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  1. Neil Walker and the Pirates have talked contract extension

    Dec 11, 2014, 10:18 AM EST

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    Walker is under team control for 2015 and 2016.

  2. 2014 Silver Slugger Award winners are announced

    Nov 6, 2014, 6:01 PM EST

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    The Silver Slugger Award is given annually to the top offensive player at each position in both the American League and the National League. Votes are cast by MLB’s coaches and managers.

  3. Wild Card Game: Giants vs. Pirates lineups

    Oct 1, 2014, 4:04 PM EST

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    Not a ton of surprises. Gaby Sanchez in at first over Ike Davis because of the lefty on the hill. Otherwise, play ball.

  4. Reds beat Pirates on grand slam from Ramon Santiago; Cardinals’ magic number down to one

    Sep 27, 2014, 5:34 PM EST

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    With the loss by the Pirates, the Cardinals can clinch the National League Central with a win over the Diamondbacks tonight.

  5. Video: Rusney Castillo notches his first major league hit

    Sep 17, 2014, 10:43 PM EST

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    Watch as new Red Sox outfielder collects the first hit of his major league career Wednesday night at PNC Park on a hot shot that Pirates second baseman Neil Walker couldn’t quite handle …

  6. Neil Walker turned a fantastic double play last night

    Jul 29, 2014, 8:55 AM EST

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    Ask yourself: how does a dude in this position — leaning in the opposite direction of first base — turn and get anything on his throw?

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

    Jul 23, 2014, 7:17 AM EST

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    Jonathan Lucory hit two homers last night, including the walkoff.

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

    Jul 11, 2014, 6:55 AM EST

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    The scoreless streak is over for Clayton Kershaw, but the dominance remains.

  9. Clint Barmes out 4-6 weeks with Grade 3 groin strain

    Jul 6, 2014, 5:19 PM EST

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    Pirates infielder Clint Barmes will be out for the next 4-6 weeks after suffering a Grade 3 groin strain during batting practice Saturday.

  10. Starling Marte leaves game with concussion symptoms

    Jun 24, 2014, 10:24 PM EST

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    Pirates left fielder Starling Marte banged his head into the knee of Rays infielder Sean Rodriguez while trying to steal second base in the top of the fifth inning Tuesday. A little white later, the Bucs revealed that Marte is experiencing concussion-like symptoms.

  11. Jose Tabata goes unclaimed on waivers, stays with Pirates at Triple-A

    Jun 24, 2014, 2:44 PM EST

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    To make room for second baseman Neil Walker’s return from the disabled list the Pirates designated for assignment outfielder Jose Tabata, who was once a top prospect acquired from the Yankees in exchange for Xavier Nady and Damaso Marte in 2008.

  12. Neil Walker rejoins Pirates after appendectomy

    Jun 24, 2014, 1:50 PM EST

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    Pittsburgh will activate second baseman Neil Walker from the disabled list for tonight’s game after he missed the past two weeks following an appendectomy.

  13. Pirates calling up top prospect Gregory Polanco on Tuesday

    Jun 9, 2014, 10:53 PM EST

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    The wait is finally over. Pirates prospect outfielder Gregory Polanco is on his way to the big leagues.

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

    Jun 4, 2014, 6:40 AM EST

    Henderson Alvarez

    Henderson Alvarez has three shutouts. Three shutouts was enough to be the full-season leader in that category in five of the past 11 seasons.

  15. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 3, 2014, 6:39 AM EST

    Clayton Kershaw

    Jose Abreu is back, Clayton Kershaw withstood his return and I made a sobering discovery about “Billy Madison.”

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

    Apr 15, 2014, 6:34 AM EST

    Dan Uggla

    The Braves-Phillies game was GONZO with a capital X. In no small part because Dan Uggla was the hero.

