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Liriano lacks command in Pirates loss to Rangers

Control has been an issue for Francisco Liriano of late and because of this, his success as a pitcher has hit a snag. With the Pittsburgh Pirates looking for a series win against the Texas Rangers, command and control once again eluded Liriano in a 6…

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Nicasio struggles as Pirates fall to Rangers

The lone time the Pittsburgh Pirates faced Yu Darvish was Sept. 9, 2013. That date was when the Pirates clinched their first winning season since 1992. It also was the last time Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister (then the Pirates bench coach), saw …

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Pirates’ pitcher Jonathon Niese continues good form in win

With Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jonathon Niese throwing well lately, people wondered whether his good form could continue at the Texas Rangers’ hitter-friendly Globe Life Park. On Friday night, the answer was a resounding “yes,” as…

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Pirates Kevin Newman living up to first-round billing

Kevin Newman might not have been the flashiest pick of the 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft. He is a college shortstop who had never hit a collegiate home run.  His ceiling might not be too high. He was the safe selection. Yet, the Pittsburgh Pirate…

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Cole’s pitching, offense leads Pirates to sweep of Diamondbacks

In a game that was expected to be a battle between two high-powered offenses and two high-caliber pitchers, the Pittsburgh Pirates completed the three-game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks with a 8-3 win in the series finale at PNC Park this aftern…

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Column: Patient approach leads to another Pirates win

Sometimes it is not what about what is done when a team fails to score a run in any given inning, but there are occasions in which that does not tell the full story. While David Freese’s three-run home run will be the talk of this game, perhaps…

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