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There are not many people in Pittsburgh who will question Russell Martin’s importance to the Pirates.

After anchoring a surprisingly effective Pirates pitching staff in 2013 and following with what has been an equally stellar offensive performance in 2014, the two-year $17 million contract he recei

10/01/2014 - 10:56
Kurt Hackimer
Jeff Locke got roughed up for six runs as the Braves snapped a five-game losing streak, topping the Pirates 6-2 in Atlanta.

Coming off a playoff-clinching win last night, the Pirates offense was slow to get started and the Braves snapped a five-game losing streak with a win in the third game of the teams’ four-game set.

09/24/2014 - 23:23
Alissa Persichetti
The Pittsburgh Pirates are a playoff team for the second consecutive season.

Gerrit Cole retired the final 17 hitters he faced, Travis Snider homered and Starling Marte drove in the game-winner in the sixth inning as the red hot Pirates beat the Braves 3-2 to clinch a playo

09/23/2014 - 22:13
Shanna Rose
Andrew McCutchen homered, Francisco Liriano pitched another gem and the Pirates continued their late-season roll with a 1-0 win in Atlanta.

Liriano (7-10) allowed three hits, walked four and struck out seven in six innings as the Pirates reduced their magic number to two.

09/23/2014 - 00:10
PSR Staff
Vance Worley tossed eight scoreless innings and Russell Martin stroked another clutch hit as the Pittsburgh Pirates edged the Milwaukee Brewers 1-0 on Sunday to inch closer to the postseason.

Martin's single over second base scored Andrew McCutchen in the seventh, two days after the catcher belted a three-run game winning homer to beat the Brewers in the opening game of the series.

09/21/2014 - 16:13
Shanna Rose
Edinson Volquez pitched seven shutout innings but six Brewers pitchers kept the Pirates off the scoreboard as the Brewers stayed alive in the playoff race with a 1-0 win over the Pirates.

Logan Schafer hit a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning to score Elian Herrera and the Milwaukee Brewers tightened the race for the second National League wild-card spot with the win.

09/20/2014 - 23:12
Tony DeFazio
Penn State found a balanced offensive attack for the first time this season to blow out UMass 47-8 at Beaver Stadium and improve to 4-0 on the young season.

In the first three games of Penn State’s season, the Nittany Lions offense has sputtered at times.

09/20/2014 - 22:18
Connor Whooley
Russell Martin drove a three-run homer into the right-center field seats in the 8th inning, rallying the Pirates from a 2-0 deficit to a 4-2 win over the Brewers and extending their lead for the final National League playoff spot to 4.5 games over Milwaukee.

Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo pitched seven scoreless innings, striking out 11 and Milwaukee took a 2-0 lead into the bottom of the eighth inning before the Pirates and Martin caught fire.

09/19/2014 - 23:25
Tony DeFazio
The Boston Red Sox put men on first and third with no outs in the ninth inning against Pittsburgh Pirates closer Mark Melancon, trailing by a single run. Will Middlebrooks chopped a ball down the third base line where it hit Jemile Weeks as he tried to get back to third.

Runner interference was ruled and Weeks was out. Melancon went on to strike out Jackie Bradley Jr.

09/18/2014 - 23:11
Nate Barnes
Francisco Liriano worked through a lot of foot traffic Wednesday night. He put the lead-off man on-base in five of the six innings he worked.

“I think he pitched out of the windup eight times in six innings,” manager Clint Hurdle said.

09/17/2014 - 23:30
Nate Barnes
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