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21-26, 5th in NL Cent

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The Pirates have activated OF Gregory Polanco (hamstring) from the 10-day DL, but he is not in the lineup for Thursday's game in Atlanta. Neither is OF Andrew McCutchen, whose batting average (.203) has been creeping dangerously close to the Mendoza line.

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Inside Heat: Biertempfel On McCutchen's Future

Buster Olney talks to Rob Biertempfel of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review about Andrew McCutchen's benching, the club's approach with the former MVP and more.

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Braves security guard takes ball from kid and ejects fan (0:46)

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Elias notes that the Pirates are 3rd team in the Expansion Era to back-to-back-to-back HR in extra innings. They join the Royals (May 31, 2002) who did it against the Rangers and Twins (May 2, 1964) who did it against the Kansas City Athletics.

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Pirates hit three consecutive homers in 10th (0:28)
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Security guard takes ball from kid (0:44)
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Stargell family incensed items being auctioned

The family of Pirates Hall of Famer Willie Stargell said it is angry that his widow is auctioning his memorabilia, including his World Series ring and his National League MVP award.

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BBTN: Kershaw The GOAT? Cubs' Mojo Returns, Cutch's Doesn't

Buster Olney and Tim Kurkjian discuss Clayton Kershaw's credentials as the greatest pitcher of all time, the return of the Cubs' mojo, Andrew McCutchen's decline and more. Plus, conversations with Orioles C Welington Castillo, Brewers reporter Tom Haudricourt and the debut of "The Sterling Game."

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Through 20 games at Atlanta's new ballpark, no home run has been shorter than Jordy Mercer's 345-footer on Tuesday, the second-shortest of any MLB homer on the day. That said, it would have gotten out in all but four big league parks.

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Braves walk off on Adams' single (0:44)
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After 3 hour rain delay, Adams lifts Braves over Pirates

Matt Adams singled in the winning run with about 200 fans left in the stands for the ninth inning, lifting the Atlanta Braves over the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 early Wednesday morning in a game delayed over three hours by rain.

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Revisiting preseason questions: Pirates

In mid-February, we wondered if Andrew McCutchen could regain his old form. So far, the results have been underwhelming, to say the least.

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Sunday marked the first time the Pirates have won 1-0 with the only run coming via a hit batsman with the bases loaded since the Cubs' Jimmy Lavender plunked Bill Hinchman on May 31, 1915 (Elias Sports Bureau).

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Pirates edge Phillies 1-0 in rain after Freese HBP

Chad Kuhl and four relievers combined on a three-hitter, and the Pittsburgh Pirates scratched out the only run of a rainy game Sunday when David Freese was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in a 1-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.

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Pirates 3B David Freese snuck one just past left field for a go-ahead home run in the bottom of the fourth. The 336-footer marks the shortest home run of his career.

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Phillies top Pirates 7-2 to end 4-game losing streak

Jeremy Hellickson allowed just two hits over six innings before leaving with an injury and the Philadelphia Phillies pulled away from the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-2 on Friday night to end a four-game losing streak.

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Jameson Taillon received a card from his fans with hundreds of signatures wishing him good health after his recent cancer diagnosis. Credit: j_taillon19/Instagram

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Pirates pitcher Taillon upbeat in cancer fight

Jameson Taillon, diagnosed with testicular cancer, says he remains upbeat and has been overwhelmed by the support from other athletes who survived cancer. The Pirates pitcher added he's received nothing but positive news about his long-term prospects.

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The Pirates entered Thursday with a league-low 10 RBIs by cleanup hitters this season, so manager Clint Hurdle pulled some strings, trying 1B Josh Bell there for the first time. The rookie responded by becoming the first Pirate since 1900 to homer in the first inning of his first major league start in the fourth spot (Elias Sports Bureau).

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs18627th
Batting Average.23427th
On Base Percentage.31521st
Slugging Percentage.37427th
Earned Run Average4.1413th
Quality Starts24Tied-8th
WHIP1.3821st
BAA.26726th

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