| Mar 6, 2013
| 6:29 PM
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Jon Lester and Jeff Locke each pitched four solid innings. Steven Wright still has some fine-tuning ahead.
Lester, projected to start for the Red Sox on opening day, gave up one run Wednesday in Boston's 9-3 loss to the...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 8:08 PM
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Andrew McCutchen walked to the podium, brushed back his trademark dreadlocks, unfolded a sheet of paper and took a deep breath.
The Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star centerfielder looked across the massive ballroom at the...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 8:21 PM
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Clint Hurdle is going to get a chance to finish a turnaround he's started with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
A person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press the Pirates are planning to extend the third-year...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 7:15 PM
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates owner Bob Nutting looked over the $10 million renovation of McKechnie Field — the team's spring training home — and took a moment to marvel at how far the franchise has come since he took over...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 7:30 PM
Cupid's juiced. Lance Armstrong's head is corked. Is there anything left to love about modern sports, the apparent bastion of liars, cheats and psychopaths?
Well, here are 100 Valentines dedicated to all that's still good about sports. "There are really...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 6:49 PM
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks traded shortstop John McDonald to Pittsburgh on Wednesday for a player to be named or cash, giving the Pirates some much-needed infield depth.
The trade came two days after Pirates backup shortstop Chase...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 8:11 PM
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Clint Hurdle no longer digs his cleats in the dirt. That's a thrill he believes should be reserved for players. Besides, the Pittsburgh Pirates manager has too much on his mind these days to fool around in the batter's box...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 7:16 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — Francisco Liriano pitched two-hit ball over seven innings and the Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 2-0 Friday for their major league-leading 10th shutout, matching Pittsburgh's total for all of last season.
Liriano (4-2) walked...
| May 29, 2013
| 8:07 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pedro Alvarez's two-run double sparked a seventh-inning rally and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Detroit Tigers 5-3 on Wednesday night.
Travis Snider added an RBI double and Jordy Mercer laid down a perfect suicide squeeze...
| May 21, 2013
| 7:52 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Travis Snider hit a pinch-hit grand slam during a five-run sixth and the Pittsburgh Pirates spoiled a strong return to the mound for Matt Garza with a 5-4 win over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night.
Garza allowed one...
| May 8, 2013
| 7:59 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pirates manager Clint Hurdle predicted that it wouldn't matter how well the Pirates swung the bat if Mariners ace Felix Hernandez did his thing.
For about four batters on Wednesday, Hurdle looked like he might be wrong....
| May 3, 2013
| 7:03 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A.J. Burnett allowed one run and struck out nine in seven shutout innings, and call-up Jordy Mercer hit a tiebreaker home run to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Friday night.