| 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.
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 6:54 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Diamondbacks were flummoxed by Erik Bedard's dominance on Monday night.
They didn't get much help from him afterward, either. To Bedard, it was simple.
Bedard allowed two hits over seven innings, and the Pittsburgh...
| Apr 22, 2012
| 4:58 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Erik Bedard keeps going out and giving the Pittsburgh Pirates a chance to win.
If only Pittsburgh’s offense could do the same, wasting another solid effort from the veteran left-hander sparkled again on Sunday in a 5-1...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 9:15 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Carlos Gonzalez shielded his eyes from the sun and stuck out his glove.
The way things have been going for the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first three weeks of the season, having the Colorado left fielder make a catch with his...
| Apr 28, 2012
| 12:28 PM
Did Ozzie Guillen accidentally take Juan Pierre, Gordon Beckham, Mark Teahen, Brian Anderson and Josh Fields with him when he went to Florida? It must seem like it at times.
The Marlins aren't scoring runs. If that trend continues, they won't join 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...