Pittsburgh Pirates

Aces wild: Top of rotation saving Chicago Cubs magical season
  • September 17th, 2015
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We Chicago Cubs fans have the slight propensity to go absolutely bonkers at just about everything. Two wins in row? “World. Series.” Two losses in a row? “They’ll probably never ...
We Chicago Cubs fans have the slight propensity to ...
Chicago Cubs: One road trip to rule them all
  • September 7th, 2015
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If the Chicago Cubs have any real thoughts of making a run at the NL Central division title –a long shot on a good day– then it has to start today (Labor Day) when they open up a three-game ...
If the Chicago Cubs have any real thoughts of maki ...
Chicago Cubs: Five questions for the stretch run
  • September 5th, 2015
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Were it not for the gross uncertainty that a one-game wildcard playoff presents, the excitement around the 2015 Chicago Cubs would be astronomically higher. For as excited as Cubdom is over the explosiv ...
Were it not for the gross uncertainty that a one-g ...
Chicago Cubs: Rotation questions continue to linger into September
  • August 27th, 2015
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No matter which way you cut the proverbial pie, Chicago Cubs broadcaster Len Kasper perhaps said it best: the position the Cubs currently find themselves in is “enviable.” They’re situ ...
No matter which way you cut the proverbial pie, Ch ...
Sans Starlin Castro, Chicago Cubs sweep away San Francisco Giants
  • August 10th, 2015
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When I wrote this piece on Starlin Castro last week, on how his historical performances indicate that he was poised for a surprise turnaround across the final two months of the season, I wrote with the ...
When I wrote this piece on Starlin Castro last wee ...
Addison Russell makes spectacular catch vs. Pirates
  • May 17th, 2015
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The Chicago Cubs are red hot. They haven’t lost since re-opening the bleachers on Monday night vs. the New York Mets, as they are 6-0 this week. The Cubs are hitting and playing fantastic defense ...
The Chicago Cubs are red hot. They haven’t l ...
Navarro’s sac fly sinks Pirates 4-3 in extras for series win
  • July 8th, 2013
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This could have ended the way we’re used to seeing it: a blown save and a loss. The Cubs still did in fact blow it in the top of the ninth, but redeemed themselves in the bottom of the eleventh to rai ...
This could have ended the way we’re used to seei ...
Liriano lays it on Cubs, lose to blazing Bucs 6-2
  • July 6th, 2013
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Francisco Liriano kept the Pirates hot and in business Friday when he handed the Cubs nine complete innings of dominant baseball. The league’s best came to Chicago and surely enough Liriano picked up ...
Francisco Liriano kept the Pirates hot and in busi ...
Everything was beautiful except for bats, Liriano shut out Cubs 2-0 in Bucs opener
  • June 7th, 2013
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Summer sun and great starting pitching, but rather a quiet day behind the plate. The Cubs made it on base several times but squandered their chances, going 0 for 5 with RISP, in an afternoon pitcher’s ...
Summer sun and great starting pitching, but rather ...
Soriano’s Two Blasts Lift Cubs
  • June 30th, 2010
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Cubs 3, Pirates 1 Chicago — Alfonso Soriano provided all the offense Ted Lilly (3-6) with two solo home runs off Pirates starter Jeff Karstens (2-3). It was Soriano’s second multi-homer game ...
Cubs 3, Pirates 1 Chicago — Alfonso Soriano ...