Gerrit Cole retired the final 17 hitters he faced, and the surging Pittsburgh Pirates clinched a spot in the playoffs with a 3-2 win over the free-falling Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.
The Pirates’ win combined with Milwaukee’s loss to Cincinnati assured Pittsburgh of no worse than an NL wild card. The Pirates wrapped up their berth exactly one year after clinching a place in the 2013 playoffs.
Andrew McCutchen homered, Francisco Liriano won his fourth straight start and the Pittsburgh Pirates moved closer to a playoff berth by beating the Atlanta Braves 1-0 Monday night.
Clint Hurdle has been battling a hip problem all season that will require surgery. However, he’s not going anywhere with the Pittsburgh Pirates closing in on a second consecutive trip to the MLB postseason.
Vance Worley is used to his body breaking down at this point in the season.
With Andrew McCutchen getting beaned not once, but twice Saturday night by Milwaukee Brewers starter Matt Garza, Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington opened his weekly show talking about those plays and whether or not there was intent.
Elian Herrera sprinted home on Logan Schafer’s sacrifice fly in the ninth inning and the Milwaukee Brewers edged the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0 on Saturday night to tighten the race for the second National League wild-card spot.
The Pirates are trying to pull away from the Milwaukee Brewers this weekend for the final Wild Card spot, but some fans are already thinking about the post-season.
Russell Martin hit a three-run homer off Jonathan Broxton in the bottom of the eighth inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates inched closer to a playoff berth with a 4-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.
After pitching five shutout innings against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night, Pirates starter Charlie Morton will be forced to mix his next turn in the rotation.
The Pittsburgh Pirates got a lucky break when Boston pinch-runner Jemile Weeks was hit by a batted ball in the ninth inning, beating the Red Sox 3-2 on Thursday night to keep pace in the NL pennant race.
Wednesday night’s win over the Boston Red Sox was the Pirates’ 81st win of the season, assuring them their second-straight non-losing season.
Gregory Polanco, Neil Walker and Ike Davis all homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Red Sox 9-1 on Wednesday night to maintain their grip on the second National League wild card spot.
Pittsburgh Pirates fans will never forget this night nearly one year ago.
Charlie Morton came off the disabled list to gain his first victory since July 2, and the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Boston Red Sox 4-0 Tuesday night for their ninth win in 11 games.
The Pittsburgh Pirates announced today their Minor League Player of the Year award winners.