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  • Polanco's Pirates promotion prompts Bryant buzz

    Polanco's Pirates promotion prompts Bryant buzz
    PITTSBURGH -- There was plenty of buzz Monday night at PNC Park before the promotion of outfield prospect Gregory Polanco to the Pittsburgh Pirates was made official. The Pirates were so fond of Polanco before he was promoted from Triple-A...
  • Franco makes first home start but Phillies fall to Pirates

    PHILADELPHIA — September is the time for teams out of contention to bring up their top prospects and give them a taste of what the big leagues have to offer. The Phillies didn't bring up too many younger players when major league rosters...
  • Galvis, Franco give Phillies first win of season over Pirates

    Galvis, Franco give Phillies first win of season over Pirates
    PHILADELPHIA — Jimmy Rollins' hamstring strain, which he sustained in Monday night's loss, could be a blessing in disguise for the Phillies. Not only has Rollins' injury turned out to be minor, according to Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg, it...
  • Up next: Pirates at Cubs

     Up next: Pirates at Cubs
    All games on WGN-AM 720. Season series: Pirates 9-4. Friday: 1:20 p.m., WGN-9. RH Vance Worley (6-4, 3.01) vs. LH Tsuyoshi Wada (4-2, 2.79). Saturday: 3:05 p.m., CSN. LH Francisco Liriano (3-10, 3.91) vs. LH Felix Doubront (3-4, 5.56). Sunday:...
  • Marlins walk past Pirates for comeback win

    Marlins walk past Pirates for comeback win
    PITTSBURGH Over 180 career big league games and going back to his minor league career, Marcell Ozuna has earned a well-deserved "free-swinger" stamp on his scouting report. Tuesday, in the pivotal moment of the series opener against the Pirates, Ozuna...
  • Red Sox Blown Out By Pirates

    PITTSBURGH -- Francisco Liriano had a difficult time throwing strikes. Yet with the way the Pittsburgh Pirates are playing, it didn't matter. Liriano won his third straight start, first baseman Ike Davis hit a three-run home run and backup shortstop...
  • Red Sox Scoreless In Loss To Pirates

    Red Sox Scoreless In Loss To Pirates
    Pirates 4, Red Sox 0: Russell Martin belted a two-run homer and Charlie Morton worked five scoreless innings in his first start in a month as host Pittsburgh posted its ninth win in 11 games. Starling Marte also went deep and Travis Snider added a run-...
  • Series preview: Cubs at Pirates

    All games on WGN-AM 720. Season series: Pirates 12-4. Friday: 6:05 p.m., CSN LH Tsuyoshi Wada (4-2, 2.95) vs. RH Gerrit Cole (8-5, 3.89). Saturday: 6:05 p.m., CSN LH Felix Doubront (1-1, 2.25) vs. LH Jeff Locke (7-4, 3.60). Sunday: 12:35 p.m.,...
  • Samardzija at his best in Cubs opener

    PITTSBURGH — Jeff Samardzija was in the news near the end of camp when Theo Epstein told a reporter the right-hander dumped his girlfriend last year to prove he was committed to becoming a starter. If Samardzija continues to dominate the way he did...
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  • Mixed results for Milwaukee Brewers' Marco Estrada in MLB

    Mixed results for Milwaukee Brewers' Marco Estrada in MLB
    The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players. Marco Estrada (Glendale Community College, 2003) starting pitcher, Milwaukee Brewers: Estrada and Milwaukee are probably glad that May concluded Friday. The Brewers finished the month 6-...