PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — At 70-47 the Pirates have been a great team, but they are not necessarily a deep one, so fans surely breathed a sigh of relief when the team announced today left fielder Starling Marte will not go on the disabled list.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The Pirates, to borrow a popular lyric from the rapper Drake, “started from the bottom, now [they're] here.” But how did they get to the pinnacle of the National League, recording win No. 70 faster than any Pirate team since 1972?
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — There are a number of reasons the Pirates have been the talk of Major League Baseball in 2013, so determining the team MVP is no easy debate.
Both the Baltimore Orioles and the Pittsburgh Pirates are enjoying quality seasons midway through this year. With each team presenting a legitimate threat to make the playoffs in their respective leagues, the question is, which is most likely to achieve that goal?
With the two leagues set to square off in their annual exhibition featuring its greatest stars on July 16, all eyes will be on Citi Field. With home field advantage during the World Series on the line, the question very simply put is, can the National League maintain its grip on the contest for the fourth straight year?
NEW YORK (AP) David Wright’s record-breaking hit was a little dribbler toward third base, ugly enough to prompt plenty of ribbing from his New York Mets teammates.
NEW YORK (AP) Major League Baseball appears unlikely to interfere if Melky Cabrera wins the NL batting title while serving his 50-game suspension for a positive drug test.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez has been named National League Player of the Week for the period ending Sunday, as announced by Major League Baseball not long ago.
Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen was named the National League’s Player of the Week for the second straight week Monday.
Don’t let anyone fool you: Home-field advantage in baseball does matter.
Drew Sutton hit a one-out solo homer in the bottom of the ninth and the Pittsburgh Pirates improved to eight games over .500 for the first time in 20 years with an 8-7 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.
Rosters for the Major League Baseball All-Star Game were announced Sunday afternoon.
Starting pitching in the National League is off to a ferociously hot start. The days of inflated home run totals and offensive power statistics appear well behind us, as a 2.01 ERA in the National League is currently good for tenth place among starters with 30 IP or more. Yet, which starters are the true elite standouts in the early going?
Roy Halladay allowed just two hits in eight innings and the Philadelphia Phillies opened with a 1-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday.
(93-7 The FAN/AP) — Baseball will be making major changes in the next two years — adding two teams to the playoffs, moving the Houston Astros to the American League and extending interleague play to September.