Buster Posey, left, and Madison Bumgarner of the San Francisco Giants celebrate after defeating the Kansas City Royals to win Game 7 of the 2014 World Series Wednesday night.

A new dynasty? Giants capture third title in five years

The Kansas City Royals took their dream season to the limit, falling just short of their first World Series title since 1985.

2 days ago

Pirates' catching future learning in fall league

Catching prospect Elias Diaz isn’t unaware of where he stands in the Pirates organization, which has pushed him to work even harder.

4 days ago

Major League Baseball tests ways to speed up slow games

Baseball, the only major sport without a time element, could soon be on the clock. Baseball is  testing the process in the Arizona Fall

5 days ago

 The Pirates activated Charlie Morton from the 60-day disabled list, among other moves.

Pirates trade for Sellers, designate Gomez and Axford for assignment

To reduce their arbitration responsibilities and add depth in the middle infield, the Pirates acquired Justin Sellers from the Indians.

6 days ago

 Russell Martin tags Detroit's Alex Avila out at home plate in the second inning at PNC Park Monday night, August 11, 2014.

Pirates notebook: Two nominated for Gold Gloves

Russell Martin won a Gold Glove in 2007 with the Dodgers; Starling Marte is nominated alongside Justin Upton and Christian Yelich.

1 week ago

 Josh Stinson appeared in eight games for the Orioles in 2014 and had a 6.23 ERA.

Pirates sign pitcher Stinson to minor league contract

Right-hander Josh Stinson 26, has pitched in the majors with the New York Mets, Milwaukee Brewers and Baltimore Orioles.

1 week ago

 The Pirates' Starling Marte pulls in a fly ball hit by the Cardinals' Jon Jay during an August game at PNC Park.

Pirates' Russell Martin, Starling Marte finalists for Gold Glove awards

Martin, 31, previously won a Gold Glove in 2007 with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

1 week ago

 Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez hits a two-run scoring double in the sixth inning of Game 2 of the World Series against the San Francisco Giants Wednesday in Kansas City, Mo.

Royals get some payback vs. Giants, even World Series, 1-1

The Royals earned a 7-2 victory Wednesday night against the Giants that spiced things up as the Series shifts to San Francisco.

1 week ago

 Josh Bell, coming off knee surgery, prepared for the season by working out Andrew McCutchen, Pedro Alvarez and Neil Walker at IMG Academies in Bradenton, Fla., in the offseason.

Pirates experiment with outfield prospect Josh Bell at first base

Josh Bell has been playing some first base in the Arizona Fall League, another Pirates experiment for this talented outfielder.

1 week ago

 Texas Rangers President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Jon Daniels, left, presents newly hired manager Jeff Banister with his team jersey at a news conference, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in Arlington, Texas.

At last, a team of his own

Banister finds new home with Texas Rangers, and the new manager clearly has a bit of Clint Hurdle in him.

2 weeks ago

 Fans cheer for the Pirates during the 2013 Wild Card game against the Cincinnati Reds at PNC Park. The Pirates announced today that season ticket prices for next year will increase.

Pirates to raise season ticket prices

The average ticket price will increase to $19.99.

2 weeks ago

Glasnow works on curveball in Arizona Fall League

Pirates prospect Tyler Glasnow is working on his curveball in the Arizona Fall League.

2 weeks ago

 Jeff Banister spent each of his 29 years in baseball in the Pirates’ organization, serving as a field coordinator at the major and minor league level prior to becoming the bench coach.

Rangers hire longtime Pirates coach Jeff Banister as manager

Texas has chosen Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister as its new manager, according to multiple reports.

2 weeks ago

 Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister shown here during spring training in 2010.

Pirates bench coach Banister finalist for Texas job

The Texas Rangers on Tuesday named Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister one of three finalists for their vacant managerial position.

2 weeks ago

Jerry Micco's sports chat transcript: 10.8.14

Heavy Steelers and Pirates discussion in this week’s chat with the Post-Gazette’s sports editor.

