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Bucs: Bedard Leaves Game With Injury

Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — Pirates starting pitcher Erik Bedard was removed from Wednesday night’s game against Washington with back spasms.

93-7 The Fan–05/09/2012

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Bucs: Could Barajas Walk-Off Be The Spark The Pirates Need?

Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — Call me the eternal optimist, but Tuesday night’s walk-off victory for the Pirates is the type of win that can vault a team on a hot streak.

93-7 The Fan–05/09/2012

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Bucs: Post-Game Reaction, Pirates Beat Nationals

After the game, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle, closer Joel Hanrahan, starting pitcher A.J. Burnett and Barajas spoke with the media. Here’s what each of them had to say.

93-7 The Fan–05/08/2012

Evan Meek

Bucs: Pirates Option Evan Meek To Triple-A Indianapolis

Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — In an attempt to get reliever Evan Meek more work out of the bullpen, the Pittsburgh Pirates optioned him to Triple-A Indianapolis Monday night.

93-7 The Fan–05/01/2012

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Bucs: A Losing April Can Be Viewed As A Win

Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — The Pirates have had some struggles, but they should be pretty happy with where they’re at through one month of the season.

93-7 The Fan–05/01/2012

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4-1-Zoo: Several Pitt Players Sign Free Agent NFL Contracts

Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — Several former Pitt football players were signed to free agent contracts just hours after the draft ended.

93-7 The Fan–04/29/2012

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Bucs: Game 19, Pirates at Braves

Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — So here we are, 19 games into the season and heading to the place where last year it all unraveled.

93-7 The Fan–04/27/2012

Pedro Alvarez

Bucs: Is Pedro Alvarez Improving?

Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — a recent stretch of baseball might suggest Alvarez’s play is on the upswing.

93-7 The Fan–04/27/2012

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Bucs: Five-Run Fifth Inning Powers Pirates Past Rockies, 5-1

Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — Home runs by Garrett Jones and Pedro Alvarez turned a scoreless game into a blowout in the fifth inning Wednesday, as the Pirates blew the game open to beat Colorado, 5-1, in Game 2 of a double-header at PNC Park.

93-7 The Fan–04/25/2012

James McDonald

Bucs: McDonald Pitches 6 No-Hit Innings; Pirates Lose, 2-1

Despite six no-hit innings from Pirates starter James McDonald, the Pirates couldn’t muster enough run support to beat the Colorado Rockies Wednesday in Game 1 of a double-header, losing, 2-1.

93-7 The Fan–04/25/2012

Andrew McCutchen

Bucs: Pirates Beat Rockies, 5-4

Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — The Pirates battled back twice from deficits to beat Colorado, 5-4, Wednesday night at PNC Park.

93-7 The Fan–04/24/2012

Pedro Alvarez, Carlos Gonzalez

Bucs: Pirates-Rockies Game 1 Postponed

Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — The series opener between the Pirates and Rockies has been postponed because of inclement weather.

93-7 The Fan–04/23/2012

Andrew McCutchen

Bucs: Eight Pirates On All-Star Ballot

Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen highlights one of eight Pirates placed on the 2012 MLB All-Star ballot.

93-7 The Fan–04/19/2012

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Bucs: Karstens Placed On DL

Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed starting pitcher Jeff Karstens on the 15-day disabled list.

93-7 The Fan–04/18/2012

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Bucs: Hanrahan Out With Hamstring Tightness

Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — Pirates closer Joel Hanrahan was passed over for last night’s save because of hamstring tightness, which could keep him out until Friday.

93-7 The Fan–04/18/2012

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