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Recap: Pittsburgh vs. Chicago Cubs

By The Sports Network, 1 month 1 week ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Kris Bryant went 3-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored in the Chicago Cubs' 5-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday. Bryant's two-run double in the seventh broke a 1-1 tie for the Cubs, who improved to 7-5 on the young season. Jorge Soler went 4-for-5 with two runs scored. Jake Arrieta (2-1) got the start for Chicago and gave up one run...

Recap: Pittsburgh vs. Milwaukee

By The Sports Network, 1 month 1 week ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Starling Marte hit a three-run home run and drove in five runs as the Pittsburgh Pirates took a 6-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers in the second of a three-game set on Saturday. Marte's big night was coupled with a dominating performance from Jeff Locke (2-0), who allowed just one run and four hits while striking out six in eight innings. The Pirates have...

Pirates activate C Stewart from DL

By The Sports Network, 1 month 1 week ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Pittsburgh Pirates activated catcher Chris Stewart from the 15-day disabled list and optioned catcher Tony Sanchez to Triple-A Indianapolis. Stewart strained his right hamstring during spring training and missed the start of the season. He played five rehab games between Double-A Altoona and Indianapolis and went 6-for-18. The 33-year-old Stewart...

Recap: Pittsburgh vs. Milwaukee

By The Sports Network, 1 month 1 week ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Starling Marte hit a two-run home run and scored twice as the Pittsburgh Pirates grabbed a 6-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers in the opener of a three-game set. Josh Harrison, Andrew McCutchen, Pedro Alvarez and Sean Rodriguez each drove in a run for the Pirates, who snapped a two-game slide. Vance Worley (1-1) went six innings and allowed two runs on six...

Recap: Pittsburgh vs. Detroit

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Rajai Davis homered and Alfredo Simon continued a string of good starting pitching for the Detroit Tigers in a 1-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday. Simon (2-0) gave up the only two Pirates hits, both singles, in eight innings and struck out two without walking a batter. Joakim Soria then threw a 1-2-3 ninth inning for his fourth save of...

Recap: Pittsburgh vs. Detroit

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Shane Greene is 2-for-2 with the Detroit Tigers. Two starts, two dominating wins. The 26-year-old right-hander threw eight more shutout innings in a 2-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night. Acquired in December from the New York Yankees, Greene (2-0) gave up three hits, no walks and struck out three over his eight frames, retiring...

Pirates sign Harrison to four-year deal

By The Sports Network, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Cincinnati, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed third baseman Josh Harrison to a four-year contract with club options for the 2019 and 2020 seasons. Harrison's deal is worth just over $27 million, according to CBSSports.com. His deal could reach $50 million. Harrison finished ninth in voting for the National League Most Valuable Player last season, batting .315...

Pirates send Morton to DL

By The Sports Network, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed pitcher Charlie Morton on the 15-day disabled list following another rough outing on Saturday. Morton, who underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right hip in late September, was rocked for six runs -- five earned -- and walked five batters in just 1 2/3 innings in the Pirates' 6-4 loss at Philadelphia on...

Recap: Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh

By The Sports Network, 1 month 4 weeks ago
Sarasota, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Gregory Polanco knocked in the tying run in the bottom of the eighth on a groundout and Pittsburgh pulled into a 3-3 deadlock with Baltimore in Grapefruit League action. Pedro Alvarez accounted for the Bucs' remaining runs on a second-inning two- run homer. Neil Walker and Josh Harrison each posted a pair of hits. Everth Cabrera finished 2-for-3 with a...

Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 2 weeks ago
It is almost hard to believe the Pittsburgh Pirates were the laughingstocks of baseball not long ago. They had 20 consecutive losing seasons from 1993-2012, the longest such streak of futility in major North American professional sports history. However, the Pirates have put that in the past by winning the first NL wild card in each of the last two seasons. The expectations of the...