| Jul 18, 2013
| 7:15 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates are used to this part, the one where they spend the first half of the season stunning the baseball world with their play. Call it a byproduct of two decades of mediocrity.
Yet promising starts in 2011...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 7:49 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jeff Locke understands the entire premise is borderline preposterous.
Four months ago, the 25-year-old left-hander was simply hoping to escape spring training with a spot at the back end of the Pittsburgh Pirates' starting...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 7:34 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — Whether he earns an invitation or not, Francisco Liriano at least is pitching like an All-Star.
The arm problems and struggles that weighed him down in recent seasons appear to be behind him. Now, all he's doing is breezing...
| 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 20, 2011
| 8:58 PM
For weeks, they promised that an offensive outburst like this one was coming. Even as the scoring opportunities vanished amid ill-timed strikeouts and double-play balls, the Orioles maintained that they were a good offensive club and it was only a...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 9:34 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — For one night, Charlie Morton looked like his old self.
That wasn’t necessarily a good thing for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Morton, one of the pleasant surprises this year for the pleasantly surprising Pirates, reverted to his...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 6:15 AM
Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.
Running it back:
| Jun 26, 2011
| 6:07 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pirates manager Clint Hurdle is convinced his surprising team can compete on a championship level on a given day.
Just not Sunday.
The Pirates tied a season high with four errors and committed a couple of other unfortunate gaffes...
| 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 6, 2011
| 9:45 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The struggles the Houston Astros were facing finally reached the point where they needed a 75-minute team meeting to air things out.
The frustrations built up over a five-game losing streak and losses in 10 of their past 11? All...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 9:31 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Charlie Morton pitched five shutout innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates moved into first place in the crowded NL Central with a 2-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night.
Pittsburgh kicked off an important two-week stretch...