The Times West Virginian


  • 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.

    October 5, 2013

  • 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.

    October 4, 2013

  • 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.

    October 3, 2013

  • martin-bat.jpg 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.

    October 2, 2013 11 Photos

  • 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.

    October 2, 2013

  • Pirates beat Reds 4-2, wait for Wild Card rematch

    A three-game sweep left the Pirates with 94 wins and home-field advantage for the wild-card playoff. Now, it’s back home to PNC Park to get the postseason started.

    September 30, 2013

  • Pirates beat Reds 8-3 for home-field advantage

    Hundreds of Pirates fans stood, twirled their towels and chanted “Let’s Go Bucs!” as Jay Bruce hit a grounder for the final out, setting up a playoff game in Pittsburgh.
    Baseball, this time.

    September 29, 2013

  • Pirates beat Reds 4-1 for leg up to host wild card

    The Pirates are one win away from hosting a playoff game.
    Marlon Byrd had three hits and Pedro Alvarez hit a two-run homer high off the batter’s eye on Friday night, leading Pittsburgh over the Cincinnati Reds 4-1 in a series that will decide which one hosts the NL wild-card game.

    September 28, 2013

  • Pirates fall to Cubs, blunting NL Central hopes

    The Pittsburgh Pirates’ chances of winning the NL Central were dealt a huge blow when the Chicago Cubs rallied for a 4-2 victory on Wednesday behind a three-run homer by Darnell McDonald.
    Still, the postgame mood in the Pirates’ clubhouse was anything but somber.

    September 26, 2013

  • Cole, Pirates take wild-card lead, beat Cubs

    Already assured a playoff spot, the Pittsburgh Pirates are pushing for even more.
    Gerrit Cole threw six strong innings and the Pirates took over the NL wild-card lead, beating the Chicago Cubs 8-2 Tuesday night.
    The Pirates moved one game ahead of Cincinnati, which lost to the Mets 4-2. Pittsburgh remained two games behind NL Central-leading St. Louis.

    September 25, 2013

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