| Mar 11, 2013
| 7:13 AM
The Orioles play in Bradenton again this afternoon against the Pittsburgh Pirates – that’s the 723rd game between the two teams this spring (I’m only slightly exaggerating).
Here’s the Orioles' lineup: Alexi Casilla 6, Lew Ford...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 8:07 PM
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — It was ironic that Ivan DeJesus Jr. was the Pittsburgh Pirates’ starting shortstop Tuesday when they routed Spain’s World Baseball Classic team 10-0.
DeJesus was very conflicted before deciding to drop off Puerto...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 7:15 PM
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates owner Bob Nutting looked over the $10 million renovation of McKechnie Field — the team's spring training home — and took a moment to marvel at how far the franchise has come since he took over...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 5:30 AM
Baseball’s winter meetings begin in earnest Monday, and this was supposed to be the year that a lot of the impact signings were made before the sport’s annual powwow.
The thought was that changes in compensation for free agents would...
| Nov 17, 2012
| 1:43 PM
Thirteen pitchers eligible to play for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic received points in Cy Young voting.
That, sports fans, should largely be the pitching staff for the team Joe Torre will manage.
Imagine a starting rotation of R.A. Dickey,...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 4:22 PM
Nov. 11, 2011: Florida Marlins become the Miami Marlins.
Dec. 5, 2011: Closer Heath Bell is signed as a free agent for three years, $27 million.
Dec. 7, 2011: Shortstop Jose Reyes signed as a free agent for six years, $106 million.
Dec. 8, 2011: Left-...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 9:18 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Pedro Alvarez hit his 30th homer and drove in four runs, leading Wandy Rodriguez and the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Mets 10-6 on Tuesday night, ending New York's four-game winning streak.
Pittsburgh avoided elimination in the...
| Sep 23, 2012
| 6:15 PM
HOUSTON (AP) — If the Pittsburgh Pirates are going to salvage something positive out of this once-promising season they’ll have to finish strong.
Manager Clint Hurdle thought A.J. Burnett’s solid outing on Sunday illustrated that...
| Sep 16, 2012
| 6:23 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — With the ball jumping out of Wrigley Field, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was in search of a reliever who could keep the ball down and help hold a big early lead.
Hurdle was never able to find that reliever.
Anthony Rizzo hit...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 9:30 PM
CINCINNATI (AP) — A ground ball that deflects off the shortstop's glove for a double. A wild pitch that lets in one run, followed by an error that sends home another.
Just another bad night in a long run of them for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
| Sep 9, 2012
| 5:55 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — One of the majors’ best stories only a month ago, the Pittsburgh Pirates are collapsing to the point they might not even be able to avoid shedding a dubious distinction they’ve carried for almost two decades.