| Mar 31, 2012
| 3:00 PM
If Jake Arrieta is the Orioles’ Opening Day starter, his final tune-up of the Grapefruit League left plenty of room for improvement when the season begins Friday.
Arrieta allowed six earned runs on eight hits and two walks in five innings as the...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 8:58 PM
Steve Pearce was just hoping to find a new team by mid-June before he had to embark on a 13-game road odyssey with his minor league club.
Instead, of busing around the bushes with a Triple-A squad without a home, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, Pearce...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 6:05 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. The tattoos that coat A.J. Burnett's arms, legs and torso leave so little unmarked skin exposed that it's as though he actually has one amorphous, flesh-toned piece of art adorning his body. At first glance, he has always been the look of a...
| Oct 2, 2013
Long before A.J. Ellis owned the Dodgers' heart, he felt lucky just to wear a piece of them on his head.
It was the summer of 2003, draft day, and the only two teams that had expressed interest in the Austin Peay senior catcher had already selected...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 9:01 PM
It happened one time too many. For four years, A.J. Ellis had bounced up and down between the minors and the big club. Finally, right after the 2011 the All-Star break, Ellis could take it no more.
He was 30 when sent back to triple-A Albuquerque...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 8:33 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — If only Roy Halladay and the Philadelphia Phillies had gotten this 1-0 win last October.
Halladay was nearly flawless for eight innings Thursday and the Phillies showed off their pitching from the start, opening a new season by...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 9:06 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates faced four of the NL's elite starting pitchers in their first four games of the season, yet still emerged with a split.
That impressive result didn't feel particularly comforting to the Pirates after...
| 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 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...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 6:08 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Forget about Andrew McCutchen's MVP-caliber season. Or the emergence of ace-in-training James McDonald. Or the calming presence of playoff-tested veterans A.J. Burnett and Rod Barajas.
Want to know the Pittsburgh Pirates'...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 9:16 PM
DENVER (AP) — Garrett Jones had three hits, including one of Pittsburgh's four home runs, Pedro Alvarez also homered and the Pirates beat the Colorado Rockies 9-6 on Wednesday.
James McDonald struggled through five tough innings, and Rod Barajas...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 8:24 PM
Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle’s nickname for second baseman Neil Walker is “Dennis the Menace.”
Considering the way Walker tormented Miami on Friday night, Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen would be hard-pressed to disagree.