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Alvarez Hits Home Run In Bucs’ First Win Of Season

Pedro Alvarez homered and drove in two runs, Neil Walker had three hits and the Pittsburgh Pirates avoided their first 0-4 start in nine years with a 6-2 win Friday night over the Milwaukee Brewers.

04/10/2015

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Locke Excited For Opportunity To Start Season In Bucs’ Rotation

It’s the second time in three years that Jeff Locke begins the season as a Pirates starter. The last time was in 2013 due to injuries to Francisco Liriano and Charlie Morton.

93-7 The Fan–03/31/2015

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Pirates’ Locke Wins Final Open Spot Rotation

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle named Jeff Locke the fourth starter over Vance Worley on Monday.

93-7 The Fan–03/30/2015

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Clarity Coming On Pirates’ Fourth Starter

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle says a decision is coming soon as to whether Jeff Locke or Vance Worley will fill the final job in the starting rotation.

93-7 The Fan–03/26/2015

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‘KDKA Morning News’ Spring Training Notes: March 26, 2015

Larry and John continued their Spring Training journey Thursday from Bradenton, Florida with visits from manager Clint Hurdle, pitcher Jeff Locke, broadcaster Bob Walk and former Pirate catcher Mike “Spanky” LaValliere.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–03/26/2015

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Pirates Notes: Jeff Locke Gets Rocked, Pirates Announce Starting Rotation

Some news after the Pirates dreadfully long 13-7 loss to the Astros at McKechnie Field. Manager Clint Hurdle said the starting rotation will be Francisco Liriano, Gerrit Cole, AJ Burnett, then either Vance Worley or Jeff Locke followed by Charlie Morton.

93-7 The Fan–03/17/2015

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Carter Doubles Twice, Singles As Astros Beat Pirates 13-7

Chris Carter was 3 for 3 with two doubles and four RBIs to break out of a spring-training slump and lift the Houston Astros over the Pittsburgh Pirates 13-7 Tuesday.

03/17/2015

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Pirates Name Opening Day Starter

Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle alluded to the fact that he knew who would be the team opening day starter early in spring training, but it wasn’t until Tuesday that he made his intentions known to the public.

93-7 The Fan–03/17/2015

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Pirates Pitcher Jeff Locke On A Battle Already Won

Once again, lefthander Jeff Locke finds himself in a battle for a spot in the Pirates’ rotation. But, this time, he is battling from a much different perspective.

93-7 The Fan–03/16/2015

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A-Rod Hitless With Walk In 2nd Game, Pirates Top Yankees

Alex Rodriguez went 0 for 2 with a walk in his second exhibition game Friday night, a New York Yankees’ split-squad 3-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

03/06/2015

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Minnesota Vikings Head Into The Offseason Optimistic, But Unsatisfied

The Minnesota Vikings have more confidence and optimism heading into this offseason than they did a year ago. They have two of the most important pieces in place in head coach Mike Zimmer and Teddy Bridgewater. Also, they improved in several areas from the past season. The Vikings have 12 free agents this offseason, but just one opening day starter.

12/30/2014

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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

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Pirates Stumble In NL Central Race, Braves Win 6-2

Andrew McCutchen homered for Pittsburgh’s only runs, and the Pirates stumbled in their chase for the NL Central title, falling to the Atlanta Braves 6-2 on Wednesday night.

09/24/2014

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Martin’s Homer Sparks Pirates Over Brewers 4-2

Russell Martin hit a three-run homer off Jonathan Broxton in the bottom of the eighth inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates inched closer to a playoff berth with a 4-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.

09/19/2014

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Baez Homers As Cubs Beat Pirates 6-4

Rookies Javier Baez and Matt Szczur homered, and the Chicago Cubs snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 6-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night.

09/13/2014

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