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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.
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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.
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.
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MLB News: Revenge of the K
If yesterday were today, and today were tomorrow, you'd be seriously late for some appointments right now.
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.
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.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
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.
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.
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.
Reds and Pirates Notes
The Pittsburgh Pirates are right back where they were in 2013. Six wins. Six losses.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
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 .
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.
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.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.