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John Perrotto
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Pirates rookie infielder Jung Ho Kang, a South Korean native, is enjoying the chance to play in the major leagues and live in the United States.
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Gerrit Cole, A.J. Burnett and Francisco Liriano pulled off quite a feat last weekend when each had double-digit strikeout games in the Pirates’ three-game series sweep of the Mets at PNC Park.
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A photo of Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen's latest pay stub found its way onto Reddit, though it has since been taken down, and that was an eye opener for both fans and him.
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The Pirates are a disappointing 18-22 through their first 40 games but still a game better than this time last season when they reached the postseason for a second straight year.
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PITTSBURGH -- Joe Mauer's first home run of the season proved to be worth the wait for the Minnesota Twins. Mauer's solo shot in the 13th inning lifted the Twins to a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night. "The timing certainly couldn't have been better," Twins manager Paul ...
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The Pirates losr for the fifth time in six games Tuesday night, 8-5 to the Minnesota Twins, as starting pitcher Francisco Liriano gives up seven runs in two innings.
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Pirates second base prospect Alen Hanson, a 22-year-old switch-hitter, was hitting .343 with two home runs, seven stolen bases and a .924 .OPS in 26 games in May with two days left in the month.
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Pedro Alvarez's opposite-field home run Monday night against the Marlins may have been the fastest homer to leave PNC Park since it opened in 2001, seemingly taking less for a second for the line drive to exit Alvarez’s bat and reach the first row of bleachers in left field.
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Gerrit Cole limited the New York Mets to one unearned run in 8 1/3 innings while striking out 10 as the Pirates notched a 4-1 victory Friday night, just their second win in their last eight games.
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Joe Mauer hit his first home run of the season in the 13th inning to lift the Minnesota Twins to a 4-3 victory over the Pirates on Wednesday night at PNC Park.
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Jordy Mercer returned to the starting lineup on Wednesday night in a 4-3 loss in 13 innings to the Twins at PNC Park.
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Dropped from the 40-man roster, outfielder Jose Tabata has worked his back to the big leagues with a strong performance at Class AAA Indianapolis.
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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
Education
  • Geneva College
    English, 1981 - 1985
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