Pirates keeping Pedro Alvarez?

The Pirates have shopped Alvarez to free up payroll and make room for another first baseman, but Jayson Stark hears Pittsburgh is likely to hold onto Alvarez and end its hunt for an upgrade at first. MLB deadline daily

First base a priority for Pittsburgh

The Pirates solidified third base with Aramis Ramirez. They'll also look for an offensive upgrade at first base. Chris Davis, Adam Lind and Adam LaRoche are the most likely candidates. Updated deadline preview (Insider)

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Pirates interested in Red Sox duo?

Pittsburgh has reportedly checked in with Boston on first baseman Mike Napoli and outfielder Shane Victorino. Both veterans have salaries the Red Sox would likely have to help cover in a deal. MLB rumors roundup

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Pirates place third this week

Gerrit Cole pitched a gem, Aramis Ramirez is back and the Bucs won a four-game series against the Nationals. None of those things could prevent them from dropping a spot this week though. MLB Power Rankings

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Cole train keeps rolling for Pirates

Gerrit Cole threw 7 2/3 one-run innings to beat the Nationals 3-1 on Sunday. It was Cole's fifth quality start in a row, and 17th in 20 outings so far this season. And it helped produce this nifty stat. Kahrl: Sunday's Top 5

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Final: Pirates 3, Nationals 1

Gerrit Cole gave up just 1 run and struck out 8 in 7.2 innings of work, lowering his ERA to 2.24 for the season and giving the Pirates a series win over the Nationals. Box score

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Final: Nationals 9, Pirates 3

Ian Desmond hit his fourth homer in the past 6 games, and the Nationals kept pace with a Mets team that's hammering the Dodgers to remain 3 games in front in the NL East. Follow live

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Gonzalez sharp for Nationals

Gio Gonzalez has allowed just 2 hits over 5 scoreless innings and has even driven in a run as Washington holds a 4-0 lead over the Pirates in the 6th. Follow live

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Welcome back, Aramis

Acquired Thursday from the Brewers, Aramis Ramirez will make his first start for the Pirates tonight against the Nationals. Ramirez played for the Pirates from 1998-2003. Follow live

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Pirates get to Scherzer, top Nationals 7-5

Gregory Polanco homered and drove in three runs as the Pittsburgh Pirates exacted some measure revenge against Max Scherzer and the Washington Nationals in a 7-5 win on Friday night.

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Pirates outslug Nationals 7-5

Max Scherzer gave up 3 HRs, including one to Gregory Polanco as Pittsburgh rallied to win its second straight over Washington. Box score

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Pirates going long against Scherzer

Max Scherzer has given up 3 HRs this evening, including back-to-back shots from Gregory Polanco and Neil Walker, as Pittsburgh leads 5-4 in the 5th. Follow live

Nationals erupt for 4 in the 4th

Washington got to Pirates SP Jeff Locke in the 4th, as RBI hits from Wilson Ramos, Tyler Moore and Dan Uggla gave the Nats a 4-2 lead. Follow live

Pirates strike first against Scherzer

The last time Max Scherzer faced Pittsburgh, he nearly threw a perfect game. This time around, the Pirates have the upper hand thanks to a 2-run HR from Pedro Alvarez in the second inning. Follow live

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Max Scherzer owns the Pirates

He has not allowed a hit in his last 13 innings against the Pirates. He is the first starter to do that since Felix Hernandez against the Rays from 2012–14. The last starter with a longer streak vs. one team was Francisco Cordova (15 innings vs. the Astros in 1997).

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs39519th
Batting Average.2567th
On Base Percentage.31514th
Slugging Percentage.38322nd
Earned Run Average3.052nd
Quality Starts633rd
WHIP1.229th
BAA.24610th

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