Pedro Alvarez celebrates after getting a walk-off hit over the Padres in the ninth inning Monday at PNC Park.

Pirates notebook: Alvarez single sinks father-in-law

Monday night, Pedro Alvarez helped the Pirates defeat the Padres and interim manager Pat Murphy, who is Alvarez’s father-in-law.

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 Gorkys Hernandez, Andrew McCutchen and Gregory Polanco celebrate after defeating the Padres Tuesday night.

Polanco's hit sparks Pirates' 3-2 victory against Padres

The Pirates ended a long, wet night at PNC Park by beating the San Diego Padres, winning their fourth game in a row.

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 Pirates closer Mark Melancon catches the final out May 27 against the Marlins.

Ron Cook: Pirates' Melancon most deserving of All-Star honor

The Pirates’ day started bad with Harrison’s injury, but ended on a high note with a victory and All-Star nods for Melancon and others.

1 day ago

 Pirates' A.J. Burnett covers Pedro Alvarez with a cream pie after a walk-off hit over the Padres in the ninth inning Monday at PNC Park.

Bill Brink's Pirates baseball chat transcript: 7.7.15

Bill takes your questions on the Pirates, who are heading to the All-Star break with a head of steam and four players on that team.

about 10 hours ago

 Pirates' Travis Ishikawa puts a tag on the Cubs' Emilio Bonifacio as he tries to get back to first base in the 10th inning of the 2014 season opener at PNC Park Monday, March 31, 2014.

Travis Ishikawa hoping to 'repay' Pirates

Twice designated for assignment after a special postseason moment for the San Francisco Giants, Ishikawa returns to the Pirates.

1 day ago

 A 17-year major-league veteran, A.J. Burnett is a first-time All-Star.

McCutchen, Cole, Burnett and Melancon make National League All-Star team

A two-time World Series champion, the 38-year-old A.J. Burnett is 7-3 with a 1.99 ERA, ranking third among qualified NL starters.

1 day ago

 Teammates congratulate Pedro Alvarez after hitting a walk-off single to give the Pirates a 2-1 win.

Pirates top Padres on walk-off single, 2-1

The Pirates beat the San Diego Padres, 2-1, at PNC Park Monday night on Pedro Alvarez’s walk-off single in the ninth.

1 day ago

 The Pirates' Josh Harrison slides safely into second base Sunday under the tag from the Indians' Jason Kipnis.

Pirates notebook: Harrison out with thumb injury

Third baseman Josh Harrison was injured Sunday against the Indians and he is uncertain how long he will be out.

about 23 hours ago

 With Pedro Alvarez and the offense on a roll, this season could go to some pretty nice places for the Pirates.

Ron Cook: Pirates have makings of something special

With their stellar pitching starting to get a whole lot of help lately from the offense, the Pirates’ future looks very bright.

2 days ago

 Pirates manager Clint Hurdle is happy to see Jung Ho Kang be "stubborn" at the plate.

Pirates notebook: The more pitches, the better for Hurdle's batters

Jung Ho Kang is producing the type of plate appearances Pirates manager Clint Hurdle wants to see.

2 days ago

 Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen wasn't voted in to start the All-Star Game, but could end up in the final lineup anyway.

No Pirates among National League starters in All-Star game

No Pirates were selected to start for the National League in the All-Star game, but Andrew McCutchen might have a chance to do so.

2 days ago

 Gerrit Cole delivers against the Indians at PNC Park.

Pirates use big inning to defeat Indians, 5-3, as Cole gets his 12th win

After struggling early, the Pirates exploded for five runs in the 5th inning, and Cole retired the final 16 batters he faced.

2 days ago

Pirates claim Ishikawa off waivers

The Pirates claimed Ishikawa from San Francisco, who waived Ishikawa after he recovered from a lower back strain.

2 days ago

 As part of a 2007 deal to build Consol Energy Center and keep the franchise in Pittsburgh, the Penguins acquired development rights to the site where the Mellon Arena had stood.

A new ballgame: Sports teams find real value in real estate

Professional sports franchises like the Penguins are increasingly acquiring development rights to the land near their venues.

3 days ago

 Pirates left-hander Jeff Locke was much more than just a No. 5 starter Saturday against the Indians.

Gene Collier: History lesson unfurled in Pirates win at PNC Park

The Pirates pitching staff, especially the rotation, keeps proving itself as one of the very best in the majors — right down to Jeff Locke.

3 days ago

 With Clayton Richard gone, Radhames Liz — who struggled to start the season — could be the next man up if one of the Pirates starters or Vance Worley go down.

Pirates notebook: Pitching staff loses more depth after Richard trade

All of a sudden, what appeared to be a deep unit for the Pirates entering the season looks like one in need of some extra numbers.

3 days ago

 Starling Marte was hitting .288 with 13 HRs, 48 RBIs and 16 stolen bases entering the weekend.

