ST. LOUIS (AP) — Pedro Alvarez hit a grand slam in the first inning off suddenly scuffling 10-game winner Lance Lynn and Andrew McCutchen had two hits before leaving with a sore left wrist, helping the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-3 Saturday for their fourth victory in a row.
Root Sports Pirates analyst Kent Tekulve joins the Vinnie & Cook show on Sportsradio 93-7 The Fan.
Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage–a Fan Morning Show Favorite–joined the guys on Tuesday to talk about his staff.
Pirates starting pitcher Jeff Karstens made his first start since mid-April Monday night and struggled, allowing seven runs in an 8-3 loss at Philadelphia.
Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Jeff Karstens will return to the starting rotation Monday at Philadelphia, manager Clint Hurdle said after Sunday’s 3-2 loss to Detroit.
Searage chats with the guys about the health of Charlie Morton among other issues facing the Pirates pitching staff.
Several young athletes were honored this weekend for their positivity both on and off the field.
Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed starting pitcher Jeff Karstens on the 15-day disabled list.
Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — Pirates closer Joel Hanrahan was passed over for last night’s save because of hamstring tightness, which could keep him out until Friday.
Pirates’ broadcaster Steve Blass joined The Fan Morning Show Wednesday.
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.
Chris Capuano struck out seven in his first home game with the Los Angeles Dodgers, who scored all of their runs in the first inning against Jeff Karstens and beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 on Thursday night to complete a three-game sweep.
Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — It’s no secret by now. The Pirates can’t score runs.
(93-7 The FAN) — Pirates starting pitcher Jeff Karstens had a solid outing in his final spring appearance, leading the Pirates to a 3-1 victory against Toronto Sunday.
(93-7 The FAN) — Tampa Bay scored three runs in the eighth inning to earn an 8-6 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates Thursday afternoon in Spring Training action.