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Adam Wainwright, offense continues to struggle in 3-1 loss to Pirates

Ike Davis would continue to hurt the Cardinals this series in the finale Wednesday afternoon at PNC Park. He homered on the first pitch he saw, giving the Pirates a 2-0 lead in the Bottom of the 2nd, following up his pinch hit three-run shot in yesterday night’s 5-3 win. The home run by Davis was two of the three runs Adam Wainwright would give up this afternoon in six innings...
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Ike Davis homer lifts Bucs over Cards, tightens NL wild-card race

  Ike Davis hit a two-run homer off a speaker above the seats in right-center field, Jeff Locke outpitched Adam Wainwright and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 Wednesday to close in the National League wild-card race. Pittsburgh took two of three from the defending NL champions and has won five of seven overall. St. Louis (71-61) leads the NL wild-card race...
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Long Davis homer lifts Pirates over Cardinals, 3-1

PITTSBURGH -- Ike Davis hit a two-run homer off a speaker above the seats in right-center field, Jeff Locke outpitched Adam Wainwright and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 3-1, Wednesday to close in the NL wild-card race. Pittsburgh took two of three from the defending NL champions and has won five of seven overall. St. Louis (71-61) leads the NL wild-card race...
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Long Davis homer lifts Pirates over Cardinals 3-1

PITTSBURGH (AP) Ike Davis hit a two-run homer off a speaker above the seats in right-center field, Jeff Locke outpitched Adam Wainwright and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 Wednesday to close in the NL wild-card race. Pittsburgh took two of three from the defending NL champions and has won five of seven overall. St. Louis (71-61) leads the NL wild-card race...
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Long Davis homer lifts Pirates over Cardinals, 3-1

PITTSBURGH -- Ike Davis hit a two-run homer off a speaker above the seats in right-center field, Jeff Locke outpitched Adam Wainwright and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 3-1, Wednesday to close in the NL wild-card race. Pittsburgh took two of three from the defending NL champions and has won five of seven overall. St. Louis (71-61) leads the NL wild-card race...
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Long Davis homer lifts Pirates over Cardinals, 3-1

PITTSBURGH -- Ike Davis hit a two-run homer off a speaker above the seats in right-center field, Jeff Locke outpitched Adam Wainwright and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 3-1, Wednesday to close in the NL wild-card race. Pittsburgh took two of three from the defending NL champions and has won five of seven overall. St. Louis (71-61) leads the NL wild-card race...
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Jeff Locke looks to give the Pirates a series win over the Cardinals

If the Pirates beat the Cardinals today, they will have taken four out of six from the Cardinals and Brewers over the last six days. That’d be a pretty good result, and given the general state of the wild card race, if the Pirates can win series against contenders down the stretch, I think there’s an awfully good chance they’re going to find themselves with a playoff spot when...
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Pirates Injury Update: Pedro Alvarez exits with foot sprain

The Pittsburgh Pirates improved to 68-64 on the season following a 5-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals last night. With the win the Pirates are five games out in the division and a game and a half back in the wild card race. There is a bit of concern moving forward, as Pedro Alvarez left the game with a foot sprain after going 0-for-3 with a strikeout.  #454157306 / gettyimages...
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Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals – Game 133

The rubbermatch!  It doesn’t get much better than that does it?  Yes.  A sweep is better you boners. What an outing by Gerrit Cole last night. Too bad he can’t throw 150 pitches, that’s the only way to keep the pigpen from blowing leads. With him blowing the save Tony Watson was able to pick up his ninth win of the season. Quite pathetic in my mind to give him a win, I hate...
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Pirates top Cardinals, 5-2, on Davis' homer; Alvarez, McCutchen hurt

Ike Davis understands why he has lost playing time to Pedro Alvarez. “Petey hit something like five home runs in two days,” Davis said with a smile. “He deserves to play. You can't really argue with that.” In a tense eighth inning Tuesday, Davis made a case that maybe he has earned another look. He smacked a pinch-hit, three-run, homer that lifted the Pirates to a 5...
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Pirates Injury Update: Charlie Morton to start rehab Thursday

The Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday by the score of 5-2 . The win improved the Pirates to 68-64, third in the National League Central. Ike Davis broke a 2-2 tie in the eighth inning with a three-run home run. Tony Watson got the win in relief to improve to 9-1 on the season. On the injury front, pitcher Charlie Morton, who has been battling a hip...
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Andrew McCutchen: ‘I’m not 100 percent, and I realize that’

Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen left the team’s 5-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals with left rib discomfort. McCutchen left Tuesday’s game in the sixth inning because his ribs were feeling “just sore” and to “take a little break” that will allow him to return for Wednesday’s finale against the Cardinals. “The plan is to play [Wednesday],”...
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Pirates 5, Cardinals 2

This game was following almost the exact same script as Monday’s loss for a while, but the Pirates were able to flip it in the end for a thrilling win. This feels like a big, big win – after dropping two straight tough ones and facing a very difficult matchup in the series finale, another loss here would have been a bad look…especially if it came via another late inning collapse...
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Pirates Injury Update: Andrew McCuthen exits with rib discomfort

