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Pirates Recall Brandon Cumpton

After just one shaky relief appearance Monday night against the Detroit Tigers in which he pitched just two-thirds of an inning while giving up three hits and two earned runs, the Pirates have optioned reliever Casey Sadler back to Triple-A Indianapolis and have recalled pitcher Brandon Cumpton.

93-7 The Fan–08/12/2014

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Lynn Wins 10th, Cardinals Top Pirates 5-2

Lance Lynn reached double figures in wins before the All-Star break for the third straight year and Kolten Wong homered for the second game in a row, helping the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates for the third straight time, 5-2 on Wednesday night.

07/10/2014

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Mets-Pirates Preview

The Pittsburgh Pirates’ rotation has been looking much better of late, and now Gerrit Cole is returning.

06/28/2014

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Harrison Lifts Pirates Over Mets 3-2 In 11 Innings

Josh Harrison doubled home the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning to give the Pittsburgh Pirates a 3-2 victory over the New York Mets on Friday night.

06/27/2014

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McCutchen Homers And Pirates Beat Cubs 4-2

Andrew McCutchen homered and reached base four times and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 4-2 at rainy PNC Park on Wednesday night.

06/12/2014

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Martin, Pirates Roll Past Brewers, 15-5

Russell Martin had three hits, including a three-run double during an eight-run sixth inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates rolled to a 15-5 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night, handing nemesis Kyle Lohse his first loss since April 1.

06/06/2014

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Tim Williams: Polanco Batting Leadoff A Good Transition To Majors

Tim Williams of PiratesProspects.com joined Tab Douglas and Stacy Kauffman Sunday to talk about Gregory Polanco as well as other prospects.

93-7 The Fan–06/01/2014

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Ramirez’s 2 HRs Power Dodgers To 12-2 Rout Of Bucs

Hanley Ramirez homered twice, drove in five runs and scored four times, tying career highs in all three categories and leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 12-2 rout of the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday.

05/31/2014

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MLB Network Analyst Sean Casey: These Pirates Look Familiar

Sean Casey says the Pirates will battle for nine innings every night and find ways to win just like last year.

93-7 The Fan–05/27/2014

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Neal Huntington: Cole Doesn’t Realize How Good His Fastball Is

Pittsburgh Pirates GM Neal Huntington joined Greg Brown Sunday for his weekly show on The Fan.

93-7 The Fan–05/25/2014

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Brandon Cumpton: Trying To Build On Each Outing

Bob Pompeani visited Saturday with Pirates pitcher Brandon Cumpton.

93-7 The Fan–05/24/2014

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Pirates DFA Wandy Rodriguez

After another disastrous start, the Pirates have designated for assignment starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez.

93-7 The Fan–05/22/2014

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Pirates Place Reliever Stolmy Pimentel On DL

The Pirates placed reliever Stolmy Pimentel on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation, one of four roster moves Pittsburgh made Saturday.

05/03/2014

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Cingrani, Ludwick Lift Reds Over Pirates, 2-1

Ryan Ludwick lined a two-run double after a pair of Cincinnati batters were hit by pitches, lifting Tony Cingrani and the Reds over the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 Thursday.

04/24/2014

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Pirates Option RHP Cumpton To Triple-A

The Pittsburgh Pirates continue to trim their roster ahead of Opening Day on Monday.

03/27/2014

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