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Pirates' McCutchen leaves after HBP on elbow

By The Sports Network, 1 year 1 month ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Pirates All-Star center fielder Andrew McCutchen exited Saturday's game against the Braves after taking a pitch off his left elbow. A 91-mph Julio Teheran fastball struck the 2013 NL MVP directly on the elbow and forced McCutchen back to the locker room for observation. McCutchen came into the game hitting .295 with a .382 on-base percentage and nine...

Recap: Pittsburgh vs. Atlanta

By The Sports Network, 1 year 1 month ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Starling Marte went 3-for-4 with three runs scored, a steal of home and an RBI as the Pittsburgh Pirates jumped on the Atlanta Braves early and earned an 8-4 victory on Saturday. Pedro Alvarez, Francisco Cervelli and Jordy Mercer all drove in two runs, and Charlie Morton (6-1) stayed unbeaten at home with six-plus effective innings at a wet PNC Park....

Recap: Pittsburgh vs. Atlanta

By The Sports Network, 1 year 1 month ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jordy Mercer drove in the decisive run with an RBI double during the 10th inning to power the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves in the opener of a three-game set. Pedro Alvarez finished with two hits and two RBI and Mercer doubled twice among his three hits for the Pirates, who ended a two-game skid. Mark Melancon (1-1)...

Cincinnati Reds (33-37) at Pittsburgh Pirates (40-31), 7:05 p.m. (ET)

By The Sports Network, 1 year 1 month ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Winless over his past three starts, A.J. Burnett takes the mound on Thursday night for the Pittsburgh Pirates in the rubber match of a three-game set with the Cincinnati Reds. Burnett has not been bad over his current 0-2 rut, giving up just one run in a 2-0 loss to Milwaukee on June 8 and then logging nine scoreless innings of a no-decisions versus Philadelphia on June...

Pirates place Hart on DL with shoulder injury

By The Sports Network, 1 year 1 month ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday placed first baseman/outfielder Corey Hart on the 15-day disabled list. Hart was officially shelved due to a left shoulder impingement. On a one-year contract signed in December, the 33-year-old has hit just .222 with two home runs and nine RBI over 35 games for the Bucs. To fill the roster spot, the Pirates...

Recap: Pittsburgh vs. Cincinnati

By The Sports Network, 1 year 1 month ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Marlon Byrd homered and drove in three runs to lead the Cincinnati Reds in a 5-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the second of a three-game set. Todd Frazier and Jay Bruce each drove in one run for the Reds, who had lost two of three coming in. Mike Leake (5-4) won his third straight decision after giving up two runs on eight hits with five strikeouts...

Recap: Pittsburgh vs. Cincinnati

By The Sports Network, 1 year 1 month ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Francisco Cervelli hit a three-run home run to help the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-6 win over the Cincinnati Reds to open a three-game series. Andrew McCutchen hit a two-run homer for the Pirates, who were swept in three games in Washington over the weekend. Jeff Locke lasted just four innings in the start as he gave up nine hits and four runs -- two...

Recap: Washington vs. Pittsburgh

By The Sports Network, 1 year 1 month ago
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - An intense Max Scherzer bounced off the rubber after every strike over the last few innings, emphatically snatching the ball back from Wilson Ramos. It was quite an encore. It was nearly perfect. Scherzer followed a 16-strikeout, one-hit shutout with a no-hitter on Saturday afternoon as the Washington Nationals blanked the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-0...

Recap: Chicago WSox vs. Pittsburgh

By The Sports Network, 1 year 1 month ago
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Gerrit Cole pitched seven strong innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates took a 3-2 win over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday. Cole (11-2) became the first 11-game winner in the majors as he was charged with two runs on three hits with three walks and four strikeouts for the Pirates, who have won a season-high eight straight games. Josh Harrison, Jung-Ho...

Recap: Chicago WSox vs. Pittsburgh

By The Sports Network, 1 year 1 month ago
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Pittsburgh Pirates finally gave up a run but nevertheless ran their winning streak to a season high-tying seven games with a 3-2 victory over the struggling Chicago White Sox on Wednesday. The Pirates posted shutouts in five of their previous six games, including two of the White Sox at PNC Park, and saw Jeff Locke run the team's scoreless streak to 35...