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4/15/2014 | Bucs return to action to top Reds in homer-filled action

Russell Martin provided the go-ahead run with two outs in the seventh -- the first inning in the resumption of a game suspended by rain after six with the teams tied -- giving the Pirates the two-day 8-7 win at Great American Ball Park on Tuesday.

4/15/2014 | Cole feels connection wearing Jackie's No. 42

Losing Tuesday night made Gerrit Cole feel bad. Losing on Jackie Robinson's Day and in his No. 42 made Cole feel inconsolable.

4/15/2014 | Pirates keeping close eye on Wandy's velocity

Three of Wandy Rodriguez's mistakes went over the wall in the Monday portion of the suspended game completed Tuesday afternoon. And those were not the young season's first far-hit mistakes by Rodriguez, whose velocity has been a couple ticks off his usual 92-93 mph.

4/15/2014 | Gaby emerges as option against righties

From the outset, Clint Hurdle said first base would not be a "cookie-cutter" platoon, and Gaby Sanchez can look forward to facing more right-handers after drilling a couple of cookies into the seats Monday night.

4/15/2014 | Pirates, Reds have score to settle in Cincinnati

After resuming Monday's suspended game, tied at 7 after hitting a Great American Ball Park-record 10 home runs, the Pirates and Reds will play their regularly scheduled Tuesday contest, with Gerrit Cole dueling with Mike Leake.

4/14/2014 | Rain suspends Bucs' power display in Cincinnati

The Pirates hit six home runs, all solo shots in three back-to-back sets. The Reds hit four, but three of theirs came with a man on. Oh, and all that happened within six innings, which was all the teams got to play before rain suspended the 7-7 game. It will be resumed at 5:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, prior to the regularly scheduled second game of the series.

4/14/2014 | Bucs, Reds set Great American Ball Park HR record

The Pirates broke out of their batting slump Monday night -- in duplicate. Or triplicate, if you count the number of times they hit back-to-back home runs. Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco's homer set a new Great American Ball Park record of 10 home runs, breaking the standard set on May 27, 2012, by the Rockies (five) and the Reds (four).

4/14/2014 | Reds win challenge on quirky foul ball call

The Reds had their first successful manager's challenge on Monday vs. the Pirates on a play that proved painful for Pittsburgh right fielder Travis Snider.

4/14/2014 | Bucs preparing final stages of Stewart's rehab

One week into his rehab assignment, and less than a month since the surgery on his right knee, Chris Stewart may have already passed the ultimate physical test for his return.

4/14/2014 | To field or not to field? Pitchers amuse Hurdle

Friday night in Milwaukee, Bryan Morris gave his manager the shakes. The righty reliever pounced on a swinging bunt by Ryan Braun between the mound and third base with, yes, Morris-the-cat-like quickness and whirled for an off-balance throw to first that was on target but a tick late. Clint Hurdle would rather not have his pitchers try that body-challenging maneuver.

4/13/2014 | Pirates topped by red-hot Brewers in series finale

Milwaukee stretched its winning streak to nine by completing the sweep of the Pirates, with a key defensive miscue by the Bucs factoring into the Brewers' 4-1 win at Miller Park on Sunday.

4/13/2014 | Volquez bringing team-first rah-rah attitude

When he took the mound Saturday night for his second start with the Bucs, Edinson Volquez proved adept at not only pitching, but also cheering on his teammates and lifting them up.

4/13/2014 | Cutch, Pirates to celebrate Jackie's Day in Cincy

Andrew McCutchen regards Jackie Robinson Day the way many people regard Christmas Day: It is nice to have a holiday celebrating the human condition, but it is far more meaningful to have a life filled with Christmas spirit.

4/13/2014 | Reds, Pirates set for rematch of NL Wild Card Game

The last time the Reds and Pirates met, in October of last season, it was the National League Wild Card Game and much was at stake. The two division rivals are set to square off in Monday's rematch, which opens the three-game series in Cincinnati.

4/12/2014 | Replay confirms out call in ninth

The Pirates' last hopes of a ninth-inning rally in Saturday night's game were extinguished when a replay review confirmed that the Brewers had turned a double play.

4/12/2014 | Mercer transitioning to everyday role

Jordy Mercer swung the bat well enough as a part-time shortstop for the Pirates last season that he earned the starting job this year. So far, it's been a transition for the 27-year-old.

4/12/2014 | Pitching-fueled Brewers turn to Lohse against Pirates

Kyle Lohse hits the mound Sunday trying to keep the Brewers' early success alive, but the Pirates and Charlie Morton are looking to end Milwaukee's wining streak.

4/12/2014 | Pirates battle but can't stop streaking Brewers

Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy singled for the tie-breaking run in the eighth inning Saturday, as ace setup reliever Mark Melancon and the rest of the Pirates again fell victims to the scalding Brewers, 3-2.

4/12/2014 | McCutchen returns to Pirates' lineup after short hiatus

Andrew McCutchen's absence with a "nagging thing" in his left ankle lasted one inning. The reigning National League MVP was penciled back in the Pirates' lineup for Saturday night, after having removed himself in the eighth inning of the previous night's game against the Brewers.

4/12/2014 | Today's MLB starting lineups: April 12

Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.

4/12/2014 | McCutchen exits game with ankle discomfort

Reigning National League MVP Andrew McCutchen took himself out of the Pirates' 4-2 loss to the Brewers on Friday night after making the final out in the eighth inning, complaining of some ankle discomfort.

4/12/2014 | Gallardo aims to extend Crew's streak, facing Volquez

Yovani Gallardo takes the mound Saturday for the Brewers, who have won seven straight. He'll be opposed by the Pirates' Edinson Volquez in the middle game of the weekend series at Miller Park.

4/11/2014 | Hurdle pleased with offense's versatility thus far

The Pirates come off one of their most varied offensive series in Chicago. In three games against the Cubs they scored with home runs, by taking extra bags on the basepaths, on sacrifice flies, even without the aid of a hit.

4/11/2014 | Stewart to continue rehabbing knee in Triple-A

Chris Stewart, still on the DL recovering from right-knee surgery on March 19, has moved to Triple-A. But Tony Sanchez continues to have an impact in his place.

4/11/2014 | Pirates unable to cool off red-hot Crew

The Pirates were the latest victims of the Brewers' win streak, dropping the series opener in Milwaukee 4-2 on Friday night behind Francisco Liriano.

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