| 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...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 2:59 PM
Pittsburgh Pirates fans are used to seeing manager Clint Hurdle chew bubble gum as he leans out of the dugout.
But when he was presented with a bucket of bubble gum Monday, his reaction surprised some.
“I do not chew bubble gum in the...
| Sep 30, 2012
| 4:18 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — What started as a season of promise for the Pittsburgh Pirates is nearing a familiar end.
The Pirates ensured they would finish with a record 20th straight losing season Sunday when they blew a ninth-inning lead in a 4-3 defeat...
| 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...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Writers from around the Tribune Co. discuss Major League Baseball managers. Check back throughout the day for more responses and weigh in with a comment of your own. Phil Rogers, Chicago Tribune Down goes (Bob) Geren! Who will follow him......
| Mar 12, 2012
| 8:47 PM
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Even though it was just a spring training outing, Vance Worley pitched as if it were Game 7 of the World Series.
Worley struck out eight in four perfect innings to lead the Philadelphia Phillies past the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-...
| Sep 5, 2011
| 3:45 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Maybe all James McDonald needed to pitch deep into a game was a little urging from Mother Nature.
Working quickly in a steady rain, McDonald pitched into the eighth inning to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-1 win over the...
| Sep 25, 2011
| 7:58 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates spent most of 2011 flirting with a long-awaited breakthrough.
The home finale was no different.
The Pirates put the tying run on second with one out in the ninth but couldn’t get the hit they needed...
| May 21, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Rick Porcello tossed eight scoreless innings and Jhonny Peralta ripped a solo home run, as the Detroit Tigers salvaged the final game of a three-game interleague series with a 2-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Porcello (4-2) surrendered just one...
| Feb 18, 2012
| 2:31 PM
Tony La Russa might be managing the 2012 White Sox if not for one reason — if he returned to Chicago, he would have had to manage against his best friend in baseball, Jim Leyland. That wasn't going to happen, according to some who know La Russa...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 8:40 PM
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates impressed Rod Barajas with an aggressive pitch in free agency, selling the veteran catcher on the team's promising future and the role he could play in helping them be successful.
Manager Clint Hurdle...