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Pirates Beat Tigers In Extra Innings Again

The Pittsburgh Pirates have played very well against the Detroit Tigers in recent years.  After last night’s extra inning victory, the Bucs had an opportunity to earn a two game series sweep to wrap up a long road trip.  For the second straight night, the Pirates and Tigers battled back and forth deep into the game…and once again, the Bucs came up with the big hit in the 10th, winning by a 3-2 score.

The offenses were tested tonight, as both starting pitching were solid.  Trevor Williams took the mound for Pittsburgh, giving up two runs on six hits in six innings.  His mount opponent, Spencer Turnbull, gave up just one run (unearned) on two hits in six innings.

Pittsburgh scored the game’s first run in the top of the fourth inning, when Jung Ho Kang reached on a fielding error, a...

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Pirates Take Series, Beat Nationals 4-3

After two very competitive games to kick off this weekend’s series, the Pittsburgh Pirates and Washington Nationals took the field today looking to earn a much-needed victory early in the season.  As has been the case all weekend, this game went back and forth, and today, the Bucs scored the last run of the game to take the 4-3 win on the road.

Today’s game featured an enticing pitching matchup, as Jameson Taillon took the mound for Pittsburgh against Max Scherzer for Washington.  Both pitchers struggled early but settled in and turned in quality starts.  Taillon gave up three runs on seven hits in six innings, while Scherzer gave up three runs on seven hits in eight innings.

The Pirates scored a pair of runs in the very first inning.  Red-hot Josh Bell doubled home Adam Frazier fo...

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Late Home Runs Sink Pirates

During the offseason the talk coming from the Pittsburgh Pirates organization was how good their pitching was from the starting rotation to the back of the bullpen.  Through thirteen games so far, the starters have done very well, but the bullpen has given away more than their fair share of games.  That would certainly be the case today with the Washington Nationals hitting two late home runs for a come from behind victory.

Chris Archer looked great during his seven innings of work today.  He would allow one run on four hits with nine strikeouts and two walks.  That lone run came in the fourth when Kurt Suzuki hit an RBI single to left that brought home Anthony Rendon.  Archer was able to start today because he has appealed his five-game suspension...

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Pirates Beat Nationals In Extra Innings

For the first time this season, the Pittsburgh Pirates took the field against an opponent that is not from the N.L. Central.  After being held in check on Thursday night in a shutout loss to the Chicago Cubs, the Bucs’ offense was once again stifling on Friday against the Washington Nationals.  But some late game clutch hitting lifting the Pirates to a well deserved 6-3 victory in the first game of this weekend series.

Trevor Williams started for Pittsburgh, and once again turned in a quality start, giving up two runs on four hits in 6.1 innings of work.  His mound opponent, Patrick Corbin, was on point as well, holding the Bucs to just one run on four hits in seven innings, while striking out 11 batters.

Pittsburgh took the lead in the second inning on a solo homerun by Josh Bell.  A...

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Newman Sends Pirates Home Winners In Extras

It was a beautiful spring day this afternoon at PNC Park, where the Pittsburgh Pirates hosted the Cincinnati Reds in game three of this four game series.  Pittsburgh took the first two games and were looking for a series win today.  This was a back and forth contest from the beginning, but in the end the good guys would come away victorious.

The Pirates jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the first inning when Josh Bell hit a double to right center field that scored Jason Martin.  That lead would last until the top of the third when Kyle Farmer hit a two-run home run and Yasiel Puig hit an RBI single for the Reds.  The Buccos earned a run back in the bottom half of the inning on a Melky Cabrera groundout that plated Colin Moran.

Cincinnati quickly struck back with a run of their own in ...

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Miscues Send Pirates To Loss Against Cardinals

The Pittsburgh Pirates kicked off the home portion of their 2019 schedule this afternoon against the St. Louis Cardinals. While the weather may have been cold, the sunshine gave the fans at PNC Park the feeling that warmer days are nearby.  Pittsburgh came in to today with a .500 record and looked to hand St. Louis their fifth loss on the young season.

The Pirates offense jumped on Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright early with three runs in the first inning.  Adam Frazier would be the first of those runs when he scored from third on a Josh Bell groundout.  Colin Moran then brought home Starling Marte and Francisco Cervelli with a double to right field.  Bell would add the fourth run of the game in the second inning with a sac fly to left that plated Marte.

Wainwright would make it throu...

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Pirates Clinch Winning Season, Beat Reds 8-4

It has been an up and down season for the Pittsburgh Pirates, with plenty of bright and dark moments.  Tonight, the Bucs won their 81st game of the season, beating the Cincinnati Reds 8-4, to clinch a winning season.

Nick Kingham started for Pittsburgh, lasting only 3.2 innings while giving up two runs on six hits with three walks and three strikeouts.  It was a game for the bullpen tonight, and the relievers did a nice job keeping the lead once they got it, with Steven Brault earning his sixth victory of the year.

Corey Dickerson doubled home the game’s first run in the first inning, and Elias Diaz’s sacrifice fly later in the inning made it 2-0.  A two run homerun by Eugenio Suarez in the third tied the game, but Diaz’s solo homerun in the fourth gave the Pirates the lead right ba...

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Pirates Shut Out By Cubs In Finale

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs played for the 19th and final time in 2018 tonight and in the end, Chicago would take the game and season series with a 3-0 victory.  Pittsburgh didn’t have many chances tonight and the few they did have they could not capitalize.

Trevor Williams made his final start of the season and came one game short from reaching the 15-win plateau.  Instead he would collect his 10th loss of the year after throwing five innings and allowing three runs on eight hits, with four strikeouts and three walks.  Two of those runs came in the second on a David Bote triple to left field.  The final run crossed the plate when Daniel Murphy hit an RBI single to right center in the fourth inning.

The Pirates offense couldn’t do any damage to Jon Lester in his six inn...

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Williams, Pirates Shut Out Brewers 3-0

One of the brightest parts of the 2018 season for the Pittsburgh Pirates has been the performance of Trevor Williams.  The right hander has been the best and most consistent starter on the Bucs’ staff, and that trend continued tonight against the Milwaukee Brewers, as he and the bullpen combined to shut out their N.L. Central division rivals 3-0.

Williams was dominant against the Brewers once again, throwing six shutout innings, giving up four hits and one walk while striking out seven batters.  Richard Rodriguez and Kyle Crick pitched the seventh and eighth innings respectively, setting the table for Felipe Vazquez to come in and earn his 36 save of the season.

The Pirates took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the third on a Starling Marte double, scoring Williams and Adam Frazier.  A sing...

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Pirates Sweep Royals, Win 8th Straight At Home

The home portion of the 2018 schedule is winding down for the Pittsburgh Pirates, but they are going out with a bang.  Pittsburgh entered the night having won their previous seven home games and had a chance to sweep their three-game series from the Kansas City Royals.  Walk off hits had been the story of the past two nights, but tonight it was all about the pitching on both sides.

Buccos starter Chris Archer would have his best night in a Pittsburgh uniform by pitching seven innings and allowing one run on six hits with eight strikeouts and one walk.  His counterpart Heath Fillmyer was dominate as well.  Fillmyer threw seven innings and gave up two runs on eight hits with five strikeouts.

Richard Rodriguez would enter the game for the Pirates in the eighth and strikeout two of the thr...

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