In this March, 2015, file photo, Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant signs autographs prior to start of a spring training exhibition baseball game against the San Diego Padres in Peoria, Ariz.

Pirates notebook: Cubs bring "Kris Bryant Show" to town

Pirates and fans to get first in-person look at Chicago Cubs phenom Kris Bryant.

about 8 hours ago

 Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant scores against Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli in the seventh inning at PNC Park.

Cubs' Bryant drives 5-2 victory against Pirates

The Pirates’ three-game winning streak ended. A.J. Burnett pitched out of the stretch for most of the game but yielded only one run.

about 9 hours ago

 A fan is taken away by paramedics after being hit by a ball behind the netting behind home plate in the second inning as the Pirates take on the Cubs at PNC Park.

Pirates game halted after woman struck by foul ball

A woman standing close to the screen behind home plate was struck by a ball that was fouled off by a Chicago Cubs hitter.

about 12 hours ago

 Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer drops the ground after being hit in the rib cage by Brewers starter Mat Garza Sunday at PNC Park. Mercer left the game, but X-rays showed no broken bones.

Pirates notebook: Back-and-forth beanings end with Mercer injury

A day after Andrew McCutchen and Ryan Braun were hit, Mercer took a pitch off the ribs in the sixth inning; X-rays showed no broken bones.

1 day ago

 The Pirates' Gerrit Cole delivers against the Brewers.

Pirates top Brewers, 5-2, to complete first sweep of season

Gerrit Cole pitched six strong innings, Pedro Alvarez homered and the Pirates swept the Brewers.

1 day ago

 Charlie Morton is rehabilitating after offseason surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right hip.

Pirates notebook: Morton making necessary progress in rehab

Charlie Morton takes another step in his return, pitching in a simulated game in extended spring training.

2 days ago

 Gregory Polanco struck out 14 times and walked once in 36 plate appearances entering the Pirates' weekend series against Milwaukee.

On the Pirates: Gregory Polanco playing catch-up

Gregory Polanco and the Pirates offense are off to a slow start; another talented young pitcher looms.

2 days ago

 Jeff Locke delivers against the Brewers at PNC Park Saturday night.

Locke locks up Brewers for 2nd time this season

Pitcher Jeff Locke (2-0) tied a career high with eight innings, allowing one run and four hits.

2 days ago

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 Gene Collier suggests Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin should be on the same line.

Gene Colllier: When all else fails, put Crosby and Malkin together

With so little offense, perhaps the Penguins need to use Crosby and Malkin together more often if not always.

3 days ago

 Pirates catcher Chris Stewart during February workouts at Pirates City in Bradenton, Florida.

Pirates notebook: Chris Stewart returns to Pirates roster

Stewart’s return from the DL means Tony Sanchez is shipped back to Class AAA Indinapolis.

3 days ago

 Starling Marte is greeted at home by Pedro Alvarez after hitting a two-run home run in the 8th inning Friday against the Brewers at PNC Park.

Pirates' offense awakens as Pittsburgh beats Milwaukee, 6-3

Gregory Polanco had three hits and Starling Marte homered after days of no player but Andrew McCutchen reaching second base.

3 days ago

 Pirates catcher Chris Stewart started the season on the disabled list.

Pirates activate catcher Stewart, option Sanchez to AAA

Sanchez went 3 for 8 in three games this season.

3 days ago

 A.J. Burnett, who received a warm welcome back during pregame ceremonies on opening day at PNC Park, is helping the Pirates on and off the field.

Burnett brings more than just strikeouts in return to Pirates

The veteran leadership of A.J. Burnett coupled with his stellar performance so far has provided a boost.

4 days ago

 Pirates picture Francisco Liriano delivers to the mound Wednesday against the Tigers at PNC Park.

Stephen J. Nesbitt's Pirates baseball chat transcript: 4.16.15

Stephen takes your questions on the Pirates, who start a home series against rival Milwaukee tomorrow night at PNC Park.

4 days ago

 Andrew McCutchen, Josh Harrison and Starling Marte talk on the field Monday before the home opener against the Detroit Tigers at PNC Park. Marte shaved his head Wednesday, a sign of a fresh start after a slow start to the season.

Pirates notebook: Starling Marte has new look

Starting outfielder shaves head, hopefully a change that will help break him break out of any early slump.

5 days ago

 Detroit's Rajai Davis crosses home plate after hitting a home run against the Pirates' Francisco Liriano in the sixth inning Wednesday at PNC Park.

Tigers nip Pirates in second shutout, 1-0

The Pirates were shut out for the third time in nine games. They have not scored in the past 19 innings.

5 days ago

 Pirates starter A.J. Burnett delivers to catcher Francisco Cervelli, who already has a fan in one of the unquestioned team leaders.

Ron Cook: A.J. Burnett's approval will go long way for Francisco Cervelli

Despite the loss Tuesday night to Detroit, it was something of a special night for new Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli.

6 days ago

 Pedro Alvarez celebrates a solo home run against the Tigers in the seventh innning Monday at PNC Park.

Pirates notebook: Better start not a goal, but it does help

Pirates don’t think fast starts are imperative, but they understand their value.

6 days ago

 Pirates' pitcher A.J. Burnett acknowledges the crowd as he's pulled from the game in the seventh inning against the Tigers at PNC Park.

Tigers top Pirates, 2-0, in pitchers duel at PNC Park

A.J. Burnett shut down the most dangerous lineup in the American League until two seventh-inning walks, his only free passes of the night.

6 days ago

 Players line up for the National Anthem shortly before the start of the Pirates' 2015 home opener Monday at PNC Park.

Bill Brink's Pirates baseball chat transcript: 4.14.15

Bill takes your questions on the Pirates, who opened their 2015 home slate with a win over Detroit Monday.

6 days ago


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Valbuena hits 2 HR in Houston's 7-5 victory over Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) -- It has taken more than a decade for the Seattle Mariners to put together the middle-lineup strength that is has



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