Correia, Pirates Beat Braves 5-1PITTSBURGH (AP) Kevin Correia pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Garrett Jones homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates won consecutive games for the first time in four weeks, beating the Atlanta Braves 5-1 Tuesday night.
Pirates’ 4-1 Loss To Astros Latest In Downward SpiralHOUSTON (AP) The Astros know they'll need more efforts like they got from Jason Castro and Dallas Keuchel on Saturday night when they move to the AL West next year. Castro hit a three-run homer and Keuchel pitched seven strong innings to lead Houston to a 4-1 victory against Pittsburgh, handing the Pirates their fifth straight loss.
2:36 A.M.: Playoff-Hungry Pirates Shut Out CubsCHICAGO (AP) Kevin Correia pitched seven innings of two-hit ball and Starling Marte hit a two-run triple to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates past the Chicago Cubs 3-0 Monday night in a game that was delayed more than 3½ hours by rain.
Pirates Vs. Cubs Preview(AP) -- Finishing with a losing record for a 20th straight season seemed unthinkable for the Pittsburgh Pirates just over a month ago, but heading into the final two weeks of 2012, it is suddenly a distinct possibility.
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.