| Jun 24, 2013
| 8:21 AM
Former UCLA pitcher Gerrit Cole has been nothing short of electrifying for the Pittsburgh Pirates, the team that selected him with the first overall draft pick in 2011.
In the last couple of weeks, Cole has won all of his first three major league...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 4:31 PM
Third baseman Cody Asche is the highest-ranking IronPig in the on-line voting for the International League all-star squad which will meet the Pacific Coast League in the annual Triple-A All-Star game next month in Reno. Asche is second to Buffalo's Andy...
| 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
| 3:37 PM
Last week's ranking in parentheses.
1. Cardinals (1): Slowed down a little since a 23-7 stretch April 30-June 1. But they have lost more than two games in a row only once and never more than three. Starting pitching limits losing streaks.
| 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 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 10, 2013
| 7:41 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gerrit Cole sat on a stool in the cramped locker room at the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league complex in Bradenton, Fla., in late February and thought for a moment.
What, exactly, does the burly right-hander love so much about...
| Jan 18, 2012
No. 28 Pirates: 3rd in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Padres.
While it may not be enough to soothe the pain of 19 consecutive losing seasons, Pirates fans at least have someone to blame. That would be Pedro Alvarez, or perhaps Greg...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 4:55 PM
New rules, new attitudes. That may be what's needed to understand the changes to the baseball draft.
Always the quirkiest distribution system for talent in pro sports, Major League Baseball has added layers of complications with spending limits and...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Soccer-UEFA Euro 2012, Quarterfinal, 1:30 p.m. (ESPN)
College Baseball-World Series, 4 and 8 p.m. (ESPN2)
Major League Baseball-Minnesota Twins at Pittsburgh Pirates, 6 p.m. (FXSP)
NBA Basketball-Finals, Oklahoma City Thunder at Miami...
| 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...