Correia Gives Quality Start, But Strasburg Strikes Out 13 in Loss

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The Pirates were looking to complete their first sweep of the 2012 season on Thursday at PNC Park. But despite right-hander Kevin Correia pitching a quality start, the righty on the other mound was better as the Pirates fell, 4-2 to the Washington Nationals. Nats Right-hander Stephen Strasburg held the Bucs to just two runs (one earned) on five hits over 6.0 innings. He walked three while striking out 13. His...

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Bedard Feeling Better Today After Exiting Wednesday’s Game With Back Spasms

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Lefty Erik Bedard, who was removed from the Pirates 4-2 win over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night at PNC Park in the top of the second inning with back spasms, is feeling better today. Although his status is still day-to-day, Pirates Manger Clint Hurdle said prior to the game this afternoon that there has been some improvement. “I know he felt better than he did last night when he came in...

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Hanrahan Placed on Bereavement List; McCutchen Recalled

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Right-hander Joel Hanrahan was been placed on the Bereavement List on Thursday afternoon. The closer picked up his sixth save on the season on Wednesday night at PNC Park with a heavy heart due to the passing of his Grandmother. After whiffing Ryan Zimmerman to end the game, Hanrahan pointed to the sky in her memory. Hanrahan is expected to return to the club on Sunday. The Pirates recalled righty Daniel...

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Bedard Removed from Outing With Injury

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Left-hander Erik Bedard was removed from the Pirates game against the Washington Nationals at PNC Park in the top of the second inning due to back spasms. The lefty needed just five pitches to retire the side in the first inning. The injury occurred after throwing a 1-2 pitch to former bucco Adam LaRoche. Bedard twisted his torso as the Pirates trainers and Manager Clint Hurdle came to the mound. He was removed...

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Pirates Need to Get the Bottom of the Lineup Going

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — When signing veterans Clint Barmes and Rod Barajas over the offseason, the Pirates expected more from them than the numbers they’ve put up so far this season. Barmes and Barajas also expected more out of themselves. The Pirates need to get the bottom of the lineup going. Entering game action on Wednesday, the seventh spot has combined to hit for a .175/.213/.340 line this season, while the eighth spot has...

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