Pirates eager to start after playoff appearance
Coming off their first playoff appearance in 21 years, the Pittsburgh Pirates were eager to start spring training.
Several players have been training regularly at the Pirate City complex since early January. When 36 pitchers and catchers held their first official workout on Thursday, a half-dozen position players were there, too.
Cabrera, McCutchen win MVP awards
Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen took the NL MVP by a surprisingly wide margin after leading a baseball revival in Pittsburgh.
McCutchen drew 28 of the 30 first-place votes to finish far ahead of Arizona first baseman Paul Goldschmidt and St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina.
Cardinals end Pirates’ season in Game 5 to win NLDS
Adam Wainwright went all the way and the St. Louis Cardinals got two-run homers from David Freese and Matt Adams to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1 on Wednesday night, advancing to the NL championship series.
Wacha, Cardinals edge Pirates 2-1 to knot NLDS
Michael Wacha heard the chants. Then again, when 40,000 people clad in black scream your name relentlessly for the better part of three hours, it’s kind of hard to miss.
Pirates take 2-1 lead in NLDS
Pinch-runner Josh Harrison stood on second base in the bottom of the eighth inning and pointed to Pittsburgh Pirates third base coach Nick Leyva.
“I told him to get that arm ready, because I’m coming,” Harrison said.
Cole, Pirates reverse roles, top Cardinals, tie series
Gerrit Cole and the Pittsburgh Pirates played a game of role reversal, and pulled even with the St. Louis Cardinals.
The hard-throwing rookie gave up two hits in six dominant innings and also had an RBI in his postseason debut, Pedro Alvarez homered for the second straight day and the Pirates beat the Cardinals 7-1 Friday to even their NL division series at one game apiece.
Burnett shelled; Pirates lose Game 1
Carlos Beltran’s three-run homer sparked a seven-run third inning and the St. Louis Cardinals got seven stingy innings from Adam Wainwright, delivering a reality jolt to the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 9-1 rout Thursday in their NL division series opener.
Pirates prep for Cardinals in NLDS
The Pittsburgh Pirates are riding high after their first postseason victory in 21 years. They’re confident they can beat anybody, anywhere.
A few hours after defeating Cincinnati in the NL wild-card game Tuesday night, the Pirates touched down in St. Louis.
Pirates beat Reds 6-2 in NL wild-card game
Francisco Liriano showed up at PNC Park on Tuesday afternoon in a suit with his suitcase packed for a trip St. Louis.
The message reverberated through the Pittsburgh Pirates clubhouse. After 21 years away from the playoffs, it was time for the best story in baseball to become something more than a novelty act.
Cardinals going with Lynn in Game 2
Lance Lynn’s strong finish has earned him the start in Game 2 of the National League division series for the St. Louis Cardinals.
Adam Wainwright (19-9, 2.94) pitches the opener Thursday against Pittsburgh and could also go in Game 5, if necessary.
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