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Road Trip: The best things to do in Pittsburgh

By Nathan Rush, 1 year 2 months ago
Pittsburgh is one of the country’s great professional sports cities — with the NHL’s Stanley Cup-champion Penguins, the NFL’s Steelers and MLB’s Pirates. But there is so much to do in Pittsburgh when you’re not rooting for one of the black-and-yellow championship contenders.   Old School Open 24 hours, seven days a week, the original Primanti Bros. (...

NL Wild Card Game Preview and Prediction: Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

By Jake Rose, 2 years 1 month ago
It's a shame that the Cubs and Pirates are only playing a one game, winner-take-all Wild Card matchup instead of the seven-game series this NL Central rivalry deserves. But make no mistake, this game is going to be must-watch television.  The Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs are simply the victims of being in the best division in baseball, probably ever. For the first...

Pittsburgh Pirates Mt. Rushmore (Franchise Four)

By Charlie Miller, 2 years 4 months ago
Major League Baseball is promoting an effort to identify the best four players in each team’s history with their "Franchise Four." We selected our choices for Mt. Rushmores a few years ago. Here are updated versions for all 30 teams. Who are the four baseball players that have risen above all others for each organization? The question sounds simple, right? Not so fast. Let...

Pirates' McCutchen leaves after HBP on elbow

By The Sports Network, 2 years 4 months 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, 2 years 4 months 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, 2 years 4 months 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, 2 years 4 months 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, 2 years 5 months 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, 2 years 5 months 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...