Pittsburgh Pirates

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Melancon, Romo, Tillman Added To All-Star Rosters

Under baseball’s labor contract, pitchers who start on the Sunday before the All-Star game may opt not to participate.

07/14/2013

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What Controversy? Alvarez Replaces CarGo In Wright’s HR Derby Team

Wright found himself on the receiving end of backlash from fans, players and broadcasters in Pittsburgh this week for leaving Alvarez off his derby team.

07/12/2013

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David Wright Taking Heat For Home Run Derby Teammate Selections

Mets third baseman David Wright was announced as the NL captain for the upcoming Home Run Derby, and now he is receiving some major backlash for his teammate selections.

07/11/2013

A general view of the miniature scale model of Ebbets Field at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. (Credit: Ezra O. Shaw /Allsport)

By The Numbers: Just Who Was Arky Vaughan?

Vaughan was selected for nine All-Star squads and finished third in the National League MVP voting in both 1935 and 1938.

07/09/2013

Ian Clarkin of United States talks with Chris Okey during the 18U Baseball World Championship match between the USA and Canada at Mokdong stadium on September 8, 2012 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Yankees First-Round Draft Pick Ian Clarkin Apologizes For Anti-Yankee Comments

On a conference call Friday, Clarkin said he was sorry. He said the remarks were taken out of context and meant to tease his mother, a Yankees fan.

06/08/2013

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Mets’ Collins On Valdespin Flap: ‘I Don’t Answer To Fans’

Collins has heard Mets fans’ reaction to this past weekend’s Jordany Valdespin drama — and he doesn’t care: “They don’t play this game. They have no idea what goes on.”

05/15/2013

Ike Davis of the New York Mets reacts after striking out in the eighth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates on May 12, 2013 at Citi Field. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

‘When It Rains, It Pours': Bad Bounce Keeps Mets On Downward Trend

For a split second, Lucas Duda’s sharp grounder looked as if it was going to lift the Mets out of their doldrums. An unfortunate bounce later, New York was headed toward another loss in a season in which they are rapidly mounting.

05/13/2013

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Mets Lose 3-2, Drop Third Straight Game To Pirates

Pittsburgh Pirates got a most fortunate bounce in beating the New York Mets 3-2 Sunday for a series win.

05/13/2013

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Niese Gives Up Eight Runs, Mets Lose To Pirates 11-2

Niese tied a career high by allowing eight runs, and walked more batters than he struck out for the fourth time in eight starts this season.

05/11/2013

Mets right-hander Shaun Marcum, third from the left, hands the ball to manager Terry Collins during the fifth inning against the Pirates at Citi Field on May 10, 2013. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Marcum Fails To Get Out Of The 5th Inning, Pirates Handle Mets

Garrett Jones hit a three-run homer – a call that was correctly overturned by baseball’s beleaguered umpires – and Wandy Rodriguez pitched the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-3 victory over the New York Mets on Friday night.

05/10/2013

The Mets’ Ike Davis hits an RBI double in the seventh inning against the Pirates at Citi Field on May 9, 2013. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Great Catch, Another Timely Hit Power Mets Over Pirates

Center fielder Juan Lagares robbed Andrew McCutchen of a go-ahead hit in the top of the ninth inning, then pinch-hitter Mike Baxter’s single in the bottom half sent the New York Mets over the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 Thursday night.

05/10/2013

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Pirates’ Starling Marte Has Superstar Potential

With a little time, Starling Marte and the Pirates could make waves throughout baseball.

03/23/2013

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Nova Feels He’s Ready For The Rotation, Yankees Beat Pirates

Ivan Nova feels he’s ready for the Yankees rotation after earning a victory over the Pirates on Sunday.

03/17/2013

Manager Joe Girardi and GM Brian Cashman of the Yankees. (credit: Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Hartnett: 2013 Brings Uncertainty For Aging Yankees

2013 brings major issues and tons of uncertainty for the aging, payroll-trimming New York Yankees.

01/01/2013

Russell Martin (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Russell Martin, Pirates Reportedly Agree To 2-Year, $17 Million Contract

A person with knowledge of the deal said the Pirates have agreed to a $17 million, two-year contract with the three-time All-Star, hoping he can give them some pop at the plate and respectable defense behind it.

11/30/2012

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