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The verdict from Gerrit Cole’s first major league start for the Pittsburgh Pirates last night: as advertised. Cole threw just 81 pitches in six and one-third innings, and allowed two runs on seven hits with no walks and two strikeouts.

At one point, Cole retired 13 Giants in a row in the middle innings en route to earning his first big-league win in his first start at the Show.

06/12/2013 - 12:24
Nate Barnes
Gerrit Cole pitched into the seventh inning in his debut and Pedro Alvarez and Starling Marte homered as the Pirates beat the San Francisco Giants 8-2 at PNC Park on Tuesday night. Cole drove in two runs for his first two career RBI, threw 81 pitches, struck out two batters and only allowed two runs in his debut.

Gerrit Cole lived up to the hype in his first Major League start.

06/11/2013 - 23:44
Scott Kromko
The Pittsburgh Pirates return home to PNC Park Tuesday night and open up a six-game homestand with a 7:05 contest against the defending World Series champion San Francisco Giants. The biggest news out of the ‘Burgh tonight comes from the major-league debut of Gerrit Cole who takes the mound for the 37-26 Bucs against two-time National League Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum, (4-5, 4.75 ERA) throwing tonight for the Giants (33-29).

--Gerrit Cole makes his debut, one anxiously awaited by Pirates fans since essentially the moment he was drafted almost two years ago to this very day, when the Pirates made him th

06/11/2013 - 17:29
Nate Barnes
Cody Ransom blasted a three-run homer off Justin Wilson in the seventh inning to break a 1-1 tie and lift the Cubs to a 4-1 win over the Pirates on Sunday afternoon at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

After a scoreless first three innings, the Pirates scored first on a single by Garrett Jones, bringing Andrew McCutchen home for the score.

06/09/2013 - 17:35
Melissa Esing
Pedro Alvarez and Russell Martin homered and AJ Burnett took a shutout into the 9th as the Pirates topped the Cubs 6-2 at Wrigley Field on Saturday afternoon.

After a scoreless first inning, the Pirates were the first ones on the board after a single by Pedro Alvarez sent Garrett Jones in for the score. 

06/08/2013 - 19:51
Melissa Esing
First overall pick in 2011 draft will pitch against Giants at PNC June 11

Right-handed pitcher Gerrit Cole, Pittsburgh's first round selection and the first overall selection in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, is expected to make his Major League debut Tuesday night wh

06/08/2013 - 17:22
PSR Staff
Francisco Liriano struck out eight and allowed just two hits and no runs over seven innings, as the Pirates topped the Cubs 2-0 in Chicago for the Bucs’ fifth shutout in the past three weeks.

Liriano combined with relievers Mark Melancon and Jason Grilli for the Pirates’ league-leading tenth shutout of the season, matching their shutout total from last season in just 61 games.

06/07/2013 - 17:47
Donnie Tasser
The game of baseball has shaped the youth of America for over a century and its influence is reflected in childhood moments such as a game of catch between a father and son, stepping up to bat in the neighborhood Cul-de-sac and sitting with friends on the bus heading to the big game.

Baseball diamonds are found in nearly every town across the nation and televisions are lit up almost nightly with images of major league players stepping up to the plate and hitting a 90 mph pitch

06/06/2013 - 21:31
Heather Henderson
Catcher Reese McGuire selected with 14th overall pick

The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced they have selected outfielder Austin Meadows with the ninth overall selection in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft (compensation pick for not signing 2012 firs

06/06/2013 - 21:00
PSR Staff
Brandon Inge broke up Julio Teheran’s no-hit bid in the eighth inning, Wandy Rodriguez exited the game in the first with an arm injury and the Pirates dropped their fifth of their last six games to Atlanta 5-0 Wednesday afternoon.

ATLANTA -- It took over 42 years for the Pittsburgh Pirates between being no-hit, from 1971 until last September when Cincinnati's Homer Bailey completed the task. 

06/05/2013 - 15:24
Devon Moore
There is a dynamic duo on the Pittsburgh sports scene, but they’re not playing at PNC Park. They play high school football in Pittsburgh’s City League. Brothers Timothy and James Jackson of Allderdice Dragons may be two of the most dangerous weapons in western Pennsylvania this fall.
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