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6/27/2016 | Marte, McCutchen remain in top 10 in ASG voting

With four days left in the voting process, Pirates fans have work to do to get one of the team's players into the starting lineup for the July 12 All-Star Game presented by MasterCard in San Diego.


6/27/2016 | Liriano searching for answers amid rough stretch

The Pirates haven't seen this version of Francisco Liriano, at least not for this long. The Liriano who pitched for Pittsburgh the last three years was remarkably consistent, reliable and, above all, effective.


6/27/2016 | Dodgers rally from early hole to edge Bucs

The Pirates landed the first blow Monday afternoon, jumping out to a big lead in the opening inning. But the Dodgers landed a pair of counters, silencing the Bucs' bats and rallying in the fifth to secure a 5-4 win at PNC Park.


6/27/2016 | Hurdle weighs in on McCutchen's first ejection

In Sunday's 4-3 win over the Dodgers, Andrew McCutchen was ejected from a game for the first time in his career. After being called out on the strikes in the seventh inning, McCutchen threw his bat in frustration while arguing the call with home-plate umpire Chris Conroy.


6/27/2016 | Cole, Vogelsong utilizing new rehab approach

Gerrit Cole was throwing in left field Monday morning, winding up and delivering pitches to a bullpen catcher crouched along the foul line. Just behind the catcher stood Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage and head athletic trainer Todd Tomczyk, a radar gun in his right hand.


6/27/2016 | Ever-tightening All-Star races going to the wire

Entering the final 72 hours of the 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, it seems increasingly likely that Major League Baseball's tradition of surprising late-surge selections will continue as fans decide the starting position players for the 87th All-Star Game presented by MasterCard on July 12 in San Diego.


6/27/2016 | Kuhl cools Kershaw: Play at plate crucial

The final play of Chad Kuhl's Major League debut summed up his triumphant outing. After a wild pitch bounced off the brick behind home plate in the fifth inning, catcher Chris Stewart chased the ball down and tossed it to Kuhl, who didn't hesitate as he caught the ball and lunged head-first to tag out Justin Turner at home plate.


6/26/2016 | McCutchen slams bat, ejected after K call

Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen was ejected during the seventh inning of the Pirates' game against the Dodgers at PNC Park on Sunday night for arguing a called third strike.


6/26/2016 | Kuhl debut! Bucs' rookie outduels Kershaw

Sparked by one rookie on the mound and another in right field, the Pirates beat the seemingly unbeatable Clayton Kershaw on Sunday night at PNC Park, riding a four-run second inning to a 4-3 victory over the Dodgers.


6/26/2016 | Mercer exits with injury; Frazier answers call

After being kneed in the head during a slide into second base, Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer was shaken up and had to leave Sunday night's game at PNC Park. More bad news for a team already dealing with plenty of it, right? Maybe not.


6/26/2016 | Liriano looks to snap slump, lock up LA sweep

Pirates starter Francisco Liriano will look to claw his way out of a rut Monday afternoon when he faces off with Dodgers starter Scott Kazmir in the finale of a four-game series at PNC Park.


6/26/2016 | Cole progressing, but return date uncertain

Pirates ace Gerrit Cole is making progress in his recovery from a strained right triceps, but his return to Pittsburgh's rotation doesn't appear to be imminent.


6/26/2016 | Pipeline preview: Mejia looks to extend hitting streak

Indians No. 8 prospect Francisco Mejia looks to extend his hitting streak to 25 games on Monday for Class A Lake County against South Bend at 7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV.


6/26/2016 | Bucs call up Kuhl, make other roster moves

The Pirates called up right-hander Chad Kuhl, who made his Major League debut in Sunday night's 4-3 win at PNC Park against Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers.


6/25/2016 | Is Locke's uneven season on the upswing?

Jeff Locke can be the guy who tosses five perfect innings in the Pirates' 6-1 win over the Dodgers on Saturday night, waiting until the sixth inning to concede a run. A start before that, Locke faced Madison Bumgarner and the Giants, one of the hottest teams in baseball, and shut them out for 6 2/3 innings.


6/25/2016 | Cutch: Adele's good vibes led to 2-HR night

After striking out in his first at-bat, Andrew McCutchen looked comfortable at the plate Saturday night. He homered twice off Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda, hammering a curveball and later ripping into a fastball. In this season where so little has gone right, what felt right in the Pirates' 6-1 win at PNC Park?


6/25/2016 | Cutch, Bucs back locked-in Locke, blast LA

For nearly three months, Andrew McCutchen has not looked like himself at the plate. He's been physically compromised, mechanically off and statistically average. But Saturday night, he looked like Andrew McCutchen again. The Pirates' star center fielder homered twice, leading the Bucs to a 6-1 win over the Dodgers at PNC Park.


6/25/2016 | Kershaw battles Bucs aiming for dozen wins

Clayton Kershaw has not taken a loss since April 26 and he'll try to keep that streak alive as the Dodgers continue their series with the Pirates on Sunday at 8:08 p.m. ET.


6/25/2016 | Kuhl ready for Major League debut vs. Dodgers

Chad Kuhl can definitely count to five. It's how he found out he'd be making his Major League debut against five-time All-Star and three-time Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw on Sunday.


6/25/2016 | Cervelli (hand) does catching drills, runs bases

A day after having stitches removed from his surgically repaired left hand, Francisco Cervelli was back behind the plate at PNC Park.


6/25/2016 | Pirates host local Pitch, Hit & Run contest

Rylee Kalocay's glittery headband miraculously stayed in place as she sprinted from first base to third, placed five pitches in the strike zone and whacked softballs off a tee and into the outfield of PNC Park.


6/24/2016 | Hurdle records 1,000th managerial win

The Pirates' 8-6 win over the Dodgers on Friday night was the 1,000th of Clint Hurdle's managerial career. His father, Clint Sr., was there for win No. 1 with the Rockies in 2002. He was there Friday night for No. 1,000, too.


6/24/2016 | Maeda to make PNC Park debut vs. Bucs

Kenta Maeda, who has emerged as the No. 2 starter in the Dodgers rotation behind Clayton Kershaw, makes his first start in PNC Park Saturday night against left-hander Jeff Locke.


6/24/2016 | Nicasio reinstated, will pitch from bullpen

Pittsburgh reinstated Juan Nicasio from the restricted list Friday afternoon, designating reliever Jorge Rondon to make room for him. Nicasio returned home to the Dominican Republic last weekend to tend to a personal issue.


6/24/2016 | Bucs outlast Dodgers in battle of bullpens

Asked to protect the Pirates' most productive offensive performance in nearly three weeks, the back end of the Bucs' bullpen delivered in an 8-6 win over the Dodgers on Friday night at PNC Park.




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