| Jul 31, 2011
| 4:24 PM
With Hunter Pence finding himself in a new uniform and in the lineup fewer than 24 hours after being traded from Houston, it was impossible for him to have the right spikes that matched, were the right size, and (perhaps)......
| Aug 26, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Not only has now Hurricane Irene postponed the Saturday night Phillies-Marlins game, but it has also scrambled Fox's national TV coverage plans. The Mets-Braves game in New York was supposed to be the featured game, but now Philadelphia and New York-...
| 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...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 7:56 PM
TORONTO (AP) — Jeff Karstens capped a brilliant June with another strong start, Brandon Wood hit a two-run homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates won their first interleague road series since 2003, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 6-2 on Thursday night.
| 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 15, 2011
| 9:40 PM
HOUSTON (AP) — Jeff Karstens shut down the Houston Astros and pitched the Pittsburgh Pirates into a tie for first place in the NL Central.
Karstens threw a five-hitter and Andrew McCutchen tripled and drove in two runs as the surging Pirates opened...
| Aug 21, 2011
| 3:50 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds have found a way to do something few other teams have done this season: Solve Pittsburgh Pirates closer Joel Hanrahan.
Ramon Hernandez hit an RBI-single to tie the game with one out in the top of the ninth...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 6:16 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Clint Hurdle thought Dana Eveland pitched well Thursday. He also thought his team helped the journeyman left-hander.
Alex Presley hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning, but the Pittsburgh Pirates’ rally fizzled in a 6-4...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 5:45 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — Brian Burres failed to make the Pittsburgh Pirates out of spring training, then struggled in the minors. He kept working, and was rewarded Friday.
Burres pitched into the sixth in his first start of the season and Alex Presley had...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 8:53 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — With each late inning, Pittsburgh put the potential winning run in scoring position.
In the ninth, 10th and 11th, a Philadelphia reliever walked a Pirates batter, only to strand him at second or third when Pittsburgh couldn’...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 9:27 PM
HOUSTON (AP) — Jeff Karstens’ left knee bothered him throughout the game, and it didn’t matter one bit. He was just that good.
Karstens pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning and five relievers finished the four-hitter,...