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Bucs’ backup catcher homers off Giants’ star in win

June 21, 2016 By John Perrotto The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Jeff Locke didn’t think it made a difference who pitched. The Pittsburgh Pirates needed a win, and somebody was going to get it for them. more »»

Catching options becoming limited for Pirates

June 21, 2016 By John Mehno For the Mirror PITTSBURGH — Chris Stewart was unable to play again on Monday, which meant the Pirates were down to their fourth and fifth options at catcher. more »»

Struggling Pirates swept out of Chicago

June 20, 2016 By Mike Cranston The Associated Press CHICAGO — Prized prospect Willson Contreras crushed the first pitch he saw in the major leagues for a two-run home run, Kyle Hendricks struck out a career-high... more »»

Losing to Cubs continues for Bucs

June 19, 2016 By Andrew Seligman The Associated Press CHICAGO — Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant and David Ross each homered to back Jon Lester and lead the Chicago Cubs to a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on... more »»

Pirates, Liriano struggling

June 18, 2016 CHICAGO — Francisco Liriano and the Pittsburgh Pirates trailed by two after the left-hander’s second pitch. It was that kind of day. more »»

Walker haunts former team in victory

June 17, 2016 By Mike Fitzpatrick The Associated Press NEW YORK — Neil Walker and Michael Conforto gave the Mets an immediate jolt in their return from nagging injuries, and Bartolo Colon pitched New York to a 6-... more »»

Locke rocked in Pittsburgh’s loss

June 16, 2016 NEW YORK — A pregame powwow with hitting coach Kevin Long did wonders for all those backups in the New York Mets’ lineup. Noah Syndergaard didn’t need much help anyway. more »»

Cole still expecting return

June 16, 2016 The Associated Press NEW YORK — Pittsburgh Pirates ace Gerrit Cole expects to come back from a strained right triceps in time to pitch “a majority of the seaso. more »»

Mehno: Champion Pens ready for time off

June 15, 2016 PITTSBURGH — The Stanley Cup parade rolls this morning at 11:30, which means a lot of the Penguins players should be scattering this evening. more »»

On the ball

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Taillon dominant in win

June 15, 2016 NEW YORK — Jameson Taillon was almost untouchable in his second major league start. more »»

Cubs can’t get to Scherzer

June 14, 2016 WASHINGTON — Max Scherzer retired the first 16 batters he faced and threw seven innings of two-hit ball, striking out 11 in a pitching masterpiece that carried the Washington Nationals past the... more »»

Cardinals finish sweep of slumping Pittsburgh

June 13, 2016 PITTSBURGH — Jonathon Niese’s winning streak ended, so the Pittsburgh Pirates’ losing streak didn’. more »»

Taillon’s return a possibility

June 13, 2016 By John Mehno For the Mirror PITTSBURGH — Jameson Taillon could be back with the Pirates in time to start Tuesday’s game in New York. more »»

Bucs, offense going south

June 12, 2016 The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Carlos Martinez came within two outs of his first career complete game and wasn’t upset after falling short. more »»

Catching now a concern

June 12, 2016 By John Mehno For the Mirror PITTSBURGH — After a week of dealing with minor nagging injuries, the Pirates have to confront a major one. more »»

Wainwright’s pinch 2B spells doom for Pirates

June 11, 2016 PITTSBURGH — Pitcher Adam Wainwright, pinch-hitting because the Cardinals were out of positon players, hit a two-run, two-out double to spark a six-run 12th inning as St. more »»

Cole, Cervelli injured

June 11, 2016 PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole left Friday night’s game with the St. Louis Cardinals in the third inning with right triceps tightness. more »»

Nicasio goes to bullpen for now

June 11, 2016 For the Mirror PITTSBURGH — The weary Pirates bullpen got some help Friday without a roster move. more »»

Phillies go west in selecting prep OF at No. 1

June 10, 2016 The Associated Press SECAUCUS, N.J. — After all the uncertainty surrounding the No. 1 pick, the Philadelphia Phillies think they’ve got themselves a sure thing. more »»

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