| 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,...
| 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-...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 7:25 PM
All games on WGN-AM 720.
Season series: Pirates 9-4.
Friday: 1:20 p.m., WGN-9.
RH Vance Worley (6-4, 3.01) vs. LH Tsuyoshi Wada (4-2, 2.79).
Saturday: 3:05 p.m., CSN.
LH Francisco Liriano (3-10, 3.91) vs. LH Felix Doubront (3-4, 5.56).
| Sep 1, 2014
| 11:41 AM
A fourth pitcher from UCLA's NCAA runner-up baseball team in 2010 has reached the major leagues.
Erik Goeddel, a 24th-round draft pick of the New York Mets in 2010, was put on the Mets' 40-man roster on Monday.
He joins Gerrit Cole, Trevor Bauer and...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 8:22 PM
PITTSBURGH -- Francisco Liriano had a difficult time throwing strikes. Yet with the way the Pittsburgh Pirates are playing, it didn't matter.
Liriano won his third straight start, first baseman Ike Davis hit a three-run home run and backup shortstop...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 9:05 PM
PITTSBURGH -- Pennant race games are often nerve wracking, but Gerrit Cole loves them.
The righthander pitched into the eighth inning for yet another September win, and left fielder Starling Marte homered as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Red Sox...