| 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...
| 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
| 8:47 PM
A.J. Burnett doesn’t lead the major leagues in strikeouts. He just wants to and is awful close.
“I’m trying to keep up with Yu Darvish, but he’s pretty filthy,” the Pittsburgh Pirates’ ace said of the Texas Rangers&...
| May 5, 2013
| 8:37 PM
Tyler Moore knew what Clint Hurdle was thinking.
With one out and first base open in the eighth inning of a one-run game, Moore fully expected the Pittsburgh Pirates’ manager to intentionally walk the batter in front of him. Moore was hitting...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 8:12 PM
PHOENIX (AP) — Since his days at Notre Dame ended and he turned pro, A.J. Pollock had rarely hit a home run and never two in a game.
He was a slugger on Wednesday, though, knocking two over the left-field wall off Jonathan Sanchez to...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 8:16 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jon Jay and Matt Holliday each had two hits and two RBIs as the St. Louis Cardinals jumped on the Pittsburgh Pirates early in a 10-6 victory Monday night.
Allen Craig doubled and drove in three runs for the Cardinals, who...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 6:40 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Clint Barmes liked to think he was immune to the pressure. He wasn't.
When the veteran shortstop arrived in Pittsburgh last spring after signing a two-year, $10.5-million free agent contract, he felt the need to prove his...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 6:27 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Clint Hurdle understands he's breaking with baseball convention by moving slugger Garrett Jones to the second spot in the batting order.
The way the Pittsburgh Pirates manager views it, shifting the 6-foot-4 outfielder/...
| 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...
| 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-...
| 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 10, 2012
| 9:06 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates faced four of the NL's elite starting pitchers in their first four games of the season, yet still emerged with a split.
That impressive result didn't feel particularly comforting to the Pirates after...