Chris Johnson homered in the eighth and ninth innings Tuesday night, giving him five in eight games since being acquired in a trade, to rally the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 10-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Johnson’s homer in the eighth carried far over the fence in center field and capped a four-run rally against Jason Grilli (1-4) that put Arizona ahead 7-4. Pittsburgh had just taken a 4-3 lead with two runs in the seventh.
(93-7 The FAN) — The Pirates will make a lot of moves this week, as they take part in the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft.
(93-7 The FAN) — Things spiraled out of control for Pirates starting pitcher Kevin Correia in the fourth inning Tuesday night at Miami.
Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — Despite an eighth-inning rally, the Pirate lost to Philadephia Tuesday, 5-4.
(93-7 The FAN) — Pirates starting pitcher Charlie Morton made his first start of the spring Monday, pitching two scoreless innings in a 4-1 loss to Philadelphia.
(93-7 The FAN) — Joel Hanrahan, Jeff Karstens, Evan Meek, Garrett Jones, Charlie Morton, Chris Resop and Casey McGehee were all arbitration eligible Monday night and all were tendered contracts.
Garrett Jones homered to lead off the bottom of the 11th inning and lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night.
Chris Gates | 93-7 The Fan — The Pittsburgh Pirates are quickly establishing themselves as the kings of small ball in Major League Baseball.
I’m not one to share my opinion, but since you asked…The amazing run of the Pittsburgh Pirates continues, as does the season of starter Jeff Karstens, who was not a member of the rotation to begin 2011.
Jeff Karstens pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning and five relievers finished the four-hitter, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 1-0 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.
With the Bucs (15-17) just one game shy of .500 and coming off a winning road series against the San Diego Padres, hopes were high at PNC Park for the home team.
Tomorrow night vs. the Houston Astros, the Pirates will have a chance to reach the .500 mark. Might not seem like a big deal, but, it will be the first time they would hit that mark in May since the 2005 season.
The Pirates will look for their 14th win of the season tonight as they open a 3-game trip in San Diego.
Pirates relief pitcher Evan Meek hasn’t looked right all season. The reason for that is he might not be healthy and is heading to the disabled list.
The Pirates pulled off a win at PNC Park, beating the San Francisco Giants, 2-0.