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Ike Davis Lifts Pirates Over Cardinals

The Pittsburgh Pirates knew it was going to be a tough match-up against perennial National League Cy Young contender Adam Wainwright, but nonetheless, the Pirates were able to score a 3-1 victory against him and the… 102 more words

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Pirates claim John Axford off waivers from Indians

Looking to add more bullpen help after the Jason Grilli-for-Ernesto Frieri swap worked out so horribly the Pirates have acquired right-hander John Axford from the Indians, … 160 more words

Volquez Leads Pirates Over Reeling Tigers 4-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Edinson Volquez allowed two runs over six innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates jumped on the Detroit Tigers early in a 4-2 victory on Tuesday night. 355 more words


Mark Melancon: Rivera Was A Big Influence

PITTSBURGH (KDKA 93-7 The Fan)- Pirates closer Mark Melancon earned his 21st save of the season Friday night against the Padres, a career high.

On The Bob Pompeani Show Saturday, Melancon credited retired Yankees closer Mariano Rivera with being a big influence on him. 175 more words


Pirates believed to be interested in Rockies closer Hawkins

The Rockies don’t appear to be willing to make a major trade at Thursday’s non-waiver Trade Deadline, but interest could pick up in a smaller deal for closer LaTroy Hawkins. 355 more words

PLAY Campaign Teaches Kids Importance Of Living Healthy

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Millions of American kids are too heavy and don’t get the exercise they need.

Other teens are falling into the trap of performance enhancing drugs to get bigger and stronger. 332 more words