Gene Collier


 Jung Ho Kang runs around third base after hitting a home run during the fifth inning as the Pirates edged the San Francisco Giants, 3-2, Saturday at PNC Park.

Gene Collier: Faith Night turned Redemption Weekend

Starling Marte and Jung Ho Kang orchestrated three home runs, and Gerrit Cole became a force again in the Pirates win.

1 week ago


 Jung Ho Kang congratulates Neil Walker on his two-run home run in the sixth inning Thursday against the Giants at PNC Park.

Gene Collier: Pirates' win not quite revenge, but a good start

The Pirates’ 4-0 victory against the San Francisco Giants doesn’t make up for the wild card loss last October, but it was still valuable.

1 week ago


 Teammates mob Pirates' Pedro Florimon after his walk-off hit in the 15th inning delivered a 9-8 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks at PNC Park Tuesday night.

Gene Collier: A random alignment of complementary forces

Now that there’s a rotational misadventure almost every night lately, the Pirates’ extra-base hits are arriving by the truckload.

2 weeks ago


 Regardless of if there is more to come, this season has already been one of greatness for the Pirates.

Gene Collier: It's far past time to just enjoy this Pirates ride

Whether they make the World Series or not, let alone win it, there’s no reason to let bitterness ruin what has been a great Pirates season.

2 weeks ago


 United States’ Jordan Spieth, left, and his caddie Michael Greller after finishing the final round at the British Open Golf Championship at the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland, Monday, July 20, 2015.

Gene Collier: Can you imagine the hype had Spieth been shooting for grand slam?

The hype meters would have gone off the charts if Jordan Spieth were in position to win golf’s first grand slam this weekend.

3 weeks ago


 Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham is mobbed by teammates after kicking the game winner in the 2014 season opener against the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field.

Gene Collier: Suisham's knee injury kicks up a fuss, but nothing like those elsewhere in NFL

Suisham’s knee injury roils Steelers waters, but will it determine Super Bowl or no Super Bowl is the key.

3 weeks ago


 Dodgers outfielder Scott Van Slyke attempts to catch Francisco Liriano's home run in the second inning Saturday at PNC Park.

Gene Collier: Grinder of a Pirates game full of spice

Francisco Liriano’s first home run of his career was certainly needed in back-and-forth game Saturday against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

3 weeks ago


 The Cubs' Anthony Rizzo rounds third base after hitting a home run off Pirates starter Jeff Locke in the sixth inning Wednesday night at PNC Park.

Gene Collier: Expect Cubs to give Pirates fits down stretch

Chicago begins a stretch in which it engages sub-.500 baseball teams 13 times in a row after this weekend against the San Francisco Giants.

4 weeks ago


 Pirates manager Clint Hurdle takes out starting pitcher J.A. Happ  in the fifth inning Tuesday night against the Chicago Cubs at PNC Park.

Gene Collier: New Pirates have not quite settled in yet

An early snapshot of general manager Neal Huntington’s recent additions looks just a little unsettling.

4 weeks ago



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