Pirates Beat Arizona 6-2 to Expand Playoff Cushion, Match 2011 Win Total
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Pirates Beat Arizona 6-2 to Expand Playoff Cushion, Match 2011 Win Total

Gerrit Cole’s quality start and the Pirates lineup’s nine hits provided an important 6-2 series-opening win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. The victory was Pittsburgh’s 72nd of the season, matching the win total of the 2011 Pirates that collapsed over the season’s final two months. These Pirates are not the 2011 Pirates, even though panicky fans cling to the team (which went from first place in July to 90 total...

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Brandon McCarthy, the Pirates, and the Off-Season Rumor Mill

Earlier today, Brandon McCarthy had the following tweet to Pirates closer Joel Hanrahan. @hanrahan52 in Pitt and just mentioned to a cop that I knew you and now the mayor’s here giving me the key to the city?!? — Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) November 14, 2012 McCarthy mentioning that he was in Pittsburgh sparked the instant speculation that he might be on the Pirates’ radar. That’s usually how the rumor mill works...

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