| Jul 18, 2012
| 9:16 PM
DENVER (AP) — Garrett Jones had three hits, including one of Pittsburgh's four home runs, Pedro Alvarez also homered and the Pirates beat the Colorado Rockies 9-6 on Wednesday.
James McDonald struggled through five tough innings, and Rod Barajas...
| Jul 8, 2012
| 4:55 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A day before he takes part in the home run derby as part of the All-Star festivities in Kansas City, Andrew McCutchen put on a show for the home fans.
McCutchen hit two home runs, Neil Walker homered among his five hits and the...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 8:56 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Melky Cabrera hit his eighth homer of the season, Ryan Theriot drove in two runs and the San Francisco Giants beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 on Friday night.
Barry Zito (7-6) survived five eventful innings to win for the...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 9:18 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Clint Hurdle isn't much for milestones. Still, the veteran manager knows there's something significant about being 10 games over .500 in July, and his Pittsburgh Pirates are there after a 2-0 win over Houston on Thursday night.
| Jul 2, 2012
| 7:26 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Garrett Jones and Neil Walker hit back-to-back homers off the right-field foul pole to ignite Pittsburgh’s offense and the Pirates beat the Houston Astros 11-2 on Monday night.
James McDonald pitched seven effective...
| Jul 1, 2012
| 4:21 PM
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Allen Craig homered for the second time in three days and All-Star Yadier Molina also connected as the Cardinals beat the Pirates 5-4 on Sunday.
Pittsburgh was trying to sweep a series of at least three games in St. Louis for...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 9:23 PM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Needing just a sacrifice bunt or a sacrifice fly, the Pittsburgh Pirates failed to execute the fundamentals.
Ty Wigginton and Carlos Ruiz homered to back Vance Worley and the Philadelphia Phillies held on for a 5-4 victory...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 5:38 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Four pitches in, Kevin Correia knew he had probably handed Justin Verlander too much support.
Correia allowed a two-run homer two batters into the game before settling in to pitch six effective innings. Verlander was better,...
| Jun 17, 2012
| 5:46 PM
CLEVELAND (AP) — Pedro Alvarez had one of his best games yet. Still, it was a win by the Pittsburgh Pirates that had him really excited.
Alvarez drove in a career-high six runs with his second two-homer game in two days, powering Pittsburgh past...
| 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 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...