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Determined Pirates press on after ending “Streak”

Felix Pie (26), Marlon Byrd (2) and Andrew McCutchen celebrate their 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers in a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) by Genaro ArmasAP Sports Writer MILWAUKEE (AP) – Toast them with a bottle of Iron City. Wear that 1970s-era Pittsburgh painter’s cap with pride. Celebrate the end of “The Streak.” Just don’t expect the Pirates to join in the fun. There’s an NL Central title to win.

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Proud Pirates won’t rest on their surging success

In this photo from Sunday, June 30, Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen (22) warms up in the on deck circle at PNC Park during a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers on in Pittsburgh. The Pirates won this game, 2-1 in 14 innings, stretching their current win streak to nine games. The team with the best record in baseball isn’t trying to think too far down the road. After 20 seasons of losing, the first-place Pittsburgh Pirates are just trying to enjoy the moment. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) by Chris Adamski PITTSBURGH (AP) — As the owner of the locker just to the right of the main entrance to the common area of the Pittsburgh Pirates clubhouse, Garrett Jones arguably has the best panoramic view among his teammates as he sits at his stall. Since first establishing himself as a major-league regular with Pittsburgh three years ago, the players he sees when he surveys the clubhouse has changed dramatically. So have the results. The Pirates are the toast of baseball, owners of the majors’ best record at their precise midpoint of their season (51-30). Should they maintain that pace over the next three months, they would win 102 games just three seasons after the desultory 2010 Pirates lost 105.

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Moore, Espinosa homer, Nationals beat Pirates

ON A TEAR–Pittsburgh Pirates’ Starling Marte (6) is greeted by teammate Andrew McCutchen after hitting a leadoff solo home run off Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez in the first inning May 5. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tyler Moore knew what Clint Hurdle was thinking. With one out and first base open in the eighth inning of a one-run game, Moore fully expected the Pittsburgh Pirates’ manager to intentionally walk the batter in front of him. Moore was hitting .158 and had struck out six times in the three-game series.