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Newly acquired Wandy Rodriguez wasn't sharp in his Pirates debut, allowing three runs, six hits and five walks in six innings, but it was enough to beat his old club as the Bucs downed the Astros 4-3.

Rodriguez, acquired earlier this week from the Astros, got the start against his former team and while he was somewhat shaky, he allowed the Pirates to have a chance to win the game,

07/28/2012 - 22:24
Zac Weiss
The Pirates used two walks, a single, a sacrifice fly and a wild pitch to score twice in the top of the ninth inning to cap a come-from-behind 6-5 win over the Houston Astros. Michael McKenry and Alex Presley homered in the victory.

Rookie Starling Marte had a major impact for the second consecutive night as he plated the tying run in the ninth off

07/27/2012 - 23:50
Jordynn Barnes
Starling Marte homered on the first Major League pitch he saw, Garrett Jones and Clint Barmes each added two-run homers and AJ Burnett pitched into the 8th inning as the Pirates opened a 10-game road trip with a 5-3 win over the Astros.

Marte sent the first pitch he saw in the Major Leagues over the wall as the Pirates took Game 1 of a four game set against

07/27/2012 - 00:27
Jordynn Barnes
Meek optioned to Triple-A to make room for top prospect

Following today’s game the Pittsburgh Pirates optioned pitcher Evan Meek to Triple-A Indianapolis.

07/25/2012 - 21:36
Tony DeFazio
Kevin Correia won his career high sixth consecutive start and Michael McKenry hit his ninth homerun as the Pirates got back in the win column with a 3-2 defeat of the Cubs.

There is no sleeping on this team. Pittsburgh rallied for a 28th time this afternoon in a comeback win. The total is second in the Majors behind only the Yankees.

07/25/2012 - 15:08
Joel Peretic
The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired left-handed pitcher Wandy Rodriguez and cash from the Houston Astros in exchange for minor league pitchers Rudy Owens and Colton Cain and outfielder Robbie Grossman.

The 33-year-old Rodriguez went 7-9 with a 3.79 ERA (130.2ip/55er) and 89 strikeouts in 21 starts for the Astros this year.

07/24/2012 - 22:18
PSR Staff
The Pirates offense was tamed---again. Pittsburgh managed just four hits and one run in a second consecutive loss to the Chicago Cubs.

James McDonald surrendered two home runs in six innings of work and Paul Maholm came back to haunt his old club as Chicago defeated Pittsburgh 5-1 Tuesday night.

07/24/2012 - 21:34
Joel Peretic
Former Pirates No. 1 draft pick Tony Sanchez recently got the call from Double-A Altoona to Triple-A Indianapolis. The Miami-born Sanchez, 24, was hitting .277 in Altoona at the time of his call up and is still getting his feet wet at Triple-A, hitting .233 with 5 homers in 34 games.

Q: I’m sure the call-up to Triple-A was a big day for you.
Definitely happy.

07/24/2012 - 09:34
PSR Staff
Erik Bedard allowed just two hits in seven innings of work but the Pirates could not overcome the Chicago Cubs.

Comebacks are the Pirates specialty, but not tonight. Pittsburgh fell behind early and never recovered as the Cubs shutout the Bucs 2-0.

07/23/2012 - 21:59
Joel Peretic
Jeff Karstens turned in another great performance at PNC Park, throwing seven scoreless innings en route to a 3-0 Pirates victory over the Miami Marlins on Sunday afternoon. With the sweep of the Marlins, the Pirates are now a season-high 14 games over the .500 mark.

The Pittsburgh Pirates’ pitching continues to impress.

07/22/2012 - 17:11
Scott Kromko
In June, George Blanda—along with the late Johnny Unitas and living legends Joe Namath, Joe Montana, Dan Marino and Jim Kelly—will be honored in Pittsburgh.
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Francisco Liriano is the Pirates’ Opening Day starter this year, but he is not an Ace. Gerrit Cole will start game 2 of 162, but, despite the expectations that surround the former first-overall pick, he is not an Ace, either.
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George Blanda was a pro football player for 26 seasons, longer than anyone who ever played. The Youngwood native was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a quarterback and kicker in 1981.
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The Unsung Hero award recognizes local high school coaches and student-athletes who have dedicated themselves to sports and academics, but traditionally have not received the deserved attention.
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It's no secret that the Steelers need help in the defensive secondary and at outside linebacker, but there are also needs elsewhere. Here's a breakdown of the team’s potential targets in the upcoming NFL Draft.
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West Virginia's Kevin White will be the first local player off the board, but Pitt's TJ Clemmings looks like a first-rounder as well. Penn State has several players expected to go in the second and third days of the draft.
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Prospects are constantly moving up and down teams' draft boards as players visit and work out for teams during the month of April. Two quarterbacks and two receivers make up four of PSR's top five players available.
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While the Steelers, Bengals and Ravens are coming off playoff appearances and look to fill specific needs in this month's draft, the Browns are once again in need of help all over the roster, particularly on offense.
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