Gerrit Cole, just 25, will already be making his third postseason start Wednesday night, and the Pirates wouldn’t want it any other way.
Many Steelers fans take a Super Bowl-or-bust approach to each season, and it’s time that thinking applies to the Pirates.
The first one, on June 20, came against the Pirates.
The pitcher has said he’ll retire at season’s end. With the Cubs winning, the Pirates still have work to do to host the NL wild-card game.
The 25-year-old, the first overall selection in the 2011 draft, was the Pirates’ best starter this season.
The Pirates have time before submitting their wild-card roster, but the discussions about whom to select have begun.
Meanwhile, in Milwaukee, Jake Arrieta and the Chicago Cubs beat the Brewers, keeping the pressure on the Pirates.
Without major injuries or other obstacles, Francisco Cervelli has played a full season for the first time and sets career-highs on offense.
Bill takes your questions on the Pirates, who will face the Cubs in a Wild Card playoff next week.
Even if it comes down to a duel with Cubs ace Jake Arrieta, Gerrit Cole gives the Pirates a great chance to beat anyone in the other dugout.
Gregory Polanco had a nice day at the plate and in the field in the first game of the Wednesday doubleheader.
The Pirates stayed alive by winning the first game of Wednesday’s doubleheader, 8-2. But Morton fell far short in the nightcap.
Jerry takes your questions on the Pirates postseason prospects and how the Steelers will fare without Ben Roethlisberger.
After the miscues late in the game Monday night against St. Louis, Tuesday’s rain didn’t do the Pirates any favors.
The Cardinals can wrap up the NL Central title today with one win in the day-night doubleheader against the Pirates at PNC Park.
With five games left will the Pirates catch the Cardinals? Stephen takes your questions in today’s chat.
The Pirates face a must win situation tonight if they care to keep the balance of the week relevant.
Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina will miss the rest of the season because of a thumb injury, meaning the Pirates will face backup Tony Cruz.
Jonathan Papelbon also drops appeal of three-game suspension from league for throwing at an opponent’s head, thus ending his season.
The Pirates went 0 for 12 with runners in scoring position and stranded 16 runners on base.
The Pirates and Cardinals have plenty of data to inform their decisions in the crucial final series between the two teams.
“Stephen Piscotty suffered a head contusion,” the Cardinals announced on Twitter. “[He] is being taken to local hospital for further exams.
The Pirates (95-61) trail the St. Louis Cardinals, who come to PNC Park for a three-game series that begins today, by three games.
Pittsburgh native Larry Lucchino begins his final week in baseball after overseeing the impossible in Boston as president of the Red Sox.
The Pirates’ eight-game road winning streak is the team’s first since 1987.
Andrew McCutchen cut his trademark locks six months ago, but the Pirates outfielder never worried how the new look would alter his image.
The Pirates increased their lead on the Cubs to 5½ games, and the Cubs have seven games left to cut into it.
Pirates notebook: None of the Pirates’ starters completed six innings in the sweep of the Rockies, but the bullpen pitched well.
Gerrit Cole outduels Jon Lester as Pirates hold on for 3-2 victory against Cubs in Chicago; Melancon gets 51st save.
Gerrit Cole knows how high the stakes are today when he faced the Cubs, but he’s trying to keep on an even keel.
Playing in such a tough division, the Pirates have a lot to to be proud of, no matter what happens in the postseason.
Pirates defeat Colorado Rockies, 5-4 for 10,000th all-time victory; head to Chicago for pivotal series.
The Pirates trail the first-place St. Louis Cardinals by four games and, as of now, are in line to meet the Cubs Oct. 7.
The Pirates have now reached the postseason in three consecutive seasons three times in franchise history: 1970-72, 1990-92 and 2013-15.
Bill takes your questions on the eve of a huge series against the Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
Former Yankees players Mark Melancon, Francisco Cervelli and Chris Stewart said Berra’s presence was felt all the time in New York.
At 91-60, the Pirates own the second-best record in the majors and are 31 games over .500, tying a season-high.
Making playoffs for three years in a row will be quite an accomplishment.
Berra was a tough catcher and a feared clutch hitter who helped the Yankees dominate baseball from 1947 to 1963.
Pirates and Steelers talk dominate the discussion in this week’s online forum with the Post-Gazette’s sports editor.
Manager Clint Hurdle applauds shortstop’s play after coming off the disabled list.
My middle-school girlfriends joined fan clubs for movie stars. Not me. I made the “Pirate Pals” girls’ fan club in the 1940s.
Stephen takes your questions on the Pirates who are on the verge of clinching their third-straight postseason appearance.
The Pirates could clinch their third consecutive postseason berth today with another win and a San Francisco Giants loss.
Third baseman Aramis Ramirez left in the fifth inning of the Pirates' game against the Colorado Rockies.
Keon Broxton adds some speed to the Pirates roster and mostly will be used as pinch-runner after his call up from Indianapolis.
In honor of the Emmy Awards, the Pirates, coaches included, donned costumes after series win against the Dodgers.
Starling Marte and Pedro Alvarez homered to power a 4-3 Pirates win and take the road series.
Melancon notches his 47th save to set the club’s single-season record.
The Pirates’ MVP center fielder Andrew McCutchen has Roberto Clemente’s heart, as evidenced by what he does away from the diamond.