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November 15, 2010
The Pirates have hired Clint Hurdle as their new manager, SI.com reported Sunday. The Pirates will announce the hiring Monday. Hurdle spent 2010 as the hitting coach for the Rangers, who led the majors in batting average, were fifth in runs scored and advanced to the World Series. The Pirates fired John Russell after three last-place finishes in three years. Pittsburgh has not enjoyed a winning season since 1992 and lost 105 games last season, the most for the franchise since 1952.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
The Orioles announced Friday that right-handed reliever Preston Guilmet, who was designated for assignment off the 40-man roster Saturday to make room for infielder Alexi Casilla, has been traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash considerations. Guilmet, acquired in a minor league trade with the Cleveland Indians in April, was shuttled between the major leagues and Triple-A Norfolk frequently this season, making 10 appearances with the Orioles and 40 for the Tides. He allowed six earned runs and eight hits in 10 1/3 innings in the majors.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | February 26, 2013
SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles will make the short drive up north to Bradenton to face the Pirates this afternoon. They'll be playing at the new and improved McKechnie Field. It has undergone a $10 million facelift since last spring. There's a 70 percent chance of showers today -- and a tornado watch was in effect for most of the Tampa area, including Bradenton, until 3 p.m. -- so weather could be an issue. Chris Tillman will make his first spring start for the Orioles. He will likely go two innings.
NEWS
By Eric Schwaab and Michael Hirshfield | June 26, 2014
At the State Department's "Our Ocean" conference last week, President Barack Obama announced new plans to tackle seafood fraud and illegal fishing. Increased transparency and traceability of the seafood supply chain is a critical next step in sustaining fisheries management progress in the U.S. and abroad. Failure to fully address these problems will continue to undercut the progress that the U.S. and other nations have made to end overfishing and rebuild depleted fish stocks. According to a new study of the top U.S. seafood imports, an estimated 20 to 32 percent of the wild-caught seafood crossing our borders was found to have originated from illegal sources.
NEWS
April 26, 2013
While we thank The Sun for letting the public know that Fell's Point is celebrating Privateer Day, we note that once again you totally misunderstand what it represents and, in the process, continue to insult the memory of some truly great American war veterans, our 1812 privateers ("'ARRR' and stuff," April 15). Here's one online quote: "One of Baltimore's oldest neighborhoods embraces its privateering past with a three-day celebration of all things pirate (peg legs and shoulder parrots optional)
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | May 18, 2011
Fans of the Baltimore-area band Pirates for Sail are accustomed to song titles like "Time Flyes When You're Havin' Rum. " They're used to such silly lyrics as: "Well we're pyrate singers, we've got most of our fingers/ And we pillage everywhere we go. / We sing about booty and we sing about blood / But we can't get paid for a show. " Supporters have rolled their eyes at the story describing the group's first public (albeit unauthorized) appearance at the Mall in Columbia in 2005.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | February 26, 2013
The Orioles' Grapefruit League game Tuesday against the Pirates in Bradenton was rained out, as a strong band of storms pummeled Florida's Gulf Coast throughout the day. The tarp was out on McKechnie Field hours before the scheduled 1:05 p.m. start time, and Orioles manager Buck Showalter inspected the field before the game was called. The entire Tampa Bay region was under a tornado watch throughout the morning and early afternoon. Chris Tillman was scheduled to start that game for the Orioles.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2012
Jake Arrieta made the most of his spot start tonight against the Pirates. The 26-year-old right-hander held Pittsburgh to one run on seven hits over seven innings, tying a career-high with nine strikeouts. Arrieta, who was demoted to the bullpen following his last start Friday, has lost eight of his last nine decisions heading into the day, but was given the start Wednesday after left-hander Brian Matusz bunted a ball off his nose Tuesday during pitchers batting practice. That puts Arrieta in line for his first win since May 2, when he threw eight shutout innings at Yankee Stadium.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 24, 2013
The Orioles make their third and final spring trip to Bradenton today to face the Pirates in a 1:05 p.m. start. Left-hander Brian Matusz will start for the Orioles. Pirates pitcher Jeff Karstens, scheduled to make his first spring start, has been scratched with lingering shoulder discomfort, so right-hander Chris Leroux will start for Pittsburgh. Matusz has pitched well in competing for the fifth rotation spot, compiling a 2.40 ERA in five spring appearances. Meanwhile, Rule 5 pick T.J. McFarland will make his first spring start - all of his seven previous starts came out of the bullpen - on Monday against the Red Sox in a nationally televised game.
