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Pirates get late break in playoff push, top Bosox

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole (45) delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Pittsburgh Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates got a lucky break when Boston pinch-runner Jemile Weeks was hit by a batted ball in the ninth inning, beating the Red Sox 3-2 on Thursday night to keep pace in the NL pennant race.

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Ranaudo yields 2 homers in Red Sox loss to Pirates

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Anthony Ranaudo delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Anthony Ranaudo has had one fundamental problem early in his major league career: keeping hitters in the ballpark.

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Morton pitches surging Pirates over Red Sox 4-0

Pittsburgh Pirates' Russell Martin (55) celebrates with Starling Marte (6) as he returns to the dugout after hitting a two-run home run off Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Anthony Ranaudo during the second inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Charlie Morton had no expectations when he took the mound in a major league game for the first time in a month.

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Gerrit Cole leads surging Pirates over Cubs 7-3

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Pittsburgh on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gerrit Cole has picked the right time to start winning — in the midst of a pennant race.

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