| Jun 24, 2011
| 9:14 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — David Ortiz walked to the plate representing the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, and the thousands of Boston Red Sox fans who crammed PNC Park on Friday night waited for Big Papi to send the ball over the right-field wall and...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 8:34 PM
TORONTO (AP) — Alex Presley hit his first career home run, Andrew McCutchen added a solo shot, and the Pittsburgh Pirates held on to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-6 on Tuesday night, earning their first interleague road win in more than two years....
| Jul 1, 2011
| 7:38 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Matt Stairs drove in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth Friday night to give Washington a 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in a Davey Johnson home debut that looked much like any other game at Nationals Park this...
| Jul 3, 2011
Matt Thornton provided the model. Gavin Floyd reaffirmed it, reaching his potential for the White Sox after frustrating the Phillies.
General manager Ken Williams had those success stories, and others, in mind when he read scouting reports from one of...
| Jul 4, 2011
| 5:14 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pirates fans aren’t used to watching relevant baseball in July. They’ve responded favorably to it.
Rookie Alex Presley had three of the Pirates’ 14 hits and Pittsburgh moved three games over .500 this late in the...
| 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 8, 2011
| 8:48 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike McKenry’s first major league home run, a three-run shot in the eighth inning, lifted Pittsburgh to a 7-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Friday night and assured the Pirates of a winning record at the All-Star break for...
| Jul 10, 2011
| 6:07 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Paul Maholm and his Pirates teammates aren’t looking at the National League Central standings or checking the out-of-town scores.
Too early in the season, the lefty starter said. Funny, because it’s been a long time...
| Sep 25, 2011
| 7:58 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates spent most of 2011 flirting with a long-awaited breakthrough.
The home finale was no different.
The Pirates put the tying run on second with one out in the ninth but couldn’t get the hit they needed...
| 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...
| 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...