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Pirates Slide Continues In 4-3 Loss To Cubs

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jeff Samardzija pitched the Cubs’ first complete game in his final start of the season and Chicago beat the fading Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 on Saturday night.


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Pirates Lose 12-8, Get Swept By Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ryan Braun hit his NL-leading 37th home run, pitcher Yovani Gallardo also connected and the Milwaukee Brewers outslugged Pittsburgh 12-8 Sunday, sending the Pirates to their 10th loss in 13 games.


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Pirates Blank Cardinals, 9-0

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pedro Alvarez homered twice and drove in four runs, James McDonald scattered two hits over seven innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates beats the St. Louis Cardinals 9-0 on Tuesday night.


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Bucco Broadcaster Greg Brown Hoping For A Win

Pirates Announcer Greg Brown joined Seibel, Starkey and Miller on Sportsradio 93-7 The FAN for his weekly chat, and talked about the importance of the two games left in the Pirates and Cardinals series.


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Cardinals Vs. Pirates Preview

(AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates continue heading in opposite directions.

93-7 The Fan–08/28/2012

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Pirates Fall To Padres, 4-2

SAN DIEGO (AP) — It all proved to be better than expected for rookie Andrew Werner. The left-hander could barely believe the news two days ago that the San Diego Padres were calling him up to the majors. But Werner made the most of his opportunity. Werner allowed two runs over six-plus innings in his major league debut and Carlos Quentin drove in three runs, leading the Padres to a 4-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday.


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MLB Writer On Pirates Slide: “A Bit Over Their Heads In First Half Of Season”

National Baseball Editor for SB Nation Rob Neyer joined Seibel, Starkey and Miller on Sportsradio 93.7 The FAN to talk about the Pirates playoff chances.


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Pirates Vs. Padres Preview

(AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates had some room to breathe in the NL wild-card standings after a series win over the weekend against one of their main pursuers. A series against a team far from playoff contention has been more problematic.

93-7 The Fan–08/22/2012

J-Mac Finds His Form in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) Before James McDonald headed to the mound for the bottom of the first inning, A.J. Burnett offered his beleaguered teammate two words of advice.

93-7 The Fan–08/18/2012

Pirates vs. Cardinals Preview

The reigning World Series champions are tied with San Francisco at 64-54, one game back of Pittsburgh (65-53). The Cardinals held a 1-0 lead with Jason Motte trying to finish off Arizona late Thursday night after an 85-minute rain delay before the game, but he allowed homers to Paul Goldschmidt and Chris Young on consecutive pitches in an eventual 2-1 loss to the Diamondbacks.

93-7 The Fan–08/17/2012

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‘Walk On Wednesday’: Pinpointing The Pirates’ Problem

Pirates broadcaster and former pitcher Bob Walk joined the guys on The Fan Morning Show for his weekly spot “Walk on Wednesday” following a blunder-laden 11-0 defeat at the hands Dodgers on Tuesday.

93-7 The Fan–08/15/2012

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Pirates Blow Lead In Loss To Padres

Chase Headley homered from both sides of the plate for the first time in his career and drove in five runs to rally the San Diego Padres to a 9-8 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night.


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Pirates’ Pitching Coach Ray Searage: “We’re Seeing Little Kinks In The Armor”

Pirates’ pitching coach Ray Searage joined The Fan Morning Show Thursday to talk about the recent performance of his staff and about a critical stretch for the team as the playoff race heats up.

93-7 The Fan–08/09/2012

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Harrison Hit By Pitch, Hurdle Ejected As Pirates Fall To Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) — Scott Rolen tripled and scored the go-ahead run in the eighth inning as the Cincinnati Reds won their fifth straight game, 5-4 over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night.


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‘Walk on Wednesday’: James McDonald’s Mysterious Struggles

Pirates broadcaster and former pitcher Bob Walk joined the guys on The Fan Morning Show today for his weekly spot “Walk on Wednesday” after an incredibly busy July 31 for the Bucs.

93-7 The Fan–08/01/2012