Pedro Alvarez, Andrew McCutchen and Garrett Jones homered, Erik Bedard pitched six shutout innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat Chicago 10-4 Sunday and sent the Cubs to their 12th consecutive defeat.
(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 — Predictably, much of the post-game chatter was in response to Strasburg and his performance.
(93-7 The FAN) — Washington starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg lived up to the hype Thursday night, striking out 13 Pirates batters in a 4-2 Nationals win.
Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — Call me the eternal optimist, but Tuesday night’s walk-off victory for the Pirates is the type of win that can vault a team on a hot streak.
Rod Barajas smacked a two-run homer of his own to left field with two outs in the ninth inning for a 5-4 Pirates win.
Tommy Hanson allowed one run in six innings, Dan Uggla and Chipper Jones came through in a four-run seventh that broke a close game open, and the streaking Braves defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1 Friday night.
Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — Home runs by Garrett Jones and Pedro Alvarez turned a scoreless game into a blowout in the fifth inning Wednesday, as the Pirates blew the game open to beat Colorado, 5-1, in Game 2 of a double-header at PNC Park.
Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — Overshadowing what was the Pirates’ best hitting night of the season Tuesday at Arizona was the loss of starting pitcher Jeff Karstens after just one inning.
Pittsburgh’s starter lasted one inning. The closer wasn’t available. The road trip, a disaster to that point. With a little grit, good pitching from the bullpen and clutch hitting, the Pirates pulled out a victory that could be a big confidence booster before they head back home.
Kevin Correia pitched six effective innings, Garrett Jones homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates ended a five-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday.
(93-7 The FAN) — The middle of the lineup succeeded Monday night but the Pirates lost, 4-3, at Philadelphia Monday night.
(93-7 The FAN) — Pirates starter James McDonald got bullied by the Minnesota Twins Thursday, allowing 10 runs in an 11-6 loss.
(93-7 The FAN) — Pirates starter Erik Bedard had a solid outing Monday, throwing six-plus innings and allowing just two runs (one earned) on seven hits.
KDKA AM’s Larry Richert and John Shumway are in Bradenton, Fla., all week for Pirates’ spring training.