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Reliever Jared Hughes gets updated fitness routine to stay healthy.
Pirates notebook: Hurdle believes Melancon’s velocity will spike at some point, giving his off-speed stuff some life.
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.
Gregory Polanco has shaken off an early slump to become a powerful hitting and base-stealing weapon in the Pirates lineup.
The victory extended the Pirates’ winning streak to four games and pushed them two games over .500
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.
Gregory Polanco comes through and the Pirates split the series with the Cubs at two games apiece.
Stephen takes your questions on the Pirates, who wrap up a series with the Cubs this afternoon.
Pirates notebook:Hurdle said removing Melancon — who blew a save Tuesday — from the role would be an “absolute overreaction.”
After a federal appeals court threw out Bonds’ conviction for obstruction of justice, he said he was “humbled and truly thankful.”
Vance Worley and four relievers finally tamed the Cubs’ offense after allowing 14 runs in the previous two games.
Jordy Mercer was out for the second consecutive game; Pirates’ strikeout rate among highest in majors.
Mark Melancon blew a save against the Chicago Cubs and the Pirates lost, 9-8, at PNC Park Tuesday night.
Bill takes your questions on the Pirates who play host to the Chicago Cubs tonight at PNC Park.
Foul ball struck the head of a woman directly behind the home plate screen at PNC Park.
Pirates and fans to get first in-person look at Chicago Cubs phenom Kris Bryant.
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.
A woman standing close to the screen behind home plate was struck by a ball that was fouled off by a Chicago Cubs hitter.
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.
Gerrit Cole pitched six strong innings, Pedro Alvarez homered and the Pirates swept the Brewers.
Charlie Morton takes another step in his return, pitching in a simulated game in extended spring training.
Gregory Polanco and the Pirates offense are off to a slow start; another talented young pitcher looms.
Pitcher Jeff Locke (2-0) tied a career high with eight innings, allowing one run and four hits.
With so little offense, perhaps the Penguins need to use Crosby and Malkin together more often if not always.
Stewart’s return from the DL means Tony Sanchez is shipped back to Class AAA Indinapolis.
Gregory Polanco had three hits and Starling Marte homered after days of no player but Andrew McCutchen reaching second base.
Sanchez went 3 for 8 in three games this season.
The veteran leadership of A.J. Burnett coupled with his stellar performance so far has provided a boost.
Stephen takes your questions on the Pirates, who start a home series against rival Milwaukee tomorrow night at PNC Park.
Starting outfielder shaves head, hopefully a change that will help break him break out of any early slump.
The Pirates were shut out for the third time in nine games. They have not scored in the past 19 innings.
Despite the loss Tuesday night to Detroit, it was something of a special night for new Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli.
Pirates don’t think fast starts are imperative, but they understand their value.
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.
Bill takes your questions on the Pirates, who opened their 2015 home slate with a win over Detroit Monday.
The Pirates’ home opener victory against Detroit was one of several highlights for players and fans alike enjoying the game in their park.
He has become a specialist at coming into a game in the sixth or seventh inning and getting his team out of a big jam.
Former Brewer Corey Hart has always hit well at PNC Park, and he continued the trend Monday with a pinch-hit, two-run homer.
The debut of new security measures did not cause long lines as it did at other Major League parks last week.
Gerrit Cole’s strong outing and three Pirates home runs handed the Tigers their first defeat.
Fans got an early start this morning, streaming into the North Shore but causing traffic tie-ups throughout Downtown and beyond.
The Pirates have switched from hand-held metal detectors to walk-through magnetometers to shorten waiting lines for entry to PNC Park.
Cole says he was “surprised and honored” when Manager Clint Hurdle told him he'd be starting today's game against the Detroit Tigers.
Pirates notebook: Tony Sanchez’s three hits help Pirates rout Brewers; Jung Ho Kang gets his first hit.
They didn’t just do it on the mound, or the field, or at the plate — the Pirates played a complete game in their 10-2 win at Milwaukee.
Good luck with the season, Gerrit Cole, and with making it through security in time.
The team completed a 2-4 road trip to start the season. At PNC Park, the Pirates will face the Detroit Tigers, who have not lost a game yet.
Perhaps it’s too early to grouse about the banged-up Pirates, but a 1-4 start to the season certainly isn’t encouraging.
In Josh Harrison, the Pirates hope they’ve identified another young player who will be more of an Andrew McCutchen than a Jose Tabata.
Andrew McCutchen did not start Saturday, but believes his sore left knee won’t keep him out long.