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Robert Kelley

Phillies roar back to thump Pirates, 12-6

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Bucs bust out to 6-0 lead, only to see Phils score 12 in a row

Ronald Torreyes delivered a three-run pinch-hit homer in the sixth inning to send the Philadelphia Phillies on their way to a 12-6 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates Thursday night at Citizens Bank Park.

The Phillies, who closed to within two games of the first-place Atlanta Braves in the National League East, spotted the Bucs a 6-0 lead after 2 ½ innings. But that would be the...

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Robert Kelley

Pirates vs. Phillies — 9/23/2021

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Overton looks to extend his scoreless innings streak

Pittsburgh Pirates (57-94) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (78-74), Sept. 23, 2021 @ 7:05 p.m.

Location: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia

TV: AT&T Sports Pittsburgh

Radio: 93.7 The Fan

Phillies SB Nation Site: thegoodphight.com

Projected Starters

Pirates: Connor Overton – RHP – (0-0) — 0.00 ERA – 9 total Ks

Phillies: Aaron Nola – RHP – (8-8) – 4.48 ERA – 211 total Ks

Probable Starting...

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Jeremy_Brener

Series preview: Pirates vs. Phillies

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Can the Buccos poke a hole in the Phillies’ postseason plans?

Pittsburgh Pirates (57-94) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (78-74), September 23-26, 2021

Location: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA

TV: AT&T Sports Pittsburgh

Radio: KDKA-AM

Phillies SB Nation Site: The Good Phight

It’s the final road series of the season, but the Buccos will stay in-state and take on the Phillies.

Here’s a look at what we can expect this weekend:

Projected...

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Jeremy_Brener

LISTEN: How good has Anthony Alford been in September?

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Talk The Plank has you covered.

Host: Nathan Hursh

Nathan Hursh discusses the Pittsburgh Pirates’ series vs. the Cincinnati Reds that ended in a rainout, but uses the opportunity to recognize the successes some Pirates have found in the month of September.

Follow Nathan on Twitter: @Nathan_Hursh

Follow Nathan on Instagram: @Nathan_Hursh

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Austin Bechtold

After two rain delays, Greensboro Grasshoppers set to face Bowling Green in playoffs

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Greensboro will begin the 2021 playoffs on Thursday, weather permitting

The Greensboro Grasshoppers have held their own in 2021 and displayed a season for the ages in the Pittsburgh Pirates Minor Leagues.

Leading the entire system with a 74-46 record— a .617 winning percentage— as 28 games over .500, the Grasshoppers leaped into the playoffs as a legitimate threat in the High-A playoffs.

Two cancellations due to inclement weather have...

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Jeremy_Brener

Bucs Arghticles: September 23, 2021

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Everything you need to know about MLB news, Pirates and other Pittsburgh teams for Thursday, September 23, 2021.

Yesterday’s Game: Rained Out; Rescheduled for Monday 9/27 Today’s First Pitch: 7:05 p.m. vs. Philadelphia Phillies Pittsburgh Pirates News

Given greater opportunity, Anthony Alford has improved in September (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Pirates ‘cautiously optimistic’ about David Bednar, Jacob Stallings returning this season...

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Patricia Beninato

Pirates vs. Reds - 9/22/2021

We’re not going to the postseason and we need a team to bring us snacks while we watch it on TV. | Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Let’s continue ruining Cincinnati’s season!

Pittsburgh Pirates (57-94) vs. Cincinnati Reds (78-74), Wednesday, September 22, 2021 @ 12:35 p.m.

Location: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati OH

TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh

Radio: KDKA AM/FM

Reds SB Nation Site: Red Reporter

Projected Starters

Pirates: Connor Overton (0-0, 0.00 ERA)

Reds: Luis...

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Jeremy_Brener

Bucs Arghticles: September 22, 2021

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Everything you need to know about MLB news, Pirates and other Pittsburgh teams for Wednesday, September 22, 2021.

