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Friday July 25 2014
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Francisco Liriano pitched seven one-run innings, Travis Snider homered and scored three runs, Josh Harrison added a pair of RBI and the Pirates took two of three over the L.A. Dodgers with a 6-1 win Wednesday night at PNC Park.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Harrison's two-run double down the left field line capped a four-run outburst in the first against Haren (8-8).

07/23/2014 - 22:04
Gregory Polanco's two-out, two-run double in the bottom of the sixth broke a 4-4 tie and lifted the Pirates to a 12-7 win over the Dodgers at PNC Park on Tuesday night.

Polanco added a homer, three runs scored and three RBI for Pittsburgh, who also got homeruns from Neil Walker and Ike Davis. Walker also drove in three runs.

07/22/2014 - 22:50
Tony DeFazio
Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Edinson Volquez went 11 days between his last start of the first half and his first start of the second half. Rust from the time off showed as the Los Angeles Dodgers scored five runs off him between the third and fourth innings, all the offense they needed in a 5-2 victory against the Pirates.

“I think too many days between starts,” Volquez said. “Everything was off today.”

The loss ends a 6-game home winning streak for the Pirates.

07/21/2014 - 23:42
Nate Barnes
Neil Walker had three hits, including a homerun, and Jordy Mercer drove in two runs as the Pirates rallied from a 3-0 deficit to beat the Rockies 5-3 and complete a three-game weekend sweep.

Walker went 3-4 with a solo homer and two singles on the afternoon, while Josh Harrison, Chris Stewart and Mercer all contributed two hits to the Pirates' cause.

07/20/2014 - 16:53
Tony DeFazio
Jordy Mercer stepped in the batter’s box with men on first and second with one out in the home half of the 11th inning. He had a chance to win the ballgame for the Pittsburgh Pirates, despite a 0 for 3 performance to that point.

Colorado reliever Chad Bettis intentionally walked Pedro Alvarez before Mercer, setting up a force at any base.

07/19/2014 - 23:47
Nate Barnes
The Pittsburgh Pirates were able to overcome defensive miscues and a late Colorado lead to begin the second half of their season with a 4-2 victory against the Rockies. The go-ahead run came on a pinch-hit RBI double by Travis Snider.

Manager Clint Hurdle has relied on Snider as a pinch-hitter all season and the reserve unit was at the forefront of the win.

07/18/2014 - 23:52
Nate Barnes
The Reds rattled off five straight two-out hits against Tony Watson in the bottom of the eighth to complete a comeback from four runs down to beat the Pirates 6-5.

After commanding the flow of play for the majority of Friday’s series opener against the Cincinnati Reds, the Pirates gave up a four run lead in the seventh and eighth innings to fall short to thei

07/12/2014 - 00:15
Samuel Fatula
Edinson Volquez pitched a complete game six-hitter, Russell Martin homered and had three hits and the Pirates salvaged a win in their four-game series in St. Louis, drubbing the Cardinals 9-1.

Following three straight disappointing losses, the Pittsburgh Pirates came back emphatically Thursday night against the St.

07/10/2014 - 22:40
Samuel Fatula
Brandon Cumpton got battered for nine hits and four runs in three-plus innings and the Cardinals beat the Pirates for the third straight game, 5-2, at Busch Stadium on Wednesday.

With hopes of possibly salvaging a split, the Pirates faltered in St. Louis on Wednesday night, falling 5-2 to the Cardinals to drop their record to 47-44

07/10/2014 - 00:13
Jeremy Tepper
Kolten Wong homered off Ernesto Frieri in the bottom of the ninth and the Cardinals walked off against the Pirates for a second straight night, downing the Bucs 5-4 at Busch Stadium on Tuesday.

For the second game in a row, the Pirates and Cardinals were tied going into the bottom of the 9th.

07/08/2014 - 23:09
Jeremy Tepper
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 Notes
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.
Custom 1Small CollegesTop Story
When Pittsburgh canine officer Rocco died in the line of duty in January, Chris Benson of 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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