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  • Pirates hope Taillon can slow surging Dodgers
    A week ago, Pirates fans might have thought they'd get a chance to see Cody Bellinger hit and Yu Darvish pitch on Tuesday for the Dodgers. Instead, Bellinger is still nursing a sprained right ankle and Darvish is on the disabled list.
  • Bucs rally late, but can't hold off LA in 12th
    After 11 back-and-forth innings, Yasiel Puig hammered the second pitch thrown in the 12th inning, watched it fly and flipped his bat into foul territory. Puig's shot -- projected to travel 412 feet by Statcast -- off reliever Dovydas Neverauskas landed in the bullpens beyond the center-field fence and sent the Dodgers to a 6-5 win over the Pirates at PNC Park.
  • Pirates need to stretch arms against Dodgers
    The Pirates knew their pitching staff would be short-handed heading into Monday night's series opener against the Dodgers. But it would have been hard to imagine the night ending as it did, with starter Jameson Taillon throwing in the bullpen in case they rallied in the 12th inning.
  • 'Chet' a Kuhl nickname for Players Weekend
    The Chad Kuhl everybody knows is a polite, friendly 24-year-old who was born and raised in Delaware. That's not who he is on the mound, according to teammate Trevor Williams.
  • Bell looking like strong 'middle' man for Bucs
    About a month and a half ago, Josh Bell said he had a conversation with David Freese that sparked perhaps the best offensive stretch of Bell's young career.
  • History 'n' the shaking: Cards-Bucs, Bravo!
    A crowd of Little Leaguers experienced memories of a lifetime as they watched the Pirates defeat the Cardinals in the first MLB Little League Classic in Williamsport.
  • Kingham leads Indianapolis to win
    Francisco Mejia and Bobby Bradley helped bring Akron's five-game losing streak to an end as the duo combined for five extra-base hits, five runs and six RBIs in a 13-5 victory against Harrisburg.
  • Pirates' Top 30 prospects list
    Who do the Pirates have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Pittsburgh's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
  • Bucs leave Williamsport with new perspective
    The Pirates left the inaugural MLB Little League Classic late Sunday night with a 6-3 win over the Cardinals, a ton of memories and a special place in a historic event for Major League Baseball.
  • Keller seeks another strong start with Altoona
    Here's a look at top prospects to watch in today's Minor League action:
  • Bell's 4 RBIs lead Bucs to LL Classic win
    The Pirates and Cardinals spent most of Sunday afternoon serving as honored guests and humbled fans, taking in all the sights and sounds the Little League World Series has to offer. But while the day was dedicated to Little Leaguers, the big leaguers took center stage Sunday night as the Bucs beat the Cards, 6-3, in the inaugural MLB Little League Classic at historic Bowman Field.
  • Cutch jersey, bright gear for Players Weekend
    During his rise to stardom, baseball fans across the country came to know Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen as simply "Cutch." When McCutchen runs out to center field at Bowman Field on Sunday for the MLB Little League Classic, he'll still be "Cutch" -- and his jersey will say the same.
  • Meeting Little Leaguers big hit with Pirates
    From the moment the Pirates stepped off the bus and made their way toward the Little League World Series fields, manager Clint Hurdle said, "It was almost just like fireworks." How so? "Things kept happening," Hurdle said. "Things that made you smile, things that made you happy you were here."
  • Cards and Bucs shake hands a la LLWS
    Cards and Bucs shake hands a la LLWS
  • Starting Pictures: MLB Little League Classic
    The Pirates and Cardinals landed in Williamsport, Pa., and visited with Little Leaguers before their game at Bowman Field.
  • Little wonder: Classic unites kids of all ages
    Though it culminated with the handshake line that formed on the field after the Pirates' 6-3 win over the Cardinals in an incredibly intimate setting, this was a daylong outreach effort that went even better than expected.
  • LLWS offers reunion for Venezuelan players
    On Sunday afternoon, little boys in green and teal uniforms stood side-by-side with grown men in black big league jerseys outside of the home dugout at Volunteer Stadium. They were in awe of each other. There were high-fives and hugs. Fancy handshakes and lots of pats on the back. And there was hope.
  • Stallings joins Bucs for Little League Classic
    Jacob Stallings found out Saturday morning the Pirates would need a 26th man on Sunday night. Less than 24 hours later, he was on his way to the Little League World Series and, eventually, historic Bowman Field for MLB's first Little League Classic.
  • Umpire Davis does double duty in Williamsport
    For veteran umpire Gerry Davis, umpiring a game at the Little League World Series on Sunday brought him back to the beginning of his 35-season career.
  • Hurdle thrilled to return to Williamsport
    Clint Hurdle has never been to the Little League World Series, but he has some history in Williamsport, Pa.
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