| Apr 5, 2012
| 8:33 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — If only Roy Halladay and the Philadelphia Phillies had gotten this 1-0 win last October.
Halladay was nearly flawless for eight innings Thursday and the Phillies showed off their pitching from the start, opening a new season by...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 9:06 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates faced four of the NL's elite starting pitchers in their first four games of the season, yet still emerged with a split.
That impressive result didn't feel particularly comforting to the Pirates after...
| 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 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...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 6:08 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Forget about Andrew McCutchen's MVP-caliber season. Or the emergence of ace-in-training James McDonald. Or the calming presence of playoff-tested veterans A.J. Burnett and Rod Barajas.
Want to know the Pittsburgh Pirates'...
| 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 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.
| 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...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 6:54 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Diamondbacks were flummoxed by Erik Bedard's dominance on Monday night.
They didn't get much help from him afterward, either. To Bedard, it was simple.
Bedard allowed two hits over seven innings, and the Pittsburgh...
| Sep 30, 2012
| 4:18 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — What started as a season of promise for the Pittsburgh Pirates is nearing a familiar end.
The Pirates ensured they would finish with a record 20th straight losing season Sunday when they blew a ninth-inning lead in a 4-3 defeat...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 7:40 PM
The Cubs wanted Starlin Castro to be a model citizen, improve his fielding, add a little power and use his speed more often this year.
Castro did all of those things to some degree and ultimately was rewarded with a seven-year, $60 million deal, with a...