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Morton recovers after slow start

August 8, 2013 PITTSBURGH — A classic sinkerballer, Charlie Morton has gotten out of countless jams by inducing a ground ball. On Wednesday, one turned his entire outing around. more »»

Harrison walk-off HR lifts Bucs

August 7, 2013 PITTSBURGH — The last time Josh Harrison hit a walk-off homer, he was a high school senior in Cincinnati. The game was played in front of a few dozen people on a spring afternoon. more »»

Liriano captures pitching honor

August 6, 2013 PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano has been named National League Player of the Week for the period ending Aug. 4. The announcement was made Monday on MLB Network. more »»

Burnett goes distance in Pirates’ victory

August 5, 2013 PITTSBURGH — At 36 and the owner of two World Series rings, A.J. Burnett says he no longer cares about personal statistics. “It’s all about the team,” the Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander said. more »»

Confidence helping Bucs overcome years of losing

August 4, 2013 PITTSBURGH — There are plenty of reasons why the Pittsburgh Pirates enter today as the first-place team in the National League’s Central Division, with Major League Baseball’s best record. more »»

Liriano, Tabata come through

August 4, 2013 PITTSBURGH — Francisco Liriano has won twice as many games as he did a year ago and there’s still two months to go in the seaso. more »»

Mehno: Nothing sells tickets like a winning team

August 4, 2013 PITTSBURGH — People love the Pirates! Contrary to what they’re saying on TV at 5, 6 and 11, this is not breaking news. The Pirates are winning. People love a winner. more »»

Chacin toughs it out, shuts down Pirates

August 3, 2013 PITTSBURGH — Jhoulys Chacin was determined to eat up innings for his team and its weary bullpen. Absorbing a sharply-hit line drive off his pitching forearm wasn’t going to deter him. more »»

Hartsock: Trade deadline generates interest

August 3, 2013 Notes and observations from a recent trip to Pittsburgh’s PNC Park: PITTSBURGH — The Major League Baseball season is broken down into a variety of components, and none is more interesting than the... more »»

Cards explode on Bucs to avoid sweep

August 2, 2013 PITTSBURGH — Manager Mike Matheny admitted the St. Louis Cardinals’ losing streak was starting to get to him. more »»

Pirates stand pat, beat Cards

August 1, 2013 PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neal Huntington spent the hours leading up to the non-waiver trade deadline searching for a way to upgrade the team with the best record in baseball. more »»

Bucs sweep Cards, take first place

July 31, 2013 PITTSBURGH — Andrew McCutchen clubbed his 15th homer of the season and the Pittsburgh Pirates completed a doubleheader sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals with 6-0 victory on Tuesday night. more »»

Love is in the air in Pittsburgh

July 31, 2013 PITTSBURGH — This is being called the Pittsburgh Pirates’ biggest series in the 13 seasons at PNC Park. No doubt it is. What else would compete with the ongoing five-game series against the S. more »»

Bucs win; pick up game on Cards

July 30, 2013 PITTSBURGH — Clint Hurdle grabbed the brim of his cap and ducked his head. When pressed about what pleased him the most about Pittsburgh’s 9-2 win over St. more »»

Pirates slip up in Miami

July 29, 2013 MIAMI — The Pittsburgh Pirates managed only one win against the team with the NL’s worst record. They hope to fare better versus the team they’re chasing in the division. more »»

McKenry powers Pirates

July 28, 2013 MIAMI — Michael McKenry had a career-best four hits and drove in two runs, Neil Walker and Garrett Jones each added two RBIs, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Miami Marlins 7-4 on Saturday night. more »»

Control issues haunt Locke

July 27, 2013 MIAMI — Six walks and no run support were a bad combination for Jeff Locke. more »»

Pirates closer Grilli has strained right arm

July 26, 2013 MIAMI — Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star closer Jason Grilli has been diagnosed with a flexor strain in his right arm and is out indefinitely. more »»

Nats snap Bucs’ win streak

July 26, 2013 WASHINGTON — Manager Clint Hurdle’s Pittsburgh Pirates began the game 0 for 12 with runners in scoring position before coming through in the clutch late. more »»

Pirate lefty Liriano continues to have great season

July 25, 2013 WASHINGTON — Stephen Strasburg fiddled with the bottom of his gray T-shirt and stared blankly ahead, unaccustomed to his Washington Nationals struggling day after day the way they are at the moment. more »»

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