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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

Matt Garza pitches in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates. (Credit: Justin K. Aller)

Garza’s Return Not Enough As Cubs Fall To Pirates 5-4

Garza allowed one hit over five shutout innings in his first outing in 10 months, but the Pirates pounced on a Chicago bullpen that is 10th in the National League in ERA by sending 11 men to the plate in the sixth.

05/21/2013

Travis Wood scores on a single from Starlin Castro. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Wood Dominates As Cubs Drop Pirates 3-2

Travis Wood allowed one hit over six innings and the Chicago Cubs held off the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 on Thursday.

670 The Score–04/04/2013

Edwin Jackson  delivers a second-inning pitch against the Pittsburgh Pirates. (Credit: Joe Sargent, Getty)

Cubs Shutout By Pirates 3-0

Edwin Jackson gave up two runs in five innings but lost to the Pirates for the first time in seven career starts. The Cubs produced just two singles and only put a runner on third once.

04/03/2013

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Pirates’ Starling Marte Has Superstar Potential

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

03/23/2013

Joel Hanrahan (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

Red Sox Get All-Star Closer Hanrahan From Pirates

The Red Sox have acquired All-Star closer Joel Hanrahan from the Pittsburgh Pirates in a six-player deal.

670 The Score–12/26/2012

A general view of PNC Park. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Report: Pirates Lie About Prospect’s Injury After Using Questionable Training Tactics

A ground-breaking report from Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsbrugh Tribune-Review claims the Pittsburgh Pirates are lying about one of their top prospects injuries after the player reportedly re-aggravated an ankle injury while he was forced to undergo unconventional training tactics.

670 The Score–10/24/2012

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Cubs Lose To Pittsburgh 3-0 In Game That Lasts Until After 1 a.m.

Wrigleyville is often bustling with activity after 1 a.m., but Wrigley Field has typically long since gone dark for the night. Such was not the case in the early morning hours Tuesday, when the last pitch was thrown at 1:28 a.m. as the Cubs lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-0.

CBS Chicago–09/18/2012

Anthony Rizzo. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Rizzo Leads Cubs To 13-9 Win Against Pirates

Anthony Rizzo hit two home runs and drove in six to lift the Chicago Cubs to a 13-9 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday.

09/16/2012

Luis Valbuena and Steve Clevenger. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Castro’s 3-Run Bomb Propels Cubs To Victory

The Pittsburgh Pirates lost their seventh straight game Friday and kept fading in the NL wild-card race as Starlin Castro hit a three-run homer that sent the Chicago Cubs to a 7-4 win.

CBS Chicago–09/14/2012

Alfonso Soriano #12 of the Chicago Cubs celebrates after hitting a two run home run in the eighth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game on September 9, 2012 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Cubs Complete Sweep Of Pirates With 4-2 Victory

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Alfonso Soriano hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning to give the Cubs the go-ahead runs and Chicago completed a three-game sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 4-2 win on […]

09/09/2012

Tony Campana #1 of the Chicago Cubs celebrates after scoring on a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game on September 8, 2012 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Cubs Beat Fading Pirates 4-3

On Saturday afternoon, Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum said he was planning on relaxing any pitch count restrictions he had for Jeff Samardzija in that night’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

09/09/2012

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