Pittsburgh and Milwaukee continue their four-game set Friday night at PNC Park, with the Pirates (8-8) looking to get back over .500 following their 11-2 victory Thursday. Charlie Morton (0-1, 3.32 ERA) toes the rubber for Pittsburgh while the Brewers (11-5) send Kyle Lohse (2-1, 3.05 ERA) to the mound.
Lohse has factored into the decisions of all three games he’s started in 2014, with the latest coming in his win Sunday against Pittsburgh.
The Pittsburgh Pirates opened their eight-game homestand Thursday night with a late offensive outburst that pushed them to a 11-2 victory against the MIlwaukee Brewers while Edinson Volquez earned his first win as a Pirate.
Against Milwaukee starter Yovani Gallardo, who entered PNC Park with a 2.61 career ERA against Pittsburgh, the Pirates (8-8) scored two runs in six innings courtesy of Andrew McCutchen’s
It has been five years since the Columbus Blue Jackets last made the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Wednesday night, they showed no signs of rust. The seventh seed posted three goals on Marc-Andre Fleury but were unable to top Brandon Sutter and the Penguins as Pittsburgh won the series opener 4-3.
The Penguins entered the night with 1,154 games of playoff experience. Columbus had just 251, but it was veteran Jack Johnson who scored the first goal of the game.
Cincinnati's Johnny Cueto continued his dominant April, striking out 12 Pirates in a complete game three-hit shutout as the Reds beat the Pirates 4-0 to capture two of three at Great American Ballpark.
The pitching matchup was a rematch of last year’s Wild Card playoff game, when the PNC Park faithful and Francisco Liriano dominated the Reds 6-2 to advance to the National League Division Series b
What a strange night in Cincinnati. After the Pirates (6-6) and Reds (4-8) combined for 10 home runs through six full innings in game 1 of a three-game set, play was suspended because of rain. It will resume Tuesday at 5:40 p.m., tied at 7-7, and game 2 of the series will follow at 7:10.
Wandy Rodriguez had a rough outing in the downpour, which fell the majority of the game.
He went five innings, allowing six runs off three home runs, six hits and a walk.
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It’s all starting to make sense. The Steelers have not made the playoffs the past two seasons. Those two years have seen the team part ways with players who were integral to a sustained run of success that resulted in a pair of Super Bowl championships.
The play of Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has a tremendous impact on every game the team plays. Whatever success the Penguins have in the Stanley Cup Playoffs will depend largely on the opposition’s ability to contain No. 87. But he is not doing it alone.
A champion won't be crowned in the NHL for nearly two months, but the quest for hockey's holy grail begins now. Sixteen teams are lacing up their skates and preparing for the upcoming hunt for the Stanley Cup. Here are the four favorites.
The newest crop of rookies will enter the NFL on May 8, when the 2014 NFL Draft gets underway at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The Houston Texans own the first selection, and it's a South Carolina defensive end who sits atop PSR's board.
The Steelers’ offseason additions and subtractions have given a peek into what may be going on in the team’s South Side War Room as the team prepares for one of the deepest drafts in years. Several players have emerged as potential targets for the Black and Gold in 2014.
Several local players could be off the board before the second round is completed on May 9. Pitt's Aaron Donald is the top prospect, but Penn State has a pair of players who expect to hear their names called early as well.
The 2014 NFL Draft is shaping up to be one of the deepest in recent memory. But even in the deepest of drafts, there are studs, duds, snubs and flubs. How is one to know if a draft pick is worth cheering for, or if he should be booed mercilessly?