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Tuesday July 29 2014
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A 10-game road trip through Colorado, San Francisco and Arizona will reveal a lot about the Pirates playoff hopes as July comes to a close.

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Monday, July 28, 2014 - 15:59

The Pirates have pulled to within 1.5 games of the final Wild Card playoff spot with 64 games remaining in the 2014 season. Can the Bucs make another stretch run?

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Monday, July 21, 2014 - 15:07

A 2-5 road trip before the All-Star has the Pirates scuffling, but what appears to be a wide-open race in the N.L. Central looms for the second half of the season.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 09:06

The Pirates own the National League's best record since May 1, and have closed to within 4.5 games of the first-place Brewers in the NL Central.

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Monday, July 7, 2014 - 21:47

The Pirates, winners of 7 of their past 9 games, appear to have righted the ship after a disasterous stretch from mid-April to early May.

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Monday, June 30, 2014 - 14:29

After dropping a series to Cincinnati at home, the Pirates rebounded to take two of three from the Cubs in Chicago.

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Monday, June 23, 2014 - 10:11

The Pirates have been hit hard by injuries as second baseman Neil Walker joined pitchers Gerrit Cole and Francisco Liriano on the disabled list. But Walker's injury did result in one positive...

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Monday, June 16, 2014 - 14:57

The Pirates followed up a successful West Coast trip with a battering of the first-place Brewers on Friday, but the Brew Crew regained their footing and upended the Bucs on Saturday and Sunday.

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Monday, June 9, 2014 - 14:41

The Pirates road-trip got off to a rough start with a couple losses in New York, but the Bucs rebounded to take three of four from the Dodgers in LA.

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Monday, June 2, 2014 - 14:55

A 4-2 record on their recent homestand has the Pirates back on their feet and starting to even things out a bit.

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Monday, May 26, 2014 - 14:09

The Pirates had to scramble to finish 2-4 on their recent road trip and are still scuffling to right the ship as Memorial Day nears.

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Monday, May 19, 2014 - 13:09

Warm weather, wins and the Zoltan. Summer must finally be here.

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Monday, May 12, 2014 - 14:17

After a rough road trip made even more miserable by a week's worth of rain over three days in Baltimore, the Pirates returned home to take two of three from the Blue Jays -- but more wins are neede

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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 20:36

The Pirates went 2-5 this past week, scoring just 4 combined runs in their five losses -- including a pair of shutouts.

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Monday, April 28, 2014 - 12:44

The Pirates continued to struggle last week, mainly when facing the Brewers -- who beat the Bucs seven times in their eight games this season.

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Monday, April 21, 2014 - 10:52

The Pirates ran into trouble in a familiar place last week: Milwaukee's Miller Park.

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Monday, April 14, 2014 - 23:55

It didn't take long for the 2014 Pirates to resemble the 2013 club: quality starting pitching, an excellent bullpen and timely hitting.

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Monday, April 7, 2014 - 12:19

It's baseball season again and the Pirates are on the warpath. The Bucs return to PNC Park on March 31, fresh off their most successful campain in two decades.

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Friday, March 28, 2014 - 16:57

The final regular installment of The Warning Track 2013 -- what a season!

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 11:34

Fresh off their most successful week in more than two decades, the Pirates will try to finish off the Cardinals and advance to the National League Championship Series.

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Monday, October 7, 2013 - 12:36

Major League Baseball's 2013 postseason has arrived... and the Pirates take center stage Tuesday night at PNC Park when Francisco Liriano faces Johnny Cueto.

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Monday, September 30, 2013 - 00:01

With one week of games remaining, the Pirates are closing in on their first postseason berth since 1992. The Cardinals will be hard to catch for first place in the N.L.

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Monday, September 23, 2013 - 18:15

The Pirates enter the final two weeks of the season in a tie for first place with Andrew McCutchen leading the way. Is this an MVP season for Cutch?

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Monday, September 16, 2013 - 21:21

The Pirates were treated harshly in St. Louis, getting swept and falling 1.5 games behind the Cardinals.

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Monday, September 9, 2013 - 13:58

The Pirates hit the road after taking two of three from the Cardinals to move back into first place.

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 08:54
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.
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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 Notes
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.
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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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