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The Cardinals walk off against the Pirates

In the low-offense game of the day, Clint Hurdle was not messing around. He called on his closer, Mark Melancon, to go two innings in a 0-0 game. 138 more words

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

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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

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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