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The Pirates Double-A affiliate Altoona Curve boast a trio of high-level prospects in pitcher Nick Kingham and infielders Stetson Allie and Alen Hanson. All three are making steady progress and could see time in Triple-A before season's end.


05/12/2014 - 14:32
Carley Thieret
Tyler Glasnow, 20, entered this season rated as the third-best prospect in the Pirates’ organization. The 6-7 right-hander was drafted by the Pirates in the fifth round in 2011 out of Hart High School in Santa Clarita, California, and made steady progress through the system.

He was one of the top pitchers in the minor leagues last season, posting a 2.18 ERA, .142 opponents' batting average and 164/61 strikeout-to-walk ratio for Low-A West Virginia, where he earned

05/12/2014 - 14:01
PSR Staff
The St. Louis Cardinals took a four-run lead in the first inning which the Pittsburgh Pirates could not overcome despite repeated attempts at a comeback. As the Pirates played their first-ever Sunday Night Baseball game at PNC Park, their four-game winning streak ended with a 6-5 loss in a game they never led.

Charlie Morton hit the second batter of the game, Jhonny Peralta, and the Cardinals then received a stroke of luck when third baseman Pedro Alvarez threw a potential double-play ball wide

05/11/2014 - 23:43
Nate Barnes
Edinson Volquez ran into trouble in the second inning, when the St. Louis Cardinals tacked three runs on the scoreboard for an early lead. From there, the Pirates needed a total team effort to surmount the three run deficit to notch a 4-3 victory against their opponent.

Volquez and the rest of the Pirates pitchers combined to work seven shutout innings after the second and the team batted around in the bottom of the fourth to score four runs and take the

05/10/2014 - 23:25
Nate Barnes
Michael Wacha tormented the Pittsburgh Pirates late last season, but behind a 3-for-4 day by Neil Walker the Pirates were able to chase him after five innings and open their three-game weekend series against St. Louis with a 6-4 victory.

Walker scored a pair of runs and drove in another four, with the majority coming on a three-run home run in the seventh inning off Carlos Martinez which erased a 4-3 Cardinal lead.

05/09/2014 - 22:39
Nate Barnes
Travis Snider drove in a pair of runs and Gerrit Cole pitched 8 strong innings as the Pirates won their second straight series, beating the Giants 4-3 at PNC Park on Wednesday afternoon.

Cole (3-2) became the second Pirates' starter in as many days to pitch into the eighth inning, following Charlie Morton's excellent outing in Tuesday's 2-1 Pirates win.

05/07/2014 - 14:39
Tony DeFazio
Starling Marte’s triple turned into a 9th inning walk-off game-winner, thanks to video review, leading the Pirates over the Giants 2-1 Tuesday night at PNC Park.

Marte scored the winning run after tripling and racing home on an errant throw to third base.

05/07/2014 - 07:31
PSR Staff
The San Francisco Giants scored in the first and last innings of their game in Pittsburgh Monday night. But rather than those runs coming eight innings apart, they were separated by 12.

In the 13th inning, reliever Jean Machi laid down a bunt that Pirates pitcher Jared Hughes fielded and threw low off the glove of first baseman Ike Davis.

05/06/2014 - 00:17
Nate Barnes
Despite being down 5-0 going into the fourth inning, the Pirates mounted another late-inning comeback to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-6 on Saturday Night at PNC Park. Neil Walker belted an eighth inning double deep to center field to drive in the game-winning runs.

Following a walk off home run by Starling Marte the night before, the Pittsburgh Pirates mounted another comeback rally on Saturday night at PNC Park.

05/03/2014 - 21:49
PSR Staff
Pedro Alvarez & Starling Marte homered in the bottom of the ninth inning to lead the Pirates to a 3-run, comeback win over the Toronto Blue Jays, 6-5 on Friday night at PNC Park. The Bucs offense came together for 17 hits off Blue Jays' pitching on the night.

Starling Marte hit the first walk off homer of his career to cap off a Pirates ninth inning rally, giving the team a 6-5 victory over the visiting Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night at PNC Park.

05/02/2014 - 23:22
Scott Kromko
For a lot of young student-athletes, sports are essentially a hobby. They represent an activity to boost a college résumé or a tool to stay active. But for many young athletes, sports mean much more.
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When the Penguins hired Jim Rutherford as their general manager in 2014, it seemed like a temporary move. The former Carolina Hurricanes GM would spend his two years in Pittsburgh, and then hand the keys to Jason Botterill; the man whom several people thought deserved the job in the first place.
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Aaron Gray is a familiar name for most Pittsburgh basketball fans. The 7’0”, 270-pound center led the '07 Panthers to an NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 appearance and was one of the most prolific big men to play for coach Jamie Dixon.
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The year in sports gave Pittsburgh the passing of a legend and a courageous re-affirming story of life, surprising departures and improbable victories. Here are the top sports stories of 2016.
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A man once called a "runaway beer truck" has a rather predictable career.
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Jeanne Marie Laskas is the New York Times best-selling author of Concussion and the 2009 GQ article “Game Brain,” which inspired the Golden Globe-nominated movie, Concussion, starring Will Smith and Alec Baldwin.
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As much as 80 percent of the Pirates starting rotation could be different next season. Only Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon are locks to return from the 2015 crew. With three spots potentially open, the Pirates could look to add veterans through waivers, free agency and trades. Here are some potential in-house solutions.
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For years, the accomplishments of the Penn State men’s basketball team have been few and far between. Head coach Patrick Chambers has posted a 23-67 overall conference record in his five seasons, one of the worst marks among Power 5 schools. Only TCU, Boston College, Texas Tech and Virginia Tech have a lower in-conference winning percentage than Penn State's .256 mark during that span.
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