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Bucs make it 5 in a row

April 27, 2015 By John Marshall The Associated Press PHOENIX — Pittsburgh’s slow start to the season is quickly fading into the rearview mirror. The Pirates can thank their starting pitchers for the turnaround. more »»

Marte delivers key hit

April 26, 2015 The Associated Press PHOENIX — Starling Marte singled home Neil Walker with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates edged the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1 on Saturday night. more »»

Cole pitches Bucs to win

April 25, 2015 PHOENIX — Gerrit Cole struck out seven and gave up just one earned run in 7ª innings to help the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Arizona Diamondbacks, 4-1, late Friday nigh. more »»

Coming of age

April 24, 2015 PITTSBURGH — Gregory Polanco’s maturation from prospect to entrenched major league starter remains a work in progress. more »»

Pirates finish solid homestand

April 24, 2015 PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates buttoned up the first homestand of the year nicely on Thursday afternoon, beating the Chicago Cubs 5-4. more »»

Bucs hold on to win over Cubs

April 23, 2015 PITTSBURGH — Tony Watson had a save that was reminiscent of bygone day. more »»

Melancon returning as closer after day off

April 23, 2015 PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle removed Mark Melancon from the closer’s role — but just for one game. more »»

Pirates' closer unable to stop Cubs in 9th

April 22, 2015 The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The shortstop of the future and the shortstop of the present happen to be on the Chicago Cubs’ roster at the same time. Yet manager Joe Maddon isn’t worried. more »»

Lineup looks a little right

April 22, 2015 By John Mehno For the Mirror PITTSBURGH — For the first time this season, the Pittsburgh Pirates’ lineup was all right. more »»

Cubs' rookie gets to Pirates' bullpen late

April 21, 2015 The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Kris Bryant turned his tiebreaking two-run double into a Little League homer with some heads-up baserunning, and the star rookie had three hits and three RBIs Monda... more »»

Hurdle decides to play it safe with Mercer

April 21, 2015 By John Mehno For the Mirror PITTSBURGH — Jordy Mercer was cleared to play for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, but manager Clint Hurdle gave him the night off anyway. more »»

Sweep of Milwaukee completed

April 20, 2015 By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Gerrit Cole pitched six effective innings, Pedro Alvarez homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates swept Milwaukee 5-2 Sunday, leaving the Brewers with thei... more »»

Merer survives scary beaning

April 20, 2015 By John Mehno For the Mirror PITTSBURGH — It was a very efficient Sunday for the Pittsburgh Pirates: They won another game, drew another large crowd and wrapped up a weekend sweep before the rain... more »»

Marte drives in 5

April 19, 2015 PITTSBURGH — Pirates manager Clint Hurdle decided to give Starling Marte a day off earlier this week, trying to stop the left fielder’s struggles at the plate. The move has paid off. more »»

Kang coming along slowly

April 19, 2015 PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates knew that infielder Jung Ho Kang’s transitition to MLB would be a work in progress. Through two weeks of the season, it’s been a slow one. more »»

Pirates' offense wakes from its slumber

April 18, 2015 The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates flailed helplessly at Jimmy Nelson’s curveball last weekend, striking out nine times in a lopsided loss in Milwaukee. more »»

Sanchez returns to Indianapolis

April 18, 2015 By John Mehno For the Mirror PITTSBURGH — Several Pittsburgh Pirates hitters got new positions in the batting order Friday, and Tony Sanchez got a new address. more »»

Bucs fail to muster any offense

April 16, 2015 PITTSBURGH — Francisco Liriano made 89 pitches in his return to work following the birth of his fourth child. Only one turned out to be a mistake. more »»

Caminero making very fast impact

April 16, 2015 PITTSBURGH — Pitchers focus on putting zeroes on the scoreboard. But there are a handful who create excitement for fans and success for themselves by posting big numbers. more »»

Bucs' offense stymied

April 15, 2015 By John Perrotto The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Not only does Shane Greene make pitching sound simple, he is making it look eas. more »»

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