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Pittsburgh outfielder Travis Snider. (Getty Images)

Watch: Sometimes Fly Balls Have A Way Of Humbling You

The effort was extraordinary. The execution here was anything but.

CBS Chicago–04/15/2014

Mike Olt follows through on a two-run home run scoring teammate Anthony Rizzo. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Hammel Strong Again, Cubs Beat Pirates 7-5

Jason Hammel threw seven strong innings, Anthony Rizzo had four hits, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-5 on Wednesday night despite allowing five solo home runs.

04/09/2014

Starlin Castro #13 of the Chicago Cubs follows through on a three-run home run. . (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Pirates Beat Castro And Cubs 7-6

Pedro Alvarez had two hits and two RBIs and the Pittsburgh Pirates overcame two home runs by Starlin Castro to beat the Chicago Cubs 7-6 on Tuesday night.

04/08/2014

Tony Sanchez #26 of the Pittsburgh Pirates hits the game-winning RBI single in the 16th inning against the Chicago Cubs during the game at PNC Park April 2, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The Pirates defeated the Cubs 4-3 in 16 innings.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Sanchez Has Winning Hit In 16th, Pirates Beat Cubs

The Cubs left 19 runners on Wednesday and have gone 1 for 27 with runners in scoring position in their first two games. Yet first-year manager Rick Renteria is remaining positive.

04/03/2014

Neil Walker rounds second after hitting a walk off solo home run in the tenth inning against the Chicago Cubs. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Walker’s Homer Lifts Pirates Over Cubs 1-0

Neil Walker homered off Carlos Villanueva leading off the 10th inning Monday, and the Pittsburgh Pirates benefited from an overturned to call to beat the Chicago Cubs 1-0 on opening day Monday.

03/31/2014

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?

03/17/2014

Mat Latos. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Pa. Police: No Charge In Fight Involving Reds Pitcher’s Wife

Pittsburgh police didn’t dispute Twitter claims by the wife of Cincinnati Reds pitcher Mat Latos that she was punched and had her hair pulled by a fan during the National League wild-card game, but said they consider the matter “closed” and won’t file criminal charges.

670 The Score–10/02/2013

Jake Arrieta.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Cubs Close Home Schedule With Win Vs. Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates’ hopes of catching up in the NL Central took a big hit Wednesday when Darnell McDonald launched a three-run homer, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 4-2 win.

670 The Score–09/25/2013

Gerrit Cole #45 of the Pittsburgh Pirates follows through on an RBI single scoring Gaby Sanchez #17 and Pedro Alvarez #24 as Dioner Navarro #30 of the Chicago Cubs catches during the second inning at Wrigley Field on September 24, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Pirates Beat Cubs 8-2

Gerrit Cole threw six strong innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates took over the NL wild-card lead, beating the Chicago Cubs 8-2 Tuesday night.

09/24/2013

Travis Wood #37 of the Chicago Cubs pitches during the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates on September 15, 2013 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

Cubs Fall To Pirates 3-2

Francisco Liriano took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning before faltering in his first no-decision this season, and pinch-hitter Justin Morneau singled in the go-ahead run in the eighth Sunday to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Chicago Cubs 3-2.

09/15/2013

Scott Baker #32 of the Chicago Cubs pitches during the fifth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates on September 14, 2013 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

Cubs Fall To Pirates 2-1

Scott Baker has been superb in his first two starts for the Chicago Cubs yet has nothing to show for it.

09/15/2013

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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?

07/25/2013

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Police Investigating Photo Of Officer With Porn Star, Wearing Unicorn Head

Pittsburgh police are now investigating why a photo of one of their officers wearing a unicorn mask and posing with a porn star was taken last week.

670 The Score–07/18/2013

Starlin Castro #13 of the Chicago Cubs scores at home as Russell Martin #55 of the Pittsburgh Pirates takes the throw during the third inning on July 7, 2013 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Navarro Lifts Cubs To 4-3 Victory Over Pirates

Pinch hitter Dioner Navarro had a game-ending sacrifice fly in the 11th inning, lifting the Chicago Cubs to a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday.

07/07/2013

Alfonso Soriano hits his second two-run home run of the game in the 5th inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field on July 6, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Soriano Hits 2 Homers, Cubs Beat Pirates 4-1

Alfonso Soriano hit two-run homers in consecutive innings to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 4-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1 on Saturday.

07/06/2013

Starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija delivers the ball against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field on Friday.  (Credit:  Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Red Hot Pirates Roll Past Cubs, 6-2

CHICAGO (AP) – Francisco Liriano pitched a four-hitter for his first complete game in more than two years, and the Pittsburgh Pirates won for the 11th time in 13 games, beating the Chicago Cubs 6-2 […]

07/05/2013

Edwin Jackson pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning. (Credit: David Banks, Getty)

Ransom, Jackson Send Cubs To 4-1 Win Over Pirates

Cody Ransom hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer in the seventh inning and Edwin Jackson pitched the Chicago Cubs to a 4-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday.

06/09/2013

homer against the Chicago Cubs during the fourth inning on June 8, 2013 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Cubs Fall To Pirates 6-2

The Pirates tagged Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija (3-7) for eight hits, including Alvarez’s two-run home run in the fourth, his team-high 13th of the year. The right-hander struck out seven in six innings.

06/08/2013

Travis Wood. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Cubs Fall To Pirates 2-1

Francisco Liriano pitched two-hit ball over seven innings and the Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 2-0 Friday for their major league-leading 10th shutout, matching Pittsburgh’s total for all of last season.

670 The Score–06/07/2013

eff Samardzija delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates. (Credit: Joe Sargent, Getty)

Cubs Get Shutout By Pirates 1-0

Francisco Liriano continued his torrid start, scattering two hits over seven innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates edged the Chicago Cubs 1-0 on Wednesday night.

05/22/2013

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