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Pirates 2017 season preview

Andrew McCutchen will not be patrolling center field for the Pirates this season, with the duties instead going to Gold Glove-winner Starling Marte. Matt Hawley | Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 31, 2017

As spring training winds down and the calendar flips to April, sports fans across the country are coming to a welcome realization. Opening Day is almost upon us. The 2017 Major League Baseball season kicks off Sunday, April 2, with a three-game slate featuring the defending World Series champion Chica...

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 ...

Kang’s return forces Hurdle to make tough decisions with crowded infield

Jung-ho Kang made an emphatic return to the Pirates' lineup on Friday night. (TNS)

By David Leftwich / Staff Writer

May 10, 2016

Some players in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ already deep infield might have trouble staying relevant with the triumphant return of multi-talened infielder Jung-ho Kang. Professional sports teams are always searching for ways to add depth to their rosters. This is especially true in baseball, where teams...

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