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ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 09: Gerrit Cole #45 of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Five of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 9, 2013 in St Louis, Missouri.

Pirates Have Future Ace In Gerrit Cole

Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole put up impressive stats late last year. Can he hold up the whole season?


Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals is mobbed by teammates after hitting the game winning home run in the ninth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Nationals Park on July 25, 2013 in Washington, DC. Washington won the game 9-7. (Credit: Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Harper Hits 1st Career Walk-Off, Snaps Nats’ Six-Game Losing Streak

Bryce Harper’s 2-run walk-off homer in the bottom of the 9th gave the Nats a 9-7 ‘Curly W’ over the Pirates, snapping Washington’s six-game losing streak. Hear the celebratory radio call from Nats PxP announcer Charlie Slowes.



Sports Verdict: Which Team Has A Better Shot At Making The Playoffs? Pirates Vs. Orioles

Both the Baltimore Orioles and the Pittsburgh Pirates are enjoying quality seasons midway through this year. With each team presenting a legitimate threat to make the playoffs in their respective leagues, the question is, which is most likely to achieve that goal?


Bryce Harper is tagged out trying to steal second base in the first inning by Neil Walker of the Pittsburgh Pirates at Nationals Park on July 23, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Nationals Bats Go Quiet Again in Loss to Pirates

Gerrit Cole pitched seven strong innings to end a personal three-game losing streak, and added an RBI single as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Washington Nationals 5-1 on Tuesday night.


WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 22:  Drew Storen #22 of the Washington Nationals is unable to tag out Pedro Alvarez #24 of the Pittsburgh Pirates at home plate after throwing a wild pitch in the eighth inning during a game at Nationals Park on July 22, 2013 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Nationals Fall to Pirates, 6-5

Andrew McCutchen hit a pair of two-run homers to back a solid outing by right-hander Charlie Morton, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the skidding Washington Nationals 6-5 Monday night.


Starling Marte of the Pittsburgh Pirates celebrates with teammates. ( credit: Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Nationals Should Consider Resiliency of Pirates

If the Nationals feel like Wile E. Coyote did after getting smacked in the face by a frying pan following eight losses in their past 10 games, they should consider the resiliency of the Pirates.


PITTSBURGH, PA - MAY 05:  Tyler Moore #12 of the Washington Nationals celebrates after hitting a three run home run in the eighth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game on May 5, 2013 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Moore, Espinosa Homer, Nationals Beat Pirates

PITTSBURGH — Tyler Moore knew what Clint Hurdle was thinking. With one out and first base open in the eighth inning of a one-run game, Moore fully expected the Pittsburgh Pirates’ manager to intentionally walk […]


Ross Detwiler #48 of the Washington Nationals is pulled from the game in the sixth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game on May 3, 2013 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Burnett Wins 3rd Straight, Bucs Top Nationals, 3-1

A.J. Burnett allowed one run and struck out nine in seven shutout innings, and call-up Jordy Mercer hit a tiebreaker home run to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Friday night.


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Pirates’ Starling Marte Has Superstar Potential

With a little time, Starling Marte and the Pirates could make waves throughout baseball.


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Elfin: Playoff Invitation In The Mail For Nats Regardless Of Losing Streak

The Nats were just swept in Philadelphia to bring their losing streak to four games, with just a four-game lead over Atlanta. But even if Washington found themselves in a standings free fall, with an 8.5-game lead over the next NL non-division leader, the Wild Card is almost a guaranteed contingency plan.