Neil Walker homered and drove in a career-high five runs and Jeff Karstens allowed one run over six innings to lead the Pirates past the Detroit Tigers 10-1 on Friday night. Jose Tabata scored three runs and the bullpen pitched three shutout innings to close the door on the visitors.
Neil Walker Bobblehead Night might not be until Saturday night, but the Pirates' second baseman had plenty of heads spinning in the Tigers' dugout on Friday as interleague play kicked off.
James McDonald allowed one run over 6 2/3 innings and Neil Walker, Andrew McCutchen and Ryan Doumit each had two hits and drove in runs as the Pirates completed a short two-game sweep over the Cincinnati Reds with a 5-3 win Thursday afternoon.
The Pirates continued their dominance over the Reds, improving 5-1 against the National League Central leaders.
Pedro Alvarez drilled a three-run homer in the fourth and Andrew McCutchen added a two-run shot in the seventh to back Charlie Morton, who continued his tremendous start with a complete game five-hit shutout as the Pirates snapped their losing skid with a 5-0 over the Reds in Cincinnati.
The Pirates snapped their six-game losing streak in Cincinnati Wednesday night with 5-0 victory over the first-place Reds behind a complete-game shutout from Charlie Morton and monster homers by Pe
Pirates' right-handed pitcher Charlie Morton will have to wait to go for his fifth victory of the season, as Tuesday afternoon's game against the Nats in Washington has been postponed because of rain. The Pirates next play Wednesday night in Cincinnati.
This is the second time in as many starts that the weather has not cooperated for Morton (4-1, 3.13). His last start was brief, as rain stopped the game after two innings.
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Following the Steelers’ draft haul last month, there was considerable talk about how the team deviated from their tried and true ways, stepping boldly into the new era of the NFL by embracing change and living—and drafting—for the now.
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.
Mario Lemieux and Evgeni Malkin both won it. Other great Penguins like Tom Barrasso and Bryan Trottier also hoisted it. No, it’s not the Stanley Cup; it’s the Calder Trophy for the NHL’s most outstanding first year player.
The Pitt baseball team entered May in the midst of one of the best seasons in program history, chasing a Big East title and a berth in the College World Series. It's hard to imagine a better way for the Panthers to enter the ACC.