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Monday April 21 2014
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The Pittsburgh Pirates are now mired in a stretch where they have lost eight of their last 10 games as a result of a 3-2 loss in 14 innings in Sunday’s series finale against the Milwaukee Brewers. Milwaukee (14-5) took three of four games from the Pirates (8-11), and two of those wins were assisted by Jason Grilli blowing a pair of saves over the weekend.

After Ryan Braun hit the game-winning home run last night against Grilli, he hit a solo shot to the left field bleachers in the top of the ninth to tie the game at 2-2.

04/20/2014 - 19:56
Nate Barnes
In a game where momentum swung like a pendulum, the final swing moved in the Milwaukee Brewers’ favor. Down by one run entering the ninth inning and Pirates closer Jason Grilli on the mound, the Brewers punched themselves out of a corner and into the lead when Ryan Braun hit a two-run home run into the bullpens on the first pitch Grilli threw him.

The closer said he tried to throw a two-seam fastball that did not go where he wanted it to, “obviously.”

04/19/2014 - 23:34
Nate Barnes
The Pittsburgh Pirates continue their four-game set with the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday night, looking to break a 1-1 series tie after losing last night’s game 5-3. Wandy Rodriguez (0-2, 7.31 ERA) makes his fourth start of the season today opposite Milwaukee’s Matt Garza (0-2, 3.43 ERA).
  • First baseman Ike Davis arrived in Pittsburgh today, and was added to the 25-man roster as Travis Ishikawa was designated for assignment as the corresponding move.
04/19/2014 - 18:20
Nate Barnes
Through three innings Friday night, Charlie Morton was cruising. The Pirates starter struck out three hitters and allowed just a pair of baserunners.

But from the fourth inning through the sixth, the wheels fell off in an outing that manager Clint Hurdle called “a tale of two Charlies” which resulted in a 5-3 loss to the Milwaukee Brew

04/18/2014 - 23:31
Nate Barnes
Veteran power hitter joins Pirates in exchange for minor league pitcher Zack Thornton and player to be named

The Pirates today acquired first baseman Ike Davis from the New York Mets in exchange for minor league right-handed pitcher Zack Thornton and a player to be named.

04/18/2014 - 20:06
Nate Barnes
Pittsburgh and Milwaukee continue their four-game set Friday night at PNC Park, with the Pirates (8-8) looking to get back over .500 following their 11-2 victory Thursday. Charlie Morton (0-1, 3.32 ERA) toes the rubber for Pittsburgh while the Brewers (11-5) send Kyle Lohse (2-1, 3.05 ERA) to the mound.
  • Lohse has factored into the decisions of all three games he’s started in 2014, with the latest coming in his win Sunday against Pittsburgh.
04/18/2014 - 17:12
Nate Barnes
The Pittsburgh Pirates opened their eight-game homestand Thursday night with a late offensive outburst that pushed them to a 11-2 victory against the MIlwaukee Brewers while Edinson Volquez earned his first win as a Pirate.

Against Milwaukee starter Yovani Gallardo, who entered PNC Park with a 2.61 career ERA against Pittsburgh, the Pirates (8-8) scored two runs in six innings courtesy of Andrew McCutchen’s

04/17/2014 - 23:36
Nate Barnes
Cincinnati's Johnny Cueto continued his dominant April, striking out 12 Pirates in a complete game three-hit shutout as the Reds beat the Pirates 4-0 to capture two of three at Great American Ballpark.

The pitching matchup was a rematch of last year’s Wild Card playoff game, when the PNC Park faithful and Francisco Liriano dominated the Reds 6-2 to advance to the National League Division Series b

04/16/2014 - 15:13
Dan Sostek
Neil Walker went 2-for-4 with a home run but Gerrit Cole allowed nine hits and five runs in six innings and the Pirates lost to the Reds 7-5 at Great American Ballpark.

After taking the first game of the series—a resumption of Monday’s suspended matchup against the Cincinnati Reds—the Pirates lost Tuesday’s regularly scheduled game to even the series at a game api

04/16/2014 - 00:04
Dan Sostek
Russell Martin's two-out single in the seventh inning scored Andrew McCutchen and the Pirates beat the Reds 8-7 in the continuation of last night's weather-suspended game.

The contest, suspended by rain late Monday as a 66-degree evening turned into a freezing rain as temperatures plummeted into the 30's, picked up in the top of the seventh inning with the game tied

04/15/2014 - 18:55
Ryan Bertonaschi
It’s all starting to make sense. The Steelers have not made the playoffs the past two seasons. Those two years have seen the team part ways with players who were integral to a sustained run of success that resulted in a pair of Super Bowl championships.
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The play of Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has a tremendous impact on every game the team plays. Whatever success the Penguins have in the Stanley Cup Playoffs will depend largely on the opposition’s ability to contain No. 87. But he is not doing it alone.
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A champion won't be crowned in the NHL for nearly two months, but the quest for hockey's holy grail begins now. Sixteen teams are lacing up their skates and preparing for the upcoming hunt for the Stanley Cup. Here are the four favorites.
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Pirates' righthander Charlie Morton put an exclamation point on his recovery from Tommy John surgery in 2012 with the best major league season of his career, posting 7-4 record with a 3.26 ERA.
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The newest crop of rookies will enter the NFL on May 8, when the 2014 NFL Draft gets underway at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The Houston Texans own the first selection, and it's a South Carolina defensive end who sits atop PSR's board.
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The Steelers’ offseason additions and subtractions have given a peek into what may be going on in the team’s South Side War Room as the team prepares for one of the deepest drafts in years. Several players have emerged as potential targets for the Black and Gold in 2014.
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Several local players could be off the board before the second round is completed on May 9. Pitt's Aaron Donald is the top prospect, but Penn State has a pair of players who expect to hear their names called early as well.
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The 2014 NFL Draft is shaping up to be one of the deepest in recent memory. But even in the deepest of drafts, there are studs, duds, snubs and flubs. How is one to know if a draft pick is worth cheering for, or if he should be booed mercilessly?
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