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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.


Related Topix: Sports, Pittsburgh Pirates, Baseball Players, Gerrit Cole, Jordy Mercer, Jason Grilli

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Morning Java: April panic

If you're the type to panic in April, by all means avoid. The game story , by beat man Rob Biertempfel , focuses on Edinson Volquez's seven efficient innings and Josh Harrison's huge home run.


Related Topix: Sports, Josh Harrison, Baseball Players, Jordy Mercer, Andrew Lambo, Jose Tabata

The Miami Herald

McCutchen, Alvarez lead Pirates over Brewers

Andrew McCutchen hit his first homer of the season and drove in three runs, Pedro Alvarez had a three-run shot and pinch-hitter Josh Harrison broke a tie with a long ball in the seventh inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates handed the Milwaukee Brewers their first road loss, 11-2 on Thursday night.


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

Bless You Boys

MLB News: Revenge of the K

If yesterday were today, and today were tomorrow, you'd be seriously late for some appointments right now.


Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Johnny Cueto, Robinson Cano, Detroit Tigers, Major League Baseball

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Cueto throws 3rd shutout as Reds beat...

Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder Jose Tabata is helped off the field by manager Clint Hurdle, right, after Tabata ran into the left field wall catching a fly ball hit by Cincinnati Reds' Brayan Pena in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Cincinnati.


Related Topix: Sports, Jose Tabata, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, Cincinnati Reds

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.


Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Baseball Players, Jason Grilli, Gerrit Cole, Pedro Alvarez

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Jays Journal

Video: Former Blue Jays Outfielder Travis Snider Gives Up Face On Double

Apr 14, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder Travis Snider makes a play during the second inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park.


Related Topix: Sports, Travis Snider, Baseball Players, Pittsburgh Pirates, Major League Baseball, Cincinnati Reds, Todd Frazier, Ryan Ludwick

The Miami Herald

Pirates, Reds provide thunder with 10 HRs in game suspended by rain

Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton continued his strong start with a double in the first inning and a 2-for-4 night against the Nationals.


Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Bryan Morris, Zack Cozart, Neil Walker, Gaby Sanchez, Devin Mesoraco

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Miami Herald

Recap: Cincinnati vs. Pittsburgh

Cincinnati, OH - Monday's game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds was suspended after seven innings due to rain.


Related Topix: Sports, Pittsburgh Pirates, Major League Baseball, Cincinnati Reds, Neil Walker, Baseball Players, Andrew McCutchen, Joey Votto

Rum Bunter

Reds and Pirates Notes

The Pittsburgh Pirates are right back where they were in 2013. Six wins. Six losses.


Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Homer Bailey, Andrew McCutchen

Sun Apr 13, 2014

The Oregonian

Milwaukee Brewers win 9th in a row, 4-1 over Pittsburgh Pirates, plus more NL scores

The Milwaukee Brewers won their ninth in a row, with Kyle Lohse coming within one out of a complete game Sunday in a 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates .


Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, Milwaukee Brewers, Baseball Players, Kyle Lohse, Andrew McCutchen, Pedro Alvarez, Will Smith

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Volquez, Pirates fall to Brewers, 3-2

Volquez gave up a lead-off home run to Carlos Gomez and allowed another run on a second-inning wild pitch, ruining what, for the most part, had been a highly effective outing for the right-hander.


Related Topix: Sports, Brandon Kintzler, Baseball Players, Tony Watson, Pittsburgh Pirates, Major League Baseball, Carlos Gomez, Milwaukee Brewers

Bucs Dugout

Late-inning weirdness leads to 3-2 Pirates loss

The Pirates lost a frustrating 3-2 game against the Brewers Saturday night that featured strange late-inning mistakes by both teams.


Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Bryan Morris, Tony Watson, Jonathan Lucroy, Carlos Gomez, Andrew McCutchen

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Chicago Sun-Times

Ump says Starlin Castro beat tag at plate

At first glance, it looked like a test case for Major League Baseball's new anti-collision rule at home plate.


Related Topix: Sports, Starlin Castro, Baseball Players, Tony Sanchez

Thu Apr 10, 2014

The Indianapolis Star

Indians win home opener, improve to 7-1

That is the number of consecutive opening days the city of Indianapolis had celebrated when the gates of Victory Field opened on Thursday evening for the Indians' 2014 home opener.


Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Andrew McCutchen, Gerrit Cole, Brandon Cumpton, Andrew Lambo

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

Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run homer to cap a five-run seventh inning and Jason Grilli retired Emilio Bonifacio on a bases-loaded grounder to end the game, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday.


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

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

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


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

Wed Apr 09, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

What they're saying about the Orioles

Adam Jones, Delmon Young Orioles center fielder Adam Jones, right, receives congratulations from designated hitter Delmon Young after hitting a two-run home run in the first inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium.


Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, American League East, Baseball Players, Adam Jones, Chris Tillman, New York Yankees, Manny Machado

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

Pedro Alvarez had two hits and two RBIs, and Russell Martin drove in the go-ahead run on a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning as Pittsburgh beat the Cubs 7-6 on Tuesday night.


Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, James Russell, Pedro Alvarez, Tony Watson, Charlie Morton, Andrew McCutchen

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Bob Smizik: Possible Pirates extensions

There may be no team in all of professional sports that handles negotiations more quietly than the Pirates, which is to their credit.


Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Neil Walker, Pedro Alvarez, Andrew McCutchen