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Monday July 27 2015
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Neil Walker, Gregory Polanco and Andrew McCutchen knocked in runs to support a dominant effort by Gerrit Cole as the Pirates took three of four from the Nationals with a 3-1 win Sunday afternoon at PNC Park.

Cole went 7.2 innings of one run ball, striking out eight en route to his MLB-leading 14th win of the season.

07/26/2015 - 16:14
Alex Stumpf
The Nats’ bats beat up A.J. Burnett and the Pirates pitching staff as Washington downed Pittsburgh 9-3 at PNC Park.

Washington scored in five consecutive innings, from the fourth to the eighth, as the NL East leaders remorselessly buried the Pirates in the third game of the four-game series.

07/25/2015 - 22:12
Kurt Hackimer
Longtime general manager's contract now runs through 2018 draft

PITTSBURGH - The Steelers have announced a two-year contract extension for General Manager Kevin Colbert that will keep him with the team through at least the 2018 NFL Draft.

07/25/2015 - 11:07
PSR Staff
Gregory Polanco homered and drove in three runs as the Pirates took Max Scherzer deep three times and beat the Washington Nationals 7-5.

 It was a seesaw match that required the Pirates to take the lead on three separate occasions.

07/24/2015 - 22:32
Alex Stumpf
The breeze from the Nationals’ 11 strikeouts cooled the sellout crowd at PNC Park as Francisco Liriano’s arm, along with the Buccos' bats, led the Pittsburgh Pirates past Washington by a score of 7-3.

Liriano was untouchable through the first four innings with every batter either striking out or weakly grounding balls back to the pitcher’s mound.

07/23/2015 - 22:17
Kurt Hackimer
Pirates acquire third baseman from Milwaukee in exchange for minor league pitcher Yhonathan Barrios

Ramirez, who is hitting .352 (19-for-54) in 16 games this month and .333 (28-for-84) in 25 games since June 19, produced a .247 (69-for-279) average, 18 doubles, 11 home runs and 42 RBI in 81 games

07/23/2015 - 17:51
PSR Staff
The Pirates offense again failed to produce, going went 0-7 with runners in scoring position, while starter Charlie Morton pitched six nearly flawless innings before allowing a three-run homer to Mike Moustakas in a 5-1 loss in Kansas City.

Manager Clint Hurdle opted to leave Morton, who has not pitched more than six innings since June 16, in to pitch the seventh inning.

07/23/2015 - 00:10
Matthew Zabierek
Gerrit Cole pitched into the eighth inning but two errors, a mental mistake and a home run that wasn't lifted the Royals over the Pirates 3-1 in Kansas City.

The Pirates appeared to have taken a 1-0 lead in the second, but the run was taken away when Starling Marte's apparent home run was reviewed and ruled a double.

07/21/2015 - 23:22
Haley Mae Timple
Travis Ishikawa homered and drove in four runs as the Pirates survived another injury-filled night, taking the opener at Kansas City 10-7.

After totaling only seven runs in a three-game sweep from the Brewers, the Pirates’ offense bounced back to score 10 runs against the AL-best Royals (55-36).

07/21/2015 - 00:11
Matthew Zabierek
Jordan Spieth, winner of this year’s Masters and U.S. Open, kept his bid for a Grand Slam alive at the third round of the British Open, shooting a 66 to move to 11-under for the tournament.

The 21-year-old Spieth is in second place, one shot behind the first-place trio of Jason Day, Louis Oosthuizen, and 22-year-old amateur Paul Dunne.

07/19/2015 - 15:58
Matthew Zabierek
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After a slow start to the recruiting season, things have picked up for new Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi.
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In 2001, advanced statistics innovator Bill James released The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract, an updated version of his original one thousand-page baseball opus released in 1985.
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Bob Huggins is heading into his ninth season as the head coach at West Virginia and his 30th season as a Division I head coach.
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There is a baseball player at Louisville who just completed the season with a 9-3 record, 117 strikeouts and a 1.77 ERA in 96.2 innings pitched. There’s also a player who batted .308 with four home runs and 34 RBI in 211 at bats.
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