| Jul 18, 2011
| 9:31 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Charlie Morton pitched five shutout innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates moved into first place in the crowded NL Central with a 2-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night.
Pittsburgh kicked off an important two-week stretch...
| Aug 14, 2011
| 5:20 PM
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle insists Miller Park in Milwaukee isn’t haunted.
But the stadium has been the Pirates’ own house of horrors the last several seasons and Pittsburgh found a new way to lose Sunday....
| Aug 20, 2011
| 5:35 PM
Neil Walker had two RBI singles, the second driving in Andrew McCutchen with the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-3 Saturday.
Walker’s hit off of Aroldis Chapman (2-1) was his third hit of...
| 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 5, 2011
| 3:45 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Maybe all James McDonald needed to pitch deep into a game was a little urging from Mother Nature.
Working quickly in a steady rain, McDonald pitched into the eighth inning to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-1 win over the...
| May 27, 2011
| 9:20 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — Just call Kevin Correia the road warrior.
Correia pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning before the Pittsburgh Pirates held on to beat the Chicago Cubs 4-2 on Friday.
Correia (7-4) limited Chicago to four singles and a pair...
| 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 13, 2011
| 9:13 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Paul Maholm pitched seven shutout innings, Brandon Wood homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the New York Mets 3-1 on Monday night to split their four-game series.
Maholm (3-7) lowered his ERA to 3.12, allowing only three...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 9:27 PM
HOUSTON (AP) — Jeff Karstens’ left knee bothered him throughout the game, and it didn’t matter one bit. He was just that good.
Karstens pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning and five relievers finished the four-hitter,...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 9:19 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joe Beimel let the pitch go and thought “uh-oh.”
The second the slider that didn’t really slide left his hand with the bases loaded Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Pirates reliever waited for Cincinnati’s Jay Bruce...
| Jul 24, 2011
| 5:53 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Xavier Paul was running. No matter what.
The Pittsburgh Pirate reserve watched the ball of the bat of teammate Chase d’Arnaud slice into the outfield with one out in the 10th inning against the St. Louis Cardinals on...
| Jul 25, 2011
| 3:39 PM
Sometimes you play to your strengths.
It is part of the reason why the Pittsburgh Steelers draft and stockpile quality linebackers year after year. Stifling defense is always the keystone of the team's strategy.
After nearly two full decades of...