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Pirates activate Morton

By The Sports Network, 1 year 3 months ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated pitcher Charlie Morton from the 15-day disabled list. Morton, recovering from offseason hip surgery, is slated to start his first game of the 2015 season when Pittsburgh takes on Miami Monday night at PNC Park. The 31-year-old was 6-12 with a 3.72 earned run average in 26 starts for the Pirates last season. ...

Recap: Pittsburgh vs. Minnesota

By The Sports Network, 1 year 3 months ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Joe Mauer hit his first home run of the season in the 13th inning, lifting the Minnesota Twins to a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night. Mauer's homer off Antonio Bastardo (0-1) was Minnesota's first run since Torii Hunter hit a three-run double in the top of the first inning. Hunter had three hits for the Twins, who have won four...

Pirates call up Tabata, send Boscan back down

By The Sports Network, 1 year 3 months ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Pittsburgh Pirates called up outfielder Jose Tabata on Tuesday for the first time this season and sent right-handed pitcher Wilfredo Boscan back to Triple-A Indianapolis. Tabata, 26, was batting .352 in 28 games for Indianapolis this season and reached base safely in 14 of his last 15 games for the Triple-A team. He hit .275 over the past five...

Pirates activate Bastardo from paternity list

By The Sports Network, 1 year 3 months ago
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Pittsburgh Pirates reinstated pitcher Antonio Bastardo from the paternity list prior to Friday's game against the Chicago Cubs. Bastardo, acquired from the Phillies in December, has a 6.43 ERA in just seven innings this season. He landed on the paternity list Monday. To make room for Bastardo on the roster, the Pirates optioned pitcher Bobby...

Recap: Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh

By The Sports Network, 1 year 3 months ago
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Josh Harrison hit a three-run homer, A.J. Burnett fired seven solid innings against his former team and the Pittsburgh Pirates downed the Philadelphia Phillies 7-2 in the second of a four-game set on Tuesday. Andrew McCutchen had a two-run homer and Gregory Polanco drove in two runs for the Pirates, who have won four straight games and improved to 8-1...

Pirates place Bastardo on paternity list

By The Sports Network, 1 year 3 months ago
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Pittsburgh Pirates placed pitcher Antonio Bastardo on the paternity list prior to Monday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies. Bastardo, acquired from the Phillies in December, has a 6.43 ERA in just seven innings this season. The Pirates recalled left-hander Bobby LaFromboise from Triple-A Indianapolis to take the empty spot in the bullpen...

Recap: Pittsburgh vs. St. Louis

By The Sports Network, 1 year 3 months ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Matt Holliday and Kolten Wong each hit three-run homers to power the St. Louis Cardinals to an 8-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the opener of a three-game set on Friday. Wong had three hits, Jhonny Peralta provided a solo homer and Peter Bourjos scored twice for the Cardinals, who have won 10 of their last 11 games. Starter Michael Wacha (5...

Pirates place Lambo on DL

By The Sports Network, 1 year 3 months ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Pittsburgh Pirates placed outfielder Andrew Lambo on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with plantar fasciitis in his left foot. Lambo was just 1-for-25 in 20 games this season. Pittsburgh selected the contract of infielder/outfielder Steve Lombardozzi from Triple-A Indianapolis to replace Lambo on the roster. The switch-hitting Lombardozzi...

Pirates' Cole is NL Pitcher of the Month

By The Sports Network, 1 year 3 months ago
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole was named the National League Pitcher of the Month for April on Monday. Cole, 24, won his last four starts to go 4-0 in April and had a 1.76 ERA with 35 strikeouts in 30 2/3 innings. After not receiving a decision in his season debut -- a 5-4 Pirates loss to Cincinnati -- Cole gave up just three earned runs...

Recap: Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh

By The Sports Network, 1 year 3 months ago
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Gerrit Cole fanned eight in six innings and all nine Pittsburgh Pirates starters had at least one hit in their 8-1 win over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday in the finale of a three-game set from Wrigley Field. Cole (4-0) gave up just one unearned run on three hits to improve to 6-0 lifetime against the Cubs. He was also provided more than enough run support...