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7/6/2015 | Alvarez bests father-in-law Murphy with walk-off

Pedro Alvarez, who is Padres interim manager Pat Murphy's son-in-law, dealt the decisive blow in the Pirates' 2-1 walk-off win over the Padres.

7/6/2015 | Luebke suffers setback during rehab

Cory Luebke's path back to the big leagues after two Tommy John surgeries has hit a snag. Luebke, currently serving a rehabilitation stint with Triple-A El Paso, has returned to San Diego, where he'll be examined Tuesday by team doctor Heinz Hoenecke after recently suffering some discomfort in his left elbow.

7/6/2015 | Cutch to start as Bucs boast 4 All-Stars

Andrew McCutchen not only made his fifth consecutive Midsummer Classic as the rest of the National League squad was announced Monday night -- but is also the pick to replace the injured Giancarlo Stanton in the starting lineup for the 86th All-Star Game. McCutchen will be joined by first-timers A.J. Burnett and Gerrit Cole, and fellow 2013 All-Star Mark Melancon in the Pirates contingent.

7/6/2015 | Ross, Liriano set to square off at PNC Park

The long ball will be a topic of interest when Tyson Ross and the Padres square off with Francisco Liriano and the Pirates on Tuesday at PNC Park.

7/6/2015 | Bucs walk off on Alvarez's single vs. Padres

Pedro Alvarez's single with two outs in the ninth scored All-Star Andrew McCutchen and gave the Pirates a 2-1 win over San Diego on Monday night, their fifth win in six games moving them a season-high 14 games over .500.

7/6/2015 | Harrison placed on DL with left thumb injury

The Pirates lost a key piece of their lineup Monday, placing infielder Josh Harrison on the 15-day disabled list with a left thumb injury. Harrison sustained the injury while sliding into second base during the seventh inning of the Pirates' 5-2 win over the Indians on Sunday.

7/5/2015 | McCutchen, Cole could still be All-Stars

Weekly updates tracked their players on the lower end of the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, so the Pirates were anything but a shoo-in to land a starter on the National League All-Star Team, and Sunday night's revelation of that lineup only confirmed it.

7/5/2015 | Pirates claim Ishikawa off waivers

Travis Ishikawa is coming back to Pittsburgh.

7/5/2015 | Marte exits in 4th with discomfort in left side

Pirates left fielder Starling Marte left Sunday's 5-3 win over the Indians at PNC Park during the middle of an at-bat due to discomfort in his left side.

7/5/2015 | Shields, Burnett to open three-game series

There's nothing like home cooking, but the Padres have certainly made themselves downright comfortable playing the Pirates at PNC Park. The Pirates will send veteran A.J. Burnett to the mound in the first game of the three-game series. The Padres will counter with James Shields.

7/5/2015 | Bucs' big 5th vs. Tribe leads Cole to 12th win

Right-hander Gerrit Cole earned his Major League-leading 12th win of the season as the Pirates reached the midpoint of their season with a 5-3 win over the Indians on Sunday afternoon at PNC Park.

7/4/2015 | Bucs turn to untouchable Melancon in 9th

Jeff Locke was nearly finished with the best start of his career Saturday afternoon, and manager Clint Hurdle had a tough decision to make. Should he send out Locke for the ninth with a one-run lead or turn to closer Mark Melancon?

7/4/2015 | Locke dazzles with eight scoreless innings

Driven to not be the lemon in the Pirates' rotation garage, Jeff Locke on Saturday instead became their sleek roadster.

7/4/2015 | Richard gone, but Bucs feel good about depth

The Pirates had hoped to keep Clayton Richard in the Indianapolis on-deck circle until circumstances forced a call for starting pitching help, but even with the veteran left-hander's deal into the Cubs' rotation, manager Clint Hurdle remains comfortable with the Bucs' supply of standby arms.

7/4/2015 | Pirates carefully cast their own ASG votes

For a team like the Pirates, the outcome of the All-Star Game -- and the resulting home-field advantage in the World Series -- takes on a little added significance. So, too, does the process of filling out their All-Star ballots.

7/4/2015 | Salazar, Cole set to face off in rubber game

Gerrit Cole, who leads the National League in wins and boasts a 2.20 ERA, has held firm this season when facing hitters with runners in scoring position -- a trend he'll look to continue against the Indians at 1:35 p.m. ET Sunday at PNC Park. Meanwhile, Cole's counterpart -- Indians starter Danny Salazar -- has fared well when facing those situations, as well.

7/4/2015 | Bucs even series vs. Tribe with Locke's gem

Jeff Locke turned off a hot Indians offense for eight innings on Saturday and Neil Walker's sixth-inning single drove in the only run he needed to give the Pirates a 1-0 victory on Independence Day.

7/4/2015 | Bucs struggle after delay, but don't blame rain

The Pirates have gotten used to rain delays this season. They've sat and waited, gone back to the clubhouse and retaken the field through nearly 12 hours worth of them over eight games this year.

7/3/2015 | Hernia surgery likely to end Taillon's season

Pirates pitching prospect Jameson Taillon was nearing another milestone in his recovery from Tommy John surgery last week, preparing to pitch for one of Pittsburgh's Minor League affiliates for the first time since 2013.

7/3/2015 | Bucs trade lefty Richard to Cubs

The Pirates made good on their promise and intent when they came to a Minor League agreement on Dec. 3 with veteran lefty Clayton Richard: to work him back to the Major Leagues.

7/3/2015 | Anderson, Locke face off in Interleague tilt

Don't be surprised if Saturday's 4:05 p.m. ET tilt between the Pirates and Indians at PNC Park is methodically defined by ground ball after ground ball as Cleveland's Cody Anderson takes the bump. Pirates starter Jeff Locke, meanwhile, has also induced double-digit ground ball totals in four of his past five outings.

7/3/2015 | Tribe battles rain, Bucs for 5th straight win

A trio of early runs and another solid start led the Indians to their fifth straight win, a 5-2 victory over the Pirates on a rainy Friday night at PNC Park.

7/3/2015 | Stats of the Day: Bucs arms on historic pace

Francisco Liriano kept the Tigers off the board for seven frames, and the Pirates completed a three-game sweep with an 8-4 victory in Detroit. As a team, Pittsburgh owns an historic 2.91 ERA. compiled a 2.65 ERA.

7/2/2015 | Liriano neutralizes lefty-mashing Tigers

The hard-to-hit left-hander went up against the team that hits lefties hard on Thursday afternoon. It was no contest. Francisco Liriano pitted his miniscule opponents' average (.189) against the masculine Tigers' .276 average against southpaws -- third best in the Majors -- and pulled rank with seven scoreless innings in the Pirates' 8-4 win at Comerica Park.

7/2/2015 | Liriano's gem sets tone in Bucs' Detroit sweep

Francisco Liriano tossed seven scoreless innings, and a four-run ninth weathered a late comeback attempt as the Pirates completed a three-game sweep of the Tigers with an 8-4 win on Thursday afternoon at Comerica Park.

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