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Yesterday | Call to the Pen

Why is Gregory Polanco still in the leadoff spot?

Jul 22, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder Gregory Polanco hits a solo home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the third inning at PNC Park.

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Related Topix: Sports, Josh Harrison, Baseball Players, Gregory Polanco, Pittsburgh Pirates, Major League Baseball, Andrew McCutchen, Jordy Mercer

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Denver Post

Brett Anderson dominant as the Rockies beat the Pirates

Brett Anderson's second consecutive dominant performance paced the Rockies to a win over the Pirates.

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Related Topix: Sports, Pittsburgh Pirates, Major League Baseball, Troy Tulowitzki, Baseball Players, Josh Rutledge, Carlos Gonzalez, Andrew McCutchen

The Miami Herald

Neil Walker enjoys a resurgence of productivity for Pirates

It's a fact that Neil Walker was passed over for the All-Star Game earlier this month.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Post-gazette.com

Bob Smizik: The case for signing Walker

It's pretty unanimous that the most important off-the-field decision facing the Pirates is the status of catcher Russell Martin, who will be a free agent at the end of the season.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Pedro Alvarez

Rum Bunter

Pirates Neil Walker Is Gonna Get Paid

Jul 22, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Neil Walker celebrates in the dugout after scoring a run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the eighth inning at PNC Park.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, Pittsburgh Pirates, Los Angeles Dodgers

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Miami Herald

Pirates defeat Dodgers, 6-1, behind Liriano's sharp outing

Tortellini and fresh spinach cook directly in a broth perked up with white wine and garlic.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Josh Harrison, Baseball Players, Dee Gordon, Andrew McCutchen, Gregory Polanco

O-R Online

Pirates jump on Haren early, top Dodgers 6-1

Pittsburgh's Travis Snider, left, celebrates with teammate Neil Walker after he hit a solo home run off Los Angeles starting pitcher Dan Haren in the second inning of Wednesday's game.

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Related Topix: Sports, Josh Harrison, Baseball Players, Dan Haren, Pittsburgh Pirates, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers, Matt Kemp

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Baseball Capsules

J.A. Happ pitched six shutout innings for his first victory in three starts, Dioner Navarro and Jose Reyes homered, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 7-3 on Tuesday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, Dioner Navarro, Baseball Players, Toronto Blue Jays, Major League Baseball, Brett Cecil, Boston Red Sox, David Ortiz

Laguna Niguel News

Final: Pirates 12, Dodgers 7

Josh Beckett couldn't make it through four innings in his return from the DL and the Dodgers went on to lose 12-7 to the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, Josh Harrison, Baseball Players, Gregory Polanco, Pedro Alvarez, A.J. Ellis, Paul Maholm

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Post-gazette.com

Ron Cook: Shortstop Jordy Mercer cannot be overlooked in contributing ...

Give the Mercer kid credit; he put in a lot of extra work Sunday. An hour after a Pirates win against the Colorado Rockies, he was on the PNC Park lawn, taking batting practice, picking up slow-rolling groundballs and running the bases, all under the close watch of his, ah, coaches.

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Related Topix: Sports, Jordy Mercer, Baseball Players, Josh Harrison, Colorado Rockies, Major League Baseball, Andrew McCutchen

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Rizzo earns NL Player of Week honors

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo has been chosen as the National League's Player of the Week for his performance in the club's first series following the All-Star break.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League, Starlin Castro, Baseball Players

Altoona Mirror

Garcia on prized prospect: 'It's time to grow up'

As frustrating as this Curve season has been in so many ways, the saga of prized shortstop Alen Hanson might be the most disappointing.

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Related Topix: Sports, Alen Hanson, Baseball Players

Sun Jul 20, 2014

LongmontFYI

Utter disappointment continues for Rockies bullpen

Walt Weiss, a fit 50-year-old just a blink of time removed from a 14-year professional playing career, never looks older than when he walks to the mound shagging a blasted reliever.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Matt Belisle, Josh Harrison, Michael McKenry, Andrew McCutchen, Jorge De La Rosa

The Miami Herald

Pirates beat Rockies 5-3 for 3-game sweep

Andrew McCutchen hit a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning, Neil Walker followed with a home run and the Pittsbugh Pirates overcame a three-run deficit to beat the Colorado Rockies 5-3 Sunday for a three-game sweep.

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Related Topix: Sports, Josh Harrison, Andrew McCutchen, Tony Watson, Baseball Players, Matt Belisle

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

Pirates rally by Rockies 3-2 in 11 innings

Jordy Mercer doubled home Neil Walker with one out in the bottom of the 11th inning to lift the Pirates to a 3-2 win over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Josh Harrison, Baseball Players, Jeff Locke, Charlie Blackmon, Jordy Mercer

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Pirates rally late, top Rockies 4-2

Walker trotted home when Colorado right fielder Carlos Gonzalez couldn't track down Snider's sinking line drive off reliever Matt Belisle .

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Related Topix: Sports, Josh Harrison, Baseball Players, Rex Brothers, Tony Watson, Pittsburgh Pirates, Major League Baseball, Carlos Gonzalez

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Late pinch-hits from Snider, Harrison push Pirates over Rockies, 4-2

Taking advantage of the Colorado Rockies' bullpen, Pittsburgh scored two runs in the eighth inning to secure a 4-2 win at PNC Park in their first game after the All-Star break.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Rex Brothers, Wilin Rosario, Matt Belisle, Carlos Gonzalez, Jordy Mercer

Where have you gone Andy Van Slyke?

Pittsburgh Pirates second half preview: It won't be easy, but it is possible

For as maddening as the first 95 games of the Pirates' 2014 season has been, there's one thought that keeps cropping up in my head: With no disrespect meant to the 2013 Pirates, almost everything that happened last year felt a little bit like catching lightning in a bottle.

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Related Topix: Sports, Josh Harrison, Baseball Players, Jeff Locke, National League, Major League Baseball, Charlie Morton, Andrew McCutchen

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Washington Times

Resilient Pirates looking for post All-Star surge

The Pirates begin the second half of the season on Friday trailing front-running Milwaukee by 3A1 2 games in the jam-packed NL Central.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League Central

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bob Smizik: Pedro's surprising stats

If the topic of the day had been to name the Pirates most disappointing -- as opposed to the worst -- player this season, there's a strong chance to winner would have been Pedro Alvarez.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Josh Harrison, Baseball Players, Pedro Alvarez, Andrew McCutchen, Jordy Mercer

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