Columnist Gene Collier discusses sports of all sorts in his weekly chat with readers.
Manager Clint Hurdle earned win No. 457 with the Pirates to tie Pie Traynor for sixth on the Pirates all-time wins list.
Caminero was 0-2 with a 5.19 ERA in 19 appearances, with 13 walks and three hit by pitch over 17 1/3 innings.
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Gregory Polanco is enormously talented and only 24 years old. He’s played less than 300 games and is just beginning to scratch the surface.
Gregory Polanco drove in a career-high five runs and Francisco Liriano allowed one run.
Ryan Vogelsong’s vision is improving, but there is too much swelling for doctors to learn the full extent of the damage to his face.
Pirates reporter Bill Brink answers readers’ questions in his weekly baseball chat.
Major League Baseball has proposed rule changes involving the strike zone and intentional walks. One of those proposals is good.
Batting orders often mean diddly. People worry, and then the season begins, baseball happens, and we find out nobody knows anything.
Wilfredo Boscan got his first major league victory, at-bat, hit and RBI Monday against the Colorado Rockies at PNC Park.
“I didn’t like the sound. It just scared me,” said Francisco Cervelli, who was at third base when Vogelsong was hit.
Pirates starter Ryan Vogelsong was hit in the head by a pitch from Jordan Lyles in the second inning.
Jung Ho Kang was ruled out, a call confirmed by video review, on a play at the plate Saturday that appeared to involve Rule 7.13.
The pitchers at the back end of the bullpen have done well, but the rest of the relievers have underperformed.
Major League Baseball’s competition committee has reportedly agreed on a proposal to raise the lower limit of the strike zone.
The organization has seen players leave for big pay days in recent years, but Cervelli’s deal bucks that trend.
Pirates lose after giving up four runs in the top of the 9th to the Rockies.
Restrictions on smokeless tobacco at baseball stadiums are popping up in cities across the country.
What looked like a 1-2-3 inning turned into a four-run ninth as the Pirates’ defense collapsed.
Manager Clint Hurdle sees some correlation between the team’s pitching and its defensive work.
In a well-pitched, well-defended game, David Freese’s two-out, two-strike jam shot made the difference.
Matt Joyce seemed to be on a collision course with the end of his career, coming off a season when his offensive numbers were at an all
Jeff Locke (2-3) scattered six hits and two runs over seven innings, dropping his ERA 45 points to an even 5.00.
Team sends Alen Hanson and Cory Luebke to the minors to make room for Starling Marte and righty Wilfredo Boscan from Indy.
Columnist Gene Collier answers questions about a variety of topics in his weekly chat with readers.
Reliever’s location leaves much to be desired and disaster has followed when he falls behind in the count.
The Pirates (21-18) hit a number of baseballs hard but came away with just five hits off the starter Teheran.
Two strong starters and three reliable relievers aren’t enough to get the Pirates where they want to go.
Assistant Managing Editor/Sports Michael Sanserino answers questions about sports of all sorts in his weekly chat with readers.
The Braves are off to a poor start and promoted Class AAA manager Brian Snitker to replace Fredi Gonzalez, whom they fired Tuesday.
The 30-year-old catcher called Tuesday “one of the best days” of his life.
The Pirates tallied a season-high 21 hits, and Gregory Polanco doubled three times.
Formerly the league’s doormat but now in playoff contention every year, the Pirates were in the Braves’ position not long ago.
Bill Brink answers readers questions in his weekly Pirates chat.
Matt Joyce started in place of Starling Marte and went 3 for 4 with a homer.
Manager Clint Hurdle said giving Alen Hanson a taste of the majors might spark the final stages of his development.
Gerrit Cole salvaged a tough weekend with eight scoreless innings after the Pirates split a weather-shortened series in Cincinnati.
Manager Clint Hurdle doesn’t like stepping on the field and waiting to decide whether he should challenge a call.
Cole, the Pirates’ 25-year-old ace, allowed just three hits and no walks over eight shutout innings.
Hanson is batting .288 with three doubles, two triples and two home runs in 27 games at Class AAA Indianapolis.
Luebke went on the 15-day disabled list April 14 with right hamstring tightness, an injury that slowed him during spring training.
A win against the Cubs would definitely be a big one for pitcher Gerrit Cole and the Pirates, who are trying to avoid a sweep.
Tyler Glasnow, Jameson Taillon still the marquee names in five-deep Indianapolis rotation.
Arrieta improved to 7-0 and allowed three hits and two runs in eight innings. He walked two and struck out 11.
Cubs right-hander Jason Hammel (5-0) scattered eight hits and two runs, one earned, in 6 2/3 innings.
The Pirates recalled utility man Cole Figueroa and optioned left-handed reliever Kyle Lobstein to Class AAA Indianapolis, rebalancing the
Marte is getting his hands in the right spot at the right time and reaping the rewards.
When Cory Luebke comes back, the Pirates are going to have even more of a crowded bullpen.
The Pirates hit four solo home runs. Six combined batters were hit in the game.