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Jordy Mercer and Josh Harrison homered and starter Gerrit Cole pitched six innings, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night.

Cole (6-6) extended his winning streak to three games, allowing five hits and one run with five strikeouts and two walks.

06/24/2017 - 23:31
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John Jaso hit a two-out home run in the top of the ninth to break a 3-3 tie and lift the Pirates over the Cardinals 4-3 on Friday night.

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Josh Bell and John Jaso homered as the Pittsburgh Pirates broke their Busch Stadium hex with a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night.

06/23/2017 - 22:39
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Gregory Polanco went yard but the Brewers scratched out four runs on 11 hits against Ivan Nova to beat the Pirates 4-2 in the series finale on Thursday afternoon.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Corey Knebel broke Arodlis Chapman's modern-era record for most consecutive games by a reliever with a strikeout at a season's start, fanning a batter for the 38t

06/22/2017 - 18:39
A.P.
Josh Bell homered and Trevor Williams pitched into the seventh inning but the Pirates were unable to hold on, losing 4-3 in Milwaukee on Wednesday night.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Domingo Santana delivered the blow that put the Milwaukee Brewers ahead on the scoreboard. Orlando Arcia came up with the play that saved the game.

06/21/2017 - 22:26
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Andrew McCutchen homered and drove in three runs and the bullpen threw four scoreless innings as the Pirates won their second straight in Milwaukee, 7-2, on Tuesday night at Miller Park.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Chad Kuhl got a lift when Andrew McCutchen put on another hitting clinic at Miller Park, and it was enough to get over a growing hump.

06/20/2017 - 22:18
A.P.
The Pirates (31-38) went 3-3 on the week, taking the series with Colorado, but losing the weekend three-gamer with the Chicago Cubs. The team was outscored 23-28 despite solid individual plate appearances from Polanco and McCutchen.

Jameson Taillon’s triumphant return to the mound in Monday’s 7-2 win over Colorado made the top headlines for the Pittsburgh Pirates this week.  The pitcher tossed five innin

06/19/2017 - 00:23
Anthony Jaskulski
The Pirates were beat up by the Cubs Sunday afternoon, dropping the deciding game of the series 7-1.

Here are the notes of a game that hopefully didn’t put a damper on your Father’s Day.

06/18/2017 - 17:34
Alex Stumpf
Gregory Polanco and Andrew McCutchen homered and Felipe Rivero earned a five-out save to lead the Pirates to their fifth win in seven games, beating the Cubs 4-3 Saturday night at PNC Park.

Here are the notes of a game that has nobody complaining even though Felipe Rivero pitched the eighth.

06/17/2017 - 23:14
Alex Stumpf
The Pirates bullpen blew their third save in their last 10 games Friday, but this time was different.

PITTSBURGH - Dolly the Sheep was the the first mammal cloned from an adult somatic cell.

06/17/2017 - 04:07
Alex Stumpf
Josh Bell homered and drove in three runs but the Cubs stormed back with a six-run ninth inning to beat the Pirates 9-5 on Friday night at PNC Park.

Friday night’s game at PNC Park was more of a demented rollercoaster ride without the safety restraints than anything else.

06/16/2017 - 22:12
Anthony Jaskulski
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