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9/25/2016 | Pirates, Hurdle mourn loss of 'wonderful' Fernandez

The Pirates joined the rest of the baseball world Sunday in mourning the tragic loss of Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, one of the game's brightest young stars and most infectiously energetic personalities. The news hit home inside the Pirates' clubhouse, where players absorbed the news and watched the reaction unfold on television.

9/25/2016 | As Nats clinch, young Bucs gain key experience

The Pirates hope their young players will be better off for the experience gained on nights like this. The Bucs have introduced a number of rookies into significant roles throughout the season, and many of them are expected to play a part in the Pirates' future.

9/25/2016 | Cole steps in for Nats' road finale in Pittsburgh

The day after wrapping up the National League East championship, the Nationals will play their final road game of the regular season in the finale of a three-game series with the Pirates at PNC Park.

9/24/2016 | Nats jump on Bucs, wait out Mets, clinch NL East

What felt inevitable all spring and summer became official Saturday night. For the third time in five years, the Nationals are National League East champions. The Nats officially clinched the division title and punched their postseason ticket with a 6-1 win over the Pirates and the Mets' 10-8 loss to the Phillies in New York.

9/24/2016 | Glasnow hopes to take 'pen lessons into rotation

Tyler Glasnow did his time in the bullpen. Now he's moving back into the Pirates' rotation. The Pirates' top prospect will start Sunday's series finale against the Nationals at PNC Park, replacing left-hander Steven Brault, in his first big league start since July 23. Pittsburgh hopes that Glasnow's brief stint as a reliever will serve him well as he returns to a starting role. Brault moved out of the rotation and into the Bucs' bullpen on Saturday.

9/24/2016 | Q&A: Howe reflects on his 7 trips to the postseason

Art Howe spent 33 years as a player, scout, coach and manager in the Major Leagues, and was able to take part in the postseason seven times. He reflects on those experiences in this week's Q&A.

9/23/2016 | Pirates delay Nats' party with walk-off in 11

About an hour after the Mets put the Nats' division-clinching party on hold in New York, the Pirates kept Washington from officially punching its ticket to the postseason. The Bucs cracked Mark Melancon, their former closer, then little-used September callup Jacob Stallings slapped a pinch-hit, walk-off single to left field in the 11th inning to cap a 6-5 comeback win over the Nats on Friday night.

9/23/2016 | Nats hope to sew up playoff spot in Pittsburgh

As they get ready for an expected postseason run, the Nationals get another chance to secure their spot Saturday night in the second game of a three-game series against the Pirates at PNC Park.

9/23/2016 | Coke joins Bucs as Schugel shut down

The Pirates shut down reliever A.J. Schugel on Friday, sending him to the 60-day disabled list with a right shoulder injury. The transaction made room on the roster for left-hander Phil Coke, who joined the club Friday after being traded by the Yankees a day earlier.

9/23/2016 | Polanco runs into wall, bruises face

Gregory Polanco left the Pirates' 6-5, 11-inning win over the Nationals in the first inning on Friday night with a left facial contusion after slamming face-first into the left-field wall, the team announced.

9/23/2016 | Blown save aside, Melancon has warm Pittsburgh return

Mark Melancon admitted it was a little strange to be sitting in the visitors' dugout at PNC Park, wearing his red Nationals hoodie, for the first time since he was traded from the Pirates in July.

9/23/2016 | Nova likes idea of re-signing with Pirates

The Pirates would love to have Ivan Nova in their rotation next season. Nova made it clear Friday he would love to stay in Pittsburgh. Looking to find a middle ground so both sides can get what they want, the Pirates have reportedly opened contract talks with Nova's camp.

9/22/2016 | Marte exits during return with back tightness

Making his first start since Sept. 5, Pirates outfielder Starling Marte exited Thursday's game against the Brewers in the third inning.

9/22/2016 | Crew's HRs stall Pirates' WC run in finale win

Scooter Gennett and Chris Carter homered, Chase Anderson pitched effectively into the sixth and the Brewers played spoiler against the Pirates, denying Pittsburgh a three-game sweep with a 3-1 win Thursday at MIller Park.

9/22/2016 | Pirates acquire veteran lefty Coke from Yankees

The Pirates have acquired veteran left-hander Phil Coke in a Minor League deal with the Yankees for cash considerations, the Bucs announced Thursday.

9/22/2016 | Pirates trending upward in late chase for WC

Andrew McCutchen's first inning homer on Wednesday was headed in the wrong direction -- to the left of the foul pole situated in left field -- until, at the opportune time of its descent, it wasn't.

9/21/2016 | Bucs look to keep pace in WC with sweep of Crew

The Pirates, desperate for one last playoff push with just over one week remaining in the season, are sticking with experience on the mound as they look for a sweep of the Brewers on Thursday at Miller Park.

9/21/2016 | S-Rod paces Bucs at plate in win over Crew

Sean Rodriguez and the Pirates moved up in the National League Wild Card standings on Wednesday with another wire-to-wire win over the Brewers at Miller Park.

9/21/2016 | Marte improving, nearing return to Bucs lineup

Outfielder Starling Marte is nearing a full return, and catcher Chris Stewart underwent successful knee surgery to headline the list of Pirates' injury updates on Wednesday.

9/21/2016 | Hurdle leans on bullish bullpen for 5 innings

Before Tuesday's game against the Brewers, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said the leash with his starting pitchers would be shorter as his team clings to slim postseason hopes. Hurdle executed that plan hours later, and it led to Pittsburgh's 6-3 win at Miller Park.

9/20/2016 | Cutch sparks offense as Bucs keep chase

A 6-3 win over the Brewers on Tuesday was the Pirates' fifth victory in six games, offering faint hope for Andrew McCutchen & Co. of another berth in the National League Wild Card Game.

9/20/2016 | Bucs look to keep chase with Kuhl on mound

Down but not out, the Pirates aim to continue their climb toward an improbable postseason berth when right-hander Chad Kuhl takes the mound against the Brewers and starter Jimmy Nelson on Wednesday night at Miller Park.

9/20/2016 | Pirates sticking with experienced Vogelsong

While clinging to thin postseason chances, the Pirates opted to stay with veteran Ryan Vogelsong in the rotation for Thursday's game against the Brewers.

9/19/2016 | Bucs' Rodriguez named NL Co-Player of Week

Sean Rodriguez was named the National League's Co-Player of the Week on Monday alongside Arizona's Brandon Drury. This is Rodriguez's first Player of the Week honor.

9/19/2016 | Bucs still playing for October while building for 2017

Johnny Rodriguez has been reminding his son a lot lately where he was five years ago.

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