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Gift Ngoepe, the first African-born Major League baseball player, suited up for the Pirates Wednesday night and earned a hit in his first big league at-bat, as the Pirates defeated the Chicago Cubs.

You could have used a calendar to time the first half of this game.

04/27/2017 - 00:05
Anthony Jaskulski
The Pirates’ offense could not breakout of its slump, getting blanked by the Cubs in a 1-0 decision Tuesday.

No need to clear the deck. The cannonballs haven’t been coming.

04/25/2017 - 23:09
Alex Stumpf
Jason Heyward and Ben Zobrist combined for seven RBIs as the Cubs secured step one in avenging a three-game series sweep handed down by the Pirates just a week ago at Wrigley Field.

That one left a pungent stench that sure stung the nostrils.

04/24/2017 - 23:15
Anthony Jaskulski
While the Pirates opened the week being swept by the Cardinals, they managed to take two out of three from the New York Yankees over the weekend. A look back at the good and bad of a 2-4 week.

3 UP: Ivan Nova gave two brilliant, efficient starts last week. On Monday he tossed his fourth complete game as a Pirate in a 2-1 loss at St.

04/24/2017 - 17:20
Alex Stumpf
The Pirates finished the week 2-4, dropping all three straight well-pitched games in St. Louis before bouncing back to take two-of-three against the Yankees at PNC Park.

When you best the Yankees in a three-game series, the week couldn’t have been all that bad.

04/23/2017 - 18:22
Anthony Jaskulski
Ivan Nova's seven strong innings was the difference as the Pirates took the rubber match against the Yankees, winning 2-1.

“It didn’t matter.”

04/23/2017 - 17:49
Alex Stumpf
Pinch-hitter Chris Carter drilled a three-run homer in the eighth inning off reliever Felipe Rivero to lift the New York Yankees to an 11-5 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday.

What a difference a play or three can make.

 

04/22/2017 - 19:58
Alex Stumpf
Josh Bell and Jordy Mercer each homored as the Pirates used plenty of offense and superb bullpen help to handle the Yankees.

It took just the first two pitches in the bottom 1st for Jordy Mercer to set the tone for his club Friday night.

04/22/2017 - 00:17
Anthony Jaskulski
Over the years, the pitcher win has been valued less and less. Chalk it alongside hockey’s +/- and a quarterback’s win-loss record as fairly worthless stats that are more team accomplishments than an individual’s.

But danggummit, if there was ever a player who needs to get that first win out of the way, it’s Tyler Glasnow.

04/22/2017 - 00:06
Alex Stumpf
Lance Lynn pitched seven shutout innings, Kolten Wong homered and the St. Louis Cardinals stopped a three-game losing streak, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 Monday night.

St. Louis held off a late rally by the Pirates for the victory at Busch Stadium.

04/17/2017 - 21:59
Brandon Walker
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