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4/28/2016 | Top 10 outfields: Pirates' trio has no peers

Andrew McCutchen is the face of the Pirates. He's also is in the middle of an outfield that stands out from all of the rest in baseball.


4/28/2016 | 'Pack mentality' working for Pirates' offense

The Pirates retooled their offensive approach over the offseason, and with nearly a month's sample size to analyze, the efforts are paying off.


4/28/2016 | Thursday's Pirates-Rockies game postponed

Thursday's finale between the Pirates and Rockies was postponed due to weather at approximately 1:30 p.m. ET. The temperature at the time was 37 degrees with a mix of snow and rain, and there was continued precipitation called for throughout the day.


4/28/2016 | Thursday's Pirates-Rockies game postponed

The Pirates-Rockies game scheduled for Thursday at Coors Field was postponed well before game time because of inclement weather.


4/28/2016 | Stats of the Day: White Sox pitchers on historic pace

Left-hander Jose Quintana (six innings, four hits) and three White Sox relievers combined on a four-hitter, as Chicago blanked Toronto, 4-0. Wednesday's performance lowered the team ERA to 2.24.


4/28/2016 | In 12-inning game, sixth is crucial frame

The biggest inning isn't always the last. While the Pirates and Rockies battled deep into extra innings -- with Pittsburgh winning, 9-8, after 12 -- the frame that kept the game alive for the Bucs was the bottom of the sixth.


4/28/2016 | Bucs remain on track under Huntington

Despite a low payroll, the Pirates are eyeing a fourth consecutive trip to the postseason under the guidance of club general manager and senior vice president Neal Huntington.


4/28/2016 | Former mates Nicasio, Chatwood square off

Thursday's finale of the four-game set between the Pirates and Rockies -- with Pittsburgh going for a sweep -- features a pair of old teammates taking the mound against each other.


4/28/2016 | Bucs pull ahead in 12th to edge rallying Rox

Jordy Mercer became the last starting position player to have a hit, and it came at the right time -- a two-out RBI double in the top of the 12th to give the Pirates a 9-8 victory over the Rockies at Coors Field on Wednesday night.


4/28/2016 | Bradley, Payano among top prospect performers Wednesday

Bobby Bradley is on a roll right now, and his hot hitting continued on Wednesday.The No. 90 overall prospect helped Class A Advanced Lynchburg to a 12-6 win over Winston-Salem by going 3-for-5 with a home run, a pair of doubles and three RBIs.


4/27/2016 | Kang meeting demands of rehab assignment

The Pirates continue to get good reports regarding a quartet of players on the disabled list.


4/27/2016 | Pipeline Preview: Twins' Berrios to make big league debut

Twins top prospect Jose Berrios will make his first big league start, while the Royals' Ryan O'Hearn looks to continue his hot hitting that has him at the top of the Minor League home run leaderboard.


4/27/2016 | Stats of the Day: Cutch joins Buccos legends

Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen homered three times in his team's 9-4 win over the Rockies. McCutchen, who had a three-homer effort in his 51st career game on Aug. 1, 2009, became the fourth player in franchise history to produce multiple three-homer games.


4/27/2016 | World Series title, not accolades, drives Cutch

For Andrew McCutchen, the accolades and the accomplishments are nice. They, however, are not fulfilling. He has never been able to be a part of the final celebration, those moments after that World Series-clinching victory, and that, more than any individual accomplishments, pushes McCutchen.


4/27/2016 | Glasnow among top prospect performers Tuesday

After he struggled in his last start for Triple-A Indianapolis, Pirates No. 1 prospect Tyler Glasnow returned to form Tuesday to fire six scoreless innings in a win against Durham.


4/26/2016 | Pirate's trey-sure: Cutch goes deep 3 times

Center fielder Andrew McCutchen put an emphatic end to his slump Tuesday, blasting three home runs and collecting five RBIs to pace the Pirates to a 9-4 victory over the Rockies at Coors Field.


4/26/2016 | Rockies rookie Gray opposes Bucs vet Niese

Coming off a five-run, 10-strikeout performance against the Dodgers, Rockies rookie right-hander Jon Gray seeks his first win of 2016 on Wednesday, when he opposes veteran Pirates lefty Jonathon Niese at Coors Field.


4/26/2016 | Cutch's 3-HR game propels Bucs past Rox

Andrew McCutchen achieved his second home run hat trick, including a crushing three-run shot in the sixth inning, and the Pirates went deep five times in a 9-4 victory over the Rockies at Coors Field on a cold, damp Tuesday night.


4/26/2016 | Schugel's first career save comes in backyard

Pirates rookie reliever A.J. Schugel came about as close as a kid can get to having a big league ballpark for a backyard. The only way he could have been more at home at Coors Field in Monday night's series opener against the Rockies would be if he'd been born on third base.


4/26/2016 | Resilient Pirates continue to push forward

Coming off one of their more challenging victories of the season in Arizona on Sunday afternoon in which the team blew multirun leads in the third, ninth and 12th innings, and with nearly 24 hours of a "sky is falling" reaction from outside the clubhouse, the Pirates made a statement of resilience with a 6-1 victory against the Rockies at Coors Field on Monday night.


4/26/2016 | Gallo, Garrett among top prospect performers Monday

Baseball's No. 7 overall prospect Joey Gallo slugged his sixth and seventh home runs of the season on Monday, including a go-ahead blast in the top of the 12th inning to help push Triple-A Round Rock past Memphis, 6-5.


4/25/2016 | Locke key to Bucs' success against Rockies

There's room for debate about when Jeff Locke was last as effective as he was on Monday night, dealing six shutout innings with eight strikeouts in the Pirates' 6-1 win over the Rockies at Coors Field.


4/25/2016 | Hurdle pleased with 'pen in extra-inning victory

The Pirates used six of their eight relievers in a 13-inning game against the D-backs on Sunday, and though it looked like a hiccup for the 'pen to give up six runs in seven innings, manager Clint Hurdle was happy with the job his relievers did on the way to a 12-10 victory.


4/25/2016 | De La Rosa rested, ready for rematch against Pirates

Rockies Opening Day starter Jorge De La Rosa (1-2, 9.87 ERA) will square off against Pirates righty Gerrit Cole (1-2, 2.70) when the series resumes on Tuesday night at Coors Field.


4/25/2016 | Joyce's late jack helps Pirates trump Rockies

Matt Joyce greeted Rockies reliever Scott Oberg with a three-run homer in the seventh as the Pirates earned a 6-1 victory on Monday night in a series opener that saw a 30-minute rain delay in the second inning at Coors Field.




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