(AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates had some room to breathe in the NL wild-card standings after a series win over the weekend against one of their main pursuers. A series against a team far from playoff contention has been more problematic.
SAN DIEGO (AP) Chase Headley hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning to give the San Diego Padres a 7-5 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.
SAN DIEGO (AP) Edinson Volquez struck out 10 and Will Venable drove in two runs to lift the San Diego Padres to a 3-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night.
(AP) — A.J. Burnett is enjoying a late-career resurgence with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2012, while the San Diego Padres are Jason Marquis’ second team this season and sixth in the last five years.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Yesterday the Tribune-Review’s Dejan Kovacevic reported, according to an internal source, that Pirates right-handed pitcher Kevin Correia privately volunteered to pick up the team’s tired pitching staff after a 19-inning win in St. Louis. The team has confirmed Correia will indeed make a spot start, opposing Edinson Volquez, in tonight’s game at San Diego, the start of a three-game set against the Padres.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Edinson Volquez, who was bailed out by his teammates in a 9-8 comeback win by the San Diego Padres at PNC Park Aug. 10, will face the Pirates again to kick off a three-game series at Petco Park Monday at 10:05, but who will oppose him?
(AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates arrive in San Diego a bit exhausted and uncertain who’ll be their starting pitcher in the series opener to face a Padres team that has historically given them trouble.
The Pirates will look for their 14th win of the season tonight as they open a 3-game trip in San Diego.
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