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Nova leads Pirates’ effort in 7-1 win vs. Astros

Starting pitcher Ivan Nova threw his first complete game since Sept. 21, 2013, and the Pittsburgh Pirates (63-60) ended a four-game losing streak, defeating the Houston Astros (65-61) 7-1 Tuesday night. Nova dominated the Astros, throwing 25 (of 33)…

Pirates fail to capitalize on Taillon’s outing

Pittsburgh Pirates Jameson Taillon threw a season-high eight innings but came away with a 3-1 loss to his hometown Houston Astros. Taillon (3-3) allowed two runs on four hits in the eight innings and added eight strikeouts. This is Taillon’s fi…

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Pirates ink Freese to two-year extension with club option for 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced Monday that they’ve signed 1B/3B David Freese to a two-year extension beginning in 2017 with a club option for the 2019 season. As first reported by Jon Heyman, Freese will make $6.25 million in 2017, $4.25 mil…

Marlins top Pirates to sweep weekend series

For a second time this season, Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong was down on the ground after not getting a bunt attempt down. This time the result was not as dramatic as Vogelsong fouled a ball on the bunt and was immediately checke…

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GM Huntington: “Triple-A is a place no one wants to be”

Predictably, prospect Josh Bell and pitcher Gerrit Cole were popular topics when Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neal Huntington spoke to media Sunday. Below are some highlights of said press conference. On whether Bell’s promotion had b…

Defensively, Pirates’ Bell a continued work in progress

Sunday afternoon against the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Miami Marlins will be looking for their first sweep of the season since July 7-9 against the Cincinnati Reds. In Game One of this series against the Pirates, the Marlins prevailed in a seesaw game…