Yesterday’s Game: Marlins 6, Pirates 5 Today’s First Pitch: 12:35 p.m. vs. Cincinnati Reds Pittsburgh Pirates News

Pirates deliver blow to Reds’ fading playoff chances (Yahoo! News)

MLB News

Woodford deals, keys Cards’ 10th straight win (MLB.com)

Ohtani stings 116 mph home run for No. 45 (MLB.com)

Pujols’ clutch RBI in 10th leads LA...

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Jeremy_Brener

Pirates vs. Reds - 9/21/2021

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It’s the second game of the three-game set.

Pittsburgh Pirates (56-94) vs. Cincinnati Reds (78-73), September 21, 2021 @ 6:40pm

Location: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, OH

TV: AT&T Sports Pittsburgh

Radio: KDKA-AM

Reds SB Nation Site: Red Reporter

Projected Starters

Pirates: Mitch Keller (4-11, 6.14 ERA)

Reds: Tyler Mahle (12-5, 3.59 ERA)

Projected Lineups Pirates Ke’Bryan Hayes - 3B Cole Tucker - SS Bryan Reynolds - CF Colin Moran -...

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Patricia Beninato

Pirates organization ranks fifth in overall 2021 MiLB standings

The future hits so hard, we gotta wear a batting helmet. | Chris Robertson/MiLB.com

Greensboro and Bradenton lead the way.

Okay, the big-league Pirates have been like this in 2021:

The Bucs’ minor league affiliates, though, are doing pretty well. In fact, they own the fifth-best collective record in MiLB this season.

Look at the company they’re keeping, per Baseball America:

The MLB organizations with the best winning percentage across all domestic US leagues?

1. Rays
2. Yankees

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Darren Yuvan

Pirates blow lead to Reds, fall 9-5

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A hot start doesn’t end well for the Buccos.

After a rain delay, the Pittsburgh Pirates jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead over the Cincinnati Reds, but the pitching staff couldn’t hold the lead and the offense dried up after a hot start, and the Buccos fell to the Reds 9-5.

Pittsburgh obtained their big lead through Yoshi Tsutsugo and Bryan Reynolds, who both hit solo homers in the first and then followed that up with RBIs in the third.

Yoshi goes YARD!...

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Jeremy_Brener

Bucs Arghticles: September 21, 2021

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Everything you need to know about MLB news, Pirates and other Pittsburgh teams for Tuesday, September 21, 2021.

Yesterday’s Game: Reds 9, Pirates 5 Today’s First Pitch: 6:40 p.m. vs. Cincinnati Reds Pittsburgh Pirates News

Pirates place C Jacob Stallings on concussion IL, transfer RHP Bryse Wilson to 60-day IL (TribLIVE)

Cole Tucker finds mojo in Miami, finally getting in groove at plate for Pirates (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Sources: Pirates making...

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Darren Yuvan

Pirates vs. Reds - 9/20/2021

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Another day, another Pirates-Reds series.

Pittsburgh Pirates (56-93) vs. Cincinnati Reds (77-73), September 20, 2021 @ 6:40pm

Location: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, OH

TV: AT&T Sports Pittsburgh

Radio: KDKA-AM

Reds SB Nation Site: Red Reporter

Projected Starters

Pirates: Dillon Peters (1-2, 2.66 ERA)

Reds: Vladimir Gutierrez (9-6, 4.25 ERA)

Projected Lineups Pirates Cole Tucker - SS Yoshi Tsutsugo - RF Bryan Reynolds - CF Colin Moran -...

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Jeremy_Brener

Series preview: Can Pirates spoil Reds again?

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The Pirates head to Cincinnati for three.

Pittsburgh Pirates (56-93) vs. Cincinnati Reds (77-73), September 20-22, 2021

Location: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, OH

TV: AT&T Sports Pittsburgh

Radio: KDKA-AM

Reds SB Nation Site: Red Reporter

The Pirates face the Reds in a crucial series that could dictate how the NL Wild Card Race ends.