  17. Pirates and Kendrys Morales have “mutual interest”

    Feb 9, 2014, 3:00 PM EST

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    Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe passes this report along in his always-info-packed weekly Sunday notes column: Kendrys Morales, 1B/DH, free agent — Morales fits what the Pirates need, a first baseman/middle of the order hitter. There’s mutual interest, but while the Pirates would love him on the right contract, they may also pursue a…

  18. Top-of-the-order struggles doom Pirates in NLDS

    Oct 9, 2013, 11:16 PM EST

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    It was the bats that failed the Pirates in the end. Starling Marte finished the NLDS 1-for-19 with one walk and a hit by pitch from the leadoff spot. Neil Walker, right behind him batting second, was 0-for-19 with two walks. It’s tough to generate much offense when your top two hitters reach base a…

  19. NLDS, Game 5: Pirates-Cardinals lineups

    Oct 9, 2013, 4:16 PM EST

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    Lineups for the entire collection of marbles in St. Louis … Pirates: LF Starling Marte 2B Neil Walker CF Andrew McCutchen 1B Justin Morneau RF Marlon Byrd 3B Pedro Alvarez C Russell Martin SS Clint Barmes SP Gerrit Cole Aside from a one-game switch from Clint Barmes to Jordy Mercer at shortstop Pirates manager has…

  20. NLDS, Game 4: Cardinals-Pirates lineups

    Oct 7, 2013, 1:13 PM EST

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    St. Louis tries to stay alive in Pittsburgh … Cardinals: 2B Matt Carpenter RF Carlos Beltran LF Matt Holliday 1B Matt Adams C Yadier Molina CF Jon Jay 3B David Freese SS Pete Kozma SP Michael Wacha Cardinals manager Mike Matheny is sticking by his standard lineup, but the batting order changes a bit with…

  21. NLDS Game 3 lineups: Cardinals vs. Pirates

    Oct 6, 2013, 2:04 PM EST

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    Below you’ll find the starting lineups for Game 3 of the NLDS between the Cardinals and Pirates at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park. This series is tied 1-1. First pitch is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. ET on TBS. St. Louis Cardinals 2B Matt Carpenter RF Carlos Beltran LF Matt Holliday C Yadier Molina 3B David Freese 1B…

  22. NLDS, Game 2: Pirates-Cardinals lineups

    Oct 4, 2013, 12:16 PM EST

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    Pirates and Cardinals lineups for the first of four playoff games today … Pirates: LF Starling Marte 2B Neil Walker CF Andrew McCutchen 1B Justin Morneau RF Marlon Byrd 3B Pedro Alvarez C Russell Martin SS Jordy Mercer SP Gerrit Cole Pirates manager Clint Hurdle made just one change from Game 1, benching shortstop Clint…

  23. Pirates-Cardinals NLDS Game 1 lineups

    Oct 3, 2013, 2:30 PM EST

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    A couple of teams who know each other well. Lineups which look pretty much like we’d expect them to. It’s on in St. Louis in a couple of hours. Game 1 of the NLDS: Pirates: Starling Marte LF Neil Walker 2B Andrew McCutchen CF Justin Morneau 1B Marlon Byrd RF Pedro Alvarez 3B Russell Martin…

  24. Pirates roll to 6-2 defeat of Reds in NL Wild Card Game

    Oct 1, 2013, 11:27 PM EST

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    The Pirates are heading to their first-ever NLDS. Francisco Liriano allowed just one run on four hits in seven innings and Russell Martin homered twice as the Bucs cruised to a 6-2 victory over the visiting Reds in the National League Wild Card Game on Tuesday night at a sold-out and rowdy PNC Park. Liriano…

  25. Reds get on the board but Pirates open even bigger lead in National League Wild Card Game

    Oct 1, 2013, 9:39 PM EST

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    Reds slugger Jay Bruce was 0-for-11 against Pirates starter Francisco Liriano entering this National League Wild Card Game and struck out on three straight sliders in his first meeting Tuesday night against the left-hander, but Bruce got Cincinnati its first run of the night with an RBI single in the top of the fourth inning…

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