The Pirates have several decisions to make on free agents and arbitration-eligible players after the playoffs end.
Who to blame for another early Pirates postseason exit? More like who not to blame after an ugly 4-0 shutout by the Chicago Cubs.
Wednesday’s game received the highest ever TV rating for an MLB wild-card game.
“Sometimes you draw a tough bull,” Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. “We’ve drawn a tough bull two years in a row.”
Destiny calls for Cubs ace Jake Arrieta, who becomes first pitcher to throw a postseason shutout with at least 10 strikeouts and no walks.
“It burns. It stings,” Cole said after Wednesday’s game. “All the negative things you can come up with, that’s how it feels right now.”
National League wild-card game was marred by a bench-clearing altercation in the top of the seventh inning.
A young Chicago lineup solved Pirates ace Gerrit Cole, sending Joe Maddon and the Cubs to the NLDS.
Injured rookie star Jung Ho Kang makes his return to PNC Park in a wheelchair for a warm ovation from a big, raucous crowd.
Event the 1927 Yankees would have had trouble with Arrieta, Bob Smizik argues.
A crowd of 40,889 fans -- largest ever at PNC Park -- watched the decisive game. The Pirates lost their second wild-card game in a row.
Pirates fans, Cubs fans co-mingling peacefully as the excitement builds for tonight's do-or-die NL wild-card game.
Stats Geek Brian O’Neill has five guesses why Sean Rodriguez is starting at 1B in the wild-card game instead of Pedro Alvarez.
Rodriguez was selected to start at first over Pedro Alvarez and Michael Morse and will bat eighth.
"It was just for fun. Just a prank," said Steve Mpistolarides, a Cook County police officer who and drove to Pittsburgh on Tuesday.
One-game playoff between Pirates and Cubs will generate millions in direct spending and provide the city with free national promotion.
The second- and third-best teams meet in a one-game playoff at PNC Park for the right to play on. Is it fair, a flaw, or ‘the way it goes’?
With the club in a do-or-die situation, questions arise about how many more chances it will get at October glory.
Even fans from Berlin are weighing in with questions about the Pirates’ wild-card game tonight.
With first pitch nigh, Stephen takes your questions on what to expect tonight at PNC Park.
A manager who has gone to explicit lengths to keep his teams loose, Joe Maddon knows as well as anyone how teams succeed in games like this.
This year’s Pirates are one of only six clubs in franchise history to win 98 games. Here are four in order of wins. Three went all the way.
The Pirates starter for tonight’s game -- and every other pitcher in the playoffs -- have been overshadowed by Jake Arrieta’s historic run.
The Cubs manager has a reputation for being a fun-loving manager who keeps things light and loose in the locker room.
Like Clint Hurdle, Cubs manager Joe Maddon also made a few curious decisions about who he wanted to start the game.
Nearly 20-25 percent of tickets for tonight’s game are being sold through StubHub.
The Pirate Parrot changed allegiances in 2014, becoming Clark, the new mascot of the Chicago Cubs.
At PNC Park and Wrigley Field, the Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs have deep flag-raising traditions.
In response to his Twitter spats with fans earlier this week, the Cubs ace said it was “all in good fun.”
Lineup presents another dilemma: The Pirates have decided on, but not announced, their roster, which they must do Wednesday morning.
Readers have lots of questions about Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta as the Pirates prepare for the wild card game Wednesday night.
Know before you go: Here are some parking and gate reminders to keep in mind before heading to PNC Park.
The Pirates have two years of experience to draw from when forming their wild-card roster and making in-game decisions.
Pirates need Josh Harrison’s fire and hot bat in the starting lineup for the National League wild-card game against the Chicago Cubs.
Nothing on resume foreshadowed Jake Arietta’s fantastic numbers this season.
Regular readers might be aware that I’ve never fully bought into the Harrison mystique.
The trio is playing well at the right time, but is their time as Pirates players running out?
A couple of veterans on their way out were saluted Sunday by the Pirates, who then in turn heaped praise on their fans after the game.
Events and music are planned to cheer on the Bucs a day before their home game against Chicago.
The Pirates won 98 games for the sixth time in club history and their reward is a one-game playoff against Chicago on Wednesday at PNC Park.
Gerrit Cole, just 25, will already be making his third postseason start Wednesday night, and the Pirates wouldn’t want it any other way.
Many Steelers fans take a Super Bowl-or-bust approach to each season, and it’s time that thinking applies to the Pirates.
The first one, on June 20, came against the Pirates.
The pitcher has said he’ll retire at season’s end. With the Cubs winning, the Pirates still have work to do to host the NL wild-card game.
The 25-year-old, the first overall selection in the 2011 draft, was the Pirates’ best starter this season.
The Pirates have time before submitting their wild-card roster, but the discussions about whom to select have begun.
Meanwhile, in Milwaukee, Jake Arrieta and the Chicago Cubs beat the Brewers, keeping the pressure on the Pirates.
Without major injuries or other obstacles, Francisco Cervelli has played a full season for the first time and sets career-highs on offense.
Bill takes your questions on the Pirates, who will face the Cubs in a Wild Card playoff next week.
Even if it comes down to a duel with Cubs ace Jake Arrieta, Gerrit Cole gives the Pirates a great chance to beat anyone in the other dugout.