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Michael Martinez

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  • Pirates' McCutchen hopes to avoid DL

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Pittsburgh Pirates - INSIDE PITCH PITTSBURGH -- Clint Hurdle claims he is the world's No. 1 optimist. The Pirates manager also says star center fielder Andrew McCutchen is No. 2 on that list. Both were hopeful...
  • Sense of urgency helps Pirates avoid sweep

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Pittsburgh Pirates DENVER -- The Pittsburgh Pirates had a sense of urgency Sunday. They had lost the first two games of their series with the Colorado Rockies by identical 8-1 scores. And in each loss, the Pirates...
  • Pirates rumored to be interested in Boston's Lester

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Pittsburgh Pirates - INSIDE PITCH SAN FRANCISCO -- The Pirates still might not make a major deal at the trade deadline, but they spent Tuesday positioning themselves to be players nonetheless. The Pirates sent...
  • La Russa to Pirates: 'There ain't no free lunch'

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Pittsburgh Pirates - INSIDE PITCH PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Pirates have been hit by 61 pitches this season and have hit 60 batters. Both totals lead the major leagues and Arizona Diamondbacks chief baseball...
  • INSIDE PITCH

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Pittsburgh Pirates ST. LOUIS -- Gerrit Cole had his heart set on pitching Wednesday night in Busch Stadium. But the Pittsburgh right-hander knew it wasn't going to happen when he tried to exert something...
  • All right: Pirates glad to face a right-hander

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Pittsburgh Pirates SAN FRANCISCO -- Nothing against Tim Hudson, but the Pirates are looking forward to facing the San Francisco Giants veteran Tuesday. He is right-handed, after all. The Pirates faced their eighth...
  • Hot-hitting Harrison doing it all for Pirates

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Pittsburgh Pirates - INSIDE PITCH PHOENIX -- Josh Harrison celebrated an anniversary of sorts Friday, when Pittsburgh faced Arizona left-hander Vidal Nuno. The multi-tasking Harrison became a fixture in the...
  • Pirates battling hard despite key injuries

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Pittsburgh Pirates - INSIDE PITCH The Pittsburgh Pirates have some adversity facing them. Andrew McCutchen suffered an avulsion fracture to his costochondral cartilage on his left rib, forcing him to miss the last...
  • Come-from-behind wins old hat for Pirates

    The Sports Xchange Come-from-behind wins old hat for Pirates PHOENIX -- Pittsburgh has shown a recent knack for winning late, and Pirates manager Clint Hurdle believes the shock should have worn off by now. "We seem to surprise people when we do things...
  • Breakup slide at second produces an Arizona win

    The Sports Xchange Breakup slide at second produces an Arizona win PHOENIX -- Credit Arizona rookie shortstop Nick Ahmed for the weirdest walk-off win in Diamondbacks history. A block-off may be more like it. Ahmed was struck in the left forearm as...
  • McCutchen expected to be hit by pitch

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Pittsburgh Pirates - INSIDE PITCH PHOENIX -- Most instructive after Pittsburgh MVP Andrew McCutchen was hit in the back by a pitch in the ninth inning at Arizona on Saturday was the Pirates' response. Basically,...