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Playoff Push: A look at the Bucs’ schedule

Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle has revitalized the franchise in his seven-year tenure and looks to return to the playoffs in October. (Photo by Matt Hawley | Staff Photographer)
July 18, 2017

Just five years ago, this season would have been considered a success for the Pirates. But now, after making the playoffs in three of the past four years, many see it as a disappointment. With just...

COLUMN: It’s not too early to start thinking about baseball

The Chicago Cubs celebrate after defeating the Cleveland Indians on Nov. 3, 2016 in Game 7 to win the World Series 8-7. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
January 18, 2017

As a football fan, I tuned in to watch all four of this weekend’s NFL playoff games. Despite the NFL’s assurances of excitement that bombarded me, courtesy of their enormous advertising machine, I...

Bell helps propel Bucs into position for run at a division crown

Rookie first baseman Josh Bell slides safely into home plate on Sunday afternoon. Matt Hawley | Staff Photographer
July 12, 2016

By surging into the All-Star break as one of the hottest teams in baseball, the Pittsburgh Pirates positioned themselves to make a run at an elusive National League Central Division title during the second...

Gallery: Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs

July 12, 2016

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Pirates need to focus on winning, not retaliating, against Cubs

Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole went the distance for his first complete game victory against the Mariners Wednesday night. (TNS)
May 17, 2016

To put it bluntly, the Pittsburgh Pirates tend to be sore losers when it comes to taking on the Chicago Cubs. In both series the Pirates have played against the Cubs this season, the Cubs have had the...

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