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Adam Frazier’s pinch-hit home run was the difference Sunday afternoon as the Pirates beat the Phillies 5-4 to take the series.

All five runs were driven in by bench players.

“It can definitely be argued that it’s the best bench I’ve had as a manager,” Clint Hurdle said. “Definitely the best bench here.”

07/24/2016 - 18:40
Alex Stumpf
Saturday night was poised to be a momentous occasion for Tyler Glasnow. The Pittsburgh Pirates’ top prospect was called up from Triple-A Indianapolis and made his first of presumably many starts at PNC Park.

In a year with plenty of Pirates debuts, Glasnow’s may have been the most highly anticipated.

07/24/2016 - 18:30
Kurt Hackimer
Tyler Glasnow left in the fourth inning with right shoulder discomfort and struggled before then, but the Pirates’ bats came alive Saturday afternoon to beat the the Phillies 7-4.

Glasnow walked three, surrendered four hits and hit two batters, but only allowed two runs- one of which was unearned- in 3+ innings of work in his second big league start.

07/23/2016 - 21:42
Alex Stumpf
Gerrit Cole allowed one run in six innings but Phillies starter Zach Eflin shut out the Pirates on three hits, 4-0, Friday at PNC Park.

Zach Eflin's outing was efficient. Heck, even effortless.

07/22/2016 - 22:19
Kurt Hackimer
Francisco Liriano struck out a season high 13 batters and Matt Joyce drove home four runs in a 5-3 win over the Brewers to take the series.

“It looked like it was tough to be a Brewers hitter tonight,” Joyce said on Liriano’s “wiffleball.”

07/21/2016 - 22:30
Alex Stumpf
The Milwaukee Brewers walked nine times, stole five bases, and beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-5 on Wednesday night in front of a sellout crowd at PNC Park.

Following two straight walk-off losses, the Brewers tagged Locke for five runs in three-plus innings and consistently put themselves in position to do damage.

07/21/2016 - 00:28
Kurt Hackimer
Starling Marte homered in the 18th inning to lift the Pirates to a 2-1 win over the Nationals on Sunday.

The Pirates (47-45) needed 18 innings—five hours and 48 minutes of ball—to win 2-1 against the Washington Nationals (56-37) Sunday.  

07/17/2016 - 21:09
Patrick Crossan
After recording seven top-five finishes in major tournaments since turning pro in 1998, Henrik Stenson won his first major, capturing the 2016 British Open at Royal Troon Golf Club.

Stenson won the Claret Jug with a score of 20-under par, three strokes ahead of Phil Mickelson and 14 strokes ahead of third-place finisher J.B. Holmes.

07/17/2016 - 16:12
Jed Johnson
Tanner Roark pitched eight-plus innings of five-hit ball and had an RBI single during a three-run fourth as the Washington Nationals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-0 on Saturday night.

The Pirates struggled to score runs Friday night against the Nationals, and Saturday was no different.

07/17/2016 - 00:26
Jed Johnson
Four hits by Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant’s eighth-inning RBI single helped prevent a series sweep as the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 in a back-and-fourth Sunday matinee at PNC Park.

Rizzo and Bryant combined to hit 7-for-9 in the game with a double, an RBI, and two runs. Rizzo collected four hits for the second consecutive game.

07/10/2016 - 18:23
Kurt Hackimer
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