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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

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

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 half of the season. After a nightmarish slump saw the Pirates lose 13 of 15 games and fall a ...

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)

By David Leftwich / Staff Writer

May 18, 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 upper hand. And both times, the teams appeared to be on the verge of a bench-clearing brawl. After ...

Finding a team: Reasons to root for the remaining playoff rosters

New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom throws in the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. (Will Vragovic/Tampa Bay Times/TNS)

By Chris Puzia / Assistant Sports Editor

October 20, 2015

It will probably be difficult for any Pirates fan to stay invested in the MLB playoffs now that the Buccos lost the Wild Card game for the second straight year — but before you change the channel on current games, note some similarities these teams have with Pittsburgh. Each of the four teams left in their...

Fan impact overblown in MLB playoffs

Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta throws against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning at PNC Park in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. (Nuccio DiNuzzo/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

By Chris Puzia / Assistant Sports Editor

October 5, 2015

As if Pirates fans didn’t already have enough reason to despise Cubs ace Jake Arrieta, his Twitter feed might provide more fodder. “Whatever helps keep your hope alive, just know, it doesn’t matter,” Arrieta responded Sunday to a tweet suggesting PNC Park’s blackout crowd will rattle him ...

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