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5/26/2016 | Bucs TV voice, La Russa have exchange over HBPs

D-backs chief baseball officer Tony La Russa entered the Pirates TV booth during Tuesday night's game to dispute what the broadcasters were saying on the air.


5/26/2016 | Vogelsong returns to PNC Park to visit Bucs

Four days after he was hospitalized with multiple facial fractures, Ryan Vogelsong returned to PNC Park. Vogelsong visited with teammates in the Pirates' clubhouse before watching their game against the D-backs on Thursday afternoon in a suite alongside his wife, Nicole.


5/26/2016 | Cole thwarts role, raps homer and double

Gerrit Cole crushed the 0-1 fastball from D-backs left-hander Patrick Corbin, sending the ball crashing deep into Arizona's bullpen some 409 feet away from the plate. He rounded first base, clapped his gloved hands and pumped his fist. What was he thinking?


5/26/2016 | Hurdle encouraged by Hughes' recent outings

After back-to-back solid outings, reliever Jared Hughes looks like his old self again. In the Pirates' 5-4 victory vs. the D-backs on Wednesday, Hughes was called to the mound in the seventh inning with one out and a runner on second. He promptly induced groundouts from Phil Gosselin and Nick Ahmed to end the threat.


5/26/2016 | Rested Feliz firing heat after 'red-lining' in April

The Pirates closely monitor their players' workloads and rest patterns, and manager Clint Hurdle is as careful as anyone about keeping his relievers fresh. So when Hurdle picked up the phone and called for Neftali Feliz 14 times over Pittsburgh's first 24 games, he knew that was too much.


5/26/2016 | Cole's bat helps propel Bucs to sweep of D-backs

Until Josh Harrison hit a two-run double in the sixth inning, right-hander Gerrit Cole had supplied the Pirates' only offense in their 8-3 win vs. the D-backs at PNC Park on Thursday.


5/26/2016 | Playing smaller role, Freese delivers big blow

David Freese's role has changed since the return of Jung Ho Kang, but the veteran Pirates infielder showed Wednesday night that he still has a knack for delivering the big hit in a key situation.


5/25/2016 | Umpire Guccione struck by foul, leaves game

Home-plate umpire Chris Guccione left Wednesday's 5-4 Pirates victory over the D-backs at PNC Park after being struck in the mask by a foul tip during the first inning.


5/25/2016 | Pipeline preview: Bradley looks to build off strong outing

Here's a look at top prospects to watch in Thursday's Minor League action:


5/25/2016 | Freese, Bucs rally past D-backs with big 5th

A day after showcasing their lineup's full potential, the Pirates displayed their resilience. David Freese's two-run homer punctuated a four-run fifth inning as the Bucs stormed back to beat the D-backs, 5-4, on Wednesday night at PNC Park.


5/25/2016 | In for ill Harrison, Rodriguez goes deep

The Pirates scratched Josh Harrison from Wednesday's starting lineup due to an illness, but his replacement, exemplifying the Pirates' next-man-up philosophy, helped power the Bucs to a 5-4 win over the D-backs.


5/25/2016 | Cole on roll as Bucs go for sweep of D-backs

While right-hander Gerrit Cole seeks his fourth consecutive win, the Pirates will go for a sweep of a three-game series against lefty Patrick Corbin and the D-backs on Thursday afternoon at PNC Park.


5/25/2016 | Bucs' Caminero on DL, Watson on paternity list

The Pirates made a series of roster moves before Wednesday's 5-4 win over the D-backs, shuffling their bullpen as they called up two relievers from Triple-A Indianapolis.


5/25/2016 | Hot Coffee: Polanco enjoying life in the 3-hole

After their 12-1 win over the D-Backs at PNC Park on Tuesday, the Pirates could trace almost half their runs back to right fielder Gregory Polanco. Finding a rhythm in the first inning, Polanco went 3-for-5 with a career-high five RBIs.


5/24/2016 | Skipping Taillon's start 'part of the plan'

Stand down, Pirates fans. Top pitching prospect Jameson Taillon is skipping his next turn through the Triple-A Indianapolis rotation, but he's not hurt. Nor is he coming to join the Pirates -- not yet, anyway.


5/24/2016 | Segura, Ahmed hit in head by Bucs' Caminero

Pirates right-hander Arquimedes Caminero hit two D-backs players in the head during his 1 2/3 innings of relief on Tuesday night, sending second baseman Jean Segura to a local hospital with concussion symptoms and leaving the indentation of a baseball seam on the chin of shortstop Nick Ahmed.


5/24/2016 | Locke, Pirates go for series win over D-backs

Left-hander Jeff Locke (2-3, 5.00 ERA) will try to give the Pirates another win over the D-Backs on Wednesday at PNC Park. In four of his last five starts, Locke has given up three runs or fewer and has pitched at least six innings.


5/24/2016 | Pirates rout D-backs behind Polanco's 5 RBIs

The Pirates roughed up right-hander Shelby Miller, pounded out 17 hits and rode a scoreless bullpen performance to a 12-1 win over the D-backs on Tuesday night at PNC Park.


5/24/2016 | Bucs seek consistency from bridge to Melancon

The Pirates jumped out to a 6-0 lead against the Rockies on Monday afternoon. It wasn't an insurmountable margin, but one most would describe as comfortable.


5/24/2016 | Vogelsong on DL with fractures, 'in good spirits'

A day after sustaining a left eye injury when he was hit by a pitch from Rockies starter Jordan Lyles on Monday afternoon, Ryan Vogelsong was placed on the 15-day disabled list with facial fractures. The Pirates called up A.J. Schugel from Triple-A Indianapolis to take Vogelsong's place on the active roster.


5/23/2016 | Crew chief Nelson exits due to debris in eye

Home-plate umpire and crew chief Jeff Nelson had to leave Monday's Rockies-Pirates game at PNC Park in the third inning.


5/23/2016 | Vogelsong in hospital with eye injury after HBP

Pirates right-hander Ryan Vogelsong was being treated and evaluated at a local hospital after sustaining a left eye injury when he was hit by a pitch from Rockies starter Jordan Lyles on Monday afternoon.


5/23/2016 | Rox-Bucs makeup game requires MLB input

With the Pirates and Rockies unable to agree on a makeup date for Sunday's rainout at PNC Park, Major League Baseball had to intervene and set up Monday afternoon's game, manager Clint Hurdle said.


5/22/2016 | Reyes among top prospect performers in debut

Alex Reyes did not disappoint in his highly anticipated season and Triple-A debut on Sunday, as the No. 11 overall prospect allowed just two hits (both singles) in four scoreless innings to pace Memphis in an 8-1 win over Fresno.


5/22/2016 | Pirates, Rockies to play makeup Monday at PNC Park

After waiting nearly four hours for the rain to wash away at PNC Park, the Pirates and Rockies will wait less than 24 hours for their makeup game. With Sunday's game rained out, Pittsburgh and Colorado now will finish their three-game series Monday at 12:35 p.m. ET.




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