Pedro Alvarez, Garrett Jones and Andrew McCutchen homered, and Erik Bedard pitched six shutout innings as the Pirates completed a three-game sweep of the Chicago Cubs with a 10-4 win on Sunday afternoon at PNC Park.
The Pittsburgh Pirates jerseys are camouflaged on this Memorial Day weekend, but for once, the Pirates offense was more visible than ever.
Matt Hague's call-up is already paying dividends, as the Bucs recently recalled first baseman got hit with a pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth to force in the winning run, leading the Pirates over the Cubs 3-2.
“No, never like that,” said Matt Hague when asked if that’s how he envisioned his first major league walk-off at bat.
Rod Barajas and Pedro Alvarez combined for the lone run of the game and AJ Burnett and four Pirates relievers combined to shut down the Cubs for a 1-0 Pirates win, as the Pirates' pitchers continue to win against nearly insurmountable odds.
In yet another one-run game for the Pirates, the starting pitching and bullpen pulled through and turned in another magnificent performance to clinch a 1-0 victory against the Chicago Cubs on
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Over the summer, Belle Vernon Area upgraded their football field to a gold surface that had the Mon-Valley buzzing. Now, as the warm weather turns brisk, the only buzz is about the undefeated team playing on that gold field.