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  1. Pedro Alvarez is a healthy scratch as the Pirates try to fix his throwing problems

    Jul 30, 2014, 1:13 PM EDT

    Pedro Alvarez

    Earlier this week Pirates manager Clint Hurdle talked about looking into the “mental component” of Pedro Alvarez’s throwing problems in an effort to get the third baseman back on track defensively. And now Alvarez is out of the lineup for a second straight day despite being healthy.

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

    Jul 30, 2014, 7:24 AM EDT

    90s

    The Yankees and Rangers gave us a retro night in Arlington.

  3. Pirates looking into “mental component” of Pedro Alvarez’s throwing problems

    Jul 29, 2014, 2:19 PM EDT

    Pedro Alvarez AP

    Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez’s throwing issues have gotten so bad–including an MLB-leading 21 of his 23 errors on throws–that Jenn Menendez of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports the team is starting to look into “the mental component to find the root of the problem.”

  4. Gerrit Cole throws five shutout innings in rehab start

    Jul 29, 2014, 12:18 PM EDT

    Gerrit Cole

    On the disabled list with a strained lat muscle, Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole tossed five shutout innings Monday in a minor-league rehab start at Triple-A.

  5. Discarded by the Twins, Vance Worley has turned his career around with the Pirates

    Jul 29, 2014, 10:05 AM EDT

    Vance Worley

    Last night Worley tossed a complete-game shutout against the Giants, improving to 4-1 with a 2.54 ERA in 50 innings for the Pirates.

  6. Neil Walker turned a fantastic double play last night

    Jul 29, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT

    Neil Walker

    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: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 29, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

    Marlins celebration

    A three run lead and Rafael Soriano on the hill usually leads to an un-tuck fest. Not last night it didn’t.

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

    Jul 28, 2014, 6:32 AM EDT

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    The Dodgers sweep their rivals in San Francisco, the Rays complain about Big Papi and I complain about Southwest Airlines messing with my kids’ vacation.

  9. Josh Harrison escaped yet another run-down

    Jul 27, 2014, 9:40 PM EDT

    Josh Harrison

    Josh Harrison kept the PIrates in the mix in Sunday’s game against the Rockies by using his legs.

  10. Pirates place Starling Marte on concussion disabled list

    Jul 23, 2014, 7:19 PM EDT

    marte getty

    Pirates outfielder Starling Marte took a pitch off his helmet last Friday night. A concussion was initially ruled out — the Bucs were instead calling it “head trauma” — but now there’s this …

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

    Jul 23, 2014, 7:17 AM EDT

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

  12. Baseball is dying, you guys

    Jul 16, 2014, 11:33 AM EDT

    Tombstone

    This is so sad. It looked so healthy, too.

  13. The 2014 All-Star Game Preview

    Jul 15, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

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    The Midsummer Classic is finally here. Let’s look at what we’ll be looking at this evening.

  14. Where have all the superstar left-handed hitters gone?

    Jul 15, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    Last night’s Home Run Derby included just one left-handed hitter (Justin Morneau) among the eight contestants and tonight’s All-Star game will feature only two left-handed hitters (Chase Utley, Robinson Cano) among the 18 starters.

  15. All-Star game lineups, with Jeter and McCutchen leading off

    Jul 14, 2014, 1:25 PM EDT

    Derek Jeter

    Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright and Mariners right-hander Felix Hernandez have been named the starting pitchers for the All-Star game, and here are the starting lineups they’ll be facing tomorrow night.

  16. Pirates activate Francisco Liriano from the disabled list for Sunday start against the Reds

    Jul 13, 2014, 11:43 AM EDT

    liriano getty

    Pirates left-hander Francisco Liriano has been activated from the disabled list after missing a month with an oblique strain and will start an important game against the Reds on Sunday afternoon.

  17. The Pirates could be interested in Huston Street

    Jul 12, 2014, 2:01 PM EDT

    Huston Street Getty

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

  18. VIDEO: Billy Hamilton goes all Matrix to avoid a tag

    Jul 12, 2014, 11:36 AM EDT

    Billy Hamilton matrix

    There’s increasing evidence that Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton is not of this world.

  19. Pirates don’t plan to activate Gerrit Cole from the DL when eligible

    Jul 11, 2014, 10:35 PM EDT

    Gerrit Cole

    Pirates manager Clint Hurdle doesn’t expect Gerrit Cole to return to the club shortly after the All-Star break.

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

    Jul 11, 2014, 6:55 AM EDT

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

  21. Derek Jeter is the most popular MLB jersey this year

    Jul 10, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT

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    Yes, it’s Jeter day at HBT, apparently.

  22. Francisco Liriano (oblique) cleared to return to the Pirates’ starting rotation this weekend

    Jul 8, 2014, 6:29 PM EDT

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    Pirates left-hander Francisco Liriano was dominant in his rehab debut Monday at Triple-A Indianapolis, striking out eight batters and surrendering only three hits over six scoreless innings against the Phillies’ Triple-A affiliate from Lehigh Valley. His next start will be in the majors.

  23. Francisco Liriano dominates in first (and last?) rehab start

    Jul 8, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    liriano getty

    Francisco Liriano’s first minor-league rehab start may end up being his last minor-league rehab start, because the Pirates left-hander was dominant last night at Triple-A.

  24. Gerrit Cole is back on the disabled list

    Jul 8, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Gerrit Cole

    Friday’s start was Gerrit Cole’s third outing since returning from a disabled list stint for shoulder fatigue, but he exited after five innings with a strained lat muscle and is now back on the shelf.

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