| Dec 17, 2012
| 9:19 AM
Talking baseball while hoping Alshon Jeffery learns to use his size:
1. Yes, the Cubs came close to landing a big fish last week. But now that Anibal Sanchez has re-enlisted with the Tigers, thanks to Mike Ilitch finding a spare $32 million during the...
| May 3, 2012
| 8:21 PM
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Erik Bedard struck out a season-high 11, including seven straight batters, and Pedro Alvarez hit a go-ahead home run as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 Thursday to avoid a three-game sweep.
| May 13, 2012
| 5:09 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — After four hours in the rain and with his team down to its fourth first baseman, Josh Harrison wasn’t going to be patient.
With the winning run at second and two outs in the bottom of the 12th at soggy PNC Park, Harrison...
| May 19, 2012
| 8:22 PM
Drew Smyly is finally facing a bit of a bugaboo after a promising start to his rookie season.
The last two times he's taken the mound, the young left-hander has given up a pair of two-run homers in each outing.
Andrew McCutchen did the damage Saturday,...
| May 28, 2012
| 3:16 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — There were times earlier in his career when James McDonald would run into trouble and innings would slow to a crawl. Even worse, runners would disappear, and not in a good way.
Too much thinking. Not enough attacking.
| Jun 3, 2012
| 5:53 PM
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Andrew McCutchen and Garrett Jones helped James McDonald win when he didn’t have his best stuff.
McDonald may have helped himself even more.
In a tight spot in the sixth inning, he kept a cool head, striking out...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 9:10 PM
CINCINNATI (AP) — Clint Barmes had three hits and drove in three runs, and the Pittsburgh Pirates extended their home-run tear by hitting three more for an 8-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.
Neil Walker hit a two-run homer,...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 6:48 PM
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 five hits as Pittsburgh captured...
| 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 9, 2012
| 8:17 PM
Neil Walker drove in the go-ahead run with a groundout during a wacky fourth inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied to beat the Kansas City Royals 5-3 on Saturday night.
The Pirates have won three straight and are 11-3 since May 25, the best record in...
| Jun 10, 2012
| 1:10 PM
Andrew McCutchen homered and drove in three runs, A.J. Burnett won his fifth consecutive start and the Pittsburgh Pirates finished their first sweep of an AL team in more than a decade by beating the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Sunday.
McCutchen hit an RBI...