With their five-game winning streak on the line and a sweep against the Marlins in the balance, the Pirates sent out Gerrit Cole for the series finale and got seven strong innings from their staff ace.
Taking the extra base was the key for the Pittsburgh Pirates in completing a three-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies.
Jeff Locke gave up just three hits and a walk in eight innings, and the Pittsburgh Pirates completed their first series sweep of the season with a 6-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.
Paul Zeise opened up his show on Sunday night by looking back at the Rockies’ sweep of the Pirates, which some Bucs’ fans see as a reason to worry.
There’s a dark cloud over the city this weekend as gloomy fans try to cope with the Penguins stunning Game 4 loss to the Boston Bruins Friday night, sweeping them unceremoniously from the playoffs.
Bob Pompeani wrapped up the Pens elimination from the playoffs with the Tribune-Review’s Josh Yohe.
Dan Bylsma must be terminated. No way around it.
Adam McQuaid scored early in the third period, Tuukka Rask posted his second shutout of the series, and the Boston Bruins swept their way to the Stanley Cup finals with a 1-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night.
Jeff Karstens scattered four hits over eight innings and the surging Pittsburgh Pirates blanked the Houston Astros 2-0 on Thursday night. Karstens (2-2) struck out a season-high eight against just one walk as the Pirates completed their first four-game sweep of the Astros at home since 1979. Joel Hanrahan pitched a perfect ninth for his 22nd save.
There’s plenty of negativity heading into tonight’s Game 4 against the Philadelphia Flyers, but there are some fans who are holding out hope that the team can pull off a win.