Padres rally past reeling Pirates
San Diego’s Logan Forsythe and Rene Rivera delivered consecutive RBI singles in the ninth inning off Pittsburgh closer Mark Melancon and the Padres rallied for a 3-2 victory on Wednesday night.
Gyorko homers; Padres beat Pirates
Morgantown native Jedd Gyorko blasted a 3-run homer among his three hits and the San Diego Padres topped the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on Tuesday night.
Morneau’s single leads Pittsburgh over Cubs, 3-2
Tony Sanchez thought he was going to get the opportunity to catch a no-hitter in his rookie season with the Pittsburgh Pirates. That’s how well Francisco Liriano was pitching Sunday.
Cole gets home run help, pitches Pirates past Cubs
It is the time of the season when rookie pitchers are fading or even being shut down for the year. Yet Gerrit Cole seems to be just getting started.
Cole pitched seven strong innings and got home run help from Marlon Byrd and Jose Tabata, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates past the Chicago Cubs 2-1 Saturday night.
Cubs rally past Pirates, 5-4
Anthony Rizzo hit a towering go-ahead, two-run homer off Jason Grilli in the seventh inning and the Chicago Cubs rallied past the Pittsburgh Pirates, 5-4 on Friday night.
Brian Bogusevic went 3 for 4 with his fifth homer of the season for Chicago. Dioneer Navarro added two hits as the Cubs ended Pittsburgh’s four-game winning streak.
Locke bounces back; Pirates beat Cubs, 3-1
Jeff Locke allowed three hits over seven innings to earn his first victory in nearly two months and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 3-1 on Thursday night.
HERTZEL COLUMN: A look back at 20 years of Bucs’ failures
Thursday is the day we have waited 20 years for, the day the Pittsburgh Pirates return home a winning team.
Not since Barry Bonds threw slightly up the first-base line and Sid Bream slid under catcher Mike Lavalliere’s tag at the plate, costing the Pirates their chance at playing in a World Series, has the team won more games than it lost.
Pirates 1-0 win at Texas clinches winning season
Clinching their first winning season since 1992, rookie right-hander Gerrit Cole had a career-high nine strikeouts over seven innings to outpitch Yu Darvish and lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 1-0 victory over the Texas Rangers on Monday night.
Cards beat Pirates, take NL Central lead
Adam Wainwright bounced back from back-to-back sub-par outings with seven shutout innings and David Freese homered to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night.
Pirates lose 12-8 to Cardinals, lead by half-game
The Pittsburgh Pirates have no worries about posting their first winning record in 21 years, a milestone that will come soon enough.
Also, they won’t have to face Joe Kelly again.
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