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News & Notes : Francona Named AL Manager of the Year, Hurdle Named NL Manager of The Year, Texans Cut S Reed

[caption id="attachment_18631" align="aligncenter" width="594"] (Jason Miller/Getty Images North America)[/caption] Indians Manager Terry Francona and Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle Named NL Manager of The Year : After taking over two once-proud baseball clubs, Terry Francona and Clint Hurdle would both be named Manager of the Year in both the American and National leagues. Francona, who won two World Series titles with the Boston Red Sox, led the Cleveland Indians to the
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Pittsburgh Pirates : Bucs Back in First After 7-1 Win Over Cards

PITTSBURGH -- Newly-acquired Justin Morneau made his way into PNC Park around 8:30 and was greeted by all of his new teammates who were in good spirits Saturday night. And why not? The Pittsburgh Pirates took sole possession of first place in the National League Central after their 7-1 win against the St. Louis Cardinals in front of the second-largest crowd in PNC Park history (39,514). “This is a great
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Pittsburgh Pirates : Liriano, Jones Lead Bucs in Crucial Game 1 Against Cards

Someone must have told Garrett Jones this was the biggest series of the season to this point. He hit his 100th career home run, drove in four runs and finished 3-for-4 as the Pittsburgh Pirates took game one of the series on Friday night against the St. Louis Cardinals, 5-0. Jones, who has been struggling at the plate started for the first time in four games after sitting the last
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Pittsburgh Pirates : Liriano Pitches Bucs Past Cardinals, Wins 13th Game

Francisco Liriano went the distance Wednesday night and shut down the St. Louis Cardinals as the Pittsburgh Pirates won Game 2 of the series, 5-1. The Pirates' left hander went nine innings and allowed just one run on four hits, walked one and struck out six. It was a bounce-back game for Liriano after his worst start of his career when he gave up ten runs in Colorado last Friday.
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MLB : Pittsburgh Pirates Need to Think “Bigger Picture” in August to Get To October

Following the dismal performance this past weekend, the Pittsburgh Pirates and their management need to take one step back and ask themselves one question:  “Are we for real?” To this point, the Pirates have given every fan a reason to believe as they go into Tuesday night three games ahead of the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Central. With a big series coming up against the Red Birds, there are
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Pittsburgh Pirates : Another Walk-Off Puts Exclamation on Strong Home Stand

The magic continues to happen in Pittsburgh and it seems to becoming a trend for the Pirates over the last week and a half. Each night there is a different hero. This time, it was Russell Martin who came through for the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 2-out walk-off single to left as they completed a three-game sweep of the Miami Marlins Thursday, 5-4 in ten innings. His single down the left field
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Pittsburgh Pirates : Top 5 Reasons Why Pirates Are for Real in 2013

All the pieces are finally coming together for the Pittsburgh Pirates. It only took 20 years to do it, but nonetheless, the time is finally here for the Bucco Nation to breathe easy and believe it when you hear this team is for real. No, really. One could easily say this team could falter once again after the All-Star break like they did in 2011 after the devastating and controversial
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Pittsburgh Pirates : Alvarez, Morton Lead Bucs in Shutout Against Reds

Pedro Alvarez came to the plate in the first inning with the bases loaded and delivered a two-run double to help the Pittsburgh Pirates shut out the Cincinnati Reds Tuesday night, 4-0. The Pirates did not get many opportunities against Mat Latos but they made the best with what they got early in the game. Latos was forced to labor early but settled down after the first inning, however, this did not prevent him