On the Pirates: Marte a freak of baseball nature

It’s possible that fans don’t realize how rare Pirates outfielder Starling Marte’s combination of power and speed really is.

3 days ago

 Josh Harrison crosses the plate with the game's only run, knocked in by Neil Walker. The Pirates play the Indians again Sunday afternoon.

Locke gives near perfect performance in Pirates' 1-0 win

Jeff Locke pitched eight innings, gave up only two hits and led the Pirates to a win over the Indians before a crowd of 37,298 at PNC Park.

3 days ago

 Pirates second baseman Neil Walker hits a two run double in the ninth inning Thursday against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park.

Pirates notebook: Offense breaks out in Detroit

Mercer, Walker and Alvarez lead barrage, which produced 49 hits and 22 runs in three games.

4 days ago

 Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Antonio Bastardo hangs his head after walking the Indians Jason Kipnis in the 7th inning at PNC Park.

Pirates lose to Cleveland Indians, 5-2, after a 2-hour rain delay

The Pirates managed only three hits – two of them came in the fourth inning – and hardly mounted any credible scoring threats considering

3 days ago

 Clayton Richard pitches during spring training at Pirates City, Bradenton, Fla.

Pirates trade Clayton Richard to Chicago Cubs

Richard, 31, will pitch for the Cubs Saturday, marking his first major-league start since ​June 21, 2013.

4 days ago

 Peter Diana / Post-Gazette3/14/2015   :  Pittsburgh Pirates Gregory Polanco bats against the Red Sox at Jet Blue Park  in Ft Myers Florida.

Pirates notebook: Polanco fails to take advantage of start vs. left-hander

Manager Clint Hurdle was hoping Gregory Polanco’s performance a night earlier would carry over into series finale.

5 days ago

 Jameson Taillon.

Pirates prospect Taillon to have hernia surgery next week

The typical recovery period after that particular surgery is two months.

4 days ago

 Pirates second baseman Neil Walker hits a two-run double in the ninth inning against the Tigers at Comerica Park.

Liriano, Walker lead Pirates to 8-4 win, series sweep against Tigers

When a tame Detroit Tigers offense finally roared to life Thursday, the Pirates answered back even louder.

5 days ago

Stephen J. Nesbitt's Pirates baseball chat transcript: 7.2.15

Stephen takes your questions on the Pirates who opened July with a pair of wins after a monster month of June.

5 days ago

 Victor Martinez of the Detroit Tigers.

Pirates notebook: Detroit's Victor Martinez lambastes Cole after getting plunked

The Tigers designated hitter said he had “no respect” for the Pirates and their pitcher Gerrit Cole.

6 days ago

 Pirates second baseman Neil Walker receives congratulations from teammates after he hit a two-run home run in the third inning Wednesday against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park.

Pirates defeat Tigers, 9-3

Neil Walker hit two home runs, leading the Pirates' 21-hit attack in a 9-3 victory against the Detroit Tigers tonight at Comerica Park.

6 days ago

 Starling Marte celebrates a win over the Detroit Tigers after the 14th inning.

Pirates need 14 innings but pull off win against Tigers, 5-4

For the Pirates, there were more wasted opportunities than winning ones. They left 19 men on base, a season high.

6 days ago

 Manager Clint Hurdle asks the crew chief for a video replay during the first inning of the interleague game against the Tigers on June 30, 2015 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan.

Gene Collier: Baseball's video reviews are many seconds we'll never get back

What could prompt more than one sports pundit to long for humans wrestling bears at a baseball game? Increased use of replay, that’s what.

1 week ago

 For Clint Hurdle, a native of Big Rapids, Mich., two particular homecoming trips over the years have stuck in his memory.

Pirates notebook: Clint Hurdle savors return to his home state

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle had a big afternoon Tuesday in his home state of Michigan, and his father was right there to enjoy it with him.

1 week ago

 Former Reds player Pete Rose talks to reporters during a press conference before the start of the Washington Wild Things game against the Lake Erie Crushers Tuesday at Consol Energy Park.

Pete Rose slides away from controversy at Wild Things home game

Nearly 100 fans paid $100 for a meet-and-greet session with baseball’s all-time hits leader before the game in Washington County.

1 week ago

Stephen Nesbitt's Pirates chat transcript: 6.30.15

Stephen J. Nesbitt: Hey all, thanks for dropping by today. At Comerica Park in Detroit, and finally ready to take your Pirates and MLB

1 week ago

 Pirates pitcher Deolis Guerra is congratulated by catcher Francisco Cervelli after a win against the Braves over the weekend at PNC Park.

At long last, Deolis Guerra's ride to the majors reaches its destination

It’s been a long, long journey for the Pirates reliever, and he is savoring his arrival.

1 week ago

 Pete Rose was banned from baseball in 1989 after violating the No. 1 rule in sports by betting on games while he was managing the Cincinnati Reds.

