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Edinson Volquez will start Wednesday's wild-card playoff game against the San Francisco Giants as expected, the Pirates announced Monday morning.
CINCINNATI - Knowing they needed to beat Johnny Cueto on Sunday afternoon to retain a shot at tying for the National League Central title, the Pirates threw out their best. Cueto ended their chances with his bat as much as his arm.
Ramon Santiago hit a walk-off grand slam for the Cincinnati Reds as the Pirates lost, 10-6, at Great American Ball Park Saturday afternoon.
For the second time in four days, Travis Snider's extra-base hit provided key offense in a close game.
The regular-season portion of the Edinson Volquez experiment concluded Thursday night. Near the end, he batted for himself in the eighth inning of the final game of the season's penultimate series and stroked a single up the middle.
ATLANTA - The Pirates took care of one half of the equation Tuesday night. Gerrit Cole dealt, Travis Snider homered and Andrew McCutchen filled in the blanks.
ATLANTA - Francisco Liriano walked two of the first three batters he faced. At one point, he threw four consecutive balls, all fastballs, none harder than 90 mph to rookie Phil Gosselin, who had walked three times all season. He exited after six...
PITTSBURGH - Sunday's game unfolded like a getaway day at the end of spring training. Both starting pitchers for the Pirates and Brewers dealt and were efficient with their pitches. The outs came quickly, like the teams had flights to catch....
PITTSBURGH - Only a few inches separated the ball from the top of Gaby Sanchez' glove. Probably three or four, six at most. That was enough to turn a groundout into a double and a man on first, one out, into a loss.
Russell Martin propped himself up on the dugout railing, helmet held aloft as the sellout crowd of 37,974 roared.