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1 hr ago | WPXI

Pirates announce details for Wild Card, Division Series ticket sales

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced Tuesday that a limited number of tickets for possible National League Wild Card and Division Series games at PNC Park will go on sale to the general public on Thursday at 10 a.m. Fans will have the opportunity to purchase a maximum of four tickets per person for the one possible Wild Card game and three possible Division Series games. Fans can also purchase tickets by calling 1-877-893-BUCS or by going to the PNC Park Main Box Office.

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1 hr ago | Bucs Dugout

Pirates name Josh Bell top minor league hitter, Tyler Glasnow top pitcher

In a not-very-surprising announcement, the Pirates have chosen Josh Bell as their minor league player of the year and Tyler Glasnow as their minor league pitcher of the year. Bell and Glasnow were named the player of the year and pitcher of the year for the Florida State League last month.

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5 hrs ago | BoSox Injection

Baseball road trip: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA

Sep 13, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; General view as the Pittsburgh Pirates host the Chicago Cubs during the second inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports On a bleak January evening in 2002, two ambitious 18-year olds on winter break from college sprawled a U.S. map across a Cape Cod living room floor, sifted through a stack of ink-splotched MLB team schedules, and plotted a summer road trip for the ages: eleven games in eleven different ballparks in nine cities over ten days.

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6 hrs ago | GlobeNewswire

Former Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher and Baseball Analyst Kent Tekulve...

"Mr. Tekulve continues to do extremely well following his transplant and we look forward to him resuming normal daily activities very soon," said Dr. Bailey. Tekulve signed as a free agent with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1969 and remained with that organization for 11 years.

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9 hrs ago | Bucs Dugout

Pirates have day off, but still improve playoff chances

The Pirates had the day off yesterday , but they improved in the Wild Card standings without doing much, as both the Giants and Braves lost. Atlanta is now all the way down at 75-75, and their playoff chances have shrunk to a measly 1.3 percent .

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10 hrs ago | South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Preview: Red Sox at Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates look to maintain their hold on a postseason berth as they continue their final homestand of the season Tuesday with the opener of a three-game interleague series against the Boston Red Sox . Pittsburgh enters the set with a 1 1/2-game lead over Milwaukee for the second wild-card spot in the National League and still within reach of the Central Division crown as it trails first-place St. Louis by 3 1/2.

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Related Topix: Sports, Josh Harrison, Baseball Players, Daniel Nava, Major League Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Neil Walker, American League, American League Central

Mon Sep 15, 2014

BoSox Injection

Red Sox to promote Rusney Castillo tomorrow

Oct 10, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington watches the team during a workout in preparation for the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports After two weeks of minor league activity, the Red Sox have deemed $72M Cuban import Rusney Castillo ready for Major League action and the bright lights of Boston.

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Bucs Dugout

Guess the Score Game for 9/16: Red Sox at Pirates

Congratulation to Pittsburgh_Slim, who won week 24, with three straight team scores this weekend. Turner Ward Hits the Wall finished second and Da Wolf at the Door was third.

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For Bucs, Holdzkom can be second coming of K-Rod

He materialized out of nowhere in September. With his sharply downward breaking pitches, he quickly appeared in five games in relief, giving up nothing.

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Bucs Dugout

Josh Harrison not an ideal extension candidate

Late last week, Steve Adams of MLBTR wrote about what an extension for Josh Harrison might look like. I'm a little surprised this has come up, because I hadn't even considered the possibility.

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WNFL-AM Green Bay

Brewers rout Reds

The Milwaukee Brewers will at least have momentum on their side as they embark on a do or die road trip this week. The Crew ripped the Cincinnati Reds 9-2 on Sunday to take the rubber game of the series and finish the homestand still a game and a half behind the Pittsburgh Pirates for the second National League wild card spot.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

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Morton returns to Pirates' rotation against Red Sox

If the Pirates are going to be playing into October, Charlie Morton figures to be in the mix on the mound. On Tuesday, Pittsburgh will host the Red Sox in the first of a three-game set.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Charlie Morton, Baseball Players, Anthony Ranaudo, Xander Bogaerts, A.J. Burnett

NewsOK.com

Cubs title wait 106 years and counting

The Chicago Cubs' century-plus failure to win the World Series will go on for at least one more year. Josh Harrison started Pittsburgh's first triple play at home in 21 years and hit a tying two-run double in a six-run fifth inning Sunday that helped the Pirates rally past the Cubs 7-3.

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Bucs Dugout

Links: Charlie Morton to return Tuesday

Charlie Morton is set to return against the Red Sox on Tuesday. He'll start, and Vance Worley will head to the bullpen.

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Rum Bunter

Pittsburgh Pirates Bullpen Is Back

Jun 9, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Mark Melancon pitches against the Chicago Cubs during the eighth inning at PNC Park. The Pirates won 6-2.

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Pirates lean on Volquez to maintain standing

A common trait with many teams that make the postseason is a better-than-expected performance from certain key players. Right-hander Edinson Volquez has certainly put himself in that category for the Pirates, who occupy the National League's second Wild Card spot and are trailing the Cardinals by 3 1/2 games in the NL Central with 14 games remaining in the regular season.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Baseball Players, Jeff Locke, Starlin Castro, Jose Bautista

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Journal Gazette

Baez homers as Cubs beat Pirates 6-4

Baez and fellow rookie Matt Szczur homered, and the Chicago Cubs snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 6-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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Jordy Mercer Pirates Shortstop of the Future

Jul 19, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer receives a Gatorade bath from first baseman Gaby Sanchez and center fielder Andrew McCutchen after Mercer had the game-winning RBI single against the Colorado Rockies during the eleventh inning at PNC Park. The Pirates won 3-2 in eleven innings.

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Bucs Dugout

Pennant Race Flashback: September 13, 1970

One out from victory in the 1970 pennant race, Matty Alou, Steve Blass, and the Pirates were vexed by the winds of Wrigley Field. - David Banks The still-in-first-place-Pirates showed signs of righting their course in Montreal by halting the losing streak on September 1 and rolling to a 6-1 lead in the sixth inning a night later.

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Hurdle not surprised by Holdzkom's success

As far as most people are concerned, John Holdzkom has taken baseball by storm as one of the game's best "overnight success" stories ever. A 26-year-old reliever pitching in a pennant race 10 weeks after being in independent ball, and a few months after earning $200 a month in an Australian league? Yeah, the description fits.

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