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John Perrotto
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Last season, Jared Hughes allowed just seven of 37 inherited runners to score, establishing himself as the Pirates' top reliever in high-leverage situations.
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The Pirates were shut out for the second straight night as Alfredo Simon allowed just two hits in eight innings and Rajai Davis homered for the game’s only run to lead the Detroit Tigers to a 1-0 victory.
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Tigers shut out Pirates again to take series
PITTSBURGH -- Brad Ausmus has seen Alfredo Simon for just two starts, but the Detroit Tigers manager is amazing how easy the right-hander makes pitching look. Simon allowed two hits in eight innings and center fielder Rajai Davis homered for the only run as the Tigers defeated the Pittsburgh ...
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Pirates’ fans love affair with A.J. Burnett continued Tuesday night. The veteran right-hander made his first start of the season at PNC Park and took a hard-luck loss as the Detroit Tigers beat the Pirates 2-0.
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The Pirates (3-4) won their third game in a row as first baseman Pedro Alvarez and pinch hitter Corey Hart added home runs during a three-run seventh inning.
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Pirates hold on vs. Tigers in home opener
PITTSBURGH -- It didn't take long for Josh Harrison to rev up the largest regular-season crowd in PNC Park history. Harrison led off the bottom of the first inning with the first of three Pittsburgh home runs, Gerrit Cole pitched six-plus innings of one-run ball and Pittsburgh held on for a 5-4 ...
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BY JOHN PERROTTO Sights, sounds and the scene at PNC Park … • The Pirates seemingly bought enough currency with back-to-back postseason appearances that a 3-6 start to the season should not be cause for concern. Yet on nights like these past two, it’s hard not to wonder if they are about one more bad …
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Verlander's DL stay may be extended by Tigers
PITTSBURGH -- Justin Verlander won't be coming off the disabled list next week as the Detroit Tigers hoped. The right-hander's simulated game Wednesday afternoon was stopped after three innings and 45 pitches because he was fatigued. The Tigers had hoped Verlander, who is on the DL with a ...
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A.J. Burnett pitched well for the Pirates but Shane Greene worked eight dominant innings as the Detroit Tigers beat Pittsburgh 2-0 on Tuesday night at PNC Park.
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Not only does Shane Greene make pitching sound simple, he is making it look easy. Greene pitched eight strong innings and the Detroit Tigers bounced back from their first loss of the season with a 2-0…
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In front of a packed PNC Park for the home opener, the Pirates handed the Tigers their first loss of the season on Monday.
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It has never been clearer that Neil Walker won’t get a chance to fulfill his wish of being a lifelong member of the Pirates. The signing of third baseman Josh Harrison to a four-year, $27.3-million contract this past Wednesday was just another nudge of Walker toward the door.
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Freelance sports writer
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  • Baseball America
    Pittsburgh correspondent, 1990 - present
  • Sports on Earth
    Baseball feature writer, 2013 - present
  • Pro Sports Xchange
    Baseballl columnist, 1996 - present
  • USA Today
    Baseball contributor, 2011 - present
  • Beaver County Times
    Baseball columnist, 1982 - present
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Freelance sports writer
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Have covered Major League Baseball since 1988 along with a variety of other sports since 1978
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  • Geneva College
    English, 1981 - 1985
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