| Feb 13, 2014
| 4:05 PM
For a team that won 94 games in 2013, continuity usually is a good quality. The Pirates hope to benefit from the return of their main contributors for the 2014 season.
As of this week, when pitchers and catchers report to spring training, only A.J....
| Feb 8, 2014
Many baseball fans will spend the next several weeks hop-scotching the state surveying the 15 Grapefruit League teams.
They're all but certain to see at least one of the 2014 World Series clubs. Including last season's Cardinals-Red Sox Fall Classic,...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 1:57 PM
ST. LOUIS — Gerrit Cole and the Pittsburgh Pirates played like veterans.
Cole gave up two hits in six dominant innings and had an RBI in his postseason debut, Pedro Alvarez homered for the second straight day and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 10:43 PM
ST. LOUIS -- Gerritt Cole and the Pittsburgh Pirates played a game of role reversal, and pulled even with the St. Louis Cardinals.
The hard-throwing rookie gave up two hits in six dominant innings and also had an RBI in his postseason debut, Pedro...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 10:35 PM
Columnists and reporters from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch will be sharing their views with Los Angeles Times readers during the National League Championship Series.
By getting all tangled up in (Dodger) blue in Game 3, the Cardinals fumbled away the...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Rub Some Dirt on It: Weirdest Injuries in Baseball 2013: The strangest injuries in the MLB season, with the best-off-the-field and other stupid ways players got scratched from the lineup or put on the DL. ALSO SEE: World Series 2013 TV schedule Baseball's...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
By J. McCarthy ---------------------------------------
Pittsburgh is 20-8 its last 28 interleague home games. The Pirates are 5-1 in Francisco Liriano's last 6 starts....
| Sep 21, 2013
| 2:54 PM
September has been a cruel, frightening month for the Rangers and Rays, who held their ground in a terrific series last week at Tropicana Field. But all of the angst could wash away easily in October.
Since spring training, the Rays and Rangers have...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 7:49 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jeff Locke understands the entire premise is borderline preposterous.
Four months ago, the 25-year-old left-hander was simply hoping to escape spring training with a spot at the back end of the Pittsburgh Pirates' starting...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 7:15 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates are used to this part, the one where they spend the first half of the season stunning the baseball world with their play. Call it a byproduct of two decades of mediocrity.
Yet promising starts in 2011...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 8:05 PM
Gerrit Cole pitched seven strong innings to end a personal three-game losing streak, and added an RBI single as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Washington Nationals 5-1 on Tuesday night.
Pedro Alvarez homered and singled, and Russell Martin had three...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 7:54 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pirates left-hander Francisco Liriano did not allow a hit until the sixth inning against a struggling and depleted Nationals lineup, and Pedro Alvarez homered off an otherwise-dominant Stephen Strasburg, leading Pittsburgh past...