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  • Volquez goes distance as Bucs bash Cards

    This must be why they show up and keep playing the game, as manager Clint Hurdle plainly put it the other day. After getting flattened and being flat for three straight nights here, on the fourth night the Pirates made it all right with a 9-1 beating of the Cardinals.

  • Locke earns first win as Bucs clinch series

    The Pirates got another workman-like effort from their starter on Tuesday, as Jeff Locke went 7 1/3 innings and gave up three runs, and Pittsburgh beat the Rays, 6-5, for the second straight night at Tropicana Field.

  • Martin's walk-off walk caps Bucs' win in 12th

    Three innings after Jason Grilli surrendered a game-tying ninth-inning homer, Russell Martin walked with two outs and the bases loaded to give the Bucs a 4-3 win over the Reds on Thursday afternoon at PNC Park.

  • Bucs ride eight-run sixth to blow out Brewers

    The Bucs' eight-run sixth against the Brewers marked the best inning they have had at the plate all season. They turned a two-run lead into a double-digit cushion and breezed to a 15-5 win against the first-place Crew at PNC Park.

  • Bucs snap nine-game Dodger Stadium skid

    The Pirates bats got behind Gerrit Cole on Thursday night to end their nine-game losing streak at Dodger Stadium. Cole went 6 1/3 innings, while the Bucs got two RBIs from Josh Harrison and home runs from Pedro Alvarez and Russel Martin.

  • Martin to catch Grilli in simulated game

    Jason Grilli and catcher Russell Martin, both on the disabled list since April 26 with a strained left oblique and strained left hamstring, respectively, will team up at PNC Park to set the clock on their returns.

  • Bucs' Martin progressing, close to returning

    Catcher Russell Martin appears to be one day closer to returning to the Pirates after a successful training session when he ran at full speed and did not feel any tightness in his left hamstring. Martin also faced live pitching on Saturday and has participated in two bullpen sessions.

  • Martin back in high spirits after tests show good news

    Russell Martin was back in the Pirates' clubhouse Sunday morning, as an MRI confirming the hamstring as the only issue after the veteran catcher was placed on the DL on Saturday.

  • Ailing Martin returns to Pittsburgh for tests

    The left side of his lower body laced with pain, Pirates catcher Russell Martin has returned to Pittsburgh for tests including an MRI to try to determine the cause of the discomfort that forced his Saturday placement on the disabled list.

  • Bucs' Martin, Snider appealing suspensions

    The Pirates' Travis Snider and Russell Martin are appealing the suspensions handed down to them on Tuesday by Major League Baseball for their involvement in Sunday's altercation with the Brewers.

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