| Jul 31, 2012
| 9:14 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — A.J. Burnett pitched a one-hitter, Neil Walker drove in five runs and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat Chicago 5-0 on Tuesday night, hours after the Cubs traded ace Ryan Dempster.
Burnett just about stole the spotlight after the Cubs...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 6:41 AM
The Cubs traded pitchers and one regular, so how did they almost get no-hit on Tuesday night?
The Cubs still had their regular left-handed lineup available, the one they would’ve used at any other point in the season, so how did they almost get no-...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 9:04 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — Good friends are gone, and the way Jeff Baker sees it, the Chicago Cubs have no one to blame but themselves.
Performances like this are what led to the shakeup.
Michael McKenry and Starling Marte homered to back a strong start...
| Aug 5, 2012
| 3:36 PM
CINCINNATI (AP) — Clint Hurdle decided to keep A.J. Burnett pitching on his regular day so he didn’t miss the showdown with the Cincinnati Reds.
The Pittsburgh Pirates had a day off Thursday that allowed Burnett to face the Reds and...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 8:53 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Garrett Jones hit two three-run homers, A.J. Burnett became the first Pirates pitcher with 15 wins in 13 years, and Pittsburgh avoided a four-game sweep with a 10-6 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday.
| Oct 14, 2012
NEW YORK — Six years. Six long years. Six long, long years.
That's how long Dave Dombrowski and Jim Leyland have been on the mission that drives them — to bring home a World Series title for Mike Ilitch, the 83-year-old owner who has kept...
| Apr 22, 2012
| 4:58 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Erik Bedard keeps going out and giving the Pittsburgh Pirates a chance to win.
If only Pittsburgh’s offense could do the same, wasting another solid effort from the veteran left-hander sparkled again on Sunday in a 5-1...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 9:15 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Carlos Gonzalez shielded his eyes from the sun and stuck out his glove.
The way things have been going for the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first three weeks of the season, having the Colorado left fielder make a catch with his...
| May 6, 2012
| 4:35 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mat Latos spent Sunday morning trying to quell a queasy stomach.
All the Cincinnati right-hander really needed was a little bit of defensive help and an overpowering fastball.
Feeling lightheaded and chugging Gatorade, Latos...
| May 8, 2012
| 9:07 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Rod Barajas hit a two-run homer off Washington closer Henry Rodriguez with two outs in the ninth to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-4 victory on Tuesday night.
The veteran catcher, mired in a season-long slump, drilled a shot...
| May 13, 2012
| 5:09 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — After four hours in the rain and with his team down to its fourth first baseman, Josh Harrison wasn’t going to be patient.
With the winning run at second and two outs in the bottom of the 12th at soggy PNC Park, Harrison...