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7/30/2014 | Baserunning gaffe, passed ball cost Pirates vs. Giants

The Pirates took a big pitch off Wednesday afternoon, with stunning and disastrous consequences, and it might have cost them a game. The toll was a 7-5 loss to the Giants on a brilliant AT&T Park afternoon.

7/30/2014 | Pirates keep struggling Alvarez on bench vs. righty

For the first time in memory, Pedro Alvarez on Wednesday was a healthy scratch for a second straight game in which the Pirates faced a right-handed starter.

7/30/2014 | Collmenter, Locke out to rebound in series opener

On Thursday, D-backs right-hander Josh Collmenter and Pirates left-hander Jeff Locke will have an opportunity to return to form in the opener of a four-game series at Chase Field.

7/30/2014 | Liriano dominates Giants with 11 strikeouts for win

Francisco Liriano, in his best impersonation of his 2013 self, strong-armed the Giants for seven innings for a 3-1 victory Tuesday, giving the Bucs their eighth win in 11 games coming out of the All-Star break

7/29/2014 | Morse's homer confirmed after video review

A crew chief review confirmed a Michael Morse home run in the second inning of Tuesday night's game between the Pirates and Giants.

7/29/2014 | Marte has first full workout in concussion recovery

Pirates left fielder Starling Marte had his first on-field workout Tuesday, the day before he becomes eligible to come off the seven-day concussion list. There is a process for getting confidently activated from such an injury, a slow and deliberate one Marte has just begun.

7/29/2014 | Pirates pleased with Cole's first rehab start

Gerrit Cole's pitching line in his rehab start Monday night for Triple-A Indianapolis was sharp: five shutout innings, three walks, seven strikeouts. Pirates manager Clint Hurdle's eyes and ears did not diminish the impression.

7/29/2014 | Morton, Pirates shoot for sweep of Giants

Charlie Morton will look to continue his streak of pitching at least six innings and give his Pirates a sweep of the Giants on Wednesday when he faces San Francisco's Tim Lincecum.

7/29/2014 | Worley tosses shutout after Pirates' early outburst

After two errors and some other loose defense helped the Pirates to a four-run first inning at AT&T Park on Monday, Vance Worley protected the instant lead with a masterful complete-game four-hitter to upend the Giants, 5-0.

7/29/2014 | Liriano looking to go deep in start vs. Giants

Pirates starter Francisco Liriano is aiming to build off his best start of the season and keep the Pirates' momentum going against the Giants on Tuesday. Liriano will face Giants starter Tim Hudson, who is also riding a recent hot streak.

7/28/2014 | Pirates perplexed by Alvarez's throwing woes

The subject has become an uncomfortable one for Clint Hurdle. Whenever he is again asked about Pedro Alvarez's throwing issues, the Pirates manager answers listlessly -- as if he didn't really have an answer.

7/28/2014 | Cole hurls five scoreless innings in rehab start

Gerrit Cole's first rehab start for Triple-A Indianapolis won't make Pirates fans any more patient waiting for his return. Taking the mound for the Indians on Monday night in Rochester, Cole blanked the Red Wings for five innings on five hits.

7/28/2014 | Snider adapting well to pinch-hitting role

Travis Snider's game-tying, two-run home run for the Pirates in the sixth inning Sunday in Denver was yet another example of how Snider, a onetime No. 1 Draft choice, has taken to a supporting role at the still-young age of 26.

7/28/2014 | Deadline may help Bucs get boost for postseason push

Playing in a clearly winnable division, the Pirates' general manager, Neal Huntington, has days remaining to decide whether to floor it to the finish line.

7/27/2014 | Postseason hopefuls Giants, Pirates clash in opener

The Giants take on the visiting Pirates in the series opener on Monday, with San Francisco's Madison Bumgarner taking on Pittsburgh's Vance Worley.

7/27/2014 | Glasnow jumps to top of Bucs' updated Top 20 list

With the passing of the Draft signing deadline, teams have had a recent influx of talent into their farm systems, and with that, has updated the Top 20 Prospects lists of all 30 teams.

7/27/2014 | Harrison delivers at plate, on bases to spark Bucs

Josh Harrison earned two steals in a slick sixth-inning rundown before coming home to score the go-ahead run. And after the Rockies tied it in the seventh, Harrison stepped up again in the eighth to deliver the go-ahead solo homer in the Pirates' 7-5 victory at Coors Field.

7/27/2014 | Harrison's double move in rundown stands after review

Josh Harrison snuck in at second on a steal attempt, dodging Josh Rutledge's tag attempt before sliding past the base. With the Rockies shortstop now blocking his path back to the bag, Harrison decided to try his luck taking third and chaos ensued.

7/27/2014 | Pirates get Alvarez back in lineup in finale

Clint Hurdle had Pedro Alvarez batting seventh and playing third for the series finale against the Rockies on Sunday. It will be his first start since he tweaking his knee out of the box on a hit in Tuesday's 12-7 victory over the Dodgers.

7/26/2014 | With lefty on the hill, Hurdle continues to rest Alvarez

It looked like a foregone conclusion that Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez would make his return to the starting lineup Saturday. After all, he pinch-hit and played at third in Friday's 8-1 victory.

7/26/2014 | Mending Cole now slated for two rehab starts

Right-hander Gerrit Cole's first rehab start Monday won't be his last as the Pirates announced Saturday their plan for him to make a second rehab outing in an effort to work him up to 100 pitches.

7/26/2014 | Snider gets day off as he deals with hamstring injury

Pedro Alvarez's left knee injury was well-documented, but as it turns out, the Pirates were actually down two players for Friday's 8-1 loss to the Rockies. Manager Clint Hurdle revealed Saturday that outfielder Travis Snider has been dealing with a hamstring injury since Tuesday and wasn't even available to run off the bench Friday.

7/26/2014 | Morales looks to complete sweep for Rockies

Franklin Morales will try to close out a sweep of the Pirates on Sunday afternoon at Coors Field. The Bucs will send right-hander Edinson Volquez to the hill as they hope to get back on track in the finale.

7/26/2014 | Locke off his game while Bucs' bats fall flat

On Saturday night, Tyler Matzek carried over his scoreless tear with seven innings of three-hit ball to drop the Pirates, 8-1, for the second straight night.

7/26/2014 | Bucs building on last season's winning lessons

Neil Walker knows the growing pains of these Pittsburgh Pirates well. It makes him appreciate where the Pirates are today: a season removed from ending a two-decade drought with their first winning season and postseason appearance since 1992.

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