3 weeks ago

 Pirates manager Clint Hurdle speaks last week about the upcoming NL wild card game against the Giants.

Pirates manager Hurdle recovering from hip replacement surgery

The manager opted to wait until the end of the season to have the surgery.

3 weeks ago

 Josh Harrison -- The surprise of the season and arguably the team MVP after hitting .315 with 13 HRs and 52 RBIs

On the Pirates: Final grades

By most accounts, 2014 was another success along the North Shore, but the Pirates didn’t go far in October and thus more work must be done.

3 weeks ago

 The Pirates' Jose Tabata gets a hit at PNC Park in May. Pittsburgh designated the outfielder for assignment Friday.

Pirates DFA Tabata, pick up RHP Guilmet from Orioles

The Pirates designated outfielder Jose Tabata and purchased the contract of a 27-year-old given the same fate by Baltimore in September.

4 weeks ago

 Pirates catcher Russell Martin tips his helmet to fans after his final at-bat in the wild-card loss to the Giants Wednesday at PNC Park. Martin, who hit .290 with a .402 on-base percentage this season, will soon become a free agent.

Pirates offseason: Who will be back in black?

The Pirates have many significant decisions to make this offseason, starting with the impending free agency of catcher Russell Martin.

4 weeks ago

 A young fan shows his support for the Pirates.

Giants take wind from fans’ sails at PNC Park

The disappointment that will engulf Pittsburgh this morning is a sign that the Pirates are now operating in the game’s higher stratosphere.

1 month ago

 The Pirates' Russell Martin gets the first base hit for the Pirates on Wednesday in the second inning.

Will Russell Martin sign with the Pirates again?

The team’s beloved catcher will be a free agent this offseason, and a highly coveted one in a market expected to vie heavily for him.

1 month ago

 The Giants' Joe Panik is forced out at home in the seventh inning Wednesday night against the Pirates at PNC Park.

Gene Collier: Postseason tossed aside as quickly as it arrived

In a little more than three hours, Madison Bumgarner had made quick work of the Pirates and brought Bucwinter's abrupt arrival.

1 month ago

 Pirates pitcher Edinson Volquez reacts after walking the Giants' Brandon Belt to load the bases in the fourth inning Wednesday.

Offseason is next important stretch for Pirates

While the season ended on a sour note at PNC Park, Pirates owner Bob Nutting is optimistic about the future.

1 month ago

 Former Pirates closer Kent Tekulve throws in the first pitch  at the 2014 Wild Card game Wednesday night, October 1, 2014.

Kent Tekulve is used to finishing games; he started one Wednesday

Just 26 days removed from a heart transplant, former Pirates closer and World Series champ Kent Tekulve threw out the first pitch Wednesday.

1 month ago

 The Giants' Madison Bumgarner delivers a pitch to the Pirates in the third inning Wednesday. Bumgarner, who earned the victory in the 8-0 decision, struck out 10.

Giants' Bumgarner simply stellar in shutout over Pirates

The San Francisco ace silenced the Pirates bats and the rowdy, record crowd of 40,629 at PNC Park.

1 month ago

 MLB Authenticator Allen Flemm places a hologram sticker on an official wild-card ball from the game Wednesday night at PNC Park.

MLB's Authentication program leaves its mark on memorabilia

MLB has a team that works to certify memorabilia every game, but the authentication process kicks into overdrive in the playoffs.

1 month ago

Pirates notebook: Hurdle follows Royals for sentimental reasons

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle kept tabs on Kansas City’s wild-card game Tuesday night for sentimental reasons.

1 month ago

 Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner is congratulated by his teammates as the Giants beat the Pirates, 8-0, in the wild-card game Wednesday night at PNC Park.

Giants notebook: Pitching staff built to survive marathon

Bruce Bochy has managed in the postseason before, but he never had to build his roster for a win-or-go-home scenario.

1 month ago


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