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Mehno: Patience with Alvarez running out

August 16, 2015 PITTSBURGH — Right in the middle of the 2015 pennant race, the Pirates revealed one of their first big moves for 2016. more »»

Polanco’s hit keys Bucs’ win

August 15, 2015 NEW YORK — Gregory Polanco singled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates ended the Mets’ seven-game home winning streak, stopping New York, 3-2, Friday night. more »»

Pirates salvage last game of series

August 14, 2015 ST. LOUIS — Pittsburgh first baseman Pedro Alvarez insists his success against the St. Louis Cardinals is a fluke. more »»

Wacha stifles Pirates

August 13, 2015 NL baseball St. Louis 4, Pittsburgh 2 S. more »»

Bucs make big comeback to sweep

August 10, 2015 PITTSBURGH — Jung Ho Kang’s three-run homer capped a nine-run seventh inning and Andrew McCutchen homered and drove in four runs as the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied for a 13-6 victory over the Los... more »»

Bucs dealing with tough trade market

August 10, 2015 PITTSBURGH — It is still possible to make trades, even though MLB’s non-waiver deadline has passed. It just isn’t eas. more »»

Mehno: Big TV night for Pittsburgh fans

August 9, 2015 P ITTSBURGH — Thanks to extensive texting, we are a nation of nimble thumbs. more »»

Pirates prevail behind Liriano, McCutchen

August 9, 2015 PITTSBURGH — Francisco Liriano doesn’t make hitting complicated. more »»

Bucs keep cool in close ones

August 9, 2015 PITTSBURGH — Clint Hurdle spent part of his pregame media session Saturday talking about the Pittsburgh Pirates’ proclivity for playing one-run games. more »»

Pedro provides heroics

August 8, 2015 PITTSBURGH — Pinch-hitter Pedro Alvarez lined a bases-loaded single over a five-man infield in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Pittsburgh Pirates a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers... more »»

Hurdle skipping Happ’s next turn

August 8, 2015 For the Mirror PITTSBURGH — Manager Clint Hurdle is using two open dates in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ schedule to adjust his starting rotation. The bottom line is recently-acquired left-hander J.A. more »»

Hapless Bucs lose

August 5, 2015 PITTSBURGH — The Chicago Cubs, who start four rookies most days, haven’t been in a pennant race since 2008. However, instead of being nervous, the young Cubs are enjoying the moment. more »»

Bullpen improves flexibility

August 5, 2015 PITTSBURGH — News and notes from a recent trip to Pittsburgh’s PNC Park: The Pirates were quite busy during trade deadline week, with general manager Neal Huntington making several serviceable,... more »»

Pirates feel effects of rainout

August 5, 2015 For the Mirror PITTSBURGH — Monday was a long and unproductive night at PNC Park for the Pittsburgh Pirates. more »»

Burnett expected to miss a month

August 4, 2015 PITTSBURGH — A.J. Burnett was told on Monday that his final major league season is just being interrupted, not ended. more »»

Bucs get split with heated win

August 3, 2015 CINCINNATI — Bryan Price thinks the heated rivalry between Pittsburgh and Cincinnati is a credit to the pitching. more »»

Victory eludes Pirates

August 2, 2015 CINCINNATI — Gerrit Cole made only a couple of mistakes. Against the Reds, that is enough to wind up losing again. more »»

Huntington shines for Pirates at deadline

August 2, 2015 Notes, observations and commentary after the passing of Major League Baseball’s 2015 non-waiver trading deadline: n The Pirates were having a successful season before trade deadline week, but there... more »»

LHP Happ joins Pirates

August 2, 2015 CINCINNATI — Left-hander J.A. Happ joined the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday and threw in the bullpen, getting ready to join a rotation that’ll need him for at least a few week. more »»

Marte's defense provides the real relief

August 1, 2015 The Associated Press CINCINNATI — With a perfect throw and a jarring dive, left fielder Starling Marte saved the Pirates’ rebuilt bullpen. more »»

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