30 Players: Ohtani, Barreto Top List Of Best Prospects In AL WestThe Angels made a big splash this off-season adding a big, young talent to their team.
Carter, Astros Beat Pirates 14-2
Jim Colony: Houston Still Has A Problem Against Pittsburgh The Pirates snapped a six-game Grapefruit League losing streak with an 8-6 win over their former divisional rivals, the Houston Astros at frosty McKechnie Field.
Pirates' Slide Continues In 5-1 Loss To HoustonPITTSBURGH (AP) After watching his team collect just five hits and one run against a journeyman starter who hadn't won a big league game in more than four years, Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle threw up his hands.
Pirates Beat Astros, 6-5 Drew Sutton scored on a wild pitch in the ninth inning to propel the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-5 win over the hapless Houston Astros on Friday night.
MLB Roundup: National League CentralWith two months of the season behind us, disparity in the NL Central has already set in: several teams sit well below .500, as the Reds sit atop the division.
Pirates Shut Down By Astros, 2-0The Pirates were shut out by the Houston Astros, 2-0 on Wednesday night. The Bucs drop to 62-74 as they recorded their third loss in as many nights.
Pirates Struggle Against Astros In 8-2 LossThe Pirates managed just four hits in their 8-2 loss to the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. Dropping to 62-73, Pittsburgh struck out 11 times.
Pirates Blow Lead, Fall To Astros, 7-4Despite holding the lead through most of the game, the Pirates lost to the last-place Houston Astros, 7-4 on Monday night. Wandy Rodriguez and company held the Pirates to just five hits.
Pirates Fall Short Of Sweep, Lose 8-2 To AstrosThe Pirates started out strong, but a sixth inning meltdown by Charlie Morton contributed to the team’s 8-2 loss to the Houston Astros.
Karstens Leads Pirates To 5-1 Win Over AstrosJeff Karstens allowed one run in seven-plus innings, Brandon Wood homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates won their third consecutive game, 5-1 over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.
Paul Maholm FrustratedRegardless of what is being said, Pirates starter Paul Maholm's frustration point has to be at an all-time high. It's been a broken record, Maholm pitches well and his teammates don't produce any runs for him.
Pirates Surprising 2011 Win TotalI realize it's only May 9th, but, check out the Pirates win total compared to some of the big market teams in MLB. It might surprise you.
Tough Luck MaholmStatistically, Kevin Correia has been the Pirates best pitcher in 2011. If Paul Maholm had gotten any support from his offense this season, we might say he's been the Bucs top starter.
Pirates Starting Lineup vs. AstrosClint Hurdle and the Pirates have a chance to reach the .500 mark tonight vs. the Houston Astros. Will Pedro Alvarez or Jose Tabata return from their injuries?