| 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.
| 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...
| 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 27, 2012
| 9:10 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Matt Holliday hit a tiebreaking home run and Kyle Lohse won his eighth consecutive decision, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night.
Holliday led off the sixth inning with...
| 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 22, 2012
| 8:44 PM
SAN DIEGO (AP) — It all proved to be better than expected for rookie Andrew Werner.
The left-hander could barely believe the news two days ago that the San Diego Padres were calling him up to the majors. But Werner made the most of his...
| Aug 19, 2012
| 6:13 PM
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Pedro Alvarez homered in the 19th inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates won the longest game in the majors this season, outlasting the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 Sunday.
It took 6 hours, 7 minutes to finish. Both teams scored a run...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 8:53 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Garrett Jones hit two three-run homers, A.J. Burnett became the first Pirates pitcher with 15 wins in 13 years, and Pittsburgh avoided a four-game sweep with a 10-6 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday.
| Jul 31, 2012
| 9:14 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — A.J. Burnett pitched a one-hitter, Neil Walker drove in five runs and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat Chicago 5-0 on Tuesday night, hours after the Cubs traded ace Ryan Dempster.
Burnett just about stole the spotlight after the Cubs...
| Jul 22, 2012
| 2:49 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jeff Karstens pitched seven crisp innings, Pedro Alvarez homered and the surging Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Miami Marlins 3-0 on Sunday for their fifth consecutive win.
Pittsburgh completed its fourth sweep of the season...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 8:24 PM
Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle’s nickname for second baseman Neil Walker is “Dennis the Menace.”
Considering the way Walker tormented Miami on Friday night, Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen would be hard-pressed to disagree.