| Feb 18, 2012
| 2:31 PM
Tony La Russa might be managing the 2012 White Sox if not for one reason — if he returned to Chicago, he would have had to manage against his best friend in baseball, Jim Leyland. That wasn't going to happen, according to some who know La Russa...
| 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 12, 2012
| 5:24 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — At the end of his memorable day, second baseman Neil Walker was much more interested in talking about his double-play partner.
Shortstop Clint Barmes’ first career grand slam keyed a nine-run fourth inning and Walker went...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 9:10 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Shane Victorino hit his 10th homer of the season and drove in three runs to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night.
Matt Kemp added two hits for the Dodgers, who moved...
| 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.
| Aug 19, 2012
| 6:13 PM
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Pedro Alvarez homered in the 19th inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates won the longest game in the majors this season, outlasting the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 Sunday.
It took 6 hours, 7 minutes to finish. Both teams scored a run...
| Sep 30, 2012
| 4:18 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — What started as a season of promise for the Pittsburgh Pirates is nearing a familiar end.
The Pirates ensured they would finish with a record 20th straight losing season Sunday when they blew a ninth-inning lead in a 4-3 defeat...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 6:34 AM
Bruce Bochy has already picked the Phillies as his World Series favorite, and that's coming from the manager who knows something about Philadelphia's aces.
The Colorado Rockies consider themselves a legitimate title contender, too, even if they have...
| Apr 1, 2011
| 1:31 AM
NEW YORK (AP) - The 2011 salaries for the 844 major league baseball players on opening day rosters and disabled lists. Figures were obtained by The Associated Press from management and player sources and include salaries and pro-rated shares of signing...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 9:08 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jeff Karstens allowed one run in seven-plus innings, Brandon Wood homered and Pittsburgh won its third consecutive game, 5-1 over Houston on Tuesday night.
Pittsburgh (45-41) improved to four games over .500 this late in a...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 9:45 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The struggles the Houston Astros were facing finally reached the point where they needed a 75-minute team meeting to air things out.
The frustrations built up over a five-game losing streak and losses in 10 of their past 11? All...
| Jul 17, 2011
| 6:07 PM
HOUSTON (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates found themselves in an unfamiliar position Sunday, needing to bounce back after All-Star closer Joel Hanrahan blew a save.
Hanrahan gave up Chris Johnson's tying double in the eighth inning for his first...