Francisco Liriano allowed three hits over six-plus dominant innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates raced by the Washington Nationals 7-3 on Thursday night.
Rob Neyer, FoxSports.com MLB writer, joined Starkey and Mueller Thursday to talk about the state of the Pirates and their National League competitors as August and the trade deadline loom.
Gregory Polanco helped free a grounds crew member trapped underneath a billowing tarp, then hit a go-ahead triple in the eighth inning that sent the Pittsburgh Pirates past the San Diego Padres 3-2 Tuesday night.
Jordy Mercer doubled home Andrew McCutchen with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-2 win over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.
Francisco Liriano allowed two singles in eight dominant innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates ran their winning streak to five with an 11-0 romp over the Chicago White Sox on Monday night.
Taylor Jungmann pitched seven efficient innings in his major league debut to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.
Jordy Mercer broke a fifth-inning tie when he homered for the second day in a row, Francisco Liriano struck out six to win his second straight decision and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the San Francisco Giants 5-2 on Wednesday for a three-game sweep.
Derek Norris hit a grand slam with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to lift the San Diego Padres to a 6-2 victory over Pittsburgh on Friday night, snapping the Pirates’ season-high seven-game winning streak.
Brian Dozier got Minnesota started with a home run in the first inning and Trevor Plouffe hit a two-run shot in a six-run second as the Twins built an early 7-0 lead then held on for an 8-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.
Cole Hamels struck out nine over seven strong innings, Jeff Francoeur threw out the potential tying run at the plate to end the game and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 Wednesday night.
Matt Holliday and Kolten Wong hit three-run homers and Michael Wacha remained unbeaten as the St. Louis Cardinals held off the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-5 on Friday night.
Starlin Castro went 3 for 5 with 4 RBIs, including a game-tying two-run single in the ninth, and the Chicago Cubs rallied for a 9-8 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.
Alfredo Simon gave up two hits over eight dominant innings, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0 on Wednesday night.
The Pirates rotation has been shuffled after the birth of Francisco Liriano’s daughter.
Todd Frazier hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning on Monday, overcoming another stumble by the bullpen and rallying the Cincinnati Reds to an opening 5-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.