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Pirates staying patient as Polanco searches for consistency

Atlanta Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski, left, picks up the ball in front of the plate as Pittsburgh Pirates' Gregory Polanco (25) breaks for first base in the ninth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, June 28, 2015. Pierzynski threw to first for the final out of a 2-1 Braves win. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A year ago, Gregory Polanco was the next big thing. When the Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder was called up to the big leagues last June, his arrival was viewed as a coronation.

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Bullpen falters as Pirates lose to Reds 5-4 in 13 innings

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher A.J. Burnett delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Pittsburgh, Thursday, June 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates are having trouble getting through the first inning clean lately.

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Reds outlast Pirates 5-4 in 13 innings on Phillips’ homer

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher A.J. Burnett delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Pittsburgh, Thursday, June 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brandon Phillips led off the top of the 13th inning with his fourth homer of the season to lift the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday night.

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