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Andrew McCutchen had two hits and an RBI, helping the Pirates erase a 4-2 deficit and beat the Orioles 5-4 on Wednesday afternoon at PNC Park. The Bucs bullpen turned in another fine performance with three scoreless innings, capped by Joel Hanrahan's nine-pitch 1-2-3 ninth inning

After Charlie Morton and James McDonald got quick hooks on consecutive days, the Pirates needed Kevin Correia to spare a taxed bullpen from another long day of work against the Orioles.

06/22/2011 - 14:38
David Golebiewski
Paul Maholm pitched seven shutout innings, allowing only three hits, and Tim Wood and Joel "The Hammer" Hanrahan continued his dominance with a 1-2-3 ninth as the Pirates topped the Mets 3-1 Monday night.

The Pirates earned a series split with the Mets and clinched a winning 10-game home stand with a 3-1 victory Monday night at PNC Park.

06/13/2011 - 20:55
David Golebiewski
Following Sunday's game, the Pirates acquired catcher Mike McKenry from the Boston Red Sox for cash or a player to be named later.

To make room on the 40-man roster, Pittsburgh designated catcher Wyatt Toregas for assignment.

06/13/2011 - 07:40
David Golebiewski
The Pirates offense was AWOL again, as the Bucs managed just six hits while the Mets scored seven times in the final three innings to turn a tight game into a 7-0 New York rout.

Through five innings, Kevin Correia's Sunday start versus the Mets couldn't have been much better.

06/12/2011 - 16:36
David Golebiewski
Mets rookie pitcher Dillon Gee remained undefeated, Jose Reyes homered among his three hits and the New York Mets won for the fifth time in six games, 8-1 over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night.

On a day when Chris Snyder underwent potentially season-ending back surgery and Evan Meek hit the DL for the second time this year with shoulder tendinitis, the Pirates shot themselves in the foot

06/10/2011 - 21:34
David Golebiewski
Andrew McCutchen ripped a walk-off homerun to left field to lead off the bottom of the 12th as the Pirates reached .500 with a 3-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks at PNC Park on Wednesday night

Jose Tabata tied a career high with four hits and Andrew McCutchen hooked a walk-off home run just inside the left field foul pole in the twelfth inning Wednesday night, pulling the Pirates back to

06/08/2011 - 22:23
David Golebiewski
Lyle Overbay hit a three-run double to cap a five-run eighth inning and the Pirates rallied for an 8-5 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night. Jose Tabata had an RBI double and Josh Harrison an RBI single before Overbay's line drive to right-center with the bases loaded.

The Pirates turned a two-run deficit into a three-run lead in the eighth inning against the Diamondbacks Tuesday night, spoiling a stellar start by Dan Hudson by tearing into reliever David Hernand

06/07/2011 - 23:14
David Golebiewski
Roy Halladay pitched seven effective innings and Phillies avoided a sweep by beating the Pirates 7-3 on Sunday.

A crowd of 35,505 went down the rabbit hole at PNC Park on Sunday afternoon.

06/05/2011 - 19:22
David Golebiewski
Andrew McCutchen and Lyle Overbay each had three hits, and Charlie Morton continued his early season excellence as the Pirates won their second-straight over the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 Saturday night at PNC Park.

You'd have to forgive Charlie Morton if he forgot which side of the Keystone State he was pitching in Saturday night.

06/04/2011 - 21:28
David Golebiewski
Jose Tabata's dramatic two-out single to right scored Xavier Paul in the bottom of the 12th as the Pirates beat the Phillies 2-1 in a classic battle at PNC Park. Jeff Karstens went pitch-for-pitch with Cole Hamels, allowing just four hits and one run over seven innings, and four Pirates relievers combined to pitch five shutout innings in the victory.

After squandering a seven-run lead against the New York Mets on Thursday afternoon, the big question for the Pirates on Friday night was: how would the club respond while taking on the cross-state

06/03/2011 - 22:01
David Golebiewski
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