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8/3/2015 | Kang proving to be amazing investment

No one quite knew what to expect from Jung Ho Kang when the Pirates signed him, because there had never been a professional Korean hitter to succeed in Major League Baseball. Two-thirds of the way through the season, it's clear they chose wisely.

8/3/2015 | Morse aims to bring experience, power to Bucs

The last time Michael Morse was in Pittsburgh, in late May with the Marlins, it was only a one-day pit stop on his way to the disabled list. He would miss six weeks with a strained ring finger. The weight of the World Series ring he earned last season with the Giants had nothing to do with the injury, but it has everything to do with what Morse hopes to bring to the Bucs.

8/3/2015 | Kang nets NL Rookie of Month with hot July

Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang was named the National League's Rookie of the Month for July. The award is the first monthly honor of Kang's brief career and comes after he hit .379 and posted a .443 on-base percentage with a trio of homers and nine RBIs last month.

8/3/2015 | Burnett has strain, aims to return this season

Right-hander A.J. Burnett was diagnosed on Monday with a flexor strain in his right elbow, and the veteran pitcher also received an injection of platelet-rich plasma to abet the recovery he hopes will have him back on a mound. Estimated time of Burnett's return was set at approximately four weeks.

8/3/2015 | Morse set to make Pirates debut vs. Cubs

First baseman Michael Morse has reported to Pittsburgh, and he will be active for Monday night's game against the Cubs.

8/2/2015 | Benches empty after Phillips gets hit by Watson

Tempers are never far below the surface when the Pirates, the Reds and the National League Central rivals' mutual philosophies of pitching inside clash. Those emotions boiled above the surface in the eighth inning of Sunday's game with the Reds.

8/2/2015 | Crew Chief review gives Walker a home run

A Crew Chief review quickly turned Neil Walker's fourth-inning triple into a home run during the Pirates' 3-0 victory over the Reds on Sunday.

8/2/2015 | Burnett awaits fate on ailing elbow

A.J. Burnett returned to Pittsburgh for his final season because he wanted to write a triumphant ending to a 17-year career. He may have unwittingly written a legendary exit.

8/2/2015 | Lester, Liriano set to open NL Central matchup

With the Wild Card race heating up, the Pirates and Cubs will renew their National League Central Division rivalry with a three-game series from PNC Park starting on Monday. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. ET.

8/2/2015 | Bucs shut out Reds for series split

Joey Votto and Billy Hamilton were missing from the Reds' lineup. Pirates starter Charlie Morton certainly didn't miss the rested Cincinnati stars, hurling five-hit shutout ball for seven innings Sunday in a 3-0 win at Great American Ball Park that salvaged a split of the four-game series.

8/1/2015 | Cincinnati again leaves Cole Red-faced

It isn't like the Reds don't put the hurt on other Pirates. Cincinnati has taken nine of 12 games against the Bucs this season, including Saturday's 4-3 Pirates loss, and 21 of 31 since the 2013 Wild Card celebration in PNC Park.

8/1/2015 | Happ checks in excited to prove himself

J.A. Happ checked in early Saturday, not only to join the Pirates starting rotation, but also to shake it up.

8/1/2015 | Morton, Sampson face off in series finale

Right-hander Keyvius Sampson will make his first career start when the Reds and Pirates wrap up a four-game series on Sunday at Great American Ball Park. First pitch is at 1:10 p.m. ET.

8/1/2015 | Suarez backs Iglesias as Reds defeat Bucs

Eugenio Suarez drove in three runs to back Raisel Iglesias' four-hit pitching into the seventh Saturday as the Reds downed the Pirates, 4-3, in a sold-out Great American Ball Park.

8/1/2015 | Marte single-handedly thwarts Reds' rally

Starling Marte had unleashed impressive throws before. He had made acrobatic, physics-defying catches before. But he had never before showcased his defensive arsenal on back-to-back plays, and he picked a jaw-dropping time to debut that parlay Friday.