Thomas’ slam leads Cardinals to comeback win over Pirates
ST. LOUIS (AP) — In the big leagues primarily as a defensive replacement, Cardinals rookie outfielder Lane Thomas pounced with a chance to flex his hitting muscles.
New York Mets (54-56, fourth in the NL East) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (48-62, fifth in the NL Central)
Pittsburgh; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mets: Noah Syndergaard (7-5,...
Harper, Haseley help Phillies beat Pirates 6-1
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Although Bryce Harper had the tiebreaking RBI single in the seventh inning, it was Jean Segura's lengthy at-bat in the following inning to drive in an insurance run that was the...
CHICAGO (AP) — Jason Heyward and Kris Bryant rescued the Chicago Cubs with a clutch swing and some nifty baserunning.
Heyward hit a tiebreaking RBI single with two out in the eighth inning,...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Eric Thames is figuring out how to excel as a part-time player.
Thames homered leading off the eighth inning to lead the Milwaukee Brewers past the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 on...
Padres to face Pirates on the road
San Diego Padres (38-39, third in the NL West) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (35-40, fifth in the NL Central)
ATLANTA (AP) — Austin Riley knew he had a good chance to score from first base as soon as Ozzie Albies made contact.
The power-hitting left fielder just didn't know whether he'd get the...
Pirates look to break 3-game losing streak
Atlanta Braves (33-27, second in the NL East) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (28-31, fourth in the NL Central)
PITTSBURGH (AP) — In his short time with the Atlanta Braves, Austin Riley has liked the way his teammates fight for wins. On Tuesday night, he had a big role in their latest victory.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Jose Iglesias has been drawing rave reviews all season for his nifty glove work.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Felipe Vázquez doesn't let his failures linger. That wouldn't help the Pittsburgh Pirates closer be any good at his job. Still, he wanted another shot at Texas slugger Joey...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pirates reliever Nick Burdi left in tears with a right arm injury, a chilling low point for Pittsburgh in a 12-4 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night.
Jose Osuna, leading Pirates in HRs, RBIs this spring, sent to Triple-A as club finalizes roster
The Pirates should have no shortage of arms early in the season. Yet if they run out of pinch-hitters in an extra-inning game, blame it on the eight-man bullpen.
With one game remaining in spring training Tuesday against the Philadelphia Phillies in Dunedin, Fla., the Pirates' 25-man roster appears to be set for the start of the regular season Thursday at the Detroit Tigers.
Kyle Crick, acquired in Andrew McCutchen trade, seeks spot in Pirates bullpen
BRADENTON, Fla. – As the former top prospect in the San Francisco Giants system, Kyle Crick is accustomed to lofty expectations so the relief pitcher isn't about to let it bother him with the Pirates.
Crick was the centerpiece of the Andrew McCutchen trade, acquired along with minor-league outfielder Bryan Reynolds last month, so he knows his name will always be attached to the five-time All-Star.
Pittsburgh Pirates President Frank Coonelly made it clear Wednesday that 2018 is not a rebuilding year for the baseball club.
Coonelly was the guest speaker at a private event sponsored by Somerset Trust Co at the Somerset Country Club.
"I classify this as a retool, a new direction," he said. "We expect to win."
Pirates fans have had enough.
It's a feeling that always simmering, but days after the Pirates traded the cornerstone of the franchise and the ace pitcher, the feeling has boiled over.
A look at the two players the Pirates go in return for Andrew McCutchen.
West Coast Cutch; Giants acquire OF McCutchen from Pirates
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Giants found the outfielder they were looking for this winter, acquiring Andrew McCutchen from Pittsburgh on Monday to fill a key void.
San Francisco parted with right-hander Kyle Crick, minor league outfielder Bryan Reynolds and $500,000 in international signing bonus allocation. The Pirates also sent $2.5 million to the Giants to cover part of McCutchen's $14.75 million salary.
ATLANTA (AP) — San Francisco Giants reliever Derek Law was optioned to the minors on Tuesday, a day after facing six batters without getting an out in the series opener against the Atlanta Braves.
The Giants recalled right-hander Kyle Crick from Triple-A Sacramento, giving him his initial taste of the big leagues.