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.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The Pirates have gotten some stability back in their scrappy pitching staff, as veteran Charlie Morton has officially survived an injury scare, and rookie Gerrit Cole has officially survived his mid-season job hunt.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The 2013 baseball season, at minimum, will be remembered as the one that ended a torturous streak of losing in Pittsburgh, and for backup catcher Michael McKenry, it will be remembered as the one in which the Pirates came into their own.
Vinnie Richichi had a chance to sit down with Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton before the team left for their current road trip.
I’m ready to roll with Charlie Morton. Ready to hand him the ball in this pennant race in a game of profound significance.
Marlon Byrd celebrated his arrival in Pittsburgh with a three-run homer, and the Pirates beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-1 on Wednesday night.
Clint Barmes hit a three-run home run, Charlie Morton pitched eight strong innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the San Francisco Giants 3-1 on Friday night.
Charlie Morton retired his final 11 batters over seven strong innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates maintained the best record in the majors with a 4-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night.
Joe Kelly and the St. Louis Cardinals averted a five-game sweep at Pittsburgh, ending a season-worst seven-game losing streak by routing the Pirates 13-0 Thursday night in a matchup between the NL’s top two teams.
Michael McKenry had a career-best four hits and drove in two runs, Neil Walker and Garrett Jones each added two RBIs, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Miami Marlins 7-4 on Saturday night.
Jordy Mercer’s single up the middle off Germen Gonzalez drove home Andrew McCutchen with two outs in the 11th inning to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates past the New York Mets 3-2 on Friday night.
Charlie Morton took it upon himself on Tuesday to stand up for his teammates and bean Reds leadoff hitter Shin-Soo Choo in the bottom of the first inning, but to hear it, Morton claims it was not on purpose.
Pass the collection plate. Let’s raise the funds for a Charlie Morton statue.
Pirates color commentator and former pitcher Bob Walk joined The Fan Morning Show today for another edition of his weekly segment, “Walk on Wednesday.”
Matt Cain allowed two hits over 6 2-3 innings and the San Francisco Giants pounded the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-0 on Thursday night.