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The Pirates kept the bats rolling from earlier in the day and snapped a five game losing streak, beating the Tigers 8-3 in the second half of the double-header Wednesday.

The big hit of the night came from an unlikely source.

04/26/2018 - 03:49
Alex Stumpf
The Pirates’ offense finally woke up behind a career game from Francisco Cervelli, but the Tigers’ 20 hits were too much to overcome in the first game of Wednesday’s twin-bill, with Detroit winning 13-10.

Leonys Martin got the Tigers’ offense started immediatley, smashing a payoff pitch over the fence in center during the first at-bat of the game.

04/25/2018 - 20:37
Alex Stumpf
   PHILADELPHIA — Aaron Altherr had quite a game for a guy who sat on the bench the first six innings.  
04/22/2018 - 22:26
PHILADELPHIA — Rhys Hoskins let two fastballs down the middle go for strikes and somehow saw another one.  
04/22/2018 - 00:09
Odubel Herrera's eighth inning triple served as the difference maker, as the Phillies continue to cool off the Pirates, winning 2-1 at Citizens Bank Park Friday night.

PHILADELPHIA — On yet another chilly April night in their ballpark, the Phillies stayed hot at home.

04/20/2018 - 22:18
PHILADELPHIA — Jake Arrieta threw like an old-school ace wearing a retro powder blue Phillies uniform fit for a throwback outing. Arrieta flashed the All-Star form that made Philadelphia covet him in free agency, striking out 10 and tossing one-hit ball over seven innings to lead the Phillies to a 7-0 win over the Pirates on Thursday night.

Rhys Hoskins homered, and Cesar Hernandez had a three-run single to pace the Phillies in their first game back from a 4-2 trip.


04/20/2018 - 00:03
The Bucs prevented the sweep with six RBI and five runs from their traditional bench players, beating the Rockies 10-2 Wednesday afternoon.

Manager Clint Hurdle elected to use all four of his normal reserves on the day game after playing the night before, and all four came through with a hit and either a run or an RBI.

04/18/2018 - 16:43
Alex Stumpf
Chad Bettis outdueled Trevor Williams, holding the Pirates to 7.1 innings of 5-hit, shutout baseball, in the Rockies 2-0 win over Pittsburgh at a frigid PNC Park Tuesday night.
04/17/2018 - 22:34
Anthony Jaskulski
Pirates’ starter Steven Brault had trouble putting batters away Monday, giving the Colorado Rockies the edge they needed to win 6-2.

Brault (2-1) started the game getting ahead in the count 0-2 against leadoff man DJ LeMahieu, but he lost him and surrendered a walk.

04/16/2018 - 23:16
Alex Stumpf
The Pirates made a handful of moves before their game against the Colorado Rockies Monday, placing Josh Harrison on the disabled list, optioning Dovydas Neverauskas to AAA and promoting LHP Enny Romero and infielder Max Moroff from Indianapolis.

Josh Harrison was diagnosed with a fractured fifth metacarpal- which is between the wrist and the pinky- in his left hand Monday after being hit by a pitch Sunday by Marlins’ pitcher Jose

04/16/2018 - 17:13
Alex Stumpf
The road to the Stanley Cup once again goes through the nation's capital for the Penguins, who are set to face Washington on Thursday night for Game 1 at Capital One Arena.
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jake Guentzel dropped to his right knee and slid on the ice in celebration, not only for his second career postseason hat trick, but for the goal that assured Pittsburgh was moving on in the playoffs. 
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