Pirates




 Pirates second baseman Neil Walker hits a home run from the left side of the plate

Gene Collier: Pirates lineup takes advantage of lefty-friendly dimensions

Pirates left-handed hitters combined for three home runs in a 12-7 win against the Dodgers -- finally putting PNC Park's landscape to use.

about 16 hours ago


 Baseball commissioner Bud Selig talks with members of the media this afternoon at a news conference at PNC Park.

Pirates notebook: Clint Hurdle, Bob Nutting laud Bud Selig

Bud Selig’s visit brought praise for his performance as MLB commissioner from Pirates owner Bob Nutting and manager Clint Hurdle.

about 17 hours ago


 Gregory Polanco watches his home run against the Dodgers leave PNC Park.

Pirates outslug Dodgers in 12-7 victory

The Pirates offense came alive on a night that saw the team hit three long balls in the first three innings of the game.

about 17 hours ago


 Andrew McCutchen walks with Matthew Beichner toward the field for the game's first pitch Tuesday.

McCutchen makes wish come true for ailing Colorado boy

Andrew McCutchen helped turn the dreams of a 12-year-old boy from Colorado into reality.

1 day ago


 Gregory Polanco receives night off to reboot.

Polanco receives night off to reboot

Stuck in a dry spell at the plate, Gregory Polanco was given the night off Monday against left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu and the Dodgers.

1 day ago


 The Pirates' Jordy Mercer is mobbed after hitting a game winning single against the Rockies in the 11th inning at PNC Park on Saturday.

Ron Cook: Shortstop Jordy Mercer cannot be overlooked in contributing to the Pirates’ recent resurgence

After Andrew McCutchen, Mercer has been the team’s most consistent player for nearly two months

1 day ago


 Pirates closer Mark Melancon has been lights-out since being promoted to the role after the struggles of Jason Grilli.

Ron Cook: Mark Melancon firmly belongs as Pirates closer

There's no need for the Pirates to trade for a big-name closer; they already have one who is plenty capable in Mark Melancon.

2 days ago


 Pirates second baseman Neil Walker dives for a ball hit by the Dodgers' Dee Gordon, who was called out at first at PNC Park Monday night.

Dodgers rough up Volquez in 5-2 Pirates loss

Starter Edinson Volquez allowed five runs and 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings Monday night

1 day ago


 The Pirates reportedly sent a scout to watch one of A.J. Burnett's recent starts for the Philadelphia Phillies.

Pirates at the deadline: Trade challenges always tricky

With the trade deadline approaching, a look at what the Pirates might -- or might not -- do to shape their roster for the stretch run.

2 days ago


 First baseman Ike Davis, acquired from the Mets in April, needs to find himself at the plate as the Pirates make a push to win the division.

Onus is on Ike Davis to produce at plate for Pirates

The Pirates will need first baseman Ike Davis to find his groove at the plate now that the All-Star break has come and gone.

2 days ago


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Fill-in Swarzak pitches Twins past Indians 3-1

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Anthony Swarzak pitched five sharp innings in a fill-in start, Oswaldo Arcia homered and the Minnesota Twins

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