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Fernandez has 13 Ks, pitches Miami by Pirates 3-2

Miami Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton, right, reaches second base on double as Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Neil Walker (18) awaits the throw during the first inning of a baseball game in Miami, Sunday, July 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz) MIAMI (AP) – The Pittsburgh Pirates managed only one win against the team with the NL’s worst record. They hope to fare better versus the team they’re chasing in the division. Gerrit Cole was outpitched Sunday in an all-rookie duel against Jose Fernandez, and Pittsburgh lost to the Miami Marlins 3-2.

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At the Finish Line

by Bill Neal BILL NEAL * So that you’re caught up, the Finish Line is about just that. The end. A conclusion. A final thought if you will. Some things for you to reconsider before it’s over. Before you cross the finish line. * There are roughly a trillion or so TV and radio stations in the Pittsburgh and Allegheny County areas, but for some unknown reason there is no, none, zero conversation about the NBA finals. The Penguins have been dead for a month. The Pirates have “90″ more games. The Power . . . well, they have no power. No Pitt or college anything and the Steelers are two months away. But there is no conversation about the NBA. And for the record, now the 2nd highest grossing sport in the U.S., behind the NFL . . . hockey is 4th. Why? I don’t know. But if it looks like a duck and walks like a duck and quacks . . . then guess what?