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04/30/2016 - 23:52
Alex Stumpf
Francisco Liriano allowed one run in six innings, John Jaso and Sean Rodriguez homered and the Pirates beat the Reds 5-1.
John Jaso provided some leadoff pop and Francisco Liriano subdued the Cincinnati lineup as the Pirates won their sixth straight game when they pushed past the Reds 5-1 on a soggy Saturday evening
04/30/2016 - 23:50
Kurt Hackimer
Matt Joyce and Josh Harrison homered, Juan Nicasio threw seven shutout innings and the ‪Pirates‬ beat the Reds 4-1 at PNC Park on Friday night.

It was the Bucs’ fifth straight win and their seventh out of their last eight.

Nicasio (3-2) was just the second Pirate to toss seven innings in a start this year.

04/29/2016 - 23:45
Alex Stumpf
Jordy Mercer roped a two-out double in the 12th inning and Kyle Lobstein threw three shutout innings to lift the ‪‎Pirates‬ over the Rockies 9-8.

DENVER (AP) -- Jordy Mercer's defense helped get the game to extra innings and his offense put Pittsburgh over the top.

04/28/2016 - 09:24
Andrew McCutchen launched three home runs to lead the Pirates over the Rockies 9-4 on Tuesday night.

McCutchen, who only had three hits in his prior 23 plate appearances, put himself in pretty impressive company with Roberto Clemente and Willie Stargell as the only Pirates with at least 10 multi-h

04/27/2016 - 01:32
Daniel Priore
Matt Joyce hit a three-run homer and Jeff Locke pitched six shutout innings to lead the Pirates over the Rockies 6-1 Monday night in Denver.

A day after it took 13 innings and 12 runs to help Pittsburgh get past the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Pirates got one of their most efficient starts of the season from Locke (1-2, 5.03 ERA).

04/26/2016 - 07:14
Zach Laufer
After 13 innings and a combined 35 hits, it was back-up Sean Rodriguez and pitcher Jonathon Niese who delivered the big hits to lead the Pirates over the Diamondbacks 12-10 in 13 innings on Sunday.

Pirates starter Francisco Liriano’s solid outing went unnoticed as the Pittsburgh bullpen struggled again, surrendering three leads before the Bucs’ offense simply proved to be too much for the Dia

04/24/2016 - 22:02
Zach Laufer
Chris Herrman’s 2 for 3 performance, including a three-run homer in the eighth inning, lifted the Arizona Diamondbacks past the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-1 Saturday night at Chase Field in Pheonix.
Herrman, who was batting .050 as the backup catcher, got the aforementioned home run as well as a double in the second inning to tie the score at one.
04/24/2016 - 07:41
Brandon Walker
A five run third inning gave Juan Nicasio enough leeway to record his second win of the season Sunday afternoon in a 9-3 victory over the Brewers.

Every Pirates’ starter recorded at least one hit, with Gregory Polanco leading the way with three knocks. There were 24 base runners in total.

04/17/2016 - 17:38
Alex Stumpf
Jonathon Niese tossed seven shutout innings with the help of some fine defensive plays as the Pirates snapped their four game losing streak, beating the Brewers 5-0.

“It was a good game. I thought we were crisp all over the place,” manager Clint Hurdle said.

04/16/2016 - 22:49
Alex Stumpf
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