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  • Williams rolling into matchup with Hamels
    Right-hander Trevor Williams will start against left-hander Cole Hamels, a fellow graduate of Rancho Bernardo High School in San Diego, as the Pirates and Cubs continue their four-game series at PNC Park tonight at 7:05 ET. Williams has allowed two runs in 29 innings over his last five starts.
  • Pirates held quiet behind Nova, fall to .500
    Looking to make some noise during a critical stretch against clubs they're chasing in the postseason race, the Pirates instead found their bats silent in a 1-0 loss to the Cubs on Thursday night at PNC Park.
  • Bucs prospect Newman debuts at shortstop
    With Jordy Mercer going on the disabled list with a left calf strain, the Pirates called up their potential shortstop of the future on Thursday. The Pirates selected the contract of infielder Kevin Newman, their first-round Draft pick in 2015, amid a series of roster moves before Thursday's series opener against the Cubs at PNC Park.
  • Polanco's arm among top tools in NL Central
    Hitting, hitting for power, running, fielding and throwing. Those are the five tools coined by the legendary Branch Rickey, and you'll find most of them in our tour of some of the best tools in the National League Central.
  • Jennings spins a gem for Bristol
    Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Thursday.
  • Every 30-30 season, ranked by club
    The marvel of the 30-30 club is predicated on the rare combination of speed and power it takes to swipe 30 bases and bash 30 homers in the same season.
  • Pirates' nicknames for Players' Weekend
    For the second consecutive year, Major Leaguers will put their personalities and passions on the field when Players' Weekend takes center stage during all games from Friday, Aug. 24, through Sunday, Aug. 26.
  • 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 MLB Pipeline's Prospect Watch.
  • Bell's jacked dad was mad about strike call
    Bell's jacked dad was mad about strike call
  • Pirates fall to Twins, miss chances in series
    The Pirates played their way back into the postseason race last month, and they'll have to do it again after two days of missed opportunities at Target Field.
  • West works 5,164th game, 2nd among umps
    Longtime umpire Joe West worked the 5,164th game of his Major League career on Wednesday afternoon at Target Field, breaking a tie with Bruce Froemming for second most on the all-time list.
  • Kuhl (forearm strain) to begin throwing program
    Right-hander Chad Kuhl hasn't pitched in a game since June 26, and he has not yet resumed throwing due to a right forearm strain. But the Pirates still hope to see him back on the mound this season.
  • Shred Hate program gains Pittsburgh's support
    The Angels, Dodgers, Phillies, Pirates and Rangers are the latest teams to join the Cubs, White Sox, Twins and Nationals as Shred Hate clubs in the effort to prevent bullying. Select schools in club markets will use the No Bully methodology that has remediated more than 90 percent of bullying incidents since Shred Hate's launch in January 2017.
  • Grilli appears to be a bulldozer expert
    Grilli appears to be a bulldozer expert
  • Frustrating loss drops Bucs in standings
    With a two-run lead and Jameson Taillon cruising through three innings, the Pirates were in position to secure an important win. Instead, they gave up their lead in the fourth inning, wasted the few scoring opportunities they had later in the game and fell, 5-2, to the Twins at Target Field.
  • Archer expanding arsenal with 2-seamer, curve
    Toward the end of his time in Tampa Bay, Chris Archer expanded his arsenal by reincorporating a two-seam fastball and adding a curveball. He brought that pitch mix to Pittsburgh along with a fastball that's averaged 94.6 mph this season, his wipeout slider and a changeup.
  • Bucs send Baz to Rays to cap Archer deal
    The Pirates completed their blockbuster trade for Chris Archer on Tuesday, sending right-hander Shane Baz, their No. 4 prospect, to the Rays as the player to be named in the July 31 Trade Deadline deal.
  • Breaking down Archer trade with final piece set
    With the news that right-hander Shane Baz is the third, and final, player going to Tampa Bay in the Chris Archer deal, we can now take a closer look at the Deadline trade that took nearly everyone by surprise.
  • Bucs' best Aug. trade brought Bay to Pittsburgh
    While the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline rightfully garners the lion's share of attention when it comes to each year's trade season, there have been numerous deals struck during the month of August that have been impactful down the stretch and in subsequent years. Here's a look at the best August trade each team has ever made.
  • Inbox: What does OF look like moving forward?
    Beat reporter Adam Berry answers fans' questions in the latest Inbox.
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