Gerrit Cole turns in another strong start, limiting the Arizona Diamondbacks to seven hits and a single run in seven-plus innings Friday night in Phoenix.

Cole leads Pirates over Arizona, 4-1

Gerrit Cole did damage on the mound and in the batter’s box, and the Pirates opened a nine-game road trip with a 4-1 victory.

about 17 hours ago

Pirates notebook: Polanco heats up after talk with Hurdle

Gregory Polanco has shaken off an early slump to become a powerful hitting and base-stealing weapon in the Pirates lineup.

about 17 hours ago

Pirates notebook: Two early season milestones for Liz, Lambo

Reliever Radhames Liz won his first game in more than six years, and Andrew Lambo recorded his first hit of the season for the Pirates.

1 day ago

 Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison gloves a ball hit by the Cubs Kris Bryant at PNC Park.

With road trip looming, Pirates rally for afternoon victory over Cubs

Gregory Polanco comes through and the Pirates split the series with the Cubs at two games apiece.

2 days ago

 Gregory Polanco points to the sky after hitting a home run Wednesday night at PNC Park.

Stephen J. Nesbitt's Pirates baseball chat transcript: 4.23.15

Stephen takes your questions on the Pirates, who wrap up a series with the Cubs this afternoon.

2 days ago

 Pirates reliever Mark Melancon, shown celebrating with Francisco Cervelli after a win April 13 against Detroit, has shown a decrease in velocity to start the season.

Despite dip in velocity and results, Melancon will remain closer

Pirates notebook:Hurdle said removing Melancon — who blew a save Tuesday — from the role would be an “absolute overreaction.”

2 days ago

 Former San Francisco Giant Barry Bonds chats in the dugout during a spring training game in Scottsdale, Ariz. in March 2014. Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction was reversed by the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday.

Barry Bonds cleared in court, but his reputation remains tainted for some

After a federal appeals court threw out Bonds’ conviction for obstruction of justice, he said he was “humbled and truly thankful.”

2 days ago

 Gregory Polanco hit his first home run of the year to lead off the bottom of the fifth.

Watson saves the day as Pirates beat Cubs, 4-3

Vance Worley and four relievers finally tamed the Cubs’ offense after allowing 14 runs in the previous two games.

2 days ago

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 Jordy Mercer drops the ground after being hit by Brewers starter Mat Garza Sunday at PNC Park.

Pirates notebook: Jordy Mercer 'pleased' with progress

Jordy Mercer was out for the second consecutive game; Pirates’ strikeout rate among highest in majors.

3 days ago

 Pedro Alvarez greets Starling Marte after scoring in the 6th inning against the Cubs at PNC Park.

Cubs rally in 9th inning to beat Pirates, 9-8

Mark Melancon blew a save against the Chicago Cubs and the Pirates lost, 9-8, at PNC Park Tuesday night.

3 days ago

 A.J. Burnett pitches against the Cubs Monday, April 20, 2015, at PNC Park.

Bill Brink's Pirates baseball chat transcript: 4.21.15

Bill takes your questions on the Pirates who play host to the Chicago Cubs tonight at PNC Park.

4 days ago

 Fans cheer as Pirates' A.J. Burnett is introduced during pregame ceremonies at PNC Park April 13.

Just like the ticket says, foul balls are a hazard

Foul ball struck the head of a woman directly behind the home plate screen at PNC Park.

4 days ago

 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.

4 days 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.

4 days 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.

4 days 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.

5 days 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.

6 days 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.

6 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.

6 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.

6 days ago


Cubs at Reds game postponed after long rain delay

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Steady rain prompted the Reds to postpone their game against the Chicago Cubs on Saturday, disappointing a big

7 players from Royals, White Sox punished by MLB for brawl

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox each lost Saturday without playing a game....



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