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.

about 15 hours 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.

about 16 hours 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.

1 day 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.”

1 day 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.

2 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.

1 day 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.

2 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.

2 days ago

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 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.

3 days ago

 Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang makes play on the ball for the final out against the Marlins Tuesday at PNC Park.

Jerry Micco's sports chat transcript: 5.27.15

Jerry takes your questions on the Pirates, Steelers, Penguins and the NBA Finals.

3 days ago

 Jeff Locke became the consecutive Pirates starter to earn a victory Tuesday night against the Marlins at PNC Park.

Gene Collier: Nice to see Pirates take what's given to them

The streaking Pirates got the job done again Tuesday night, both in the field and at the plate, which can be a beautiful sight to behold.

3 days ago

 New Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli hit his first home run of the season Monday night.

Pirates notebook: Francisco Cervelli keeps it simple in fast start

Catcher Francisco Cervelli keeps it simple during strong start with the Pirates; Andrew McCutchen named NL co-player of the week.

3 days ago

 Neil Walker greeted at home by Josh Harrison after hitting a three run homer against the Marlins at PNC Park.

Pirates extend winning streak to five games with 5-1 victory against Marlins

Josh Harrison and Jung Ho Kang each had two hits and the Pirates extended their winning streak to five games.

3 days ago

Bill Brink's Pirates chat transcript: 05.26.15

The questions cover Locke, Morton and Worley as well as the competition between Kang and Mercer.

4 days ago

 Pirates closer Mark Melancon delivers to the plate May 9 against the Cardinals at PNC Park.

Ron Cook: Back end of Pirates bullpen as solid as ever

After Charlie Morton made his season debut, he took great comfort from knowing he was giving the ball to Tony Watson and Mark Melancon.

4 days ago

 The Pirates' Charlie Morton delivers against the Miami Marlins at PNC Park Monday.

Pirates' Morton is back in fine form

In Charlie Morton’s season debut, the Pirates defeated the Miami Marlins at PNC Park Monday night, winning their fourth consecutive game.

4 days ago

 Pirates starting pitcher Radhames Liz throws warmup pitches during the first inning of a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Bradenton, Fla., in March.

Pirates notebook: Liz cut to make room for Morton

Radhames Liz, 31, had a 3.63 ERA in 11 games encompassing 17⅓ innings this season.

5 days ago

 Pirates All-Star Josh Harrison isn't slumping anymore.

Pirates notebook: Huntington says Harrison having fun again

General manager Neal Huntington suggested Josh Harrison’s new contract initially might have put some pressure on the third baseman.

5 days ago

 Charlie Morton takes the ball tonight against the Miami Marlins for the suddenly soaring Pirates. It will be his first major league start since Sept. 16.

Ron Cook: Morton's job is to keep momentum rolling for Pirates

Charlie Morton returns to the mound tonight for a Pirates team that thoroughly dominated the Mets this past weekend at PNC Park.

5 days ago

 Jung Ho Kang doubles against the Mets Sunday.at PNC Park.

McCutchen, Pirates come alive in series sweep with 9-1 win against Mets

Andrew McCutchen singled, homered and drew two walks. He knocked in two runs and scored twice.

6 days ago

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