EXPLORE
July 10, 2012
Ahoy dear readers, ye swash bucklers and mates, Pirates have invaded Havre de Grace and encamped at the Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House, this weekend, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Discover where the first act of piracy occurred in 1635 in Maryland, by visiting the pirate encampment, complete with cannon fire skirmishes, period clothing and demonstrations. Children's activities, guided tours and musical entertainment by "Scales and Crosstones" are also included. Admission is $3; kids under 12 are free.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | June 5, 2014
Maryland pitcher Jake Stinnett became the highest-drafted Terps player since 2007 when the Chicago Cubs selected him with the 45th overall pick in the second round in baseball's first-year player draft Thursday. Stinnett began his career at Maryland as a third baseman, but he saw his playing time limited as a sophomore and moved to pitching full-time as a junior. He joined the team's starting rotation last season, and vaulted his way into consideration for a high draft pick with a strong senior season for the Terps . He leaped  onto the radar March 1 with a no-hitter against Massachusetts and continued his dominant senior season when he struck out a career-high 14 against North Carolina State on March 21. The right-hander, whose fastball sits in the mid-90s and is complemented by an 82-84 mph slider and a developing changeup, is 7-6 with a 2.65 ERA in 112 innings.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2014
PITTSBURGH -- Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman said he wasn't fatigued Wednesday night in the Orioles' 9-8 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates after throwing 117 pitches and notching his first major league shutout last Friday in Kansas City. Tillman said he had no problem with a groin that had bothered him earlier this month or any physical malady that he could use as an excuse for his disaster of an outing Wednesday. No excuses, he said. He was just bad. “Coming off a good [start]
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2014
PITTSBURGH -- Before Orioles slugger Chris Davis left for PNC Park on Tuesday, he made a proclamation to his wife. Davis was giving himself a mulligan for the first seven weeks of the season. “I told Jill, I'm just going to start over. I'm going to start the season over today,” Davis said. “And that's kind of what I did.” After striking out in the first and hitting a single in the fourth, Davis' 2014 officially began again with a flourish -- three home runs in his next three at-bats against three different pitchers as the Orioles battered the Pittsburgh Pirates, 9-2, before an announced 22,787.
SPORTS
By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2014
Orioles third baseman Manny Machado received a standing ovation upon his season debut Thursday night at Camden Yards, but it was the team's veteran stars who brought them back from a 4-0 deficit for a 6-5 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Catcher Matt Wieters led off the bottom of the 10th inning with a walk-off home run down the right-field line to give the Orioles a doubleheader and series sweep early Friday morning before what remained of an announced 28,290 at Camden Yards. Wieters had a pair of hits and two RBIs in the win, outfielder Nick Markakis hit his second home run in as many games in a two-hit performance, and Adam Jones, Nelson Cruz and J.J. Hardy had two hits apiece in the victory.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2014
And on the fourth day, the Orioles played. They won, watched it rain, and then they won again at nearly 1 a.m. with a walkoff homer by Matt Wieters in the 10th inning. After a scheduled day off Monday, followed by consecutive rainouts Tuesday and Wednesday - the first time they've been postponed consecutively since 2004, and the first time it has happened at Camden Yards since 2000 - the Orioles and the Pittsburgh Pirates finally played on what was supposed to be a mutual day off Thursday.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2014
Manny Machado walked to the plate with a storybook return to major league action in mind. Machado, fresh from offseason knee surgery and in his first game of the season, led off the bottom of the ninth early Friday morning in a tied game. He ultimately popped up to short center field, capping an 0-for-5 performance at the plate that didn't put much shine on what was otherwise a good day for the Orioles. "Definitely. It crosses your mind a little bit, I'm not going to lie," said Machado, when asked whether he wanted to be the hero in that at-bat.
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By Candus Thomson | January 17, 2010
T here aren't many things more meat and potatoes than a hearty helping of Lefty Kreh . So there I was Tuesday night, playing hooky from a mundane government meeting to fork down protein and starch with the greatest fly fisherman, author and teacher of them all. Kreh, weeks from his 85th birthday, was at the Boatyard Bar and Grill in Eastport to swap stories, tell jokes and watch a cult fishing movie with old pals and admirers....
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | March 25, 2012
Outfielder Jai Miller , who has been shelved for several days because of tendinitis in his right knee, may be able to play in Monday's night game against the Pirates. Miller, who is out of minor league options and is fighting for a bench spot, hasn't played since March 20. "It's something I've been dealing with, but it just got to the point where it got pretty bad and I needed some time off to let it heal," Miller said. "I'm pretty close to being in the lineup. " Miller said the tendinitis stems from an old basketball injury and occasionally flares up with continual stress on the leg. "I know how it goes.
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | April 30, 2014
For the second straight day, rain postponed a game between the Orioles and the Pittsburgh Pirates at Camden Yards. The two clubs will play the two-game interleague series in one day Thursday, with a single-admission doubleheader scheduled to begin at 4:05 p.m. It marks the first time in 10 years that rain forced back-to-back postponements for the Orioles. The club's games against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park were rained out April 13 and 14, 2004. And it hasn't happened at Camden Yards since two games between the Orioles and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays were postponed April 17 and 18, 2000.
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun | April 29, 2014
Manny Machado arrived at Camden Yards on Tuesday afternoon, confident that he was ready to return to the club's starting lineup after offseason knee surgery and a tedious rehabilitation process. But the Orioles' All-Star third baseman couldn't control the weather. Machado's highly anticipated season debut was delayed at least one day when the Orioles' game against the Pittsburgh Pirates was postponed because of rain and rescheduled for Thursday at 7:05 p.m. Before the postponement, the Orioles planned to start Machado at third base Tuesday following a three-game minor league rehab assignment with High-A Frederick.
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