The Altoona Mirrorhttp://www.altoonamirror.comTop Headlinesen-usThu, 24 Jul 2014 00:22:38 EDTThu, 24 Jul 2014 00:22:38 EDT break out on Dodgers, take series - Clint Hurdle isn't sure the Pittsburgh Pirates need an ace to make it to the postseason for the second straight year. Of course, he's not going to complain if his enigmatic and injury-plagued staff finally develops on.Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDTHome runs help Bucs to victory - Gregory Polanco broke out of a slump with a solo home run and a tiebreaking two-run single, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 12-7 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night. Polanco, hitting just .Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDTBurnett rumors started John Mehno For the Mirror PITTSBURGH - As the non-waiver trade deadline approaches, rumors continue to circulate. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported on Tuesday that A..Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDTDodgers stymie Pirates - Ten days of rest was the last thing Edinson Volquez needed before trying to extend his winning streak.Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDTMercer shows progress - The Pittsburgh Pirates handed Jordy Mercer the starting shortstop job this season. In April, that looked like a huge mistake. Mercer was even more of an automatic out than his predecessor, Clint Barmes, batting just .167 with a .Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT