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Ryan Doumit knocked in the tying run and Pedro Ciriaco doubled to right to score Xavier Paul and Ryan Ludwick, giving the Pirates a 6-4 lead in the bottom of the eighth, and the Bucs hung on in the ninth to beat St. Louis 6-5.

You couldn't blame a Pirates fans if, in the bottom of the eighth inning on Monday night, he or she nudged the person next to them and whispered "Pedro who?" as lithe, light-hitting Pedro

09/12/2011 - 22:39
David Golebiewski
Andrew McCutchen hit two homers and drove in four runs, and Jason Jaramillo singled in Chase d'Arnaud with the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning as the Pirates beat Houston 5-4 to win consecutive series for the first time since July 19.

Jason Jaramillo's big moment ended with dirt stains and a stumble.

09/07/2011 - 22:30
David Golebiewski
Ryan Doumit homered and Brad Lincoln threw six innings, allowing two runs, but the Astros scored twice in the top of the ninth to blow open a close game and beat the Pirates 4-1 in a rain-filled game at PNC Park.

The Houston Astros lineup that Brad Lincoln faced on Tuesday night wouldn't look out of place in Triple-A -- and neither did the crowd at PNC Park, as whipping winds and chilly rain kept all but a

09/06/2011 - 23:02
David Golebiewski
Ryan Doumit had three hits, James McDonald pitched into the eighth inning and Derrek Lee homered as Pittsburgh beat the Houston Astros 3-1 on Monday.

James McDonald pitched into the eighth inning on Labor Day, pouring in strikes in a 3-1 win over the Astros as the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee soaked PNC Park.

09/05/2011 - 21:20
David Golebiewski
Rookie pitcher Aaron Thompson, making his major league debut, shut down the powerful Milwaukee Brewers line-up over 4 1/3 innings, and Pirates bullpen did the rest as Pittsburgh shut out Milwaukee 2-0 Wednesday afternoon. Neil Walker and Andrew McCutchen hit sacrifice flies for the Bucs.

Thompson combined with Jason Grilli, Jose Veras and Joel Read more ...

08/24/2011 - 20:00
David Golebiewski
Ross Ohlendorf was blistered in his first major league start in four months, allowing seven runs (four earned) on 11 hits and two walks in five innings, as the Brewers demolished the Pirates 11-4 Tuesday night. Josh Harrison hit his first major league homer for Pittsburgh.

Tremors from a 5.8 magnitude earthquake in Virginia rattled buildings and nerves in Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

08/23/2011 - 22:43
David Golebiewski
Garrett Jones knocked an Arthur Rhodes pitch into the river for a walk-off homerun in the bottom of the 11th inning to lift the Pirates to a 5-4 win over St. Louis Tuesday night. Andrew McCutchen gave the Bucs the lead with a three-run homer in the 3rd and Neil Walker forced extras with a lead-off jack in the bottom of the 9th.

For two decades, Arthur Rhodes has turned fellow lefties' legs to jelly at the plate.

08/16/2011 - 22:48
David Golebiewski
Ryan Doumit was 4-for-4 with a three-run homer as the Pirates rebounded from a rough weekend in Milwaukee with a 6-2 win over the Cardinals at PNC Park Monday night.

With Derrek Lee on the disabled list after fracturing his wrist and Ryan Ludwick strug

08/15/2011 - 22:26
David Golebiewski
The Pirates lost a season-high fifth consecutive game as the Cubs battered Kevin Correia for four homeruns and 8 runs in just two innings, routing the Pirates 11-6 at home on Tuesday night. Garrett Jones hit two homers and knocked in four runs for the Bucs in the loss.

Downtown Pittsburgh's skyline provides a majestic backdrop for games at PNC Park.

08/02/2011 - 21:53
David Golebiewski
Xavier Paul legged out an infield single, stole second and took third on a throwing error, then scored on a Chase d'Arnaud line-out to center in the bottom of the tenth, and the Pirates rallied to beat St. Louis 4-3, moving into a three-team tie for first in the National League Central.

Xavier Paul watched from third base as Cardinals center fielder Colby Rasmus glided over and made the catch on a Chase

07/24/2011 - 17:06
David Golebiewski
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