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Randy Watson approves? Pirates mistakenly offer fans a ‘sexual’ donut (pic)

The Pittsburgh Pirates had nothing but the best intentions in mind when a post to its Instagram account announced Friday morning that the team’s fans were in line for some free tickets and a special Pirates-themed donut if they dropped by an area Dunkin’ Donuts. Something, obviously, went awry, as instead of the message indicating...Read More The post Randy Watson approves?...
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Pittsburgh Pirates promotion features sexual donuts!

This is just about the best giveaway I can ever remember seeing from a sports team.  On their Instagram page, the Pittsburgh Pirates were advertising a local Dunkin Donuts offering free Pirates tickets and… AND!!!… a “sexual Pirates donut.” Yes, sexual Pirates donuts. The post was taken down, but here’s a screenshot. I’m trying to figure this out. Is this a Siri fail...
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Andrew McCutchen Pay Stub: Earnings and Taxes

Andrew McCutchen’s pay stub was posted online by redditor Grassiii, who claims his friend found the document while on a tour of the visitor’s clubhouse...
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LEADING OFF: Syndergaard, Cole meet up, Jennings tries again

A look at what's happening all around the major leagues Friday: --- FUTURES GAME Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard (1-1, 3.18 ERA) makes his third major league start opposite budding Pittsburgh ace Gerrit Cole (5-2, 2.40) in a juicy matchup of hard-throwing youngsters with high expectations. ''I've never spoken to the guy before in my life, but I've heard he's an incredible pitcher...
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Mets-Pirates Preview

Though Noah Syndergaard is receiving plenty of attention during his first month in the majors, Gerrit Cole is further along in his rise to the ranks of baseball's top pitchers. Syndergaard will try to make his case to stay up with the New York Mets on Friday night, while Cole looks to move into a tie for the major league lead with his sixth victory for the host Pittsburgh Pirates...
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Rejuvenated Burnett off to spectacular start in final season

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh Pirates starter A.J. Burnett isn't pitching like a guy sprinting toward retirement. The 38-year-old Burnett is 3-1 with a 1.38 ERA heading into a game Saturday against the New York Mets. Burnett's ERA is second in the majors and he's been one of the few constant bright spots for the Pirates, who are hovering around .500 one-quarter of the way through the...
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Pirates send fans on Josh Harrison bobblehead scavenger hunt

Earlier this year the Pirates sent fans on a hunt for Clint Hurdle garden gnomes. Well on Wednesday it was Josh Harrison's turn as the club sent fans on a scavenger hunt across the city to find Harrison bobbleheads.
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Game 40: Twins 4 Pirates 3

I would hate to try and create a hierarchy of painful Pirate losses from the last month or so, but this game scores pretty highly because it introduced us to the image of Andrew McCutchen doing everything he can to drag his lackluster team to a win, but still falling short. When McCutchen came up in the eighth inning, he was 0-for-2 with a HBP and the Pirates were losing 3-2. He...
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Pirates' Francisco Cervelli passed concussion tests

  The Pirates received some good news on the injury front Wednesday when catcher Francisco Cervelli passed all of his concussion tests. "He couldn't be in the lineup if the tests didn't go well," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle told Pirates.com. "He felt good when he came in. They tested him again and they put him through a workout program as well, and he tested well." Cervelli left...
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Twins outlast Pirates in marathon contest

PITTSBURGH -- A dozen seasons in, there is still plenty of life in Joe Mauer's bat. And hey, a little power too. The Minnesota Twins first baseman took an 89 mph slider from Pittsburgh's Antonio Bastardo and sent it just over the 21-foot Clemente Wall in right field in the top of the 13th to help the Twins to a 4-3 victory Wednesday night. The homer was Mauer's first of the season...
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Extra pain

The Pirates entered the night 0-5 in extras…but hey, all of those were on the road, and this time around they had to be feeling kind of good after coming back to tie it up after a quick 3-0 hole….annnnnd now it’s 0-6. This team is in a bad place right now. Sure, they were able to recover after it looked like another disastrous Jeff Locke outing. Locke deserves credit for righting...
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Jeff Locke, whatever

Jeff Locke’s last start was really bad, and then somehow the Pirates gave the game a worse ending. I want to tell you that he’s pitching for his job, but he’s probably not because with Charlie Morton in Vance Worley’s spot, there’s not really anyone to take his job from him. The Pirates have lost five of their last six games. This is very hard to get excited for. Josh Harrison...
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Francisco Liriano Rocked in Pirates’ 8-5 Loss to Twins

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano sits in the dugout during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Friday, May 8, 2015, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Pedro Alvarez landed a home run ball in the Allegheny River, but it wasn’t enough for the Pittsburgh Pirates to spark a comeback, and they fell to the Minnesota Twins...
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Game 39: Twins 8 Pirates 5

