Neil Walker ended a long home run drought, James McDonald put together another strong start and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-2 on Saturday night.
Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — The Pirates have had some struggles, but they should be pretty happy with where they’re at through one month of the season.
Pedro Alvarez and Yamaico Navarro each hit two-run homers, and the Pirates enjoyed a long-awaited offensive breakthrough as they beat the Atlanta Braves 9-3 on Monday night.
Despite six no-hit innings from Pirates starter James McDonald, the Pirates couldn’t muster enough run support to beat the Colorado Rockies Wednesday in Game 1 of a double-header, losing, 2-1.
(93-7 The FAN) — The Pittsburgh Pirates ended the West Coast road trip on a high note, beating Arizona, 2-1, and finishing with back-to-back wins in the desert.
Matt Cain tossed a one-hitter, allowing only a two-out single in the sixth inning to McDonald during a near-perfect performance Friday as the San Francisco Giants beat the Pirates 5-0 in their home opener.
Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — It’s no secret by now. The Pirates can’t score runs.
Pittsburgh police say a missing man who was last seen in Pittsburgh’s Sheraden section has been found.
Pittsburgh Police need help finding a missing man. James McDonald, 74, was last seen at about 8:30 a.m. Monday in the 100-block of Berry Street in Sheraden.
(93-7 The FAN) — In his first start since allowing 10 runs in less than four innings, Pirates starting pitcher James McDonald allowed just one walk and two hits while striking out three in three innings of work in a 7-2 loss at Philadelphia.
(93-7 The FAN) — Pirates starter James McDonald got bullied by the Minnesota Twins Thursday, allowing 10 runs in an 11-6 loss.
Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — The Pirates (4-7) scored four runs in the second inning, three in the fifth and four more in the seventh to beat the Baltimore Orioles Wednesday, 11-5.
(93-7 The FAN) — Pirates starter James McDonald avoided damage and allowed just one run in three innings Thursday in a 5-4 loss in 10 innings.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have two more series (Cincinnati and Milwaukee) before the 2011 season comes to and end.
The Florida Marlins finished off both a three-game sweep and a season sweep of the Pirates with a 4-1 win Sunday afternoon at PNC Park. The Pirates have also now moved within two losses of clinching their 19th straight losing season.
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