| Apr 13, 2015
| 2:20 PM
PITTSBURGH The first and last pitches Detroit Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez threw left the ballpark. The first one gave the Pirates an early lead, the final one extended it after the Tigers made some offensive progress.
Three home runs helped the Pirates...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 11:49 AM
As he watched the National League wild card game on television last October, A.J. Burnett realized he'd made a mistake by leaving the Pittsburgh Pirates.
"That's when it really hit me," Burnett said. "I kept saying, `Why am I not there? I should be in...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 8:48 PM
ATLANTA -- Pittsburgh right-hander Gerrit Cole continued to polish his reputation as a money pitcher on Tuesday, and this time it secured his team a spot in the playoffs for the second straight year.
Cole overcame some early troubles to retire 17...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 8:00 PM
The Pirates won for the seventh time in eight games and dealt the Cubs their season-high seventh straight loss. Gerrit Cole pitched six innings to notch his ninth victory, and the Pirates collected 14 hits on the night.
On the mound
| Sep 12, 2014
| 8:26 PM
PITTSBURGH-- No Rizzo, no Castro, no Soler.
The Cubs couldn't overcome the loss of their top three offensive threats Friday, losing 7-3 to the Pirates for their season-high seventh straight defeat.
For the kids in the Cubs' clubhouse,...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 5:25 PM
The clock had just struck 10 on Sunday morning, the dawn of a classic day of baseball. This was Game 162, and not one postseason matchup was set.
The Dodgers did not know what team they would play. But they knew they were in the playoffs, and their...
| May 28, 2014
| 11:14 PM
KEY MOMENT: Dee Gordon drew a four-pitch walk off Manny Parra to lead off the eighth inning. Gordon leads the major leagues in steals, but Manager Don Mattingly didn't have him to attempt to steal second base. Instead, Mattingly sacrificed an out by...
| May 29, 2014
| 10:22 PM
Brandon League had turned it around. All the way around. Some might not have noticed, intent as they are to boo the very mention of his name, but League had not given up an earned run in 16 consecutive games.
It was a streak that had to come to an end...
| May 29, 2014
| 11:00 PM
KEY MOMENT: The Pirates broke a 3-3 tie in the seventh inning against Brandon League, who hadn't given up an earned run in his last 16 appearances. League gave up the go-ahead run on a single by Josh Harrison, who advanced to second base on Andre Ethier's...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 7:11 PM
With baseball at the ceremonial midpoint of the season, the biggest overachievers and underachievers are division rivals.
The American League West is home to the teams with the major leagues' best records, the Oakland Athletics (59-36) and the Los...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 4:25 PM
Left-hander Brady Aiken, a senior at San Diego Cathedral Catholic High who signed with UCLA, was taken No. 1 overall by the Houston Astros on Thursday in Major League Baseball's amateur draft.
Aiken has been committed to UCLA since 2011. He's a hard-...