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Saturday July 4 2015
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Jeff Locke threw eight shutout innings, retiring the last 19 batters he faced, as the Pirates won a classic pitchers’ duel over the Indians 1-0 on a beautiful 4th of July afternoon at PNC Park.

 Indians’ starter Cody Anderson went eight innings of one run ball and pitched a complete game, but was saddled with the loss.

07/04/2015 - 18:17
Alex Stumpf
A home run from Brandon Moss and a 3-RBI performance from Michael Bourn helped the Cleveland Indians defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on a soggy night at PNC Park.

A home run from Brandon Moss and a 3-RBI performance from Michael Bourn helped the Cleveland Indians defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on a soggy night at PNC Park.

07/04/2015 - 00:44
Kurt Hackimer
Francisco Liriano threw seven shutout innings and Neil Walker had a second straight four-hit game to lead the ‪‎Pirates‬ over the Tigers 8-4 on Thursday afternoon, completing a three-game sweep for Pittsburgh.

Walker's four hits gave him a 10-for-17 performance in the series -- with seven RBI -- to raise his batting average from .257 to .278.

07/02/2015 - 19:11
Tony DeFazio
Neil Walker and Starling Marte combined for eight hits and three home runs to back another strong start by AJ Burnett as the Pirates topped the Tigers 9-3 on Wednesday night.

To say that there was bad blood between the Tigers and Pirates heading into Wednesday night’s game would be an understatement.

07/01/2015 - 22:57
Aron Minkoff
Team also re-signs defenseman Ian Cole and adds free agent depth

On a busy opening day of free agency that included a blockbuster trade for winger Phil Kessel, the Penguins also signed Russian forward Sergei Plotnikov to a one-year entry-level contract.

07/01/2015 - 21:36
PSR Staff
The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired forwards Phil Kessel and Tyler Biggs and defenseman Tim Erixon from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Kasperi Kapanen, Nick Spaling, Scott Harrington and a 2016 third-round draft pick.

Kessel is signed through the 2019-20 season. Toronto is retaining 15 percent of his salary, making Pittsburgh’s cap hit $6.8 million.

07/01/2015 - 21:11
PSR Staff
The Pirates picked up their first road extra innings win of the season with a 5-4 victory off of a Neil Walker RBI double in the top of the 14th inning, ending a five-hour, 45-minute long game.

On paper, it looked like a pitching matchup that could have been likened to that of a Rocky film:  Former MVP and Cy Young Winner Justin Verlander of the Tigers, who has slipped a bit this sea

07/01/2015 - 01:19
Aron Minkoff
Atlanta's Alex Wood quieted the Pirates offense as the Braves avoided a sweep with a 2-1 win in Pittsburgh Sunday afternoon at PNC Park.

A two-out rally in the bottom of the ninth proved to be not quite enough for the home team.

06/28/2015 - 16:34
Alex Stumpf
Starling Marte had three hits, Pedro Alvarez, Francisco Cervelli and Jordy Mercer each drove in two runs as the Pirates beat the Braves 8-4 on a rainy Saturday at PNC Park.

 Charlie Morton (6-1) went 6-plus innings of four-run ball, giving up 10 hits, hitting two batters and striking out half a dozen along the way.

06/27/2015 - 20:26
Alex Stumpf
Jordy Mercer doubled home Andrew McCutchen in the bottom of the 10th to lift the Pirates to a 3-2 win over the Atlanta Braves Friday night at PNC Park.

“That’s when I know I’m at my best, when the ball goes the other way,” Mercer said. “When I’m in a good place, I’m hitting the ball to right field.”

06/26/2015 - 23:03
Alex Stumpf
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