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Backend relievers provide needed stability in Pirates’ 8-6 win over Dodgers

It’s approaching five years since the infamous game that gave baseball fans the phrase, “Jerry Meals says it’s safe.” The play happened in the 19th inning where it appeared that then-Pirates catcher Michael McKenry clearly tagged t…

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Pirates drop fourth consecutive series

For a second consecutive game, the Pittsburgh Pirates struck first, but it wasn’t enough, as the San Francisco Giants won the game, 5-3, to clinch the series victory Thursday afternoon. This defeat means the Pirates have lost four consecutive …

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Pirates can’t hold on to five-run lead, lose 7-6 to Giants

The Pittsburgh Pirates had a five-run lead in Wednesday’s game, but they were unable to keep it, falling 7-6 to the San Francisco Giants. This loss hurts. A lot. The Pirates had no reason losing this game, but they did. It appeared things were…

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Pirates allow 22 hits in 15-4 loss to Giants in Boscan’s first start

In an inning with a grand slam and a two-run home run, it was a walk that did the Pittsburgh Pirates in. In the fourth inning, starting pitcher Wilfredo Boscan engaged in an 11-pitch epic battle — the kind they write songs about — with San Franci…

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What can we learn from Jameson Taillon’s three major league starts?

Welcome to the Show, kid. Pittsburgh Pirates right-handed pitcher Jameson Taillon has only made three starts in his short MLB career, but he’s made an impression with each and every one of them — especially in his second start, where he had a no-…

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Pirates’ season hinges on next few weeks

In the eyes of many Pittsburgh sports fans, there’s a bit of an empty feeling. The Penguins’ season is over, and the Steelers’ season hasn’t started yet — so what now? Over the past three years, the strong play of the Pirat…

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