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The Pittsburgh Pirates avoided back-to-back-to-back losses Saturday, with a 5-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies at PNC Park. Francisco Liriano dominated the Rockies for seven shutout innings, while the Pirate offense scored a run in five consecutive innings to provide the necessary run support.

The victory raises the Pirates' record to 66-44, and the Bucs control the National League Central division by 1.5 games after the St. Louis Cardinals lost 8-3 to the Cincinnati Reds Saturday.

08/03/2013 - 23:39
Nate Barnes
The Pittsburgh Pirates continue a three-game series against the Colorado Rockies tonight at PNC Park, as staff ace Francisco Liriano (11-4, 2.16 ERA) pitches opposite Jorge De La Rosa (10-5, 3.21) in southpaw showdown. The Pirates (65-44) lost last night to Colorado (52-59) after Jhoulys Chacin allowed only one run over eight innings.
  • Liriano is set to make his 16th start of the season for Pittsburgh and, as his record indicates, he has factored in the decision of each of his 15 starts thus far.
08/03/2013 - 17:19
Nate Barnes
Jhoulys Chacin dominated Friday night, as he threw eight innings and allowed one run on six hits to lead the Colorado Rockies to a 4-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Chacin (10-5) needed just 96 pitches for his eight frames of work and ended his night with a streak of 14 straight hitters retired en route to his 10th win of the season.

In addition, Chacin’s effort went a long way in handing the Pirates (65-44) just their second loss on a Friday night at PNC Park this season.  

08/02/2013 - 23:17
Nate Barnes
The Pittsburgh Pirates continue an 11-game homestand tonight at PNC Park, as the Colorado Rockies come to the 'burgh to open a three-game set. Gerrit Cole (5-4, 3.56 ERA) starts for the Pirates (65-43) against Rockies (51-59) starter Jhoulys Chacin (9-5, 3.54).
  • This series for the Pirates follows a five-game set that saw the Pirates take four of five from the St. Louis Cardinals.
08/02/2013 - 18:42
Nate Barnes
Fans milled through the streets surrounding PNC Park Thursday afternoon, waving brooms in hopes of the Pirates completing a five-game sweep of their NL Central-rival St. Louis Cardinals. Those hopes were dashed early, and squelched into the dirt as the Cardinals seemingly found their touch to end a seven-game losing streak and dominate the Pirates, 13-0.

Even with the loss, the Pirates (65-43) still lead the Cardinals (63-44) by 1.5 games in the NL Central.

08/01/2013 - 23:22
Nate Barnes
The Pittsburgh Pirates seek their first five-game sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals in over a century, as Charlie Morton (3-2, 3.59 ERA) pitches against Joe Kelly (1-3, 3.44). A five-game series sweep would be the first in Pittsburgh since 1995, and the first of the Cardinals since 1908.

--The Pirates (65-42) have won four straight games since returning to PNC Park, all of which against the Cardinals.

08/01/2013 - 18:56
Nate Barnes
Russell Martin drove in the winning run in the eighth and the Pirates' bullpen slammed the door on the Cardinals as Pittsburgh battled back from a 4-2 deficit to win their fourth in row over St. Louis 5-4 in front of a national TV audience Wednesday night.

How much more can you say about the Pittsburgh Pirates right now?

07/31/2013 - 23:53
Scott Kromko
92.2. No, it’s not a local sports radio station spewing nonsense to get people to call. Or the average temperature expected for the hot and humid days of a Pittsburgh August.

Rather, according to FanGraphs’ PITCH f/x, it’s the average fastball velocity of the Pirates’ 2013 pitching staff.

07/31/2013 - 18:23
Nate Barnes
Brandon Cumpton earned his first career victory Tuesday night, and Andrew McCutchen went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer to push the Pirates to a 6-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. The victory moves the Pirates (64-42) to a season best 22 games over .500, and a 1.5 game lead over the Cardinals (62-43) atop the NL Central.

"Really pleased with the effort today, off the mound especially and all the position players able to throw something in.

07/31/2013 - 00:13
Nate Barnes
Alex Presley knocked in the game-winning run in the bottom of the 11th to give the Pirates a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in the first game of a doubleheader on Tuesday afternoon at PNC Park.

Presley's single scored Russell Martin from second with one out and gave Pittsburgh (63-42) a half-game lead over the Cardinals (62-43) in the National League Central division as well as the best r

07/30/2013 - 20:14
Scott Kromko
It's probably appropriate that Ayanna Townsend earned the CoGo's High School Sports Unsung Hero Award as a sophomore.
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After an eventful offseason, the Pirates went to Bradenton last month to get ready for the 2016 season. Did Neal Huntington assemble a team that can compete with the Cubs and Cardinals, or did the Bucs take a step backwards?
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Pirates’ manager Clint Hurdle met with the media at Major League Baseball’s winter meetings before the opening of Spring Training.
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One of the criteria for the CoGo's High School Sports Unsung Hero award is leadership. Whether it's in the context of sports, academics or in the community, the award honors student-athletes who distinguish themselves as leaders.
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