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Bucs leave town after Cardinals sweep

September 4, 2014 ST. LOUIS — Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle thinks the Pirates may benefit from a day off. Peter Bourjos singled home the winning run in the ninth inning, and the St. more »»

Bucs' HRs not enough

September 3, 2014 ST. LOUIS — Adam Wainwright earned his 16th win and matched his career best with three RBIs, carrying the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday nigh. more »»

McCutchen shot wasted in Pirates’ loss

September 2, 2014 ST. LOUIS — To Andrew McCutchen, it was just another home run — one of 21 that he has hit this season. However, his 454-foot shot in the seventh inning wasn’t just ordinary. more »»

Heisey's homers hurt Bucs

September 1, 2014 PITTSBURGH — The Cincinnati Reds likely envisioned themselves in the thick of a pennant race as the calendar turned to September. Yet, they’re five games under . more »»

Pirates must do better than 0-5 on road trip

September 1, 2014 PITTSBURGH—The Pittsburgh Pirates packed up and left PNC Park Sunday afternoon following a successful 6-3 homestan. more »»

Walker’s home run enough

August 31, 2014 PITTSBURGH — For the second straight game, the Pittsburgh Pirates made the most of one productive inning. more »»

Morton’s ’14 might be done

August 31, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Charlie Morton’s return to the Pittsburgh Pirates’ starting rotation seems to be unlikely. more »»

Preseason games a scam

August 31, 2014 PITTSBURGH — People get sappy about the opening day of baseball season, writing gooey paeans to the way springtime optimism blooms like the daffodils. As Mad magazine was fond of saying, yecch. more »»

Lambo returns

August 30, 2014 PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates got an early roster reinforcement Friday, recalling outfielder Andrew Lambo from Class AAA Indianapoli. more »»

Pirates like Ike right now

August 28, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Ike Davis wasn’t able to play meaningful late-season games during his time with the New York Mets. He’s making the most of his chance with the Pittsburgh Pirates. more »»

Pennant race takes its toll on Bucs

August 28, 2014 PITTSBURGH — There is one month left in the season, which means two things: The intensity is picking up, and the players are wearing down. more »»

Davis gets big hit in 8th inning

August 27, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Ike Davis didn’t complain when the Pittsburgh Pirates told him they were going to eat into his playing time by experimenting with Pedro Alvarez at first base. more »»

Pedro moves, starts to hit

August 27, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Has a change of defensive positions improved Pedro Alvarez’s offense? Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle acknowledged that as a possibility before Tuesday’s game against the St. more »»

Cardinals rally past Hughes

August 26, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Jared Hughes was a strike away from putting the St. Louis Cardinals in serious trouble. That’s when his problems bega. more »»

Polanco demoted to Indy

August 26, 2014 PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates acknowledged the obvious Monday and sent struggling rookie Gregory Polanco back to the minor leagues. more »»

Bucs miss on sweep

August 25, 2014 MILWAUKEE — Andrew McCutchen isn’t feeling 100 percent less than a week after coming off the disabled list for a fractured rib, yet he’s still hitting home runs. more »»

Alvarez snaps slump, leads Bucs to victory

August 24, 2014 MILWAUKEE — Pedro Alvarez homered twice to break out of a 5-for-34 slump, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Milwaukee Brewers 10-2 on Saturday night. more »»

Harrison’s five RBIs lift Bucs

August 23, 2014 MILWAUKEE — Josh Harrison homered, doubled, singled and drove in a career-high five runs, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Milwaukee Brewers 8-3 Friday nigh. more »»

Sanchez helps Pirates end losing streak

August 21, 2014 PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates were looking for a way to break their seven-game losing skid. more »»

August a big deal for Pirates

August 21, 2014 PITTSBURGH — The remainder of August will go a long way to determining if the Pittsburgh Pirates are playing with purpose in September. more »»

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