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The Pirates surrendered two late leads, as the Nationals rallied from 2-0 and 5-4 deficits to win 6-5 on Scott Hairston's 11th inning sacrifice fly, pulling off a series sweep.

WASHINGTON, DC -- A plane in severe turbulence would't be rougher than the final innings of Sunday's game.

08/17/2014 - 21:00
Anthony Jaskulski
Maturity becoming a strong trait in Pirates' lefty Jeff Locke

WASHINGTON, DC - The second half of the 2013 season served Jeff Locke just as the 8th and 9th innings of Saturday night's devastating 4-3 loss to Washington did for the Pirates.

08/17/2014 - 17:05
Anthony Jaskulski
Adam LaRoche crushed a two-run homer in the 8th and Wilson Ramos smacked a walk-off double in the 9th as the Nats roared back from a 3-0 deficit to down the Pirates 4-3.

 

08/16/2014 - 22:13
Anthony Jaskulski
The Nationals tagged Charlie Morton for seven hits, three walks and five runs in three innings and then held on to beat the Pirates 5-4 Friday night in Washington, DC.

WASHINGTON, DC -- Call it another night that Charlie Morton would soon like to forget.

08/15/2014 - 22:21
Anthony Jaskulski
Francisco Liriano pitched six strong innings but was no match for Detroit's Max Scherzer, who struck out 14 and allowed just three hits in 8 innings as the Tigers beat the Pirates 5-2 on Thursday afternoon.

Detroit’s ace Max Scherzer out-dueled Liriano in an outing where he registered a season high in pitches with 121 in the eight innings he was on the mound.

08/14/2014 - 16:24
Andrew Choynowski
Victor Martinez had three hits and three RBI as the Tigers offense broke out and Detroit beat the ‪‎Pirates‬ 8-4.

Pirates’ starter Vance Worley dropped to 5-2 on the season after pitching 5.1 innings and allowing five runs, three earned, and nine hits, including two homeruns.

08/14/2014 - 00:38
Andrew Choynowski
Gaby Sanchez and Travis Snider drove in runs in the second inning and Edinson Volquez and the Pirates bullpen clamped down on the Tigers offense as Pittsburgh swept a brief two-game home series over Detroit with a 4-2 win Tuesday night at PNC Park.

Volquez (10-7) improved to 6-1 in his last seven decisions after logging six innings and allowing five hits and two runs.

08/12/2014 - 23:08
Tony DeFazio
Gregory Polanco is the most publicized member of the Pirates to receive a promotion this season, as the highly regarded outfielder made the leap from Triple-A Indianapolis to the middle of the NL Central race in June.

Polanco isn’t the only young member of the organization to get “the call” this season, however, as players regularly move through the levels of the minor leagues as the season progresses.

08/12/2014 - 12:16
Tony DeFazio
Travis Snider homered twice and drove in four runs, Starling Marte added three RBI and the injury-plagued Pirates pounded Justin Verlander for five runs in the first inning and beat the Tigers 11-6

Snider and Josh Harrison had three hits for the Pirates, Ike Davis and Russell Martin homered and an offense that scored just five times in three games against the Padres over the weekend exploded

08/11/2014 - 23:40
Tony DeFazio
Charlie Morton got battered for five runs in five innings and the Padres bullpen continued their hot streak, shutting down an injury-decimated Pirates offense 8-2 on Sunday.

What started out as a perfect afternoon for the Pittsburgh Pirates today resulted in a 180-tailspin.

08/10/2014 - 17:06
Samuel Fatula
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