Erik Bedard pitched seven solid innings, Neil Walker had three hits and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 on Friday night for their 10th victory in the last 13 games.
(93-7 The FAN) — Back-to-back doubles by Clint Barmes and Michael McKenry in the top of the 10th inning gave the Pirates enough to earn a 5-4 win Thursday night and take two of three games from NL Central leading Cincinnati.
(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.
James McDonald scattered five hits over eight shutout innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-1 on Monday to climb back to .500. Pedro Alvarez, Rod Barajas and Neil Walker all had two hits apiece and knocked in a run for the Pirates, who have won a season-high four straight to improve to 24-24.
Pedro Alvarez scored on an unconventional slide in the second inning for the game’s only run and turned in a couple of defensive gems to help the Pirates to a 1-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Friday night.
Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — Pirates closer Joel Hanrahan was placed on the bereavement list Thursday because of the death of his grandmother.
(93-7 The FAN) — The bullpen pitched eight innings Wednesday and the Pirates beat the Nationals, 3-2.
After the game, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle, closer Joel Hanrahan, starting pitcher A.J. Burnett and Barajas spoke with the media. Here’s what each of them had to say.
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.
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.
Friday was the final day The Fan Morning Show broadcasted LIVE from the Pirates spring training facility in Bradenton, Fla.
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.
Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — It’s clear that Pirates third baseman might be the most crucial piece to the puzzle this year if they want to be successful.
Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — The Pittsburgh Pirates avoided arbitration with two key cogs in the pitching staff Monday, signing both starter Charlie Morton and closer Joel Hanrahan to one-year deals.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have reportedly avoided arbitration with Joel Hanrahan.