| Sep 2, 2011
| 5:45 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — Brian Burres failed to make the Pittsburgh Pirates out of spring training, then struggled in the minors. He kept working, and was rewarded Friday.
Burres pitched into the sixth in his first start of the season and Alex Presley had...
| Sep 25, 2011
| 7:58 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates spent most of 2011 flirting with a long-awaited breakthrough.
The home finale was no different.
The Pirates put the tying run on second with one out in the ninth but couldn’t get the hit they needed...
| May 21, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Rick Porcello tossed eight scoreless innings and Jhonny Peralta ripped a solo home run, as the Detroit Tigers salvaged the final game of a three-game interleague series with a 2-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Porcello (4-2) surrendered just one...
| Jun 5, 2011
| 7:19 PM
PITTSBURGH - James McDonald’s control problems on Sunday made it nearly impossible for the Pirates to beat the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner.
Pittsburgh wasn’t going to let that ruin the good feeling it got from the weekend.
| Jun 7, 2011
| 9:05 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks aren’t used to losing like this.
After all, they’re contending for first place a year after a 97-loss season and they’ve been the hottest team in the majors over the past four weeks....
| Jun 19, 2011
| 7:19 PM
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates came into Cleveland with a four-game winning streak. After a lost weekend, they headed home on a three-game slide.
Cord Phelps hit his first major league homer in the 11th inning off Tim Wood, a three-run...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 9:25 PM
ATLANTA (AP) — Andrew McCutchen felt something was slightly wrong with his legs in his swing, and after a brief meeting with his manager and a video review to support his theory, he made an adjustment at the plate.
McCutchen said the tweak in his...
| Aug 1, 2011
| 7:59 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Starlin Castro had three hits and Carlos Zambrano survived six choppy innings as the Chicago Cubs beat the slumping Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3 on Monday night to spoil slugger Derrek Lee’s two-homer debut with his new team.