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 Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen hits an RBI double against the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning.

McCutchen's four hits lead Pirates over Giants, 7-4

The team improved to 28-24 and are tied with the Chicago Cubs for second in the National League Central.

about 16 hours ago


 Pirates starter Jeff Locke makes his way back to the mound after Cincinnati's Todd Frazier hits solo homer last month at PNC Park.

Pirates notebook: Jeff Locke under scrutiny before next start

With fastball command the goal, left-hander Locke threw the first of two between-starts side sessions Tuesday.

about 17 hours ago


 A flag is unfurled by season ticket holders on the field during the singing of the National Anthem during the Pirates home opener against the Detroit Tigers at PNC Park on the North Side, Monday, April 13, 2015.

Study: Pittsburgh is America's second best baseball city

The recent study by WalletHub rated 272 cities based upon 11 metrics and took into account professional and college baseball teams.

about 17 hours ago


 Chris Stewart gets tagged out at third base by San Francisco third baseman Matt Duffy in the fifth inning at AT&T Park.

Pirates win series opener against Giants, 4-3

Gerrit Cole cruised to the fourth and fifth innings and began the sixth with a 4-3 lead, but loaded the bases with two singles and a walk.

1 day ago


 Jun 1, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole (45) celebrates after scoring on a sacrifice fly by center fielder Andrew McCutchen (22, not pictured) during the third inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Bill Brink's Pirates baseball chat transcript: 6.2.15

Poll Question: Who finishes the season with a lower ERA? Gerrit Cole (71%) A.J. Burnett (29%)

1 day ago


 Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole delivers a pitch during the first inning Monday night against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. Chris Stewart caught Gerrit Cole’s for the fifth consecutive start Monday night.

Pirates notebook: Stewart, Cole on same page

The Pirates coaching staff believes they have a good combination with Gerrit Cole and Chris Stewart; Jeff Locke will make his next start.

1 day ago


 The Pirates' Jeff Locke pitches during the first inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. The Pirates ended up losing, 7-1.

Locke struggles in Pirates' 7-1 loss to Padres

The Pirates begin a three-game series today against the Giants, who went 21-9 in May, in San Francisco.

2 days ago


 Andrew McCutchen and Pirates manager Clint Hurdle are on the same page.

Pirates notebook: McCutchen feeling good at plate and elsewhere

Andrew McCutchen’s resurgence continues, while the Pirates have improved at controlling the running game.

2 days ago


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 Third baseman Josh Harrison, left, congratulates first baseman Pedro Alvarez after scoring in the sixth inning against the Padres at Petco Park.

Morton strong again as Pirates defeat Padres, 5-2

Pedro Alvarez doubled and scored, and the trio atop the lineup – Josh Harrison, Gregory Polanco and Andrew McCutchen – had two hits apiece.

3 days ago


 Pirates shortstop Jung Ho Kang was not in the starting lineup Saturday night in San Diego.

Pirates notebook: Jung Ho Kang gets day off

Pirates rest Kang in conjunction with Morton’s start to strengthen infield defense, bring Kang along with major league schedule.

3 days ago


 Vance Worley still has a role on the Pirates, even if it isn't the one he prefers.

On the Pirates: Vance Worley now the man in the middle

With Charlie Morton back and the starting rotation humming at a record pace, Vance Worley finds himself a starter without a place to start.

3 days ago


 Pittsburgh Pirates' Gregory Polanco, right, is tagged out by San Diego Padres starting pitcher James Shields at home plate trying to steal on a wild pitch during the third inning of a baseball game in San Diego.

Padres snap Pirates' winning streak, 6-2

“It was the throw to first. That’s it. I messed it up. Nobody feels worse about it than me,” Scahill said.

4 days ago


 Rob Scahill

Pirates notebook: Veteran Burnett throws in a few lessons

With a little help from A.J. Burnett, relief pitcher Rob Scahill is using a much more effective two-seam fastball.

4 days ago


 Andrew McCutchen celebrates with Starling Marte after Marte's two-run home run against San Diego Padres during the third inning Thursday.

Pirates slug their way to 7th win in a row, 11-5

Three home runs off San Diego Padres starter Ian Kennedy extended the Pirates’ winning streak to seven games.

5 days ago


 Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage watches pitchers during workouts on the second day of camp for pitchers and catchers in February at Pirates City in Bradenton, Fla.

Ron Cook: Pirates pitching coach knows what buttons to push

Ray Searage is an outstanding coach who “drives the bus every now and then and grinds the gears.”

5 days ago


 Jung Ho Kang singles and drives in two runs against the Marlins Wednesday at PNC Park.

Gene Collier: When it comes to playing baseball, Kang needs no interpreter

Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang continues to win over fans and teammates with his bat, glove, arm, smile and sense of humor.

6 days ago


 Josh Harrison makes a leaping catch on ball hit by the Marlins Jeff Baker Tuesday at PNC Park.

Stephen Nesbitt's Pirates baseball chat transcript: 5.28.15

Stephen takes your questions on the Pirates, who ride a six-game win streak into a West Coast weekend.

5 days ago


 Pedro Alvarez celebrates a homer against the Marlins Tuesday at PNC Park.

Pirates notebook: Alvarez's home runs spar some statistical anomalies

Pedro Alvarez’s home run statistics are unusual, to say the least.

6 days ago


 Nick Kingham delivers against the Tampa Bay Rays in March at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida.

Pirates notebook: Pitching prospect lost for year

Pitching prospect Nick Kingham has season-ending surgery; Jameson Taillon’s rehabilitation from same surgery continues.

6 days ago


 Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole went seven innings, scattering six hits and seven strikeouts against the Marlins.

Pirates rally, complete sweep of Marlins with sixth win in a row

Right-hander Gerrit Cole left the game in a two-run hole, but the Pirates bats sparked a 5-2 victory.

1 week ago


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