Here’s a look at what we can expect this week:

Projected Starters

Monday, 6:40 p.m. EST

Dillon Peters (1-2,...

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Jeremy_Brener

Bucs Arghticles: September 20, 2021

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Everything you need to know about MLB news, Pirates and other Pittsburgh teams for Friday, September 20, 2021.

Yesterday’s Game: Marlins 6, Pirates 5 Today’s First Pitch: 6:40 p.m. vs. Cincinnati Reds

Pittsburgh Pirates News

Díaz homer in 10th lifts Marlins 6-5, denies Pirates sweep (The Tribune-Democrat)

Off The Bat: An early attempt at projecting the Pirates’ 2022 roster (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

MLB News

Betts trades bat for foe’s 1st HR ball...

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Patricia Beninato

Pirates gut-punched by Marlins 6-5

A good game wasted. | Rhona Wise-USA TODAY Sports

Chad Kuhl won’t be pitching relief again any time soon.

With the University of Pittsburgh Panthers losing yesterday to Western Michigan and the Steelers dropping their home opener against the Raiders today, the Pirates were in the unlikely position of being the only Burgh team to actually win this weekend.

Stop me if you know where this is going.

The Bucs were literally one out away in the bottom of the ninth with a 4-3 lead...

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Patricia Beninato

Pirates vs. Marlins - 9/19/2021

HOY! HOY! HOY! | Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports

Today is the Pirates’ best chance at ... shh, no jinxing.

Pittsburgh Pirates (56-92) vs. Miami Marlins (62-86), Sunday, September 19, 2021 @ 1:10 p.m.

Location: loanDepot Park, Miami, FL

TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh

Radio: 93.7 The Fan

Marlins SB Nation Site: Fish Stripes

Projected Starters

Pirates: Max Kranick (1-3, 7.66 ERA)

Marlins: Sandy Alcantara (9-13, 3.10 ERA)

Projected Lineups (subject to change)

Pirates

Ke’Bryan Hayes (3B) Kevin...

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Darren Yuvan

Pirates down Marlins 6-3, now looking to sweep

Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports

Come on, sweep!

The Pittsburgh Pirates have had some major issues sweeping teams this season, but we’ll get to that in second. First was the 6-3 victory over the Miami Marlins, Pittsburgh’s fourth series win in a row.

The Marlins committed a wild pitch in the first and a big error in the fourth that got Pittsburgh on the board with three runs, and the Buccos then got a two-run triple from Hoy Park, his first of the year, in the top of the fifth. Pittsburgh...

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Jake Slebodnick

Pirates vs. Marlins - 9/18/21

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Pittsburgh Pirates (55-92) vs. Miami Marlins (62-85), September 18, 2021 @ 6:10 p.m.

Location: loadDepot Park, Miami, FL

TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh

Radio: KDKA-AM/FM

Marlins SB Nation Site: Fish Stripes

Projected Starters

Pirates: Bryse Wilson (2-7, 4.97 ERA)

Marlins: Edward Cabrera (0-1, 6.61 ERA)

Projected Lineups (subject to change)

Pirates

Ke’Bryan Hayes (3B) Kevin Newman (SS) Bryan Reynolds (CF) Yoshi Tsutsugo (1B) Anthony Alford...

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Jake Slebodnick

Phenomenal pitching aids Pirates in 2-1 win over Marlins

Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports

Crowe and crew hold down the fort against the fish.

Wil Crowe posted another quality start in the Pirates’ 2-1 win over the Miami Marlins Friday night, resulting in his fourth win of the season.

The 27-year-old held Miami’s offense to three hits and one earned run while striking out five over five innings pitched, paving the way for the bullpen to hold the slim lead through the final four frames.

Anthony Banda, Nick Mears and Chad Kuhl held the Marlins to one...

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