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  1. 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.

  2. This year’s All-Star Game musical guests announced

    Jul 8, 2014, 11:04 AM EDT

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    Hey, it’s better than Pitbull. He performed last year. That actually happened.

  3. MLB tweaks Rule 7.13 to eliminate obstruction calls on force outs

    Jun 24, 2014, 4:30 PM EDT

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    After a silly call last week, MLB makes an adjustment in the obstruction rule.

  4. Pirates activate Russell Martin, designate Wandy Rodriguez for assignment

    May 22, 2014, 4:10 PM EDT

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    Pittsburgh catcher Russell Martin is back off the disabled list after missing the past month with a strained hamstring and to make room for him on the roster the Pirates have designated for assignment left-hander Wandy Rodriguez.

  5. MLB upholds suspensions for Travis Snider and Russell Martin

    May 9, 2014, 3:58 PM EDT

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    Now all that is available to them is a writ of Habeas Corpus.

  6. Pirates place Russell Martin on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring

    Apr 26, 2014, 1:25 PM EDT

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    The Pirates placed Russell Martin on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring.

  7. MLB suspends Martin Maldonado, Carlos Gomez, Travis Snider, and Russell Martin for Easter brawl

    Apr 22, 2014, 3:20 PM EDT

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    MLB has handed out suspensions for the Easter afternoon brawl between the Brewers and Pirates.

  8. Report: Martin Maldonado suspended five games for brawl

    Apr 22, 2014, 1:27 PM EDT

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    No official word from MLB yet, but Buster Olney of ESPN.com reports that Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado has been suspended five games and fined $2,500 for his role in Sunday afternoon’s brawl with the Pirates.

  9. Russell Martin challenges Martin Maldonado to a fight for charity

    Apr 21, 2014, 7:10 PM EDT

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    Pirates catcher Russell Martin isn’t ready to move on from Sunday’s benches-clearing brawl with the Brewers.

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

    Apr 9, 2014, 6:18 AM EDT

    Ryan Braun

    A ton of guys had multi-homer games yesterday. Ryan Braun led the pack with his three. I’m sure that won’t bother anyone.

  11. 2014 Preview: Pittsburgh Pirates

    Mar 26, 2014, 11:29 PM EDT

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    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Pittsburgh Pirates. The Big Question: Is regression inevitable? The Pirates’ long-term trajectory looks good. 2013 National League MVP Andrew McCutchen is…

  12. The Pirates are monitoring players’ vital signs during games

    Mar 19, 2014, 8:49 AM EDT

    Ivan Drago

    And calorie consumption and stuff like that. All via some cutting edge athletic technology. Or at least cutting edge for baseball. From Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune: Prior to and during games this exhibition season, some Pirates are wearing Zephyr workload monitoring devices. Under select players’ jerseys is a tight-fitting, compression shirt, which has…

  13. Russell Martin says the Yankees made a mistake in letting him go

    Mar 18, 2014, 8:31 AM EDT

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    Russell Martin tells the New York Post that the Yankees made a mistake in not retaining him after the 2012 season. But unlike the usual “they should’ve kept me” stuff, Martin is not being emotional about it or trashing his former team out of some sense of being jilted. He’s actually making a spot-on bit…

  14. Pirates catcher Chris Stewart needs knee surgery

    Mar 17, 2014, 1:50 PM EDT

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    The Pirates acquired Chris Stewart from the Yankees to serve as Russell Martin‘s backup, but now the 31-year-old catcher is likely headed for surgery after injuring his knee in a game last week. Stewart didn’t figure to play much for the Pirates considering he’s a career .214 hitter and Martin started 117 games last year.…

  15. Yankees, Brian McCann agree to five-year, $85 million deal

    Nov 23, 2013, 6:10 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that the Yankees and McCann have reached agreement on a deal, pending a physical. McCann will get five years and $85 million with a vesting option for a sixth year which could bring the total to $100 million. His $17 million AAV (average annual value) is the highest-ever for…

  16. Projecting the 2013 Gold Glove winners

    Oct 25, 2013, 1:54 PM EDT

    Manny Machado

    Let’s go down the list: AL, catcher: Matt Wieters, Joe Mauer, Salvador Perez Mauer is still the AL’s best defensive catcher, but he played a mere 660 innings behind the plate this year, compared to 1,200 for Wieters and 1,115 for Perez. Wieters has won the last two, so he’s the favorite here. Still, I…

  17. Gold Glove finalists announced

    Oct 25, 2013, 11:16 AM EDT

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    Gold Glove award winners are announced Tuesday, but in the meantime Rawlings just named three finalists for each position in each league: AL, catcher: Matt Wieters, Joe Mauer, Salvador Perez AL, first base: Chris Davis, James Loney, Eric Hosmer AL, second base: Robinson Cano, Ben Zobrist, Dustin Pedroia AL, third base: Manny Machado, Evan Longoria,…

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

    Oct 9, 2013, 11:16 PM EDT

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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 EDT

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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 EDT

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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. Pedro Alvarez’s eighth-inning RBI single helps Pirates take 2-1 lead in NLDS

    Oct 6, 2013, 7:39 PM EDT

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    Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez finished the 2013 regular season with a .180/.252/.286 line against left-handed pitching. Not exactly his cup of tea. But he came through in a big spot against lefty reliever Kevin Siegrist, delivering a tie-breaking RBI single to right, putting the Pirates up 4-3 in the eighth inning. Siegrist, by the…

  22. Pirates retake lead in NLDS Game 3 on Russell Martin’s sacrifice fly

    Oct 6, 2013, 6:44 PM EDT

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    The Pirates put a bunch of runners on base in the bottom of the sixth inning and in doing so, chased Cardinals starter Joe Kelly. Andrew McCutchen led off the inning with a walk. Following a lazy fly out by Justin Morneau, Marlon Byrd continued his torrid hitting with a double to left, putting runners…

  23. Carlos Beltran continues post-season dominance, ties up NLDS Game 3 at 2-2 in the 5th

    Oct 6, 2013, 6:15 PM EDT

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    Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran added to his post-season legend by coming through for his team in the fifth inning against Pirates starter Francisco Liriano in the fifth inning of Game 3. Jon Jay singled and Pete Kozma walked to put runners on first and second with no outs, but it appeared they were on their way…

  24. NLDS Game 3 lineups: Cardinals vs. Pirates

    Oct 6, 2013, 2:04 PM EDT

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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…

  25. Pirates lead the Cardinals 5-1 after fifth, Lance Lynn already knocked out of the game

    Oct 4, 2013, 2:32 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two

    NLDS Game 2 between the Pirates and the Cardinals is, as I write this, in the top of the fifth inning. And the story today is very different than it was yesterday. Pittsburgh leads 5-1 at the moment, and Pirates fans can thank Gerrit Cole for much of that margin.  Cole is dealing, having sailed…

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