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Neil Walker

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  • Pirates top Padres on walk-off single, 2-1

    PITTSBURGH The Pirates beat the San Diego Padres, 2-1, at PNC Park on Monday night on Pedro Alvarez's walk-off single in the ninth. Brandon Maurer walked Andrew McCutchen with one out in the ninth. Jung Ho Kang singled up the middle. Francisco Cervelli's...
  • Pirates use big inning to defeat Indians, 5-3, as Cole gets his 12th win

    PITTSBURGH Gerrit Cole is the Pirates ace and one of the best pitchers in baseball, but in this particular game he needed a little lift from his offense to secure yet another win. But that doesn't mean Cole wasn't very good, again, because he was. It...
  • Locke gives near perfect performance in Pirates' 1-0 win

    Pirates starter Jeff Locke hit the first Indians batter he faced Saturday but that was about the only mistake he made as he turned in one of the best performances by any starter on the team this season. And the thing is, he had to be as near perfect as...
  • Indians top Pirates for fifth consecutive win

    PITTSBURGH Brandon Moss had the Indians' biggest hit and their best play in the field and Michael Bourn had three RBIs in a 5-2 win against the Pittsburgh Pirates at a rainy PNC Park Friday night. After David Murphy singled to right field, Moss drove a...
  • Liriano, Walker lead Pirates to 8-4 win, series sweep against Tigers

    DETROIT A tamed Detroit Tigers offense finally roared to life late Thursday, but the answer by the Pirates was even louder. After J.D. Martinez's three-run, eighth-inning home run drew the Tigers within a run, all but nullifying Francisco Liriano's seven...
  • Walker's two homers highlight Pirates' 9-3 romp over Tigers

    DETROIT Neil Walker hit two home runs, leading the Pirates' 21-hit attack in a 9-3 victory against the Detroit Tigers Wednesday at Comerica Park. The Pirates (44-33) also got homers from Starling Marte and Pedro Alvarez, who followed Walker's second...
  • Braves ride lefty Wood to victory over Pirates

    PITTSBURGH All day Braves left-hander Alex Wood had quieted Pirates fans and kept pitching coach Roger McDowell in the dugout watching him work. But now the Pirates had an opening in the bottom of the seventh inning. Back-to-back singles by Andrew...
  • Pirates sneak past Braves in 10th inning, 3-2

    PITTSBURGH Jason Grilli used to earn lots of saves and draw plenty of cheers at PNC Park as he once served in the role as the Pirates closer. Friday, he brought the partisan Pirates crowd to its feet yet again but unfortunately for him, he now pitches...
  • Pirates lose McCutchen, but roll past Braves, 8-4

    PITTSBURGH The Pirates didn't take kindly to Andrew McCutchen, their star center fielder, getting hit on the elbow and knocked out of the game by Atlanta Braves starter Julio Teheran's first-inning fastball. The Pirates offense awakened, tagging...
  • Big inning propels Pirates to 7-6 win over Reds

    PITTSBURGH Jeff Locke and Josh Smith established expectations early in Tuesday's game. The pace would be slow. There wouldn't be much pitching out of the windup. The game would be won with offense and relief pitching. Under that construct, the Pirates...
  • Cole struggles early as Pirates lose to Reds, 5-2

    PITTSBURGH The Cincinnati Reds became the first team this season to really get to Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole, but Cole provided them with opportunities. In the second-shortest outing of Cole's career, he issued walks that turned into runs and did not...