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Jason Heyward and Ben Zobrist combined for seven RBIs as the Cubs secured step one in avenging a three-game series sweep handed down by the Pirates just a week ago at Wrigley Field.

That one left a pungent stench that sure stung the nostrils.

04/24/2017 - 23:15
Anthony Jaskulski
While the Pirates opened the week being swept by the Cardinals, they managed to take two out of three from the New York Yankees over the weekend. A look back at the good and bad of a 2-4 week.

3 UP: Ivan Nova gave two brilliant, efficient starts last week. On Monday he tossed his fourth complete game as a Pirate in a 2-1 loss at St.

04/24/2017 - 17:20
Alex Stumpf
The Pirates finished the week 2-4, dropping all three straight well-pitched games in St. Louis before bouncing back to take two-of-three against the Yankees at PNC Park.

When you best the Yankees in a three-game series, the week couldn’t have been all that bad.

04/23/2017 - 18:22
Anthony Jaskulski
Ivan Nova's seven strong innings was the difference as the Pirates took the rubber match against the Yankees, winning 2-1.

“It didn’t matter.”

04/23/2017 - 17:49
Alex Stumpf
Pinch-hitter Chris Carter drilled a three-run homer in the eighth inning off reliever Felipe Rivero to lift the New York Yankees to an 11-5 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday.

What a difference a play or three can make.


04/22/2017 - 19:58
Alex Stumpf
Josh Bell and Jordy Mercer each homored as the Pirates used plenty of offense and superb bullpen help to handle the Yankees.

It took just the first two pitches in the bottom 1st for Jordy Mercer to set the tone for his club Friday night.

04/22/2017 - 00:17
Anthony Jaskulski
Over the years, the pitcher win has been valued less and less. Chalk it alongside hockey’s +/- and a quarterback’s win-loss record as fairly worthless stats that are more team accomplishments than an individual’s.

But danggummit, if there was ever a player who needs to get that first win out of the way, it’s Tyler Glasnow.

04/22/2017 - 00:06
Alex Stumpf
Dexter Fowler hit his first two home runs for the St. Louis Cardinals, who swept the Pirates on Wednesday with their third straight 2-1 victory over Pittsburgh.

Fowler had three of the Cardinals’ eight hits, including a third-inning drive into the right-field bullpen and a shot down the right-field line in the fifth, both off Gerrit Cole (1-2).

04/19/2017 - 22:04
Lance Lynn pitched seven shutout innings, Kolten Wong homered and the St. Louis Cardinals stopped a three-game losing streak, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 Monday night.

St. Louis held off a late rally by the Pirates for the victory at Busch Stadium.

04/17/2017 - 21:59
Brandon Walker
The Pirates may have been swept and had another sweep completed this past week, but it was not all bad, going 3/3 in Chicago over the weekend. A look back at the good and bad of a 3-4 record in the second week of the season.

3 UP: After being swept in two of the first three series of the year, the Bucs jumped back to .500 by earning three comeback wins against the Cubs’ bullpen over the weeke

04/17/2017 - 10:56
Alex Stumpf
For a lot of young student-athletes, sports are essentially a hobby. They represent an activity to boost a college résumé or a tool to stay active. But for many young athletes, sports mean much more.
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When the Penguins hired Jim Rutherford as their general manager in 2014, it seemed like a temporary move. The former Carolina Hurricanes GM would spend his two years in Pittsburgh, and then hand the keys to Jason Botterill; the man whom several people thought deserved the job in the first place.
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The Cleveland Browns will be on the clock when the NFL Draft commences on April 27th. The Browns will have a few options in terms of top prospects with the first overall pick in the draft in April.
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As the sun gets stronger and the days get longer, you can smell what’s around the corner: hot dogs, beer and peanuts, but also blood, sweat and tears on the diamond.
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The 2017 season is underway. While repeating as World Series champs is difficult, the Cubs are build to do just that. Here's what to expect from each and every team this season.
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The Pittsburgh Pirates ended the 2016 season falling short of the postseason and the higher expectations that recent success had created for the organization. With a record of 78-83 last year, the Pirates were 25 games behind the World Series Champion Chicago Cubs.
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This past offseason, rumors abounded about the possibility of the Pirates trading All-Star and MVP center fielder, Andrew McCutchen.
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