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The Pirates offense has certainly underperformed, but it is partly because the team has faced the division's toughest pitching.

There's not too much talk of "strength of schedule" in Major League Baseball. That's more of a college football idea.

05/28/2012 - 11:47
James Santelli
Juan Cruz placed on restricted list to handle personal business

The Pirates have placed right-handed pitcher Juan Cruz on the restricted list, so he can return home to the Dominic

05/28/2012 - 11:07
PSR Staff
Pedro Alvarez, Garrett Jones and Andrew McCutchen homered, and Erik Bedard pitched six shutout innings as the Pirates completed a three-game sweep of the Chicago Cubs with a 10-4 win on Sunday afternoon at PNC Park.

The Pittsburgh Pirates jerseys are camouflaged on this Memorial Day weekend, but for once, the Pirates offense was more visible than ever.
 
The

05/27/2012 - 16:58
James Santelli
Notebook: Matt Hague starts again, Bedard throws more changeups and Jeff Karstens will make another rehab start.

Matt Hague knew he was going to take a strike.

05/27/2012 - 12:14
James Santelli
Matt Hague's call-up is already paying dividends, as the Bucs recently recalled first baseman got hit with a pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth to force in the winning run, leading the Pirates over the Cubs 3-2.

“No, never like that,” said Matt Hague when asked if that’s how he envisioned his first major league walk-off at bat.

05/26/2012 - 23:26
Scott Kromko
Rod Barajas and Pedro Alvarez combined for the lone run of the game and AJ Burnett and four Pirates relievers combined to shut down the Cubs for a 1-0 Pirates win, as the Pirates' pitchers continue to win against nearly insurmountable odds.

In yet another one-run game for the Pirates, the starting pitching and bullpen pulled through and turned in another magnificent performance to clinch a 1-0 victory against the Chicago Cubs on

05/25/2012 - 23:19
Scott Kromko
Matt Hague recalled from Triple-A

The Pirates have recalled INF/OF Matt Hague from Triple-A Indianapolis and have designated OF Nate

05/25/2012 - 15:04
PSR Staff
Barmes Hears Boos, But Gets A Couple Hits

Barmes Hears Boos, But Gets A Couple Hits
The Pirates starting shortstop entered Wednesday with the w

05/23/2012 - 21:44
James Santelli
Despite manager Clint Hurdle's line-up changes, the Pirates' offense managed just five hits and one run as the Mets won the rubber match of the teams' three-game set on Wednesday afternoon, beating the Bucs 3-1.

It couldn't get worse for the Pittsburgh Pirates offense, right?
 
They came into Wednesday's game against the New York Mets with by far the fewest runs in baseball (2.86 per game), the

05/23/2012 - 15:04
James Santelli
If you only look at earned run average, Charlie Morton is off to a poor start this season. That ERA sits at 4.35 entering Wednesday's game against the Mets, about a half-run worse than the average National League starter.

It is also one lone pockmarks on an otherwise effective Pittsburgh Pirates pitching staff, one that ranks as having the fifth-lowest ERA in Major League Baseball.

05/23/2012 - 11:13
James Santelli
I was in a minor league press box in Charlotte, NC, last month, taking in one of Gregory Polanco’s final triple-A games. A colleague, upon learning I was from Pittsburgh, approached me with a question.
Editor's DeskFeature One
The season is nearing the halfway point and the Pirates are still treading water. After falling a season-high eight games under .500 in early May, the team has actually posted the best record in the National League since May 6.
Feature TwoNorth Shore Notes
Steve Blass was signed by the Pirates as an amateur free agent in 1960 and made his major league debut in 1964. From 1968 through 1972, Blass was one of the National League’s best pitchers.
Feature ThreeNorth Shore NotesTop Story
It’s an odd thought for Sterling Jenkins. It’s still a year away, but after he finishes his senior year at Baldwin High School, he’ll be playing college football at Penn State.
Feature FourHigh SchoolPenn State
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In Dr. Pat Farabaugh’s book “An Unbreakable Bond,” he tells the unedited story of Pittsburgh native and St. Francis (PA) grad Maurice Stokes and his NBA teammate, fellow Pittsburgher Jack Twyman.
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When Pittsburgh canine officer Rocco died in the line of duty in January, Chris Benson of Benstonium.com created a design to pay tribute to the fallen officer. When The Black N Gold Girls shared his design on Facebook, their followers decided to help.
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The NHL handed out their annual awards at the end of June, and the Penguins' Sidney Crosby captured a hat trick, securing the Hart Trophy (MVP), Art Ross Trophy (scoring champ) and the Ted Lindsay Award (MVP as voted by the players).
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Pittsburgh is city full of sports heroes and legendary figures. The list of Pittsburgh sports legends is long, but it begins with the following four men.
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