| Jun 21, 2012
| 7:40 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — James McDonald gave the Pittsburgh Pirates a superb start on Thursday night.
He's been doing that all season.
The fact he finished the game? That was a first.
McDonald pitched his first career complete game, Garrett...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 5:38 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Four pitches in, Kevin Correia knew he had probably handed Justin Verlander too much support.
Correia allowed a two-run homer two batters into the game before settling in to pitch six effective innings. Verlander was better,...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 9:06 PM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joe Blanton threw seven effective innings, Jimmy Rollins homered for the fourth time in five games and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-3 on Monday night.
Blanton (7-6) allowed three runs — two...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 9:23 PM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Needing just a sacrifice bunt or a sacrifice fly, the Pittsburgh Pirates failed to execute the fundamentals.
Ty Wigginton and Carlos Ruiz homered to back Vance Worley and the Philadelphia Phillies held on for a 5-4 victory...
| Jul 1, 2012
| 4:21 PM
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Allen Craig homered for the second time in three days and All-Star Yadier Molina also connected as the Cardinals beat the Pirates 5-4 on Sunday.
Pittsburgh was trying to sweep a series of at least three games in St. Louis for...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 7:26 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Garrett Jones and Neil Walker hit back-to-back homers off the right-field foul pole to ignite Pittsburgh’s offense and the Pirates beat the Houston Astros 11-2 on Monday night.
James McDonald pitched seven effective...
| Jul 4, 2012
| 8:32 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Two months ago, an early two-run deficit would have had the Pittsburgh Pirates scrambling.
Now, it's just a blip. And for the moment, so is nearly two decades of losing.
Mike McKenry and Pedro Alvarez drove in two runs...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 8:56 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Melky Cabrera hit his eighth homer of the season, Ryan Theriot drove in two runs and the San Francisco Giants beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 on Friday night.
Barry Zito (7-6) survived five eventful innings to win for the...
| Sep 16, 2012
| 6:23 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — With the ball jumping out of Wrigley Field, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was in search of a reliever who could keep the ball down and help hold a big early lead.
Hurdle was never able to find that reliever.
Anthony Rizzo hit...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 9:28 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Rickie Weeks hit a tying two-run triple and scored the go-ahead run on Aramis Ramirez's single, helping the surging Milwaukee Brewers rally for a 9-7 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday.
The Brewers have won five...
| Sep 23, 2012
| 6:15 PM
HOUSTON (AP) — If the Pittsburgh Pirates are going to salvage something positive out of this once-promising season they’ll have to finish strong.
Manager Clint Hurdle thought A.J. Burnett’s solid outing on Sunday illustrated that...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 9:18 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Pedro Alvarez hit his 30th homer and drove in four runs, leading Wandy Rodriguez and the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Mets 10-6 on Tuesday night, ending New York's four-game winning streak.
Pittsburgh avoided elimination in the...