Arrieta, Cubs blank Pirates

Oct 8, 2015

Arrieta, Cubs blank Pirates

These Chicago Cubs are supposed to be too young to be here. Or maybe they’re just too good to care. Jake Arrieta allowed four hits in nine dominant innings and the Cubs rolled to a 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the NL ...

Pirates clinch berth in postseason

Sep 24, 2015

Pirates clinch berth in postseason

The music was turned up maybe a tad bit louder than usual. A couple more handshakes, too. Perhaps a few more selfies. Other than that — and all the sparkling wine bottles scattered around — this was a rather subdued celebration by the Pittsburgh ...

Dominant Cole lifts Pirates to victory

Sep 21, 2015

Dominant Cole lifts Pirates to victory

The Pittsburgh Pirates showed the team with the most home runs in the National League they can hold their own in the power department — a fact greatly appreciated by Gerrit Cole. Starling Marte hitting a tying home run, Pedro Alvarez had a go-ahead ...

Reds' Votto loses cool, gets tossed in loss to Pirates

Sep 10, 2015

Reds' Votto loses cool, gets tossed in loss to Pirates

Joey Votto just went berserk. The Reds star erupted after a called strike and got ejected, with teammates and even an umpire needing to hold him back Wednesday night in Cincinnati’s 5-4 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Votto was tossed by plate umpire Bill ...

Pirates turn tables on Scherzer

Jul 25, 2015

Pirates turn tables on Scherzer

Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer put his team in an early hole when Pedro Alvarez crushed a two-run home run out of the stadium in the second inning. His hitters responded with four runs in the fourth that should have put Scherzer back in ...

Jul 21, 2015

Pirates place Mercer on 15-day disabled list

Pittsburgh shortstop Jordy Mercer is expected to miss six weeks because of a knee injury, leaving the Pirates without their starters on the left side of the infield possibly until September. The Pirates put Mercer on the 15-day disabled list Monday, a day after ...

Polanco lifts Pirates with walk-off hit in 10th inning

Jul 13, 2015

Polanco lifts Pirates with walk-off hit in 10th inning

The St. Louis Cardinals head into the All-Star break with the NL Central lead and the best record in the majors. The Pittsburgh Pirates, however, have all the momentum. Gregory Polanco capped another late rally, driving in Kang Jung-ho with two outs in the ...

Scherzer throws no-hitter after losing perfect game in ninth

Jun 21, 2015

Scherzer throws no-hitter after losing perfect game in ninth

Just one strike from a perfect game, Max Scherzer saw it slip away with a misplaced slider. Or, some thought, a misplaced elbow. Scherzer lost his bid in agonizing fashion, plunking a batter with two outs in the ninth inning before finishing off a ...

Feb 28, 2015

Pirates sickened by terrorist photo

The Pittsburgh Pirates say it’s “absolutely sickening” to see a photo of the Islamic State militant known as “Jihadi John” wearing a Pirates hat. Sky News published a photo Friday of Mohammed Emwazi, who officials say is the masked frontman for Islamic State hostage ...

Giants rout Pirates, advance

Oct 2, 2014

Giants rout Pirates, advance

Brandon Crawford figured the San Francisco Giants needed one run, maybe two, the way ace Madison Bumgarner was dealing. A grand slam provided all that and more, silencing a revved-up crowd and propelling San Francisco into the meat of the playoffs. Streaking in May ...

Giants unfazed by do-or-die game

Sep 30, 2014

Giants unfazed by do-or-die game

The San Francisco Giants have proven themselves to be elimination experts. Just rewind two Octobers ago, when the Giants overcame six elimination games on the way to their second World Series championship in three years. No doubt this year will be different. San Francisco ...