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Recap: Atlanta vs. Pittsburgh

By The Sports Network, 2 years 3 months ago
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Starling Marte and Neil Walker each homered and drove in three runs to help the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 10-8 win over the Atlanta Braves in the opener of a three-game series. Francisco Cervelli had four of Pittsburgh's 14 hits, Gregory Polanco had a pair of runs and stolen bases and Marte scored three times in the win. Pittsburgh's offensive onslaught...

Recap: San Francisco vs. Pittsburgh

By The Sports Network, 2 years 3 months ago
San Francisco, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Francisco Liriano threw seven strong innings and the Pirates swept the Giants on the road for the first time in almost eight years. Liriano gave up just one run on four hits and a walk and Pittsburgh held on to beat San Francisco 5-2 in the finale of a three-game series on Wednesday afternoon. Jordy Mercer hit a solo homer for a 2-1 Pirates lead...

Recap: Pittsburgh vs. Miami

By The Sports Network, 2 years 3 months ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Neil Walker hit a two-run homer and Jeff Locke tossed 5 2/3 scoreless innings to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-1 win over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday. Locke (3-2), who hadn't won in six straight starts after beginning the season 2-0, overcame four hits and four walks to pick up his first win since April 18. "I think everybody's goal is to come...

Pirates activate Morton

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