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Bucs break out on Dodgers, take series

July 24, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Clint Hurdle isn’t sure the Pittsburgh Pirates need an ace to make it to the postseason for the second straight year. more »»

Concussion sacks Marte

July 24, 2014 PITTSBURGH — On further review, Starling Marte is not ready to play. more »»

Home runs help Bucs to victory

July 23, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Gregory Polanco broke out of a slump with a solo home run and a tiebreaking two-run single, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 12-7 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night. more »»

Burnett rumors started

July 23, 2014 By John Mehno For the Mirror PITTSBURGH — As the non-waiver trade deadline approaches, rumors continue to circulate. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported on Tuesday that A.J. more »»

Dodgers stymie Pirates

July 22, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Ten days of rest was the last thing Edinson Volquez needed before trying to extend his winning streak. more »»

Mercer shows progress

July 22, 2014 PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates handed Jordy Mercer the starting shortstop job this season. In April, that looked like a huge mistake. more »»

Bucs inch closer to first place

July 21, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Taking the extra base was the key for the Pittsburgh Pirates in completing a three-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies. more »»

Trades not worrying Bucs' GM

July 21, 2014 PITTSBURGH — General manager Neal Huntington continues to look for trades, but insists the Pittsburgh Pirates will be fine if he doesn’t find one. more »»

Mercer’s double lifts Bucs in 11th

July 20, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Jordy Mercer doubled home Neil Walker with one out in the bottom of the 11th inning to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night. more »»

Alvarez putting in time to get better at 3rd base

July 20, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Pitchers aren’t the only players doing some extra pre-game throwing these days for the Pittsburgh Pirates. more »»

Waiting for MLB to profit even more off instant replay

July 20, 2014 PITTSBURGH — When Major League Baseball reviews its first year of replay, it will reach several conclusions: n The process takes too long and there are still incorrect calls. more »»

Snider’s hit lifts Bucs

July 19, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Travis Snider is no longer a regular in the Pittsburgh Pirates lineup. more »»

Pirates to watch Liriano closely in second half

July 19, 2014 PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates hit the reset button on their season Friday night, resuming the season with a game against Colorado at PNC Park. more »»

Resilient Pirates look for 2nd-half surge

July 18, 2014 PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates find themselves in an average, every day — if still heated — pennant race. more »»

To get in, Pirates just might have to win NL Central crown

July 18, 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle is a big fan of cashing in on opportunities, and he tries his hardest to get his players to buy into that line of thinking. more »»

Wilson returning to roots in Altoona

July 15, 2014 Jack Wilson played less than a full season for the Altoona Curve, but few Curve alums have a better major league resume than Wilson. more »»

Liriano struggles as Bucs limp into break

July 14, 2014 CINCINNATI — Francisco Liriano was in trouble often, but it was just one bad pitch that really cost the Pittsburgh left-hander. more »»

McCutchen saves Bucs with pair of homers

July 13, 2014 CINCINNATI — Andrew McCutchen tied the game with a solo homer in the ninth inning Saturday night, then connected again in the 11th inning, rallying the struggling Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-5 victory... more »»

Watson blows game in eighth

July 12, 2014 CINCINNATI — Pittsburgh’s All-Star reliever couldn’t get one more out. It’s been that kind of a road trip for the Pirates bullpen. more »»

Rarely enforced MLB rule ‘hits’ Pirates as a surprise

July 12, 2014 ST. LOUIS — Pirates manager Clint Hurdle can’t remember ever being on the wrong side of the rule that states a batter must make an attempt to avoid getting hit by a pitch. more »»

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