Francisco Liriano

BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 1: Starling Marte #6 of the Pittsburgh Pirates reacts after striking out in the third inning during a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in game two of a doubleheader on May 1, 2014 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland.

Pirates Lose To Reds 10-6, Hurt Title Chances

The Pittsburgh Pirates’ NL Central chances were hurt when Todd Frazier had a tying two-run homer in the seventh inning and Ramon Santiago hit a grand slam in the 10th, powering the Cincinnati Reds to a 10-6 victory on Saturday.

09/27/2014

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Gerrit Cole Developing Into Team Leader, Staff Ace

Just barely 24-years-old and with only 40 starts in the majors, Gerrit Cole has the look of not only an ace starting pitcher, but a Pirates leader.

93-7 The Fan–09/25/2014

PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 17: Francisco Liriano #47 of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitches in the first inning against the Boston Red Sox during inter-league play at PNC Park on September 17, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

CBSSports.com: Fantasy Baseball Week 26 Starts And Sits

The fantasy baseball experts at CBSSports.com break down who to start and who to sit for the upcoming week.

09/19/2014

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Pirates Overwhelm Buchholz, Red Sox In 9-1 Win

Gregory Polanco, Neil Walker and Ike Davis all homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Red Sox 9-1 on Wednesday night to maintain their grip on the second National League wild card spot.

09/17/2014

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Liriano Fans 12 In Pirates’ 4-1 Win Over Phillies

Francisco Liriano struck out a season-high 12 in eight dominant innings, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 on Thursday night.

09/11/2014

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Pirates Get 2 Big Wins Against Cubs

Francisco Liriano struck out nine in six innings, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat Chicago Cubs 5-0 on Saturday for their second win of the day.

09/06/2014

Gregory Polanco #25, Michael Martinez #3 and Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates celebrate defeating the San Francisco Giants 3-1 at AT&T Park on July 29, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Liriano Fans 11 In Pirates’ 3-1 Win

His left oblique no longer a painful obstacle, Francisco Liriano is starting to look like the dominant pitcher he was for Pittsburgh in 2013.

07/30/2014

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Searage Encouraged By Liriano’s Performance In Win Over Dodgers

Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage joined “Pirates Fan Reaction” Wednesday after a 6-1 victory over the L.A. Dodgers at PNC Park.

07/24/2014

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Pirates Jump On Haren Early, Top Dodgers 6-1

Josh Harrison had two hits with two RBIs and the Pittsburgh Pirates jumped on Dan Haren early in a 6-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night.

07/23/2014

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Report: Pirates Players Lobbying For Return Of AJ Burnett

Since the day he left the Pirates, it seems the name AJ Burnett has always been one to stir emotion with the Pirates fan base. Apparently, that name is having the same affect in the Pirates clubhouse.

93-7 The Fan–07/22/2014

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Pirates Rally Late, Top Rockies 4-2

Travis Snider’s pinch-hit double in the eighth scored Neil Walker to spark the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 4-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Friday night.

07/18/2014

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds: July 18

Bob Walk Has Faith In Watson, Melancon

Pirates broadcaster Bob Walk made his weekly appearance on The Fan Morning Show Friday as the second half of the season resumed.

93-7 The Fan–07/18/2014

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Ray Searage: Liriano Healthy, Focusing On Executing Pitches

Pirates Pitching Coach Ray Searage joined The Fan Morning Show Friday as the second half of the season begins.

93-7 The Fan–07/18/2014

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Colin Dunlap: Pirates Hinge On Liriano

Takes a team, certainly. Yep — it takes every single guy in baseball.

07/18/2014

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Pirates GM: We Strive For October, But Still Have Work To Do

Huntington says the team has put itself in a nice position for August and September but they have some things to improve on if they are to make a playoff run.

93-7 The Fan–07/13/2014

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