Pirates Lose To Reds, 5-3CINCINNATI (AP) -- Another win over a fading pursuer has Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips thinking about a really big number. Phillips homered and drove in a pair of runs Tuesday night, and Mike Leake pitched seven innings and scored off a dash home on a wild pitch, setting up a 5-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates that moved Cincinnati another step closer to the NL Central title.
Pirates Vs. Reds Preview(AP) -- Though the team they're chasing for the NL's second wild-card spot keeps faltering, the Pittsburgh Pirates have failed at nearly every turn to take advantage.
Astros Vs. Pirates Preview(AP) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates managed to stop their latest skid at four, but if they want to have any shot at reaching the postseason for the first time in 20 years, they need to take advantage of their next four games as well.
Bucs Release BedardPITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- Early Tuesday morning the Tribune-Review's Dejan Kovacevic reported, according to an unidentified but reliable team source, that the Pirates have released starting pitcher Erik Bedard.
Jet-Lagged Pirates Lose In San DiegoSAN 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.
Correia To Start In San Diego Monday NightPITTSBURGH (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.
Who Will Face the Friars on Monday?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?
Pirates Outlast Diamondbacks, 7-6Neil Walker homered and drove in five runs, Kevin Correia won his seventh straight decision and the Pittsburgh Pirates overcame four errors to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-6 Wednesday night.