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Padres Shutout Pirates, 2-0
September 17, 2013
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Padres Shutout Pirates, 2-0

Andrew Cashner put forth an all-encompassing performance Monday night. He had velocity. He had control. He had efficiency. Except for a solitary single, he had the makings of a perfect game. Cashner settled for a complete-game, one-hit shutout in the San Diego Padres’ 2-0 win against the Pirates at PNC Park — a...

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Francisco Liriano Carves Up Padres
August 20, 2013
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Francisco Liriano Carves Up Padres

Francisco Liriano took another step toward proving that his dismantling at Coors Field two weeks ago was a fluke. He carved up the San Diego Padres with a devastating slider, forcing swing after swing at nothing but air, in the Pirates’ 3-1 win at Petco Park Monday night. The Pirates maintained their one-game lead over...

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Pirates Beat Cardinals, 5-4
August 01, 2013
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Pirates Beat Cardinals, 5-4

A blowout, a shutout, a walk-off and a comeback. In these past four games, the Pirates have shown they can win nearly any way possible. More importantly, they have shown they can win when it matters most. In what was billed as the biggest series in PNC Park history, the Pirates now have a chance to go for a five-game sweep...

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Pirates Stand Still as Trade Deadline Passes
July 31, 2013
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Pirates Stand Still as Trade Deadline Passes

Owners of the best record in baseball, the Pirates stood pat at yesterday’s non-waiver trade deadline. The 4 p.m. deadline passed in relative quiet. The biggest names, Alfonso Soriano and Matt Garza, moved teams well before the deadline. The biggest move today involved starter Jake Peavy, who went from the Chicago White...

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Pedro Alvarez Goes Down Swinging in Home Run Derby
July 16, 2013
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Pedro Alvarez Goes Down Swinging in Home Run Derby

Pedro Alvarez had the unenviable task of following Yoenis Cespedes in the Home Run Derby Monday night at Citi Field. With his father and high school coach watching, and a longtime friend pitching, it didn’t matter. “I just had a blast out there,” Alvarez said after the Derby, in which Cespedes, an outfielder...

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