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Cards gift-wrap key Davis homer as Bucs win 5-2

The Cardinals gave Ike Davis a favorable matchup with two men on in the eighth, and he smashed a changeup for a three-run homer to help the Pirates win 5-2. Before that, Gerrit Cole was fantastic,...

Cards gift-wrap key Davis homer as Bucs win 5-2

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The Cardinals gave Ike Davis a favorable matchup with two men on in the eighth, and he smashed a changeup for a three-run homer to help the Pirates win 5-2. Before that, Gerrit Cole was fantastic,...

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The Matt Morris Report: Tito Polo! drives in five

-- Indianapolis beat Louisville, 5-2.  A.J. Morris gave up two runs on seven hits in four innings.  Andy Oliver, in a microcosm of the reasons why he's not the answer to the Pirates' bullpen...

The Matt Morris Report: Tito Polo! drives in five

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-- Indianapolis beat Louisville, 5-2.  A.J. Morris gave up two runs on seven hits in four innings.  Andy Oliver, in a microcosm of the reasons why he's not the answer to the Pirates' bullpen...

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McCutchen leaves game with 'left rib discomfort'

Andrew McCutchen left tonight's game in the top of the sixth inning with "left rib discomfort." The injury initially appeared to be related to hitting the center field wall after making an...

McCutchen leaves game with 'left rib discomfort'

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Andrew McCutchen left tonight's game in the top of the sixth inning with "left rib discomfort." The injury initially appeared to be related to hitting the center field wall after making an...

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Pirates to send Bell, Glasnow, Kingham to AFL

Some of the lists of Pirates prospects who've represented the Bucs in the Arizona Fall League in recent years have been uninspiring, but man, that's not the case this year. #pirates sending 8 to...

Pirates to send Bell, Glasnow, Kingham to AFL

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Some of the lists of Pirates prospects who've represented the Bucs in the Arizona Fall League in recent years have been uninspiring, but man, that's not the case this year. #pirates sending 8 to...

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Josh Bell, Tyler Glasnow win top FSL awards

The Pirates have announced that Josh Bell and Tyler Glasnow have won the Florida State League Player of the Year and Pitcher of the Year awards, respectively. Bell hit .335/.384/.502 for...

Josh Bell, Tyler Glasnow win top FSL awards

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The Pirates have announced that Josh Bell and Tyler Glasnow have won the Florida State League Player of the Year and Pitcher of the Year awards, respectively. Bell hit .335/.384/.502 for...

Gamethread: Gerrit Cole takes on Cardinals

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Here's tonight's lineup against Lance Lynn and the Cardinals: Josh Harrison 3BTravis Snider RFAndrew McCutchen CFNeil Walker 2BRussell Martin CPedro Alvarez 1BStarling Marte LFClint Barmes SSG...

Postgame: Cardinals slip past the Pirates

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Notes and quotes from the postgame: Two similar ground balls / two very different results The Cardinals hit a pair of playable ground balls to the same area in consecutive innings that led to...

Pirates waste Liriano's great outing, lose 3-2

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The Pirates wasted a dominant outing by Francisco Liriano Monday as the Cardinals came back in the late innings and wound up with a 3-2 win. The Bucs got a Pedro Alvarez solo homer in the second,...

Pregame: Pirates recall Barmes, DFA Nix

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Notes and quotes from today's pregame: Roster moves The Pirates have recalled Clint Barmes from his injury rehab assignment and reinstated him from the 15-day disabled list. Also, the Pirates...

Pirates to promote Jose Tabata

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The Pirates will promote Jose Tabata to take Gregory Polanco's spot on the active roster, Ken Rosenthal writes. They're also expected to activate Clint Barmes sometime soon, which will require...

Pirates demote Gregory Polanco

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The Pirates have demoted Gregory Polanco to Indianapolis, Ken Rosenthal writes. There's no confirmation on what the corresponding move might be, although the Pirates could be promoting Jose Tabata....

