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5 hrs ago | 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

13 hrs ago | 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

Yesterday | 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

Sun Jul 13, 2014

700WLW Cincinnati

Reds: Breaking Good

Scoring B2: Kristopher Negron 3-run HR, 3-0 Reds T4: Neil Walker RBI groundout, 3-1 Reds T5: Josh Harrison RBI 1B, 3-2 Reds B5: Devin Mesoraco RBI 2B, 4-2 Reds T6: Walker HR, 4-3 Reds B6: Todd Frazier 2-run HR, 6-3 Reds....#19 CINCINNATI, OH - JULY 13: Kristopher Negron #17 of the Cincinnati Reds hits a three-run home run in the second inning of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Aroldis Chapman, Devin Mesoraco, Todd Frazier, Neil Walker, Josh Harrison

The State

Liriano rusty in Pirates' 6-3 loss to Reds

Liriano gave up Kris Negron's first career home run, and All-Star Todd Frazier later added a two-run shot as the Cincinnati Reds rolled into the All-Star break with a 6-3 win over the Pirates on Sunday.

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Related Topix: Sports, Zack Cozart, Baseball Players, Kris Negron, Aroldis Chapman, Todd Frazier, Johnny Cueto

Red Reporter

Reds vs. Pirates, Game 3: Preview and Predictions

As the Reds head into the All Star Break, they find their bullpen taxed, their bats injured, and their starting rotation uncharacteristically incapable of going deep into games.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates, Major League Baseball, Johnny Cueto, Pedro Alvarez, Jordy Mercer

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Rum Bunter

Pedro Alvarez Home Run Tracker

Jul 11, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez reacts after hitting a three-run home run off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Mat Latos in the fourth inning at Great American Ball Park.

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Related Topix: Sports, Pedro Alvarez, Baseball Players, Pittsburgh Pirates, Major League Baseball, Cincinnati Reds, National League, Wei-Chung Wang

Merced Sun-Star

Merced's Partch is recalled by Reds, then earns first big-league win

The former Merced High School and Merced College pitcher was recalled by Cincinnati on Friday, and he earned his first big-league victory in the Reds' 6-5 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in Cincinnati.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Chris Heisey, Andrew McCutchen, Pedro Alvarez, Joey Votto, Brandon Phillips

Red Reporter

Mississippi Godd-Hamm: Reds win 6-5

What can be said about Ramon Santiago that hasn't been said before? It takes a man to laugh, a train to cry, and the bench bat of bench bats to go 3-4 with a double and the two-out game tying single to make JNMHSotG.

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Related Topix: Sports, Mike Leake, Baseball Players, Zack Cozart, Brandon Phillips, Billy Hamilton, Carlos Contreras

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Bucs Dugout

Tony Watson, Pirates cough up 4-run lead, lose 6-5

The Pirates powered their way to a 5-1 lead heading into the seventh inning Friday night, but Tony Watson and the Bucs coughed up that lead as the Reds won 6-5.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Tony Watson, Jeff Locke, Aroldis Chapman, Andrew McCutchen, Jay Bruce

Blog Red Machine

Starter Report: LHP Jeff Locke vs. RHP Mat Latos

LHP Jeff Locke vs. RHP Mat Latos This time last season, Locke was preparing for his first Major League All-Star Game.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Jeff Locke, Andrew McCutchen

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Missourian

Volquez leads Pirates to 9-1 win over Cardinals

Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Edinson Volquez was expecting some pearls of wisdom from pitching coach Ray Searage before Thursday night's start at St. Louis.

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Related Topix: Sports, Josh Harrison, Baseball Players, Matt Carpenter, Pittsburgh Pirates, Major League Baseball, Andrew McCutchen

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