(AP) — If A.J. Burnett (16-9, 3.43) can keep his ERA at or drop it below its current mark, it will be his best since posting a 3.30 ERA for the Florida Marlins in 2002.
(AP) — The Cincinnati Reds appear to have the right pitcher in the right ballpark as they start their final road trip of the year.
HOUSTON (AP) — A.J. Burnett allowed one run in eight innings for his 16th win, and Josh Harrison tied a career high with four hits to jumpstart Pittsburgh’s offense in an 8-1 win over Houston on Sunday to avoid a sweep.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ryan Braun hit two hits, drove in a run and collected three of Milwaukee’s seven stolen bases in a 6-0 romp over the weary Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.
(AP) — Milwaukee (74-72) and Pittsburgh (74-72) are both 2 1/2 games back of St. Louis for the NL’s second wild-card spot, but have taken different paths to get to this position.
A.J. Burnett hopes to continue his recent success against Cincinnati and help the visiting Pirates avoid a season-high sixth consecutive loss and three-game sweep at the hands of the NL Central-leading Reds on Wednesday night.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Travis Wood gave up just one hit over six innings and the Chicago Cubs stopped a six-game losing streak Friday night with a 12-2 win over the mistake-prone Pittsburgh Pirates, who made seven errors in their worst defensive night in over a quarter-century.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Corey Hart homered to lead off the ninth inning and lift the Milwaukee Brewers to a 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night.
(AP) — Things have changed in a major way in the seven days since the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates met in one of the season’s most memorable games.
(AP) — A.J. Burnett is enjoying a late-career resurgence with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2012, while the San Diego Padres are Jason Marquis’ second team this season and sixth in the last five years.
PITTSBURGH (AP) Garrett Jones hit two three-run homers, A.J. Burnett became the first Pirates pitcher with 15 wins in 13 years, and Pittsburgh avoided a four-game sweep with a 10-6 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday.
A.J. Burnett (14-4, 3.32 ERA) tried to rally his teammates by holding a players-only meeting prior to Wednesday’s game, and he’ll be on the mound as the Pirates (64-53) try to avoid a season-high fourth consecutive home loss.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jason Marquis took a no-hitter into the seventh inning before settling for a two-hitter as the San Diego Padres beat the Pirates 5-0 for their 11th straight win in Pittsburgh.
MLB.com columnist Richard Justice joins the Vinnie & Cook show on Sportsradio 93-7 The Fan, and he believes this year’s Pittsburgh Pirates are the real deal.
Pirates’ pitching coach Ray Searage joined The Fan Morning Show Thursday to talk about the recent performance of his staff and about a critical stretch for the team as the playoff race heats up.