Ron Cook: Shameless Pete Rose will do anything to make a buck

The Washington Wild Things’ quest to sell tickets brings disgraced major leaguer to Western Pennsylvania tonight.

1 week ago

 Neil Walker hits a fifth-inning two-run home run against the Atlanta Braves June 5 in Georgia.

Ron Cook: Alvarez, Walker fall short in Pirates' 2-1 loss

The Pirates offense is in a bind with neither Neil Walker nor Pedro Alvarez hitting consistently or producing runs this season.

1 week ago

 Pedro Alvarez is proving to be a great offensive weapon for the Pirates. On defense? Not so much.

Adam Bittner: Despite his mighty bat, Pedro Alvarez hurting Pirates

While the slugger may be giving the Pirates a boost on offense, his skills on defense leave a lot to be desired.

1 week ago

 Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli tags out the Braves' Chris Johnson at PNC Park.

Braves hold off Pirates for 2-1 win

Jason Grilli struck out Gregory Polanco to help the Braves avoid a sweep.

1 week ago

 Andrew McCutchen reacts after being hit by Julio Teheran in the first inning Saturday against Atlanta at PNC Park.

Ron Cook: McCutchen gets hit, Pirates hit back

Andrew McCutchen got hit by a pitch for the eighth time Saturday against the Braves, but the Pirates got their revenge.

1 week ago

 Jose Tabata gets an RBI on a hit against the Twins earlier this season. He's now been designated for assignment along with right-hander Chris Volstad.

Pirates notebook: Latest roster shuffle includes risk of losing Tabata, Volstad

Roster shuffle sends Tabata, Volstad packing while Lombardozzi, Hernandez return to majors.

1 week ago

 About triples, Cincinnati Reds great Pete Rose once said, “You don't get a triple between second and third. You get a triple between home and first.”

Gene Collier: Pirates take triples trend to unfortunate low point, and that's no fun

There are fewer triples in MLB these days everywhere, not just here, but the Pirates are nothing short of the poster boys for that.

1 week ago

 Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole is 11-3 with a 2.16 ERA so far in his second full season in the majors.

On the Pirates: Gerrit Cole's game of throws

Equally as remarkable as the numbers Gerrit Cole has put up are the adjustments he has made since arriving at PNC Park two years ago.

1 week ago

 Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen: Good hitter, bad dodgeball player (by his own admission).

Pirates notebook: Sore McCutchen ponders his pain

Andrew McCutchen is frustrated by his hit-by-pitch trend, which seems to increase each year and as his stardom for the Pirates grows.

1 week ago

 Andrew McCutchen left this afternoon's game early after being hit in the left elbow by Brave's pitcher Julio Teherán's fastball in the first inning of play.

Pirates lose McCutchen but roar past Braves 8-4

The Pirates didn’t take kindly to Andrew McCutchen getting hit on the elbow, tagging Teheran for five runs in the first.

1 week ago

 Andrew McCutchen reacts after being hit by a pitch in the first inning during the game against the Atlanta Braves at PNC Park.

McCutchen leaves early with elbow injury

Andrew McCutchen was hit in the left elbow by right-hander Julio Teheran’s fastball in the first inning against the Atlanta Braves.

1 week ago

 Formerly a Pirate, Atlanta Braves closer Jason Grilli has 20 saves so far this season.

Former Pirates pitcher Grilli will make his home in Pittsburgh

Atlanta Braves reliever Jason Grilli remembers his time with Pirates so fondly, he bought a house for his family here in the offseason.

1 week ago

Reliever Scahill goes on DL, Deolis Guerra is promoted from Indianapolis

Pirates notebook: Rookie Guerra called up from Class AAA to take roster spot opened by Scahill going on disabled list.

1 week ago

Fans, paramedics help man stricken at Pirates game

A man apparently having a heart attack was rescued by Pittsburgh Pirates fans and city paramedics at Friday night’s game in PNC Park.

1 week ago

 Josh Harrison rushes in to celebrate with Jordy Mercer after Mercer drove in the winning run in the 10th Friday night against the Atlanta Braves at PNC Park. See more game photos in the slideshow below,

Pirates beat Braves, 3-2, in 10 innings

The Pirates squeaked past the Atlanta Braves in the first of a three-game series at PNC Park

1 week ago

Pirates recall Guerra from Indianapolis, place reliever Scahill on disabled list

The Pirates placed reliever Rob Scahill on the 15-day disabled list with right forearm tightness.

1 week ago

 Pirates starter A.J. Burnett needed 104 pitches, but he got through six innings Thursday night against the Reds and gave his team a chance to win.

Ron Cook: A.J. Burnett does his part to get Pirates rotation back on track

He didn’t get a win, and at times had to grind, but veteran starter A.J. Burnett clamped down when he needed to Thursday vs. Cincinnati.

1 week ago