| May 5, 2013
| 8:37 PM
Tyler Moore knew what Clint Hurdle was thinking.
With one out and first base open in the eighth inning of a one-run game, Moore fully expected the Pittsburgh Pirates’ manager to intentionally walk the batter in front of him. Moore was hitting...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 8:12 PM
PHOENIX (AP) — Since his days at Notre Dame ended and he turned pro, A.J. Pollock had rarely hit a home run and never two in a game.
He was a slugger on Wednesday, though, knocking two over the left-field wall off Jonathan Sanchez to...
| Apr 16, 2013
Last week's ranking in parentheses
1. Braves (1): Evan Gattis keeps hitting. The Braves outscored the Nationals 18-5 in impressive sweep.
2. Giants (8): Hunter Pence looks primed for a big season.
3. Nationals (3): Davey Johnson says this will be...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 8:16 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jon Jay and Matt Holliday each had two hits and two RBIs as the St. Louis Cardinals jumped on the Pittsburgh Pirates early in a 10-6 victory Monday night.
Allen Craig doubled and drove in three runs for the Cardinals, who...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 6:40 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Clint Barmes liked to think he was immune to the pressure. He wasn't.
When the veteran shortstop arrived in Pittsburgh last spring after signing a two-year, $10.5-million free agent contract, he felt the need to prove his...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 6:27 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Clint Hurdle understands he's breaking with baseball convention by moving slugger Garrett Jones to the second spot in the batting order.
The way the Pittsburgh Pirates manager views it, shifting the 6-foot-4 outfielder/...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 7:53 PM
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — James McDonald was not rattled by his rough start.
McDonald labored in the first inning, then recovered as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Red Sox 4-3 Monday.
"I got locked back in, kept my composure and...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 8:08 PM
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Andrew McCutchen walked to the podium, brushed back his trademark dreadlocks, unfolded a sheet of paper and took a deep breath.
The Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star centerfielder looked across the massive ballroom at the...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 6:49 PM
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks traded shortstop John McDonald to Pittsburgh on Wednesday for a player to be named or cash, giving the Pirates some much-needed infield depth.
The trade came two days after Pirates backup shortstop Chase...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 7:50 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Matt Cain allowed two hits over 6 2-3 innings and the San Francisco Giants pounded the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-0 on Thursday night.
A year to the day after throwing a perfect game against Houston, Cain (5-3) was nearly flawless...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 5:59 PM
In the sixth inning of work for the Pirates' bullpen Saturday evening, the unit finally cracked.
Vin Mazzaro allowed two runs in the 11th inning in a 5-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers at PNC Park.
Andre Ethier doubled, his third hit of the...