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7/2/2015 | Liriano neutralizes lefty-mashing Tigers

The hard-to-hit left-hander went up against the team that hits lefties hard on Thursday afternoon. It was no contest. Francisco Liriano pitted his miniscule opponents' average (.189) against the masculine Tigers' .276 average against southpaws -- third best in the Majors -- and pulled rank with seven scoreless innings in the Pirates' 8-4 win at Comerica Park.


7/2/2015 | Liriano's gem sets tone in Bucs' Detroit sweep

Francisco Liriano tossed seven scoreless innings, and a four-run ninth weathered a late comeback attempt as the Pirates completed a three-game sweep of the Tigers with an 8-4 win on Thursday afternoon at Comerica Park.


7/2/2015 | Bucs prideful on eve of first pitch with dads

The Bucs' annual "Take your father to work" week will have a special and heart-tugging conclusion on Friday night, when the Pirates will open a 10-game homestand and an Independence Day weekend of ball at PNC Park.


7/2/2015 | Cleveland-Pittsburgh rivalry renewed at PNC Park

The rivalry between the cities of Cleveland and Pittsburgh plays out yearly in the NFL, but it's rare that the respective fan bases can carry the passion into a baseball stadium. That will change this weekend, when the Indians head to PNC Park to take on the Pirates in a three-game Interleague series.


7/1/2015 | Burnett making strong case to be an All-Star

A.J. Burnett is not running. But If elected, he will serve with bursting pride on the 2015 National League All-Star Team.


7/1/2015 | Walker getting hot at right time for Pirates

Hit on the head by Detroit first baseman Miguel Cabrera's arm as he crossed the bag on an infield hit in the sixth inning of the Pirates' 9-3 win over the Tigers, Neil Walker got a temporary bad feeling. How bad? "I didn't know where I was," Walker said. After his second home run and fourth hit, Walker had no trouble placing himself: Oh, yes, Comerica Park.


7/1/2015 | Hanson rips inside-the-park home run for Triple-A Indianapolis

Well, that didn't take long. In Alen Hanson's first game back from the disabled list, the Pirates' No. 7 prospect ripped a third-inning solo inside-the-park home run off the center-field wall.


7/1/2015 | Walker's dad named to Texas League Hall of Fame

Wednesday, during this summer's Father's Trip, the tables were turned for one of the dads: Tom Walker, Neil's dad and a former Major Leaguer himself, received notification he had been chosen for the Texas League Hall of Fame.


7/1/2015 | Cole defends actions after Martinez hit-by-pitch

Gerrit Cole took an obviously reluctant turn Wednesday afternoon to answer Victor Martinez's accusation and sentiment. The Detroit DH had said postgame the Cole pitch that hit him midway through the Pirates' 5-4, 14-inning win Tuesday night had been intentional, and for that he had no respect for the player, his team and its coaches. "I mean, that's his opinion, man," said Cole. "Everybody is entitled to their opinion. I can't control who he respects and who he doesn't."


7/1/2015 | Walker leads Bucs' 21-hit attack in win over Tigers

Second baseman Neil Walker's two-homer night propelled the Pirates to a season-high 21 hits as the Buccos topped the Tigers, 9-3, on Wednesday night at Comerica Park.


7/1/2015 | Liriano, Ryan face off in matinee in Detroit

Southpaw Kyle Ryan once again steps out of the Tigers' bullpen to make his fourth start of the season; he lost his only decision as a starter and allowed 14 hits in 17 innings. He will be opposed by veteran lefty Francisco Liriano, who is 3-2 with a 2.27 ERA in his last seven starts.


7/1/2015 | Guerra waits 10 years to earn first MLB victory

After 10 years in the Minor Leagues, Pirates reliever Deolis Guerra earned his first big league win, pitching three frames in a 5-4, 14-inning victory over the Tigers.