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Alvarez, McCutchen, Jones Hit Home Runs In 10-4 Win, Bucs Sweep Cubs

Pedro Alvarez, Andrew McCutchen and Garrett Jones homered, Erik Bedard pitched six shutout innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat Chicago 10-4 Sunday and sent the Cubs to their 12th consecutive defeat.

05/27/2012

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Correia Roughed Up; Pirates Lose To Marlins, 6-2

(93-7 The FAN) — Things spiraled out of control for Pirates starting pitcher Kevin Correia in the fourth inning Tuesday night at Miami.

93-7 The Fan–05/15/2012

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Bucs: Post-Game Reaction, Strasburg Dominates Pirates

Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — Predictably, much of the post-game chatter was in response to Strasburg and his performance.

93-7 The Fan–05/11/2012

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Strasburg Dominates, Pirates Lose To Nationals, 4-2

(93-7 The FAN) — Washington starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg lived up to the hype Thursday night, striking out 13 Pirates batters in a 4-2 Nationals win.

93-7 The Fan–05/10/2012

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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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Barajas Homer Wins Game For Pirates, 5-4

Rod Barajas smacked a two-run homer of his own to left field with two outs in the ninth inning for a 5-4 Pirates win.

93-7 The Fan–05/08/2012

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Pirates Fall To Braves, 6-1

Tommy Hanson allowed one run in six innings, Dan Uggla and Chipper Jones came through in a four-run seventh that broke a close game open, and the streaking Braves defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1 Friday night.

04/28/2012

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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

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Pirates Beat D-Backs, 5-4; Karstens Injured

Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — Overshadowing what was the Pirates’ best hitting night of the season Tuesday at Arizona was the loss of starting pitcher Jeff Karstens after just one inning.

93-7 The Fan–04/18/2012

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Pirates Pull Out 5-4 Win Over Diamondbacks

Pittsburgh’s starter lasted one inning. The closer wasn’t available. The road trip, a disaster to that point. With a little grit, good pitching from the bullpen and clutch hitting, the Pirates pulled out a victory that could be a big confidence booster before they head back home.

04/18/2012

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Pirates Defeat Giants 4-1 To End Losing Skid

Kevin Correia pitched six effective innings, Garrett Jones homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates ended a five-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday.

04/15/2012

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Pirates Lose To Phillies, 4-3

(93-7 The FAN) — The middle of the lineup succeeded Monday night but the Pirates lost, 4-3, at Philadelphia Monday night.

93-7 The Fan–04/02/2012

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Pirates Lose To Twins, 11-6

(93-7 The FAN) — Pirates starter James McDonald got bullied by the Minnesota Twins Thursday, allowing 10 runs in an 11-6 loss.

93-7 The Fan–03/29/2012

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Pirates Lose To Orioles, 4-1

(93-7 The FAN) — Pirates starter Erik Bedard had a solid outing Monday, throwing six-plus innings and allowing just two runs (one earned) on seven hits.

93-7 The Fan–03/26/2012

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Garrett Jones Hopes to Continue Last Season’s Successes

KDKA AM’s Larry Richert and John Shumway are in Bradenton, Fla., all week for Pirates’ spring training.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–03/22/2012

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