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Pirates game rained out

BRADENTON, Fla. - When rain caused the cancellation of the New York Yankees' game with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, Hiroki Kuroda did his throwing indoors.Kuroda traveled back to the Yankees' spring training camp in Tampa after the exhibition game was called off following a 44-minute rain ...

Papelbon pitch leads to Bucs-Phils feud

CLEARWATER, Fla. - Andrew McCutchen spun out of the batter's box, buzzed by a fastball from Jonathan Papelbon. Moments later, a Philadelphia hitter paid the price - he got drilled in the back.Looks as though this feud isn't going to simmer down anytime soon."There has been either a coincidence ...

Lane: Polanco move wasn’t surprising

BRADENTON, Fla. - Good spring. Bad spring. Sometimes it doesn't matter because decisions already have been made in some cases.Gregory Polanco was having a good spring. Not surprising. He's considered the Pirates' top outfield prospect and is rated as the 10th best prospect in the majors by ...

Volquez gives up 4 in Bucs’ loss

BRADENTON, Fla. - Wil Myers left the game in the third inning with a bruised right quadriceps, and Ben Zobrist doubled, scored a run and drove in a run as a Tampa Bay Rays split squad beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3 on Saturday.Myers, last year's AL Rookie of the Year, fouled a ball off his leg ...

Gomez roughed up in start for

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - Matt Moore allowed two hits in 3-plus scoreless innings Thursday, helping the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1.Moore struck out three in his third spring training start. In his previous outing he failed to get out of the first, allowing six runs and five ...

Pirates homer their way past Minnesota

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Pedro Alvarez and Travis Ishikawa hit long home runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to an 8-4 win over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday.Alvarez and Ishikawa, both left-handed hitters, took advantage of a stiff wind blowing out to right field at Hammond Stadium. Alvarez, the ...

Taillon sent to minor leagues

BRADENTON, Fla. - The Pirates made their first round of spring training cuts on Monday and Jameson Taillon, the organization's top pitching prospect, was among them.Taillon, who is expected to start the season at Class AAA Indianapolis, split the 2013 season between Altoona and Indy. Taillon ...

Orioles outslug Bucs

BRADENTON, Fla. - Russell Martin hit his fourth home run of a torrid spring training Monday, but Steve Pearce and Michael Almanzar each hit two-run homers to lead the Baltimore Orioles to a 7-6 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.Martin singled and hit a two-run drive off Orioles starter Chris ...

Bucs looking good in spring ball so far

BRADENTON, Fla. - It's only the second week of March, and too early to get excited, but the Pirates have looked awfully good so far in spring training.With a 10-5 win over Tampa Bay on Saturday, the Pirates improved their record to 7-2, one of the best in the Grapefruit League.The starting ...

Morton has bad outing against Red Sox

BRADENTON, Fla. - Clay Buchholz pitched three hitless innings, Mike Carp hit a long homer and the Boston Red Sox beat a Pittsburgh Pirates split squad 4-1 on Sunday.Buchholz faced nine batters and got five outs on grounders. He walked one and struck out one.Jackie Bradley Jr., trying to win a ...

Volquez shelled by O’s

SARASOTA, Fla. - Chris Davis had a long home run and three RBIs, J.J. Hardy hit a three-run shot and Wei-Yin Chen pitched three shutout innings to help the Baltimore Orioles beat a Pittsburgh Pirates split squad 9-2 on Sunday.Davis has two homers and seven RBIs this spring for the Orioles, who ...

Bucs’ Martin continues hot spring with homer

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - Russell Martin homered for the third time this spring and drove in four runs to lead Francisco Liriano and the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 10-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday.Martin had an RBI single during a six-run first inning against Rays starter Matt Moore ...

McCutchen has strong performance

BRADENTON, Fla. - Andrew McCutchen homered, doubled and singled Friday for the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 6-5 loss to the Minnesota Twins.McCutchen went 3 for 3, scored twice and drove in two runs. The reigning NL MVP is 8 for 11 in four games this spring."No big deal," he said. "They don't count ...

Pirates rained out; Locke injury minor

BRADENTON, Fla. - The Toronto Blue Jays' spring training game at the Pittsburgh Pirates was rained out Thursday.The game will not be made up.Starting timeThe Blue Jays returned to their camp in Dunedin without announcing revised pitching plans. Left-hander Mark Buerhle was scheduled to start ...

Kasparek still improving

BRADENTON, Fla. - Kenn Kasparek's sinker has his career on the upswing.The 28-year-old Houston, Texas, native enters his seventh year in minor league baseball hopeful his pitching repertoire is finally rounding into form.The 6-foot-10 right-hander, who possesses a unique sidearm-type delivery, ...

Snyder tough for Bucs

DUNEDIN, Fla. - Brandon Morrow allowed five runs and six hits over three innings in the Toronto Blue Jays' 6-4 loss Wednesday to the Pittsburgh Pirates.Morrow was making his second appearance since a season-ending forearm injury last May. On Feb. 28, the right-hander gave up two hits and one ...

Morton solid again for Bucs

LAKELAND, Fla. - Charlie Morton allowed one hit in three scoreless innings, helping the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday.Morton did not strike out a batter, but he kept Detroit off the bases during his short stint, aside from Don Kelly's second-inning ...

Pirates homer in win over Sox

BRADENTON, Fla. - Pedro Alvarez and Russell Martin hit two-run homers off Brandon Workman, who started in place of injured Jake Peavy, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Red Sox 7-6 Monday.Pittsburgh leadoff batter Starling Marte reached on an infield single in the first that stopped ...

Pimentel pitching well for Bucs

CLEARWATER, Fla. - A.J. Burnett started against his former Pittsburgh teammates, giving up one run in two innings Sunday as the Pirates beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1.Burnett allowed one hit, struck out one and took the loss in his spring training debut. He went 10-11 with a 3.30 ERA last ...

Alvarez shines in Pirates spring loss

DUNEDIN, Fla. - Colby Rasmus drove in two runs, Dioner Navarro hit an RBI double and the Toronto Blue Jays topped the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 on Friday.Pedro Alvarez doubled twice and scored both runs for Pittsburgh.Rasmus hit an RBI single in the first inning off Pirates starter Gerrit Cole. ...