After spending the better part of a week thinking about Francisco Liriano, worrying about Francisco Liriano, and fighting with people on the internet about Francisco Liriano, Liriano went out and laid a gigantic egg against his old team last night. The thing that is probably most relevant about Liriano’s season to this point is this: Liriano has given up eight home runs in 47 2...
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Pittsburgh Pirates drop first game against Twins 8-5

The Pittsburgh Pirates comeback effort was not enough in the first game of a two game series on Tuesday, May 19th at PNC Park against the visiting Minnesota Twins.  On the mound for the Pirates was starting pitcher, Francisco Liriano, who was facing off against his old team, of which he spent the first 7 years of his career.  The outing was a tough one for Liriano, who struggled...
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Pedro Alvarez’s Mammoth Home Run Lands In Boat On Allegheny River (Video)

Pedro Alvarez did a little boating Tuesday night. The Pittsburgh Pirates slugger has proved in recent years that when he gets a hold of one, he’ll send it a very long way. Well, he got a hold of one Tuesday against the Minnesota Twins, and the end result was a water landing of sorts. Alvarez ripped a 471-foot solo home run in the fourth inning that, off the bat, looked like it...
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Pedro Alvarez hits HR into boat on the fly (Video)

Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez hit a home run out of PNC Park and into a small boat parked along the edge of the Allegheny River in the bottom of the fourth inning of Tuesday's game against Minnesota.The solo HR by Alvarez traveled about 450 feet and landed in the boat on the fly. A passer-by saw the baseball land and hopped into the boat to grab the souvenir for...
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Pirates' Pedro Alvarez homers into the river

Pedro Alvarez hit a monster home run in Tuesday's game that not only went over the wall, but left PNC Park and landed in a boat. Yes, a boat. Take a look:
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Liriano’s loss

Francisco Liriano was flat-out terrible on Tuesday night, and that’s really all you need to know about this one. His location was nonexistent and when he did find the zone, the Twins hammered him. Two innings, 8 runs, that’s that. I don’t know if it’s really time to be significantly worried about Frankie – as bad as this one was, it’s one start, it happens once in a long...
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Twins put up big 2nd inning, hold on to down Pirates

  Brian Dozier got Minnesota started with a home run in the first inning and Trevor Plouffe hit a two-run shot in a six-run second as the Twins built an early 7-0 lead then held on for an 8-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night. The highlight for the Pirates came in the bottom of the Twins' big inning. Pedro Alvarez hit a 461-foot home run that landed in a boat...
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Twins use big 2nd inning to down Pirates 8-5

PITTSBURGH (AP) Brian Dozier got Minnesota started with a home run in the first inning and Trevor Plouffe hit a two-run shot in a six-run second as the Twins built an early 7-0 lead then held on for an 8-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night. The highlight for the Pirates came in the bottom of the Twins' big second inning. Pedro Alvarez hit a 461-foot home run that...
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WATCH: Pedro Alvarez Hits A HR Out Of PNC Park And Into The Allegheny River

Technically, Pedro Alvarez‘s home run didn’t make it do the Allegheny River because it landed on a boat docked right outside the stadium. Nonetheless, on a night that has seen 23 home runs thus far, this one was a jaw-dropper. The Pirates first basemen turned on a 2-0 pitch from Ricky Nolasco in the bottom of the 4th inning for his 7th home run of the year. The Pirates announced...
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What sort of year is Francisco Liriano having?

It’s relatively easy to figure out how the season is going for 80% of the rotation. Gerrit Cole has been fantastic, and he’s closer than ever to finally breaking out and living up to that “1-1″ tag the Pirates put on him four years ago. AJ Burnett is revitalized with the Pirates, throwing strikes and getting ground balls again, even if his ERA is probably coming back to earth...
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Neck Lips is back

We have selected OF Jose Tabata from @indyindians & optioned RHP Wilfredo Boscan to Indy. Justin Sellers was transferred to the 60-day DL. — Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) May 19, 2015 pic.twitter.com/xT3da7WsJM — Forbes to Federal (@ForbesToFederal) May 19, 2015 The Pirates were short a position player after calling up Boscan on Saturday, so this move restores a more normal...
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Jose Tabata brought back from minor leagues by Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) Dropped from the 40-man roster last October, outfielder Jose Tabata has been brought back to the major leagues by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Tabata's contract was selected from Indianapolis on Tuesday, and right-hander Wilfredo Boscan was optioned to the Triple-A team. Tabata, who has a $4 million salary, was hitting .352 with no homers and four RBIs in 28 games at...
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