| 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...
| Jul 8, 2012
| 4:55 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A day before he takes part in the home run derby as part of the All-Star festivities in Kansas City, Andrew McCutchen put on a show for the home fans.
McCutchen hit two home runs, Neil Walker homered among his five hits and the...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 9:30 PM
CINCINNATI (AP) — A ground ball that deflects off the shortstop's glove for a double. A wild pitch that lets in one run, followed by an error that sends home another.
Just another bad night in a long run of them for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
| Sep 16, 2012
| 6:23 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — With the ball jumping out of Wrigley Field, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was in search of a reliever who could keep the ball down and help hold a big early lead.
Hurdle was never able to find that reliever.
Anthony Rizzo hit...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 8:10 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Yovani Gallardo gave up just two hits over 6 2-3 innings and the surging Milwaukee Brewers dropped the weary Pittsburgh Pirates 6-0 on Tuesday night.
Gallardo (16-8) struck out six and walked four to win his eighth straight...
| Sep 23, 2012
| 6:15 PM
HOUSTON (AP) — If the Pittsburgh Pirates are going to salvage something positive out of this once-promising season they’ll have to finish strong.
Manager Clint Hurdle thought A.J. Burnett’s solid outing on Sunday illustrated that...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 9:43 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Ike Davis connected twice and reached a career-high 30 homers, Jenrry Mejia pitched five effective innings for his first major league win and the New York Mets beat the plummeting Pittsburgh Pirates 6-2 Monday night for their...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 9:18 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Pedro Alvarez hit his 30th homer and drove in four runs, leading Wandy Rodriguez and the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Mets 10-6 on Tuesday night, ending New York's four-game winning streak.
Pittsburgh avoided elimination in the...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 6:08 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Forget about Andrew McCutchen's MVP-caliber season. Or the emergence of ace-in-training James McDonald. Or the calming presence of playoff-tested veterans A.J. Burnett and Rod Barajas.
Want to know the Pittsburgh Pirates'...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 8:24 PM
Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle’s nickname for second baseman Neil Walker is “Dennis the Menace.”
Considering the way Walker tormented Miami on Friday night, Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen would be hard-pressed to disagree.
| Jul 30, 2012
| 8:17 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro homered during a nine-run fifth inning and the Chicago Cubs routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 14-4 Monday night in their highest-scoring game of the season.
Rizzo and Darwin Barney hit three-run...
| Aug 5, 2012
| 3:36 PM
CINCINNATI (AP) — Clint Hurdle decided to keep A.J. Burnett pitching on his regular day so he didn’t miss the showdown with the Cincinnati Reds.
The Pittsburgh Pirates had a day off Thursday that allowed Burnett to face the Reds and...