The Pirates signed veteran Russell Martin to a two-year contract last off-season, a move that general manager Neal Huntington hopes will solidify the position for the major league club through the 2014 season. Where do the Pirates turn after Martin’s deal is up?
05/20/2013 - 22:33
Houston Astros starter Lucas Harrell entered the fifth inning without allowing the Pittsburgh Pirates to record a single hit. In fact, the Pirates only owned one base-runner until that point when Pedro Alvarez drew a walk in the second inning.
05/19/2013 - 17:31
A.J. Burnett allowed one run over seven innings, but the Astros scraped together a pair of runs in the top of the 11th and knocked off the Pirates 4-2 at PNC Park Sarturday night. Andrew McCutchen had two doubles and scored the two runs on the night for the Bucs.
05/19/2013 - 00:41
In a game both the Pittsburgh Pirates and Houston Astros seemed to want to hand to the other team with multiple mistakes, the Pirates benefitted from the final miscue as Jimmy Paredes and Jake Elmore collided on a routine fly ball with the bases loaded and two outs in the ninth inning and Travis Snider scored the game-winning run, breaking a 4-4 tie and giving the Bucs a 5-4 win in walk-off fashion for the second time in four games.
05/18/2013 - 00:29
You can’t divide the Major League Baseball season into four whole parts—162 divided by four comes out to 40.5—but after last night’s game against Milwaukee, the Pittsburgh Pirates officially rounded the quarter turn of their 2013 season. The report out of PNC Park: so far, so good—but there’s a long way to go.
05/17/2013 - 17:49
For the first time since 2007, the Pittsburgh Pirates won three games in a four-game slate against the Milwaukee Brewers. The Pirates (24-17) relied on six innings of one-run baseball from starter Francisco Liriano (2-0) and Travis Snider drove in three runs on a 3-for-5 day, which included a two-run homer that broke a 1-1 tie in the fifth inning and put Pittsburgh ahead for good.
05/17/2013 - 00:46
In less exciting of a fashion than Tuesday night, but still just as effective, the Pittsburgh Pirates outlasted the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday night at PNC Park, 3-1, behind a stellar pitching effort by starter Wandy Rodriguez.
05/16/2013 - 00:06
The Pittsburgh Pirates entered Tuesday’s contest against the Milwaukee Braves as the only team in Major League Baseball yet to play a game that went to extra innings. The Pirates (22-17) exited their first extra-inning game as 4-3 winners over the Brewers (16-21) when, over four hours after the first pitch was thrown, Andrew McCutchen sent his fifth home run of the season over the right-center field fence in the 12th inning.
05/15/2013 - 01:25
The Pirates managed just four hits and committed three errors as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Bucs 5-1 to snap Pittsburgh's three-game winning streak. The Brewers were active on the base paths and stole six bases on Monday night at PNC Park.
05/13/2013 - 23:32
Pedro Alvarez's two-out single in the eighth inning lifted the Pirates to a 3-2 victory over Matt Harvey and the Mets Sunday afternoon in New York. Clint Barmes homered and Jeanmar Gomez pitched five innings of two-hit ball for the Bucs.
05/12/2013 - 19:19