| Jun 8, 2012
| 7:17 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Erik Bedard pitched seven solid innings, Neil Walker had three hits and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 on Friday night for their 10th victory in the last 13 games.
Bedard (4-6) allowed two runs and...
| Jun 17, 2012
| 5:46 PM
CLEVELAND (AP) — Pedro Alvarez had one of his best games yet. Still, it was a win by the Pittsburgh Pirates that had him really excited.
Alvarez drove in a career-high six runs with his second two-homer game in two days, powering Pittsburgh past...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 7:40 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — James McDonald gave the Pittsburgh Pirates a superb start on Thursday night.
He's been doing that all season.
The fact he finished the game? That was a first.
McDonald pitched his first career complete game, Garrett...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 5:38 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Four pitches in, Kevin Correia knew he had probably handed Justin Verlander too much support.
Correia allowed a two-run homer two batters into the game before settling in to pitch six effective innings. Verlander was better,...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 9:23 PM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Needing just a sacrifice bunt or a sacrifice fly, the Pittsburgh Pirates failed to execute the fundamentals.
Ty Wigginton and Carlos Ruiz homered to back Vance Worley and the Philadelphia Phillies held on for a 5-4 victory...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 8:39 PM
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Clint Barmes, pinch-hitter Alex Presley and Garrett Jones each homered in a four-run sixth inning that snapped a tie, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 14-5 in a game that began in 101-degree heat Friday night....
| Jul 1, 2012
| 4:21 PM
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Allen Craig homered for the second time in three days and All-Star Yadier Molina also connected as the Cardinals beat the Pirates 5-4 on Sunday.
Pittsburgh was trying to sweep a series of at least three games in St. Louis for...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 7:26 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Garrett Jones and Neil Walker hit back-to-back homers off the right-field foul pole to ignite Pittsburgh’s offense and the Pirates beat the Houston Astros 11-2 on Monday night.
James McDonald pitched seven effective...
| Jul 4, 2012
| 8:32 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Two months ago, an early two-run deficit would have had the Pittsburgh Pirates scrambling.
Now, it's just a blip. And for the moment, so is nearly two decades of losing.
Mike McKenry and Pedro Alvarez drove in two runs...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 9:18 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Clint Hurdle isn't much for milestones. Still, the veteran manager knows there's something significant about being 10 games over .500 in July, and his Pittsburgh Pirates are there after a 2-0 win over Houston on Thursday night.
| Sep 24, 2012
| 9:43 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Ike Davis connected twice and reached a career-high 30 homers, Jenrry Mejia pitched five effective innings for his first major league win and the New York Mets beat the plummeting Pittsburgh Pirates 6-2 Monday night for their...