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Pedro Alvarez delivers walk-off single

A.J. Burnett limited the Padres to one run over 7 2/3 innings, and the Pirates' bats did the rest, coming through with a walk-off hit in the ninth to win their third straight, 2-1, in the series opener. Box score

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McCutchen will start All-Star Game

With Giancarlo Stanton sidelined for 4-6 weeks, Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen will take his place in the starting lineup for the National League. McCutchen will be making his fifth consecutive All-Star appearance.

Pirates lose Josh Harrison for 6 weeks

The All-Star infielder tore ligaments in his left thumb sliding into second base in yesterday's game. Harrison is batting .279 with 4 HRs and 9 SB this season.

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Power Rankings: Pirates no. 3

With the help of Gerrit Cole's 2.28 ERA and MLB-leading 12th win, the Pittsburgh Pirates inched up one spot to No. 3 this week. MLB Power Rankings

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Who should replace Stanton in All-Star Game? (0:34)
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Is the NL Central for real? (0:42)
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Schoenfield: Replacing the injured in NL outfielders

The Pirates Andrew McCutchen should be voted to his fifth All-Star team as a reserve, but with the injuries to Giancarlo Stanton and Matt Holliday he should become a starter. David Schoenfield

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Sunday's MLB Power Rankings

After Pirates RHP Gerrit Cole hadn't won a game since June 18, he gave up 3 ER through 8 innings Sunday to beat the Indians 5-3 and earn his MLB-best 12th win of the season. Yeah, that tops our list. Matz, Hanley, the Da La Rosas

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Sunday's power rankings

Gerrit Cole's MLB-best 12th win for the Pirates after some early trouble tops Sunday night's list of the best performances from around the league.

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Four Royals on ASG team, but Blue Jay tops all

The Kansas City Royals lead all teams with four All-Star starters, while Josh Donaldson of the Toronto Blue Jays and Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals are top vote-getters.

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Cole gets to 12 in Pirates win

Gerrit Cole twirled an 8-inning, 3-run gem and also become the 5th Pirate ever to reach 12 wins before the All-Star break. Pittsburgh beat the Indians 5-3. Box score

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Pirates claim Ishikawa off waivers from Giants

First baseman Travis Ishikawa was claimed by the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday a day after he had been placed on waivers by the San Francisco Giants.

Pirates rally for Cole

Pittsburgh tagged Indians SP Danny Salazar for 5 runs in the 5th to erase a 3-0 deficit. SP Gerrit Cole is trying to become the 5th Pirate to win 12 games before the All-Star break. Follow live

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs33019th
Batting Average.25612th
On Base Percentage.31614th
Slugging Percentage.38021st
Earned Run Average2.882nd
Quality Starts542nd
WHIP1.219th
BAA.2449th

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