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  1. Mark Melancon owes Starling Marte a nice steak dinner

    Jul 31, 2015, 10:52 PM EDT

    Starling Marte

    Starling Marte’s defense prevented Mark Melancon from blowing a save and potentially taking a loss.

  2. Pirates bolster bullpen, pick up Joakim Soria from Tigers

    Jul 30, 2015, 6:09 PM EDT

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    After dealing ace David Price to the Blue Jays earlier today, the Tigers have traded closer Joakim Soria to the Pirates.

  3. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 29, 2015, 7:28 AM EDT

    Yankees

    Your mileage may vary, but for my money the ugliest game of the year happened last night.

  4. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Jul 25, 2015, 8:58 AM EDT

    PITTSBURGH, PA - JULY 24: Gregory Polanco #25 of the Pittsburgh Pirates hits a two run home run in the fifth inning during the game against the Washington Nationals at PNC Park on July 24, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

    A quick recap of a busy Friday around MLB, including a big win for the Pirates.

  5. Report: Pirates working on a trade for a reliever

    Jul 23, 2015, 10:06 PM EDT

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    The Pirates acquired veteran third baseman Aramis Ramirez from the Brewers this afternoon, but FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that they aren’t done making moves.

  6. Brian Dozier goes deep, extends the American League’s lead to 6-2 in the eighth

    Jul 14, 2015, 11:14 PM EDT

    Brian Dozier

    The National League has two more turns at bat to make up four runs.

  7. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Jul 11, 2015, 8:58 AM EDT

    PITTSBURGH, PA - JULY 10: Gerrit Cole #45 of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitches in the first inning during the game against the St. Louis Cardinals at PNC Park on July 10, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

    A quick recap of a busy Friday around MLB, including an important NL Central battle.

  8. Pitchers and reserves for 2015 MLB All-Star Game announced

    Jul 6, 2015, 7:00 PM EDT

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    The starters for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game were announced on Sunday, so now it’s time to learn the pitchers and reserves who have been selected to represent the American League and National League at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati on Tuesday, July 14…

  9. The Cardinals walk off winners against the Pirates for the third game in a row

    May 3, 2015, 7:10 PM EDT

    Kolten Wong

    The Cardinals won again in walk-off fashion and now own baseball’s best record.

  10. Pirates sticking with Mark Melancon at closer despite 8.53 ERA, drop in velocity

    Apr 23, 2015, 11:19 AM EDT

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    “I still believe that the velocity will get back to where we’ve seen it.”

  11. Jason Grilli is going to be the Braves’ closer

    Apr 6, 2015, 1:53 PM EDT

    Jason Grilli

    Craig Kimbrel he ain’t, but saves aren’t exactly the Braves’ biggest concern.

  12. Braves sign setup man Jason Grilli to two-year contract

    Dec 23, 2014, 8:31 PM EDT

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    From FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal comes word that the Braves have signed 38-year-old right-handed reliever Jason Grilli to a two-year, $8 million contract with a club option for 2017 …

  13. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2015

    Oct 31, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    Division Series - Detroit Tigers v Baltimore Orioles - Game One

    Including writeups for the top 63, because we’re not always all about round numbers.

  14. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 4, 2014, 7:07 AM EDT

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    A lesson in why you do not want to have to face the Mariners in the wild card game.

  15. The Cardinals walk off against the Pirates

    Sep 3, 2014, 5:31 PM EDT

    Walkoff

    The Cardinals are getting hot at the right time. The Pirates: not so much.

  16. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 18, 2014, 5:30 AM EDT

    Lloyd McClendon, Tony Randazzp

    An ump show in Detroit couldn’t stop the Mariners’ momentum.

  17. Pirates claim John Axford off waivers from Indians

    Aug 14, 2014, 4:26 PM EDT

    John Axford

    Looking to add more bullpen help after the Jason Grilli-for-Ernesto Frieri swap worked out so horribly, the Pirates have acquired right-hander John Axford from the Indians.

  18. The Pirates could be interested in Huston Street

    Jul 12, 2014, 2:01 PM EDT

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    The Pirates are focused on adding pitching in advance of the July non-waiver trade deadline.

  19. Pirates, Angels swap closers Jason Grilli, Ernesto Frieri

    Jun 27, 2014, 6:26 PM EDT

    Jason Grilli

    The Pirates and Angels have exchanged their troubled closers. Jason Grilli will head west to the Angels. Ernesto Frieri will head east to the Pirates.

  20. Pirates demote Jason Grilli from the closer role

    Jun 20, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

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    Last night Jason Grilli gave up a game-tying homer against the Reds and today the Pirates announced that he’s been demoted from the closer role.

  21. Jason Grilli might not be long for the closer role with the Pirates

    Jun 19, 2014, 7:19 PM EDT

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    Jason Grilli blew a save this afternoon against the Reds and Pirates manager Clint Hurdle indicated after the game that he could make a change in the closer role.

  22. Pirates activate Jason Grilli from the disabled list

    May 23, 2014, 3:27 PM EDT

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    Pirates closer Jason Grilli is off the disabled list after missing the past month with a strained oblique muscle.

  23. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    May 23, 2014, 6:23 AM EDT

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    Boston has lost seven straight. Mark Buehrle has eight wins.

  24. Pirates closer Jason Grilli on track to return Saturday

    May 21, 2014, 10:35 PM EDT

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    Jason Grilli threw a successful 20-pitch simulated inning on Wednesday and is expected to return to the Pirates’ bullpen this weekend.

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