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Pirates almost no-hit in loss to Cardinals

ST. LOUIS (AP) Michael Wacha lost a no-hit bid in the ninth inning when pinch-hitter Colin Moran led off with a single, leaving to a huge ovation and pitching the St. Louis Cardinals past the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-0 Sunday.

Taillon tosses eight inning gem in win over Cards

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Just like his teammates, Jameson Taillon had been struggling after a strong start to the season.

Bullpen allows five runs as Bucs' slide continues

Bullpen allows five runs as Bucs' slide continues

The Pirates’ bullpen continued to struggle Tuesday, blowing another late lead in an 8-6 loss to the Chicago Cubs.

Rizzo's questionable slide caps Cubs win

PITTSBURGH (AP) —Anthony Rizzo's seventh home run of the season gave the sleep-deprived Chicago Cubs an early lead on Monday afternoon. His two-run single in the ninth put the finishing touches on a 7-0 romp over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Vazquez exits with forearm discomfort in loss

Vazquez exits with forearm discomfort in loss

Jameson Taillon got a much needed quality start Sunday, but the Pirates’ bullpen cost him the win, and ultimately, the game, losing 6-4 to drop the series to the St. Louis Cardinals.

Williams roughed up in 4-1 loss to Cards

Williams roughed up in 4-1 loss to Cards

Starling Marte homered in his first at-bat back from the disabled list, but the Pirates could not generate any offense besides that, losing 4-1 to the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday afternoon.

Pittsburgh, who swept the Flyers in the four-game regular season series, will faceoff against their state rivals in the postseason for the seventh time, with the Flyers prevailing in a 4-2 Quarterf

It was the second loss for the Pirates’ bullpen on the season, allowing five runs over four innings.

The Pirates’ lineup pounded Reds’ pitchers Luis Castillo and Yovani Gallardo in a 15 hit onslaught Friday, beating Cincinnati 14-3 to improve to 6-1.

Mike Sullivan made it quite clear after Friday’s dismissal of the Senators, when he said, “when the stakes get high, we play our best.”

It was one of the few things that did not go his way on a night where he picked up a win and struck out Joey Votto twice.

Call it an indictment on the opponent’s performance or call it luck, either way, the Pittsburgh Pirates are at an MLB-best 5-1, with their best start to a season since 2003 after

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Josh Bell had not hit a walk-off home run since he was a member of the Altoona Curve in 2015. He changed that Friday with a soaring shot for the left field loonies.
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Francisco Cervelli is as passionate about the current state of Venezuela as anybody you'll find. Last month, the Pirates' catcher spoke passionately about the movement, his country's state of affairs and the future of Venezuela.
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Gustav Nyquist and Jimmy Howard led the way for the Red Wings, who landed Pittsburgh its fourth straight regulation loss.
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Monday night was more than a game. For Jameson Taillon, it was another heave in an ongoing push to liberation from a disease that can break down the toughest of men.
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