Pirates officially moving affiliate to Morgantown

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The Pirates are officially moving their Jamestown (short-season Class A) affiliate to Morgantown, WVU's athletic director Oliver Luck tells the Charleston Gazette (hat tip: Pirates Prospects)....

Gamethread: Liriano kicks off series against Cards

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Here's the lineup for tonight's 7:05 game against John Lackey and the Cardinals. Josh Harrison 3BTravis Snider RFAndrew McCutchen CFNeil Walker 2BRussell Martin CPedro Alvarez 1BStarling Marte LFJ...

Brewers single Pirates to death, avoid sweep

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The Brewers rode 82 billion early-inning singles off Vance Worley to a 4-3 win over the Pirates Sunday, as the Bucs failed to sweep the Brewers at Miller Park, which they've never done since ever,...

MM Report: What if Lambo HR'd and nobody heard?

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Indianapolis continued to prepare Michael Martinez for his critical return to Pittsburgh, while the lower level teams got some good pitching. The GCL Pirates were off and the DSL season is over.

Pirates claim Bobby LaFromboise because they can

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The Pirates' late-season game of waiver pong continued as they claimed left-handed reliever Bobby LaFromboise from the Padres.  To make room on their 40-man roster, the team designated infielder...

Alvarez homers twice as Bucs rout Brewers, 10-2

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Led by Pedro Alvarez, Neil Walker and Russell Martin, the Pirates blew out the Brewers Saturday night, 10-2, extending their winning streak to three games since losing seven in a row. Edinson...

Tony Sanchez ceding time at catcher to Elias Diaz

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One reason Tony Sanchez has recently turned up in the Indianapolis box scores as a first baseman is that the Pirates think highly of fellow minor-leaguer Elias Diaz, Travis Sawchik tweets. There...

The Matt Morris Report: Lambo heating up

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Andrew Lambo continued trying to remind the Pirates that he exists, while Tyler Glasnow showed some signs of being human (but still whiffed a bunch of dudes). The DSL Pirates were rained out again.

Gamethread: Worley, Pirates go for sweep

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Gregory Polanco returns to the Pirates' lineup as they go for the sweep against Mike Fiers and the Brewers at 2:10pm: Josh Harrison 3BGregory Polanco RFAndrew McCutchen CFNeil Walker 2BRussell...

Pirates outright Wirfin Obispo

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The Pirates have outrighted reliever Wirfin Obispo to Indianapolis, MLBTR's Zach Links reports. As far as I know, he shouldn't have the right to refuse the assignment. The Bucs designated Obispo...

Dry Land now available

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My book, Dry Land, is finally available! You can find physical copies at CreateSpace. (You can also get it at Amazon, and I thank you no matter where you buy it, but I get a much higher royalty at...

Josh Harrison dominates Brewers in 8-3 win

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Josh Harrison had a double, a homer and five RBIs as the Pirates whipped the Brewers 8-3 in Milwaukee Friday night. It was, of course, an important win for the Pirates, whose now-unlikely pursuit...

The Matt Morris Report: Allie, Tucker go deep

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The top half of the farm system fared a lot better than the bottom half, as Bristol and the GCL Pirates blew multiple late-inning leads. The DSL Pirates were rained out.

MM Report: Pimentel has brief but good AA outing

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Bradenton and Jamestown get strong starts, but the former doesn't get a strong finish. West Virginia gets rained out.

Gamethread: Edinson Volquez takes on Brewers

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Here's the lineup as Edinson Volquez takes on Wily Peralta at 7:10. Josh Harrison 3BTravis Snider RFAndrew McCutchen CFNeil Walker 2BRussell Martin CPedro Alvarez 1BStarling Marte LFJordy Mercer...

Stolmy Pimentel to begin rehab assignment

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Stolmy Pimentel is listed as the starter for the Altoona Curve tonight, so that's where he'll begin his rehab assignment for his extremely convenient sprained ankle. (Tim Williams writes that...

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