Pirates


 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 cut Liz to make room for Morton, who starts tonight against Marlins

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

about 6 hours ago


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

Pirates beat Marlins, 4-2

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

23 minutes 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.

about 22 hours 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.

about 22 hours 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.

1 day ago


 Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez homered against the New York Mets Saturday at PNC Park.

Gene Collier: Pirates come out swinging, and it works

Mets ace Matt Harvey was no match for a Pirates lineup that gave its own stellar starter enough run support and then plenty more.

1 day ago


 Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang singles against the Mets Saturday at PNC Park. Manager compiling a list of firsts and worsts for Kang.

Mets manager not surprised by Burnett's success at 38

Pirates notebook: Terry Collins has his own pitcher who is 42 and still giving batters’ fits.

1 day ago


 Pirates starter A.J. Burnett isn't the same pitcher he was when he first came to Pittsburgh three years ago.

On the Pirates: The evolution of A.J. Burnett

Pirates starter A.J. Burnett has had one of the best stretches of his career to start the 2015 season, which might be his last.

1 day ago


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 Pedro Alvarez beat the throw and slides safely into home against the Mets on Saturday

Pirates light up Mets' ace Harvey in 8-2 win

While the kid got crushed, veteran A.J. Burnett kept right on rolling in an 8-2 victory before a sellout crowd of 39,385 at PNC Park.

2 days ago


 Charlie Morton throws against the Phillies during a preseason game in Philadelphia.

Pirates notebook: Morton will return to the Pirates starting rotation

Pitcher Charlie Morton will rejoin Pirates Monday in time to make first start of regular season against the Miami Marlins.

2 days ago


 Gerrit Cole delivers a pitch Friday against the New York Mets at PNC Park. In his longest outing of the season, Cole threw 111 pitches and improved to 6-2.

Cole pitches Pirates to 4-1 win

Gerrit Cole dazzled, scattering six hits and 10 strikeouts in a 111-pitch outing as the Pirates took the season opener from the Mets.

3 days ago


 Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang makes play on ball hit by the Cardinals Peter Bourjos on May 10, 2015 at PNC Park.

MLB catching up to Pirates with shifty tactics

Major league teams are on pace for about 17,666 shifts this year. In 2011, there were just 2,358 shifts.

3 days ago


 The Pirates' Andrew McCutchen tries to get out of the way as he gets hit by a pitch against the Twins in the sixth inning Wednesday.

Pirates, McCutchen upset with leak of pay stub

A picture on Reddit, later posted to Deadspin, showed the center fielder’s most recent pay stub.

3 days ago


 Pirates outfielder Barry Bonds with Willie Stargell in June 1987.

Barry Bonds will return to Pittsburgh for award

Barry Bonds will receive the 2015 Josh Gibson Lifetime Legacy Award in September.

3 days ago


 With a 3.24 ERA and striking out a robust 9.6 hitters per nine innings, Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels won’t come cheap for any team.

Adam Bittner: Pirates shouldn’t target Phillies' Cole Hamels in trade market

While tempting, Pirates general manager Neal Huntington’s best move is probably to stand pat.

3 days ago


 The Pirates' Jung Ho Kang hits a single against the Twins on Wednesday.

Gene Collier: Pirates offense stumbles again with no end in sight

The club has only one triple in 1,300-plus at bats this season.

4 days ago


 Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer.

Pirates notebook: Mercer's struggles examined

Searching for solutions to Jordy Mercer’s start, Clint Hurdle looks for the intent behind the mechanics.

4 days ago


 Pirates' Andrew McCutchen looks to the crowd after tying the game against the Twins in the eighth inning Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at PNC Park.

Stephen Nesbitt's Pirates baseball chat transcript: 5.21.15

Stephen takes your questions on the Pirates, who have the day off before beginning a weekend series against the Mets.

4 days ago


 The Pirates' Josh Harrison is caught stealing second base by the Twins' Danny Santana in the third inning Wednesday at PNC Park.

Pirates fall to Twins in 13 innings, 4-3

The Pirates lost to the Minnesota Twins in 13 innings, 4-3, on Joe Mauer’s tiebreaking home run.

4 days ago


 Francisco Liriano walks off the mound after throwing a wild pitch against the Twins Tuesday at PNC Park.

Gene Collier: Pirates' homestand gets started on wrong foot

The Pirates need about six wins along this curve of the schedule to demonstrate they’re not one of the worst home teams in the league.

5 days ago


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