskFeature One
The season is nearing the halfway point and the Pirates are still treading water. After falling a season-high eight games under .500 in early May, the team has actually posted the best record in the National League since May 6.
Feature TwoNorth Shore Notes
Steve Blass was signed by the Pirates as an amateur free agent in 1960 and made his major league debut in 1964. From 1968 through 1972, Blass was one of the National League’s best pitchers.
Feature ThreeNorth Shore NotesTop Story
It’s an odd thought for Sterling Jenkins. It’s still a year away, but after he finishes his senior year at Baldwin High School, he’ll be playing college football at Penn State.
Feature FourHigh SchoolPenn State
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In Dr. Pat Farabaugh’s book “An Unbreakable Bond,” he tells the unedited story of Pittsburgh native and St. Francis (PA) grad Maurice Stokes and his NBA teammate, fellow Pittsburgher Jack Twyman.
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When Pittsburgh canine officer Rocco died in the line of duty in January, Chris Benson of Benstonium.com created a design to pay tribute to the fallen officer. When The Black N Gold Girls shared his design on Facebook, their followers decided to help.
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The NHL handed out their annual awards at the end of June, and the Penguins' Sidney Crosby captured a hat trick, securing the Hart Trophy (MVP), Art Ross Trophy (scoring champ) and the Ted Lindsay Award (MVP as voted by the players).
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Pittsburgh is city full of sports heroes and legendary figures. The list of Pittsburgh sports legends is long, but it begins with the following four men.
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