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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.

7/26/2014 | MLBPipeline set to unveil new Top Prospects lists

The 2014 season is more than half over, and much has happened since released its Top 100 Prospects list in January. With change being inevitable, it's time for a new set of rankings. Fans can see just how much difference a few months make when the new Top 100 is unveiled on Sunday night. prospect expert Jim Callis breaks down the top 50 players during an hour-long special at 9 p.m. ET on MLB Network and

7/25/2014 | After replay, Rockies just miss turning triple play

The Rockies came within mere inches of their second triple play of the season during the top of the fifth inning Friday night against the Pirates at Coors Field, but instant replay upheld a call by umpire Tom Hallion that an out was not recorded at second base.

7/25/2014 | Cole to make first rehab start on Monday

Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole will begin his rehab assignment Monday following his hefty 60-pitch bullpen session Friday in Indianapolis as he works his way back from right lat soreness.

7/25/2014 | Pirates staying cautious with Alvarez's knee

Thursday's off-day did Pedro Alvarez's ailing left knee no favors as the Pirates third baseman was out of the lineup yet again for Friday's series opener against the Rockies.

7/25/2014 | Locke looks to continue strong stretch in Colorado

Jeff Locke, who has thrown eight straight quality starts, will try to stay hot and even the series against Tyler Matzek and the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on Saturday night.

7/25/2014 | Bats, bullpen struggle in series opener against Rox

The Rockies erupted for seven runs in the seventh, racking up four of those off Ernesto Frieri to secure a series-opening 8-1 victory on Friday night.

7/24/2014 | McCutchen making a case for an NL MVP encore

All-Star center fielder Andrew McCutchen is putting up numbers better than his 2013 NL MVP Award season while leading the surging Bucs back into contention.

7/23/2014 | Pirates lose challenge on close play at first

The Pirates lost a challenge in the top of the eighth inning against the Dodgers on Wednesday on a safe call at first base.

7/23/2014 | Injury-plagued Rockies march on, host Pirates

After snapping a seven-game losing streak, the Rockies open a three-game series against the NL Central-contending Pirates at Coors Field on Friday. Colorado will start Brett Anderson, who will oppose Charlie Morton.

7/23/2014 | Pirates place Marte on disabled list, recall Morel

The Pirates placed Starling Marte on the 7-day concussion disabled list Wednesday, five days after Marte took a 93-mph fastball off the helmet. Infielder Brent Morel was promoted from Triple-A Indianapolis to take Marte's roster spot.

7/23/2014 | Rehabbing Cole throws sim game without issue

Gerrit Cole's second and more cautious rehab process of the season saw its first simulated game Wednesday at PNC Park. The hard-throwing righty tossed 70 pitches and said he wasn't bothered by the tight right lat that put him on the disabled list earlier this month.

7/23/2014 | Alvarez out of lineup due to knee injury

Pedro Alvarez was not in the Pirates' starting lineup Wednesday, one day after tweaking his left knee while running the bases.

7/23/2014 | Liriano cruises past LA after Bucs break out early

The air around PNC Park cooled dramatically Wednesday night. But matters heated up between the foul lines. While an odd weather front dropped afternoon mid-80s temperatures into the upper 60s, the Pirates were dropping the Dodgers, 6-1.

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