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Gamethread: Jeff Locke faces Nationals

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Here's an early thread for tonight's game, in which Jeff Locke and the Pirates will try to end a three-game losing streak against Gio Gonzalez and the Nationals.

MM Report: Garcia, Allie go deep, Cole goes seven

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Gerrit Cole made possibly his last rehab start, several other starters pitched well, and Indianapolis and West Virginia won big.

Nationals get to Morton early as Pirates lose 5-4

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The Nationals got to Charlie Morton early, and the Pirates' offense couldn't rally late as Washington won Friday, 5-4. The first six batters Morton faced all reached base, with the only saving...

Gamethread: Charlie Morton takes on Nationals

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Here's a very early thread for today's 7:05 game in Washington, featuring Charlie Morton and Tanner Roark.

MM Report: Rough AAA debut for Adrian Sampson

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It was a busy day in the system, with two doubleheaders and nobody rained out.

Notes: Mercer injured, Walker may return to lineup

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Walker prepared to pinch hit During his pregame meeting, Clint Hurdle said that Neil Walker was in a "good place" and past the stage of being a candidate for the disabled list. In the ninth...

Max Scherzer strikes out 14 as Pirates lose, 5-2

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So it turns out that Max Scherzer has three plus pitches, and he's really hard to hit. There isn't much else to say about this one. Scherzer struck out 14 batters in eight shutout innings, getting...

Gamethread: Francisco Liriano takes on Tigers

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Here's the lineup as Francisco Liriano and the Pirates take on Max Scherzer and Detroit at 1:08pm. Gregory Polanco RFTravis Snider LF Josh Harrison 3B Ike Davis 1BStarling Marte CF Pedro Alvarez...

Pregame: Walker no longer a DL candidate

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Unless there is an unexpected setback, Neil Walker is no longer a disabled list candidate. "I think we're past that stage," Clint Hurdle said. "He has been able to work himself into a good place...

Ernesto Frieri accepts outright assignment

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The Pirates have outrighted Ernesto Frieri, and he has accepted that assignment, so he'll head to Indianapolis. This is no surprise -- it wasn't likely anyone would want to pay the remainder of his...

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