The Times West Virginian


  • Pirates erupt against Kennedy, top Padres

    The Pirates had a plan for Gerrit Cole when they drafted the hard-throwing right-hander with the top pick in the 2011 amateur draft.
    They hoped Cole would develop into one of the franchise cornerstones, and two years later he may already be there.

    September 20, 2013

  • 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.

    September 19, 2013

  • 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.

    September 18, 2013

  • 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.

    September 16, 2013

  • 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.

    September 15, 2013

  • 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.

    September 14, 2013

  • 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.

    September 12, 2013

  • 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.

    September 11, 2013

  • 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. 

    September 9, 2013

  • 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.

    September 8, 2013

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