| Jul 6, 2013
| 9:58 AM
Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano, who was a budding superstar before his career was sidetracked by an elbow injury, made an amazing no-look, between-the-legs catch of a hard one-hop grounder on Friday.
Liriano, who was the American League'...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 10:38 PM
Jerome Williams has made little secret of his desire to start for the Angels.
And with a 4-2 record and a staff-low 3.48 ERA in seven tries entering the weekend, he had a pretty good case that his desire should be fulfilled.
Problem is the Angels have...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 6:06 PM
KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Philip Humber knows perfection eludes him, as it does everyone.
Humber has been starting his days in Florida by pulling out his Kindle, burying his head in his locker and reading "The Cure,'' by John S. Lynch. It's a novel...
| 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...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 7:51 PM
CINCINNATI (AP) — Zack Cozart and Todd Frazier hit upper-deck homers off left-hander Francisco Liriano, and the Cincinnati Reds moved a season-high 15 games over .500 by beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1 on Monday night.
The Reds (43-28)...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 7:49 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gerrit Cole took a shutout into the seventh inning of his major league debut and hit a two-run single in his first at-bat Tuesday night, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to an 8-2 victory in front of a festive crowd.
| Jun 12, 2013
| 8:06 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Starling Marte had a career-high four hits and scored four times and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the San Francisco Giants 12-8 on Wednesday night.
Neil Walker and Alex Presley homered for Pittsburgh. Jordy Mercer, Andrew...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 8:00 PM
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano reported to spring training camp Monday, but it will be at least another month before he throws his first pitch.
Liriano, who throws with his left hand, will spend the next...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 7:22 PM
Never underestimate Mike Ilitch's appetite for a championship.
While the Tigers loved what they got from Anibal Sanchez a year ago, they didn't have $80 million budgeted to keep him off the free-agent market. But that's what Dave Dombrowski persuaded...
| 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...