| May 28, 2012
| 3:16 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — There were times earlier in his career when James McDonald would run into trouble and innings would slow to a crawl. Even worse, runners would disappear, and not in a good way.
Too much thinking. Not enough attacking.
| Aug 24, 2012
| 7:48 PM
Mike Fiers pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Aramis Ramirez had a go-ahead three-run double in the seventh and the Milwaukee Brewers held on to win their fourth consecutive game, 6-5 over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night.
| Aug 29, 2012
| 9:10 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A special season on the verge of collapse, the Pittsburgh Pirates steadied themselves behind Pedro Alvarez.
The third baseman stayed hot, blasting his 26th homer of the season and driving in three runs as the Pirates rolled...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 8:01 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — There's a sound that comes off Pedro Alvarez's bat when the Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman is feeling it that can send a jolt through a stadium and a franchise trying to escape two decades of losing.
It's not so much a...
| Sep 3, 2012
| 2:49 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brett Wallace had three hits, including a three-run homer, to lift the Houston Astros past the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1 on Monday.
Edgar Gonzalez (1-0) picked up his first victory as a starter in more than four years, giving up a...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 9:22 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kevin Correia and Alex Presley used rare starts to make big contributions for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Correia pitched six solid innings and Presley had two hits and scored three runs as Pittsburgh beat the Houston Astros 6-3 on...
| 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.
| 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...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 7:17 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Erik Bedard pitched seven solid innings, Neil Walker had three hits and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 on Friday night for their 10th victory in the last 13 games.
Bedard (4-6) allowed two runs and...
| 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 21, 2012
| 7:40 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — James McDonald gave the Pittsburgh Pirates a superb start on Thursday night.
He's been doing that all season.
The fact he finished the game? That was a first.
McDonald pitched his first career complete game, Garrett...