Pirates centerfielder Andrew McCutchen, the reigning NL MVP,  was removed from Tuesday's 5-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in the sixth inning due to left rib discomfort (video here and below). The outfielder exited two innings after making a spectacular catch, according to Tom Singer of MLB.com. McCutchen was replaced by Starling Marte in center with Jose Tabata comng...
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Ike Davis’ three run blast in the 8th lifts Pirates past Cardinals 5-2

Lance Lynn was looking for his 15th win of the season Tuesday night at PNC Park, which would put him tied atop the lead in wins in the majors. His outing would give the Cardinals a chance to win. But this night would belong to Pirates’ starter Gerrit Cole through the first six innings. He threw six scoreless innings, only to allow one hit. A two-out double by Kolten Wong would...
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Game 132: Pirates 5 Cardinals 2

Despite my obvious devotion to Andy Van Slyke as a kid, the iconic early 1990s Pittsburgh Pirate memory for me has always been Barry Bonds’s walkoff home run off of Lee Smith. I’m sure that almost every Pirate fan that remember 1991 remembers that home run; Bonds crushes a ball to right center and throws his arms in celebration before slowing starting his trot to first base....
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Davis homer in 8th lifts Bucs over Cards; McCutchen exits with injury

  Pinch-hitter Ike Davis launched a tiebreaking, three-run homer off Seth Maness in the eighth inning Tuesday night, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates over the St. Louis Cardinals 5-2. The Pirates won after reigning NL MVP Andrew McCutchen left in the fifth inning because of discomfort in his left ribs. Recently on the disabled list because of a rib problem, the center fielder ran...
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Davis homer in 8th lifts Pirates over Cardinals

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pinch-hitter Ike Davis launched a tiebreaking, three-run homer off Seth Maness in the eighth inning Tuesday night, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates over the St. Louis Cardinals 5-2. The Pirates won after reigning NL MVP Andrew McCutchen left in the fifth inning because of discomfort in his left ribs. Recently on the disabled list because of a rib problem, the center...
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Davis homer in eighth lifts Pirates over Cardinals

PITTSBURGH -- Pinch-hitter Ike Davis launched a tiebreaking, three-run homer off Seth Maness in the eighth inning Tuesday night, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates over the St. Louis Cardinals 5-2. The Pirates won after reigning NL MVP Andrew McCutchen left in the fifth inning because of discomfort in his left ribs. Recently on the disabled list because of a rib problem, the center fielder...
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Davis homer in eighth lifts Pirates over Cardinals

PITTSBURGH -- Pinch-hitter Ike Davis launched a tiebreaking, three-run homer off Seth Maness in the eighth inning Tuesday night, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates over the St. Louis Cardinals 5-2. The Pirates won after reigning NL MVP Andrew McCutchen left in the fifth inning because of discomfort in his left ribs. Recently on the disabled list because of a rib problem, the center fielder...
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Pirates' Andrew McCutchen hits wall, leaves with rib discomfort

  Center fielder Andrew McCutchen has left Pittsburgh's game with the St. Louis Cardinals with left rib discomfort. McCutchen departed after flying out to right in the bottom of the fifth inning on Tuesday night. The reigning National League MVP spent 15 days on the disabled list with fractured rib cartilage earlier this month and appeared to aggravate the injury in the third...
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Another day, another big game for the Pirates

In order to maintain any hope of winning anything except for the second wild card, the Pirates need at least one and probably two wins in the last two games of this series at PNC Park against the Cardinals. They certainly weren’t outplayed by the Cards last night, but a loss is a loss at this point in the season. Gerrit Cole pitches for the Pirates tonight, hoping to build on an...
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22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Update: Clint Barmes activated

The Pittsburgh Pirates dropped to 67-64 on the season following a 3-2 loss ot the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday. The loss puts the Pirates five and a half games out in the Central Division with 31 games to play. On the injury front, veteran shortstop Clint Barmes was activated from the disabled list after missing nearly two months with a groin injury. #450291318 / gettyimages.comOur...
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Game 131: Cardinals 3 Pirates 2

I don’t know what to say about this game that hasn’t been said about one of the other million close losses the Pirates have to key divisional opponents this year: the Pirates hit John Lackey hard for most of his start tonight, but only ended up with Pedro Alvarez’s solo home run to show for it. Francisco Liriano looked great until he suddenly didn’t, then the bullpen came...
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Polanco down, Tabata up, Nix gone, Barmes back

The headline covers the Bucs’ notable roster moves on Monday: Gregory Polanco to Indianapolis, Jose Tabata back up from Indy, Jayson Nix designated for assignment, and Clint Barmes activated off the DL. Polanco going to the minors is a bit of a shock – especially if you’d have told me this would be happening a couple months ago – but it does make some sense. The rookie has...
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