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4/27/2016 | Kang meeting demands of rehab assignment

The Pirates continue to get good reports regarding a quartet of players on the disabled list.


4/27/2016 | Pipeline Preview: Twins' Berrios to make big league debut

Twins top prospect Jose Berrios will make his first big league start, while the Royals' Ryan O'Hearn looks to continue his hot hitting that has him at the top of the Minor League home run leaderboard.


4/27/2016 | Stats of the Day: Cutch joins Buccos legends

Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen homered three times in his team's 9-4 win over the Rockies. McCutchen, who had a three-homer effort in his 51st career game on Aug. 1, 2009, became the fourth player in franchise history to produce multiple three-homer games.


4/27/2016 | World Series title, not accolades, drives Cutch

For Andrew McCutchen, the accolades and the accomplishments are nice. They, however, are not fulfilling. He has never been able to be a part of the final celebration, those moments after that World Series-clinching victory, and that, more than any individual accomplishments, pushes McCutchen.


4/27/2016 | Glasnow among top prospect performers Tuesday

After he struggled in his last start for Triple-A Indianapolis, Pirates No. 1 prospect Tyler Glasnow returned to form Tuesday to fire six scoreless innings in a win against Durham.


4/26/2016 | Pirate's trey-sure: Cutch goes deep 3 times

Center fielder Andrew McCutchen put an emphatic end to his slump Tuesday, blasting three home runs and collecting five RBIs to pace the Pirates to a 9-4 victory over the Rockies at Coors Field.


4/26/2016 | Rockies rookie Gray opposes Bucs vet Niese

Coming off a five-run, 10-strikeout performance against the Dodgers, Rockies rookie right-hander Jon Gray seeks his first win of 2016 on Wednesday, when he opposes veteran Pirates lefty Jonathon Niese at Coors Field.


4/26/2016 | Cutch's 3-HR game propels Bucs past Rox

Andrew McCutchen achieved his second home run hat trick, including a crushing three-run shot in the sixth inning, and the Pirates went deep five times in a 9-4 victory over the Rockies at Coors Field on a cold, damp Tuesday night.


4/26/2016 | Schugel's first career save comes in backyard

Pirates rookie reliever A.J. Schugel came about as close as a kid can get to having a big league ballpark for a backyard. The only way he could have been more at home at Coors Field in Monday night's series opener against the Rockies would be if he'd been born on third base.


4/26/2016 | Resilient Pirates continue to push forward

Coming off one of their more challenging victories of the season in Arizona on Sunday afternoon in which the team blew multirun leads in the third, ninth and 12th innings, and with nearly 24 hours of a "sky is falling" reaction from outside the clubhouse, the Pirates made a statement of resilience with a 6-1 victory against the Rockies at Coors Field on Monday night.


4/26/2016 | Gallo, Garrett among top prospect performers Monday

Baseball's No. 7 overall prospect Joey Gallo slugged his sixth and seventh home runs of the season on Monday, including a go-ahead blast in the top of the 12th inning to help push Triple-A Round Rock past Memphis, 6-5.


4/25/2016 | Locke key to Bucs' success against Rockies

There's room for debate about when Jeff Locke was last as effective as he was on Monday night, dealing six shutout innings with eight strikeouts in the Pirates' 6-1 win over the Rockies at Coors Field.


4/25/2016 | Hurdle pleased with 'pen in extra-inning victory

The Pirates used six of their eight relievers in a 13-inning game against the D-backs on Sunday, and though it looked like a hiccup for the 'pen to give up six runs in seven innings, manager Clint Hurdle was happy with the job his relievers did on the way to a 12-10 victory.


4/25/2016 | De La Rosa rested, ready for rematch against Pirates

Rockies Opening Day starter Jorge De La Rosa (1-2, 9.87 ERA) will square off against Pirates righty Gerrit Cole (1-2, 2.70) when the series resumes on Tuesday night at Coors Field.


4/25/2016 | Joyce's late jack helps Pirates trump Rockies

Matt Joyce greeted Rockies reliever Scott Oberg with a three-run homer in the seventh as the Pirates earned a 6-1 victory on Monday night in a series opener that saw a 30-minute rain delay in the second inning at Coors Field.


4/25/2016 | Rodgers, Bell, Happ lead Prospect Team of the Week

MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible, including big leaguers.


4/24/2016 | Niese's pinch-hit RBI caps 'crazy' win for Bucs

How wild was the Pirates' 12-10 win over the D-backs on Sunday at Chase Field? "Top-five crazy," manager Clint Hurdle said.


4/24/2016 | Bucs' bench allowing regulars to get needed rest

Last season, the Pirates became more proactive about taking their everyday hitters out of the starting lineup. Rather than waiting for someone to fall into a slump or sustain an injury, Pittsburgh scheduled days off well in advance and stuck to the plan.


4/24/2016 | Cutch among 8 Bucs on 2016 All-Star ballot

Andrew McCutchen has started for the National League in the last two All-Star Games. Now, fans have a chance to make it three in a row.


4/24/2016 | Locke to match up with Bettis in series opener

For most teams, Coors Field presents a plethora of pitching problems. But the Pirates believe they found a solution late last season, one they'll try to implement when they begin a four-game series against the Rockies on Monday night.


4/24/2016 | Bucs outlast rallying D-backs in 13 innings

Pirates infielder Sean Rodriguez drove home Josh Harrison with a double to left field in the 13th inning to propel his team to a 12-10 win and a series victory against the D-backs on Sunday at Chase Field.


4/24/2016 | Hurdle: Bucs need more length from starters

Given their inability to hit D-backs right-hander Rubby De La Rosa, the Pirates' one-run deficit may have felt like much more after seven innings Saturday night. But they were still close enough to come back until they unraveled in the eighth inning of a 7-1 loss at Chase Field.


4/23/2016 | Hughes could soon return to Bucs' bullpen

Reliever Jared Hughes is nearly ready to join the Pirates' bullpen.


4/23/2016 | Bucs' Rodriguez showing solid plate approach

On Sunday, Sean Rodriguez crushed a 442-foot home run on to the fourth level of the left-field rotunda at PNC Park. He launched a 458-foot shot to left-center Friday at Chase Field. When Rodriguez goes deep, his swing catches your attention.


4/23/2016 | Lefties Liriano, Ray set for series finale at Chase

The Pirates and D-backs will wrap up their three-game series Sunday afternoon at Chase Field, pitting left-hander Francisco Liriano against lefty Robbie Ray.




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