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6/25/2016 | Is Locke's uneven season on the upswing?

Jeff Locke can be the guy who tosses five perfect innings in the Pirates' 6-1 win over the Dodgers on Saturday night, waiting until the sixth inning to concede a run. A start before that, Locke faced Madison Bumgarner and the Giants, one of the hottest teams in baseball, and shut them out for 6 2/3 innings.


6/25/2016 | Cutch: Adele's good vibes led to 2-HR night

After striking out in his first at-bat, Andrew McCutchen looked comfortable at the plate Saturday night. He homered twice off Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda, hammering a curveball and later ripping into a fastball. In this season where so little has gone right, what felt right in the Pirates' 6-1 win at PNC Park?


6/25/2016 | Cutch, Bucs back locked-in Locke, blast LA

For nearly three months, Andrew McCutchen has not looked like himself at the plate. He's been physically compromised, mechanically off and statistically average. But Saturday night, he looked like Andrew McCutchen again. The Pirates' star center fielder homered twice, leading the Bucs to a 6-1 win over the Dodgers at PNC Park.


6/25/2016 | Kershaw battles Bucs aiming for dozen wins

Clayton Kershaw has not taken a loss since April 26 and he'll try to keep that streak alive as the Dodgers continue their series with the Pirates on Sunday at 8:08 p.m. ET.


6/25/2016 | Kuhl ready for Major League debut vs. Dodgers

Chad Kuhl can definitely count to five. It's how he found out he'd be making his Major League debut against five-time All-Star and three-time Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw on Sunday.


6/25/2016 | Cervelli (hand) does catching drills, runs bases

A day after having stitches removed from his surgically repaired left hand, Francisco Cervelli was back behind the plate at PNC Park.


6/25/2016 | Pirates host local Pitch, Hit & Run contest

Rylee Kalocay's glittery headband miraculously stayed in place as she sprinted from first base to third, placed five pitches in the strike zone and whacked softballs off a tee and into the outfield of PNC Park.


6/24/2016 | Hurdle records 1,000th managerial win

The Pirates' 8-6 win over the Dodgers on Friday night was the 1,000th of Clint Hurdle's managerial career. His father, Clint Sr., was there for win No. 1 with the Rockies in 2002. He was there Friday night for No. 1,000, too.


6/24/2016 | Maeda to make PNC Park debut vs. Bucs

Kenta Maeda, who has emerged as the No. 2 starter in the Dodgers rotation behind Clayton Kershaw, makes his first start in PNC Park Saturday night against left-hander Jeff Locke.


6/24/2016 | Nicasio reinstated, will pitch from bullpen

Pittsburgh reinstated Juan Nicasio from the restricted list Friday afternoon, designating reliever Jorge Rondon to make room for him. Nicasio returned home to the Dominican Republic last weekend to tend to a personal issue.


6/24/2016 | Bucs outlast Dodgers in battle of bullpens

Asked to protect the Pirates' most productive offensive performance in nearly three weeks, the back end of the Bucs' bullpen delivered in an 8-6 win over the Dodgers on Friday night at PNC Park.


6/24/2016 | Frazier promoted, nets first hit in first at-bat

Looking for another hitter to round out their bench, the Pirates turned to the Triple-A Indianapolis roster. One player stood out as outperforming the rest of the pack, and on Friday the Pirates called up versatile prospect Adam Frazier to make his Major League debut.


6/23/2016 | Pirates hoping to overcome slow start

The Pirates haven't endured a stretch this miserable since their resurgence in 2013, not since they fell from contending for a playoff spot to their 20th straight losing season in September 2012.


6/23/2016 | Bucs, Cutch searching for solutions to slump

Andrew McCutchen's sluggish start at the plate has stretched for nearly half of the season, and the Pirates are still looking for solutions.


6/23/2016 | Panik mode: 3B, Mac HR power win vs. Bucs

The Giants strolled into PNC Park on Monday afternoon as the National League's hottest team. They left Pittsburgh's North Shore on Thursday afternoon with a 5-3 win over the Pirates, a four-game series victory and a trail of smoke still flowing behind them.


6/23/2016 | Fans must start voting now to get in all 35 ballots

The 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot is down to its final week, and here are 10 important things to know as you continue deciding starters for the 87th All-Star Game presented by MasterCard on July 12 at Petco Park in San Diego.


6/23/2016 | Pitching lets down Pirates in losing big lead

A five-run lead entering the fourth inning couldn't save the Pirates from their own bullpen in a 7-6 loss to the Giants on Wednesday.


6/23/2016 | Turner, Glasnow among top prospect performers Wednesday

Trea Turner can do it all, and he put the bulk of his skill set on display in Triple-A Syracuse's 6-4 win over Pawtucket on Wednesday. Turner, hitting .292 in 67 games, drew two walks and went 2-for-4 with a double, a triple and three RBIs.


6/22/2016 | Giants erase Pirates' big lead for victory

The Giants followed a different path to a familiar destination Wednesday night at PNC Park. Overcoming a rare ineffective starting pitching performance, San Francisco rode its bullpen and a middle-innings comeback to a 7-6 win over Pittsburgh.


6/22/2016 | Glasnow fires seven no-hit innings for Indianapolis

Tyler Glasnow flirted with a no-hitter again, but high walk totals and rising pitch counts continue to get in the way.


6/22/2016 | Niese set to oppose Giants rookie in series finale

Jonathon Niese will start Thursday's series finale for the Pirates and try to break his two-game losing streak. After facing veteran Giants pitchers in Madison Bumgarner, Johnny Cueto and Jeff Samardzija to start the series, Pittsburgh will face rookie Albert Suarez in his fourth Major League start.


6/22/2016 | Cole won't come off disabled list Sunday

Pirates ace Gerrit Cole is making progress in his recovery from a right triceps strain, but he will not be available Sunday, the first day he is eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list, according to head athletic trainer Todd Tomczyk.


6/22/2016 | Pirates need support in final days of ASG voting

With a little more than a week remaining in the online voting process, the Pirates will need a lot of help to send an All-Star Game starter to San Diego.


6/22/2016 | Emrick to join Costas in MLB Network Showcase booth

One of them grew up listening to Bob Prince call Pirates games on KDKA radio in Pittsburgh, went on to call more than 3,000 hockey games, became the first broadcaster to be inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, played second base for Team Clemente at the Pirates' 2012 fantasy camp, and then joined the Pirates' broadcast booth as a guest announcer this past Spring Training.


6/22/2016 | Kratz pitches in with mound appearance in rout

Erik Kratz did what no other Pirates pitcher -- you read that right -- did all night Tuesday. He was the only one to record more than one out and not allow a run. None of the runs in the Pirates' 15-4 loss to the Giants rest on the recently acquired catcher's shoulders.




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