| Jan 18, 2012
No. 28 Pirates: 3rd in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Padres.
While it may not be enough to soothe the pain of 19 consecutive losing seasons, Pirates fans at least have someone to blame. That would be Pedro Alvarez, or perhaps Greg...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 4:25 PM
THREE THINGS THAT WENT RIGHT THURSDAY 1. Roy Halladay’s outing. In his 10th consecutive Opening Day start, he allowed hits to the first two batters of the game and not another one in the eight innings he’s pitched. Charlie Manuel......
| Apr 5, 2012
| 8:33 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — If only Roy Halladay and the Philadelphia Phillies had gotten this 1-0 win last October.
Halladay was nearly flawless for eight innings Thursday and the Phillies showed off their pitching from the start, opening a new season by...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 4:59 PM
This could be the year.
The Pirates are poised to break their nearly two-decades of failure in 2012 — but only if a number of key batters start smacking balls out of the park.
Pedro Alvarez, the club's hope to be the next slugger, put one...
| Jan 7, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Men's College Basketball-Florida at Tennessee, 10 a.m. (ESPN2); Duke at Georgia Tech, 11 a.m. (ESPNU); Nebraska at Illinois, Noon (Big 10 Network); Washington at Utah, 1 p.m. (FXSP); Kansas at Oklahoma, 1 p.m. (ESPNU); Ohio State at...
| May 3, 2012
| 8:21 PM
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Erik Bedard struck out a season-high 11, including seven straight batters, and Pedro Alvarez hit a go-ahead home run as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 Thursday to avoid a three-game sweep.
| May 6, 2012
| 4:35 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mat Latos spent Sunday morning trying to quell a queasy stomach.
All the Cincinnati right-hander really needed was a little bit of defensive help and an overpowering fastball.
Feeling lightheaded and chugging Gatorade, Latos...
| May 11, 2012
| 8:42 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bud Norris allowed three hits in six sharp innings and the Houston Astros edged the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0 on Friday night.
Brian Bogusevic singled and scored in the second on a double-play grounder to provide all the offense...
| May 13, 2012
| 5:09 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — After four hours in the rain and with his team down to its fourth first baseman, Josh Harrison wasn’t going to be patient.
With the winning run at second and two outs in the bottom of the 12th at soggy PNC Park, Harrison...
| May 18, 2012
| 9:17 PM
DETROIT (AP) — Two outs were all that separated Justin Verlander from yet another rare achievement — and an exclusive club that includes Cy Young, Nolan Ryan and only three other pitchers.
With the crowd on its feet in anticipation of...
| May 20, 2012
| 3:16 PM
DETROIT (AP) — Max Scherzer headed off the mound and toward the dugout, where manager Jim Leyland was waiting to offer a congratulatory handshake.
After 15 strikeouts in seven innings, Scherzer’s day was done, and the only question was...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 9:10 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Matt Holliday hit a tiebreaking home run and Kyle Lohse won his eighth consecutive decision, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night.
Holliday led off the sixth inning with...