| Jun 24, 2013
| 8:21 AM
Former UCLA pitcher Gerrit Cole has been nothing short of electrifying for the Pittsburgh Pirates, the team that selected him with the first overall draft pick in 2011.
In the last couple of weeks, Cole has won all of his first three major league...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 7:50 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Matt Cain allowed two hits over 6 2-3 innings and the San Francisco Giants pounded the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-0 on Thursday night.
A year to the day after throwing a perfect game against Houston, Cain (5-3) was nearly flawless...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 5:59 PM
In the sixth inning of work for the Pirates' bullpen Saturday evening, the unit finally cracked.
Vin Mazzaro allowed two runs in the 11th inning in a 5-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers at PNC Park.
Andre Ethier doubled, his third hit of the...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 7:53 PM
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — James McDonald was not rattled by his rough start.
McDonald labored in the first inning, then recovered as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Red Sox 4-3 Monday.
"I got locked back in, kept my composure and...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 25, 2013
| 9:01 PM
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Justin Morneau was on Vance Worley's side this time.
That's the way the right-hander likes it.
Morneau hit a three-run double for Minnesota and the newcomer Worley pitched two scoreless innings in his spring debut...
| 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...