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Pirates squander 7-run lead, top Rockies in 12th
Published On: Thu, Apr 28
DENVER -- The Pittsburgh Pirates blew an early seven-run lead but salvaged a 9-8 win over the Colorado Rockies in 12 innings Wednesday night on Jordy Mercer's two-out double. The decisive hit cam...
McCutchen's 3 homers power Pirates past Rockies
Published On: Wed, Apr 27
DENVER -- A day off not only revived Andrew McCutchen, it catapulted him into the Pittsburgh Pirates' slugging history. McCutchen hit three home runs and drove in five runs Tuesday night, leading...
Locke, Pirates roll past Rockies
Published On: Tue, Apr 26
DENVER -- The Pittsburgh Pirates are quite comfortable at Coors Field, not a common occurrence for a visiting team. They won their fifth consecutive game there Monday night, beating the Colorado Ro...
Little-used Herrmann helps Diamondbacks dispatch Pirates
Published On: Sun, Apr 24
PHOENIX -- Arizona catcher Chris Herrmann fouled off the first three changeups he saw in the eighth inning Saturday. On the fourth, he changed the game. Herrmann's three-run home run on a 1-2 cha...
Pirates pull out 13-inning victory over Diamondbacks
Published On: Sun, Apr 24
PHOENIX -- Forty-three players entered, including every position player on both teams. Three pitchers pinch-hit, and two got rally-feeding singles. One starting pitcher pinch-ran and then played le...
Cole regains form with 'complete package' of pitches
Published On: Sat, Apr 23
For the first time this season, Gerrit Cole looked like himself.On Thursday, Cole threw six scoreless innings as the Pirates crushed the San Diego Padres, 11-1. The right-hander scattered four sing...
Cole carries Pirates past Padres
Published On: Fri, Apr 22
SAN DIEGO -- The Pittsburgh Pirates needed a win and someone to throw a lifesaver to their depleted bullpen. They got both thanks to ace Gerrit Cole, who tossed six scoreless innings as the Pirat...
Pomeranz, Padres shut down Pirates
Published On: Thu, Apr 21
SAN DIEGO -- Drew Pomeranz left a first impression that caused some to do a double-take. Yep, he was that good. Pomeranz stymied Pittsburgh over 6 2/3 innings and the San Diego Padres won for ...
The Pirates released Michael Morse
Published On: Thu, Apr 21
The Pirates have released first baseman Michael Morse, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. The club designated him for assignment last week and couldnt find a trade partner.Morse, 34...
After umps' double reversal, Padres pass Pirates
Published On: Wed, Apr 20
SAN DIEGO -- Mark McGwire said it was not the way he wanted to make his managerial debut. Even so, he finished the night with a 1-0 record. The San Diego Padres, down 3-0 and without Andy Green...
Taillon, Glasnow off to good starts at Class AAA
Published On: Tue, Apr 19
Last week, for the first time since 2013, Jameson Taillon took the mound in a stadium, with dugouts and fans and stands and hot-dog vendors and lights. It looked like he didnt miss a beat.For him t...
Big inning sparks Pirates to roll past Brewers
Published On: Sun, Apr 17
PITTSBURGH -- During the offseason, the Pittsburgh Pirates went all-in on their approach to an offense focused on on-base percentage. They lost two of their top power hitters in Neil Walker and Ped...
Braun powers Brewers past Pirates
Published On: Sat, Apr 16
PITTSBURGH -- Even when his team led 3-0, Ryan Braun knew that might be enough. So the slugger did something about it. Braun hit two long two-run homers and Jimmy Nelson took a shutout into the s...
Pirates agree to minor-league deal with Masterson
Published On: Thu, Apr 14
The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a minor-league deal with right-hander Justin Masterson, reports Jon Heyman of MLB Network.Masterson held a showcase in front of 10-15 teams in late March, and ...
Pirates scratch Liriano from start due to hamstring discomfort
Published On: Wed, Apr 13
Francisco Liriano will not start tonight against the Detroit Tigers as scheduled because of discomfort in his right hamstring.Ryan Vogelsong will start against the Tigers at PNC Park.Liriano struck...
Saltalamacchia's grand slam helps Tigers win
Published On: Wed, Apr 13
PITTSBURGH -- Shane Greene allowed himself to revel in the moment. For a split-second. Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a grand slam for his 100th career home run, and Greene pitched six strong innings...
Niese helps Pirates beat Tigers
Published On: Mon, Apr 11
DETROIT -- Jonathon Niese is trying to remake himself. Which might raise the question, Why? Niese, acquired by the Pittsburgh Pirates in an offseason deal with the New York Mets, checked Detroit ...
Bruce's RBI triple leads Reds to victory
Published On: Sun, Apr 10
CINCINNATI -- The caveat, of course, is that the season is barely a week old. But, someone forgot to tell the Cincinnati Reds that this is going to be a rebuilding year. "We believe in 'You never...
Reds righty Iglesias overcomes cold, beats Pirates
Published On: Sat, Apr 09
CINCINNATI -- Raisel Iglesias overcame a lot while earning his first victory of the season on Saturday afternoon. The Cuban-born right-hander had to deal with wind chills in the 20s and plenty of...
Marte grand slam propels Pirates past Reds
Published On: Fri, Apr 08
CINCINNATI -- The Pittsburgh Pirates didn't have a home run through the first three games this season. The first one came when they needed it most. With the bases loaded and facing a three-run d...
Pirates pull off sweep of Cardinals
Published On: Wed, Apr 06
PITTSBURGH " Juan Nicascio took the advice of his manager Clint Hurdle before making Pittsburgh Pirates' debut -- "don't overcook things." Nicasio kept it simple but was also dazzling, allowing o...
Mercer single in 11th lifts Pirates past Cardinals
Published On: Tue, Apr 05
PITTSBURGH -- Jordy Mercer's foremost wish was to win the game. A close second was his desire to return to the warmth of the Pittsburgh Pirates clubhouse. Mercer singled in Gregory Polanco, who s...
Source: Gregory Polanco, Pirates agree to five-year extension
Published On: Mon, Apr 04
Gregory Polanco and the Pittsburgh Pirates agreed on a five-year contract extension with two club options that locks in the prime years of the young outfielder, something with which the Pirates hav...
Jung Ho Kang placed on 15-day DL, may return before end of April
Published On: Sun, Apr 03
As expected, the Pirates placed infielder Jung Ho Kang on the 15-day disabled list to begin the 2016 season, the team announced Sunday. He is still recovering from the broken leg and knee damage he...
Pirates grounds crew shovels snow ahead of chilly Opening Day
Published On: Sun, Apr 03
Baseball is back, though you could hardly tell by the temperature.The Pittsburgh Pirates host the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday to kick off the major-league season, on what will be a chilly afterno...