Pirates


 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.

about 8 hours 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.

about 8 hours 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.

about 15 hours 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.

about 10 hours 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.

1 day 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.

1 day 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.

1 day 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.

2 days ago


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 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.

2 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.

2 days 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.

3 days 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.

3 days 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.

3 days ago


 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.

3 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.

4 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.

4 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.

5 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.

4 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.

5 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.

4 days ago


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