A.J. Burnett

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Staying Loyal To Slumping Players Can Bury Your Fantasy Baseball Team

Staying loyal to slumping players may pan out better for real-life MLB managers than for fantasy owners, so think long and hard about keeping your favorite player in the lineup while he’s going through an 0-for-28 slump at the plate. Those at-bats can really hurt your team down the stretch.

08/12/2015

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Pirates Acquire Happ From Mariners, Morse From Dodgers

The Pittsburgh Pirates added depth to their starting rotation on Friday, acquiring J.A. Happ from Seattle in exchange for minor-league pitcher Adrian Sampson.

07/31/2015

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Pirates All-Star Picks Give Team A Boost

Monday’s announcement of four Pirates selected to play in the MLB All-Star Game carried not only history, but a good sign for the future of the ball club.

07/08/2015

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Alvarez’s RBI Single In 9th Lifts Pirates Past Padres, 2-1

Pedro Alvarez singled home the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Pittsburgh Pirates a 2-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Monday night.

07/06/2015

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4 Pirates Selected For MLB All-Star Game

Four Pittsburgh Pirates have been selected for the MLB All-Star Game.

07/06/2015

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Reds Outlast Pirates 5-4 In 13 Innings On Phillips’ Homer

Brandon Phillips led off the top of the 13th inning with his fourth homer of the season to lift the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday night.

06/26/2015

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Nationals End Pirates’ 8-Game Win Streak With 4-1 Victory

Joe Ross struck out 11 in his third major league start, and the Washington Nationals beat A.J. Burnett and the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1 on Friday night to end their eight-game winning streak.

06/19/2015

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Dunlap: A.J. Burnett Winning City Over Again

A.J. Burnett lost Monday night. You can read it right there in the box score, in the game log, in the chronicle of that rain-fragmented game played against the Milwaukee Brewers. He has, however, won over these Pittsburgh Pirates for a second time.

93-7 The Fan–06/09/2015

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Dunlap: What If A.J. Can’t Walk Away?

Forget an ending with this 2015 victory lap, how about a second encore in 2016?

93-7 The Fan–05/13/2015

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Burnett Pitches Pirates Past Phillies 7-2

A.J. Burnett pitched seven strong innings in his return to Philadelphia, Andrew McCutchen homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Phillies 7-2 on Tuesday night for their fourth consecutive win.

05/12/2015

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Stable Veterans Flying Under The Radar Can Help Your Fantasy Baseball Team

A lot of fantasy baseball owners like to grab a rookie early and wait for him to pan out on the field. That can take all season, though. Sometimes, it’s best to grab the non-flashy veterans with the steady statistics instead, because at least they’re playing every day—and playing at a level you can rely on to win your league.

05/09/2015

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Pirates Bust Loose, End 5-Game Slide With 7-2 Win Over Reds

A.J. Burnett limited the Cincinnati Reds for seven effective innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates ended a five-game losing streak with a 7-2 win on Thursday night.

05/07/2015

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Adams Gives Cardinals 2-1 Win Over Pirates In 10 Innings

Matt Adams hit a bases-loaded single with two outs in the 10th inning to give the St. Louis Cardinals a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night.

05/02/2015

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Bryant’s 3 RBIs Lead Cubs Over Pirates 5-2

Kris Bryant turned his tiebreaking two-run double into a Little League homer with some heads-up baserunning, and the star rookie had three hits and three RBIs Monday night to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 5-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

04/20/2015

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Greene Throws 8 Strong Innings As Tigers Beat Pirates 2-0

Shane Greene pitched eight strong innings and the Detroit Tigers bounced back from their first loss of the season with a 2-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.

04/14/2015

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