| Jun 11, 2013
| 7:49 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gerrit Cole took a shutout into the seventh inning of his major league debut and hit a two-run single in his first at-bat Tuesday night, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to an 8-2 victory in front of a festive crowd.
| Jun 12, 2013
| 8:06 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Starling Marte had a career-high four hits and scored four times and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the San Francisco Giants 12-8 on Wednesday night.
Neil Walker and Alex Presley homered for Pittsburgh. Jordy Mercer, Andrew...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 4:26 PM
In 2010, Nelson Figueroa and Ryan Vogelsong were teammates -- briefly -- on the IronPigs. Tonight, they carry the weight of their nation on their shoulders -- although truthfully, Figueroa's load is probably a bit heavier than Vogelsong's. Amazingly,...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 4:10 PM
Will we ever see the Giants coming?
The team Brian Sabean and Bruce Bochy put together since saying goodbye to Barry Bonds is the only National League team to win the World Series twice within three seasons since the Big Red Machine, yet the Giants...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 2:22 PM
"Farewell, Fred Voodoo"
By Amy Wilentz
Simon & Schuster; 329 pages
Fred Voodoo, we learn from Amy Wilentz's candid new book, is not a person but an epithet — the Haitian equivalent, more or less, of Joe Average. Wilentz spent years in Haiti as...
| May 20, 2013
| 5:49 PM
1. Rangers (1): How good of a team do you have to be to beat the Tigers when Miguel Cabrera hits three home runs? Texas did that after putting Ian Kinsler on the DL on Sunday. Alexi Ogando is another recent addition to the DL.
2. Cardinals (2):...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 4:00 PM
OAKLAND, Calif. — Before Michael Lewis' book "Moneyball" hit the best sellers list and before Brad Pitt brought Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane to the big screen in the Academy Award-nominated film of the same name, the concept of building a...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 6:08 PM
Before they became the best organization in baseball, the Giants were Barry Bonds' team. They seemed unable to break free from the flawed slugger for a long time, sticking with the disgraced star for six years after his record-setting 2001 season....
| Apr 13, 2013
| 5:13 PM
PHILADELPHIA — At 29, Anthony Recker isn't considered a newbie anymore.
The Catasauqua graduate has played for three in the big leagues for organizations and has now made two Opening Day rosters, including the 2013 New York Mets'.
The path there...
| Jan 15, 2012
| 3:51 PM
First in a series, counting down to the opening of spring training. First up: the Athletics, No. 30 in Phil Rogers' power rankings.
Loved the movie "Moneyball." If you weren't touched by Billy Beane's relationship with his daughter, you don't have a...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 10:01 PM
DETROIT — Henry IV had killer instinct. No question about that. But even he knew what Miguel Cabrera will be feeling when he wakes up Sunday.
"Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown,'' Shakespeare wrote about the English king, who according to...