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3 hrs ago | Isportsweb.com

Pittsburgh Pirates: Were 3-year Huntington/Hurdle extensions justified?, part 2

After steering his 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates through a previously tumultuous August-September stretch to clinch the club's first playoff appearance in 21 years, the club kicked off the 2014 campaign by extending Manager Clint Hurdle through 2017, with a 2018 option.

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Related Topix: Sports, Pittsburgh Pirates, Baseball Players, Gerrit Cole, Starling Marte, Jordy Mercer

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Post-gazette.com

Bob Smizik: Early disappointments, surprises

With their split last night against Cincinnati -- winning the suspended game, 8-7, before losing, 7-5 -- the Pirates are 7-7 and in third place in the NL Central, three games out of first.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Baseball Players, Gerrit Cole, Starling Marte, Pedro Alvarez

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Cincinatti Reds

After completion of suspended game, Leake to face Bucs

The Pirates and the Reds get to sleep on their ongoing slugfest, although the teams' pitchers may lay in bed wide-eyed.

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Related Topix: Sports, Mike Leake, Baseball Players, Tony Watson, Bryan Price, Gerrit Cole, Andrew McCutchen

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Post-gazette.com

Bob Smizik: Can Pirates keep Liriano?

Francisco Liriano: There is no more compelling or important contractual issue for 2014 than the one with Liriano, who will be a free agent at the end of the season.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Tony Watson, Charlie Morton, Brandon Cumpton, Pedro Alvarez

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Sports Network

HRs by Alvarez, Snider lift Pirates over Cubs

Pedro Alvarez and Travis Snider homered in a five-run seventh inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates held on for a 5-4 win over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Starlin Castro, Baseball Players, James Russell, Pedro Alvarez, Pittsburgh Pirates

Fri Apr 11, 2014

The St Paul Journal

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Related Topix: Sports, Pedro Alvarez, Baseball Players, Tony Watson, Tony Campana, James Russell, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Sunherald.com

Alvarez hit go-ahead HR, Pirates hold off Cubs 5-4

Pinch hitter Travis Snider cut the deficit in half with a two-run homer off Brian Schlitter.

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Related Topix: Sports, Pedro Alvarez, Baseball Players, James Russell, Pittsburgh Pirates, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs

Isportsweb.com

Pittsburgh Pirates: Were 3-year Huntington/Hurdle extensions justified?

I'm in an odd place with Pirates' GM Neal Huntington , and Manager Clint Hurdle .

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Jeff Locke, Pittsburgh Pirates, Major League Baseball, Charlie Morton, Andrew McCutchen, Starling Marte

Tue Apr 08, 2014

ABC News

Pirates Beat Castro (2 HRs) and Cubs 7-6

Pedro Alvarez had two hits and two RBIs and the Pittsburgh Pirates overcame two home runs by Starlin Castro to beat the Chicago Cubs 7-6 on Tuesday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, Starlin Castro, Pedro Alvarez, Baseball Players, James Russell, Tony Watson, Pittsburgh Pirates, Major League Baseball

Rant Sports

MLB Teams Were Foolish To Let Pittsburgh Pirates' Vin Mazzaro Clear Waivers

It's almost hard to believe that a team could have too much pitching, but the Pittsburgh Pirates encountered that exact problem at the end of Spring Training.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Bryan Morris, Tony Watson, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, Racing, CART Racing, Justin Wilson, Indy Racing

Mon Apr 07, 2014

Post-gazette.com

Taillon's Tommy John surgery: The only certainty is uncertainty

Long before Neal Huntington was the Pirates general manager, back in what he calls his "entry-level" days, he took a pitcher to see a doctor.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Bryan Morris, Bruce Rondon, Adam Wainwright, Charlie Morton, Stephen Strasburg

Sun Apr 06, 2014

Altoona Mirror

Taillon out next 12-18 months

Jameson Taillon, the Pittsburgh Pirates' No. 1 pitching prospect, will have elbow ligament replacement surgery that will push his development back 12 to 18 months.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Jeff Locke, Charlie Morton

Washington Times

Pirates slip past Cardinals for 2-1 victory

Sanchez 's double to deep center field with two outs came off Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright and snapped a 1-1 tie.

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Related Topix: Sports, Jon Jay, Baseball Players, Tony Watson, Adam Wainwright, Pedro Alvarez, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs

Sat Apr 05, 2014

WOKY-AM Greenfield

Pirates extend Hurdle, GM Huntington

Clint Hurdle and Neal Huntington, who helped put together and direct the Pittsburgh Pirates' first playoff team in more than two decades last season, have each received three-year contract extensions through 2017.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, Pittsburgh Pirates, National League, Pedro Alvarez, Baseball Players

Fri Apr 04, 2014

Examiner.com

Are these Miami Marlins similar to the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates

It's only one series against a team that also finished 2013 in the cellar, but the everyone in attendance can clearly see that these Miami Marlins are not like the Marlins for yesteryear.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League East, Baseball Players, Garrett Jones

Bleed Cubbie Blue

Cubs Weekly Recap: March 31 Through April 3

Baseball's back, and the 35-inning three-game series that we just witnessed had to be one of the most exciting opening series we've had in a while.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Starling Marte, Neil Walker, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs

Thu Apr 03, 2014

Northern Michigan News

Sanchez has winning hit in 16th, Pirates beat Cubs

In a game that took 5 hours, 55 minutes, pinch-hitter Tony Sanchez singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 16th inning to give the Pirates a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night - the longest game in Pittsburgh history by time.

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Related Topix: Sports, Starlin Castro, Baseball Players, Tony Sanchez, Neil Walker, Starling Marte, Jordy Mercer

Canada.com

Pirates beat Cubs 4-3 in six-hour marathon

In a game that took five hours, 55 minutes, pinch-hitter Tony Sanchez singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 16th inning to give the Pirates a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night - the longest game in Pittsburgh history by time.

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Related Topix: Sports, Starlin Castro, Baseball Players, Tony Sanchez, Neil Walker, Starling Marte, Jordy Mercer

National Public Radio

Sanchez Has Winning Hit In 16th, Pirates Beat Cubs

In a game that took 5 hours, 55 minutes, pinch-hitter Tony Sanchez singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 16th inning to give the Pirates a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night - the longest game in Pittsburgh history by time.

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Related Topix: Sports, Starlin Castro, Baseball Players, Tony Sanchez, Neil Walker, Starling Marte, Jordy Mercer

Wed Apr 02, 2014

Sporting News

Cubs' replay challenge reveals potential gray areas on reviews

So, can the neighborhood play in Major League Baseball be reviewed or not? No, altthough it looked as if it was in Wednesday's Cubs-Pirates game.

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Related Topix: Sports, Jordy Mercer, Baseball Players, Neil Walker

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