Pirates

Ray of hope: Pirates make big moves at deadline

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neal Huntington remained bullish on his team even after parting with stars Gerrit Cole and Andrew McCutchen in the offseason. Even after a swoon through June wiped out a hot start. Even after his club found itself floundering in early ...

Mehno: Huntington makes bold moves this time

PITTSBURGH — Neal Huntington did more than just acquire two pitchers on Tuesday. He jolted the team’s fan base, and he destroyed the myth that he is unwilling to trade prospects to get help for the major league club. The Pirates added starter Chris Archer and reliever Keone Kela at the ...

Bucs slide past Cubs

PITTSBURGH — Jameson Taillon spent the hours before the trade deadline doing some detective work. The Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher scoured Twitter for updates, asked team trainers if they were scanning medical records and touched base with acquaintances of potential targets for a brief ...

Pirates add for now, future

PITTSBURGH—Pirates players were ostensibly relaxing in the clubhouse Tuesday afternoon before their workday started. But a lot of them were keeping one eye on the TV and one eye on their phones as the last minutes ticked down to the non-waiver trading deadline. When the 4 o’clock ...

Wheeler’s big game helps Mets top Pirates

PITTSBURGH — Zack Wheeler didn’t receive much help from the New York Mets on offense. Luckily for the Mets, Wheeler was prepared to help himself. The right-hander pitched six strong innings and drove in the lone run, leading New York to a 1-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on ...

Huntington: ‘We’d like to add’

PITTSBURGH — The Pirates don’t play today, so that should give general manager Neal Huntington the full day to work the phones. He’s up against Tuesday’s 4 p.m. non-waiver trading deadline as he tries to improve his team. Huntington would like to beef up his bullpen, but only if ...

Williams outperforms deGrom

PITTSBURGH — Trevor Williams embraced being penciled in against Jacob deGrom on Saturday after pitching opposite Corey Kluber in his last start. Then, as he did on Monday, Williams outdueled one of the better pitchers in the major leagues. Williams frustrated the New York Mets through six ...

Pirates facing decision

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates pay Felipe Vazquez $3 million a year to close out games. It’s a great way to make a living. It just doesn’t happen to be the All-Star reliever’s favorite thing about his gig. Vazquez’s biggest perk comes in a giddy postgame clubhouse, when “DJ ...

Dickerson lands on DL

PITTSBURGH — Austin Meadows returned to the Pirates on Saturday. So did Jose Osuna, as the team placed outfielder Corey Dickerson and first baseman Josh Bell on the 10-day disabled list. Dickerson’s assignment is backdated to Wednesday, the first game he sat out after straining his left ...

Freese delivers winner

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates needed someone to lean on with three of their better hitters out of the lineup Friday. On cue, David Freese came through in a big way. Freese drove in five runs, including an RBI single in the ninth inning that lifted the Pirates over the New York Mets ...

Outfield getting thin

PITTSBURGH — The Pirates have two of their starting outfielders on the bench, and top prospect Austin Meadows in the minor leagues. What’s up with that? Starling Marte (hand) and Corey Dickerson (hamstring) were again absent from the starting lineup Friday against the New York ...

Mets hammer Bucs

PITTSBURGH — Asdrubal Cabrera is well versed in what can happen at the trade deadline. He found himself on the move four years ago when the Cleveland Indians sent him to Washington to help the Nationals make a playoff push. The second baseman admits he’s wary of what the days leading up ...

Cervelli returns from disabled list

By John Mehno For the Mirror PITTSBURGH — See if this sounds familiar: Francisco Cervelli returned to the Pirates’ lineup Thursday after missing time because of concussion-related issues. Cervelli batted third and caught as the Pirates opened a homestand against the New York ...

Bauer puts an end to Bucs’ win streak

The Associated Press CLEVELAND — Trevor Bauer, Adam Cimber and Brad Hand combined for an emphatic end to the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 11-game winning streak. Bauer struck out 10 over seven innings and the newly acquired relievers completed a three-hitter as the Cleveland Indians beat the ...

Bucs make it 11 on historic run

The Associated Press CLEVELAND — Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle has a simple philosophy when it comes to hot streaks. “I have a saying that I use all the time,” he said. “I’m not superstitious but just in case, there’s some things I’ll continue to do.” Whether it’s ...

Not even Mother Nature can stop hot Pirates

The Associated Press CLEVELAND — Josh Harrison hit a three-run homer and Gregory Polanco had a two-run triple off Corey Kluber in his return, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cleveland Indians 7-0 in a six-inning, rain-shortened game Monday night for their 10th straight win. The game ...

Dickerson helps Bucs big win streak continue

The Associated Press CINCINNATI — Corey Dickerson and the Pittsburgh Pirates are so hot even Ivan Nova is contributing at the plate. Dickerson homered for the fourth time in three days, and the Pirates beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-2 on Sunday afternoon for their ninth straight ...

Bucs above .500 after 8th win in a row

CINCINNATI — Corey Dickerson hit two first-pitch home runs, rookie Nick Kingham overcame another Cincinnati rain delay to pitch six shutout innings and drive in two runs, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Reds 6-2 Saturday for their season-high eighth straight win. Dickerson homered on ...

Bucs’ Rodriguez has solid return

The Associated Press CINCINNATI — Sean Rodriguez homered and drove in four runs, Starling Marte hit a grand slam as the Pittsburgh Pirates scored a 12-1 rout of the Cincinnati Reds after a long rain delay Friday night. Corey Dickerson had a solo homer for the Pirates, who finished with 16 ...

Elite ready to pursue playoffs

On deck Tonight: Pittsburgh at Cincinnati,7:10 p.m. Pitching matchup: Pirates RHPJameson Taillon (6-7) vs. Reds RHP Tyler Mahle (7-7) TV: AT&T SportsNet The Associated Press CHICAGO — Mookie Betts and the major league-leading Red Sox are on pace for 100-plus wins. Same for ...