Pirates News

  • Harrison delivers at plate, on bases to spark Bucs

    Josh Harrison earned two steals in a slick sixth-inning rundown before coming home to score the go-ahead run. And after the Rockies tied it in the seventh, Harrison stepped up again in the eighth to deliver the go-ahead solo homer in the Pirates' 7-5 victory at Coors Field.

  • Deadline may help Bucs get boost for postseason push

    Playing in a clearly winnable division, the Pirates' general manager, Neal Huntington, has days remaining to decide whether to floor it to the finish line.

  • Pirates' Harrison's double move in rundown stands after review

    Josh Harrison snuck in at second on a steal attempt, dodging Josh Rutledge's tag attempt before sliding past the base. With the Rockies shortstop now blocking his path back to the bag, Harrison decided to try his luck taking third and chaos ensued.

  • Glasnow jumps to top of Bucs' updated Top 20 list

    With the passing of the Draft signing deadline, teams have had a recent influx of talent into their farm systems, and with that, MLBPipeline.com has updated the Top 20 Prospects lists of all 30 teams.

  • Worley leads Pirates in series opener against Giants

    The Giants take on the visiting Pirates in the series opener on Monday, with San Francisco's Madison Bumgarner taking on Pittsburgh's Vance Worley.

  • Pirates get Alvarez back in lineup in finale

    Clint Hurdle had Pedro Alvarez batting seventh and playing third for the series finale against the Rockies on Sunday. It will be his first start since he tweaking his knee out of the box on a hit in Tuesday's 12-7 victory over the Dodgers.

  • Locke off his game while Bucs' bats fall flat

    On Saturday night, Tyler Matzek carried over his scoreless tear with seven innings of three-hit ball to drop the Pirates, 8-1, for the second straight night.

  • Mending Cole now slated for two rehab starts

    Right-hander Gerrit Cole's first rehab start Monday won't be his last as the Pirates announced Saturday their plan for him to make a second rehab outing in an effort to work him up to 100 pitches.

  • With lefty on the hill, Hurdle continues to rest Alvarez

    It looked like a foregone conclusion that Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez would make his return to the starting lineup Saturday. After all, he pinch-hit and played at third in Friday's 8-1 victory.

  • Ringolsby: Bucs build on winning lessons

    Neil Walker knows the growing pains of these Pittsburgh Pirates well. It makes him appreciate where the Pirates are today: a season removed from ending a two-decade drought with their first winning season and postseason appearance since 1992.

  • Snider gets day off as he deals with hamstring injury

    Pedro Alvarez's left knee injury was well-documented, but as it turns out, the Pirates were actually down two players for Friday's 8-1 loss to the Rockies. Manager Clint Hurdle revealed Saturday that outfielder Travis Snider has been dealing with a hamstring injury since Tuesday and wasn't even available to run off the bench Friday.

  • Bats, bullpen struggle in opener against Rox

    The Rockies erupted for seven runs in the seventh, racking up four of those off Ernesto Frieri to secure a series-opening 8-1 victory on Friday night.

  • Team play, not homers, key to Bucs' offense

    The Bucs aren't overpowering teams with the long ball, but they're getting on base consistently and stringing together hits for big innings.

  • After replay, Rockies just miss turning triple play

    The Rockies came within mere inches of their second triple play of the season during the top of the fifth inning Friday night against the Pirates at Coors Field, but instant replay upheld a call by umpire Tom Hallion that an out was not recorded at second base.

  • Castro: Cutch making case for MVP encore

    All-Star center fielder Andrew McCutchen is putting up numbers better than his 2013 NL MVP Award season while leading the surging Bucs back into contention.

  • Liriano cruises past LA to take series win

    The air around PNC Park cooled dramatically Wednesday night. But matters heated up between the foul lines. While an odd weather front dropped afternoon mid-80s temperatures into the upper 60s, the Pirates were dropping the Dodgers, 6-1.

  • Pirates place Marte on DL, recall Morel

    The Pirates placed Starling Marte on the 7-day concussion disabled list Wednesday, five days after Marte took a 93-mph fastball off the helmet. Infielder Brent Morel was promoted from Triple-A Indianapolis to take Marte's roster spot.