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Gregory Polanco's error in the bottom of the ninth allowed Todd Frazier to score, lifting the Reds over the ‪Pirates‬ 3-2.

A.J. Burnett made a solid start for the Pirates, pitching 5.1 innings and allowing two runs on four hits and a walk. He struck out seven batters.

04/09/2015 - 17:40
Matthew DeTitta
Todd Frazier's three-run homer in the eighth inning rallied the Cincinnati Reds to an opening day 5-2 victory over the ‪Pirates.

CINCINNATI, OH - It was Pirates’ broadcasting legend Bob Prince who gave us the Gunnerism, “A boop and a blast.”

04/06/2015 - 22:22
Anthony Jaskulski
If the Pirates are going to meet their high expectations this season, they'll need a few players to step up to the next level. Left fielder Starling Marte and starting pitcher Gerrit Cole are two players on track to have breakout seasons.

Starling Marte, LF: Marte's Pirates' debut was even more impressive than Cole's, as he launched the first major league pitch he saw over the left-center wall in Minute Maid Park.

04/06/2015 - 00:06
Tony DeFazio
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was in Florida last month and took the time to stop by Pirate City in Bradenton, say hello to his friend Clint Hurdle and talk a little baseball with the assembled media.

Q: Did you meet the team this morning?

04/03/2015 - 11:23
PSR Staff
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.

Not yet, at least.

04/01/2015 - 21:39
Joe Giardina
As the primary location for much of Major League Baseball’s spring training, Florida is a familiar spot for most professional baseball players. For new Pirates infielder Jung-Ho Kang, it’s the beginning of a transition period.

Kang is a 27-year-old rookie attempting to hone his skills and prove he is ready for at-bats at baseball's highest level. And he’s a long way from home.

03/05/2015 - 08:33
Mark Powell
The Nationals spent the money to put together what is probably the best pitching staff in Major League Baseball. The Dodgers may only be getting better, and the Mariners have what could be the most feared lineup in the league.

1. Washington Nationals: The addition of Max Scherzer and a healthy Bryce Harper make the Nats the team to beat.

03/03/2015 - 17:23
Matthew DeTitta
The Pirates division opponents have changed quite a bit over the offseason, as the Cardinals and Cubs made major changes, while the Brewers and Reds are not the playoff contenders they once were.

St. Louis Cardinals
Key Acquisitions: RHP Matt Belisle, OF Jason Heyward, 1B/3B Mark Reynolds, RHP Carlos Villanueva, RHP Jordan Walden

03/03/2015 - 16:38
Kurt Hackimer
It’s finally baseball season and Pirates fans have plenty to be excited about. Coming off consecutive playoff appearances, the Pirates are poised to field what general manager Neal Huntington called the “deepest and most talented” team he has assembled.

“I think there’s an element that the Pirates have shown over the past few years that the sum might be a little bit greater than the parts,” former major leaguer and MLB Network analyst Billy Ripken

03/03/2015 - 15:40
Kurt Hackimer
The Nats, Cubs and White Sox went out and added aces to their rotations, the Marlins opened the bank for Giancarlo Stanton, the Red Sox bolstered their infield and the Padres created an outfield: Reviewing the offseason moves.

The Washington Nationals pulled out the check book big time, signing Max Scherzer to a seven-year deal worth up to $210 million.

02/21/2015 - 01:30
Matthew DeTitta
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In terms of betting between the blue lines, the Pittsburgh Penguins are the public darlings of the Eastern Conference, however it is the Vegas Golden Knights who have dethroned the Pens as the top-wagered NHL team this year, and it looks to stay the same way as we enter the 2018 NHL Playoffs.
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Allow E.C. Matthews to lay down the truth of the impression a college basketball coach should leave on his players. “This is my guy,” the emotional senior guard said of his coach Dan Hurley. “I know we’re not the same color, but he’s definitely my father.”
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Mar. 7, 2009 was more than a sunny, brisk day in Pittsburgh. That day nine years ago was hardwood ecstasy, a constant drug that flowed through the veins of a western Pennsylvania college basketball junkie faster than it takes the bathtub section of I-376 to overflow with water after a raging rain storm.
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A to Z is a sharp, complete betting guide for the 2018 NCAA Tournament, pointing you in the right direction of every trend, angle and wiseguy play.
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Josh Bell had not hit a walk-off home run since he was a member of the Altoona Curve in 2015. He changed that Friday with a soaring shot for the left field loonies.
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Francisco Cervelli is as passionate about the current state of Venezuela as anybody you'll find. Last month, the Pirates' catcher spoke passionately about the movement, his country's state of affairs and the future of Venezuela.
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Monday night was more than a game. For Jameson Taillon, it was another heave in an ongoing push to liberation from a disease that can break down the toughest of men.
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