Pirates slug 4 homers, beat Rockies 14-6

Baseball 05/24/19, 02:47

After scoring just three runs in the first two games of their series with the Colorado Rockies, the Pittsburgh Pirates' offense broke out in a big way on Thursday, setting new season highs for runs scored and margin of victory in a 14-6 win.The offensive explosion was needed after the ...

Leading off: Vlad Jr. in Texas, MLB-best Twins visit Yankees

Sports 05/02/19, 22:49

A look at what's happening around the majors Friday:CHILD'S PLAYVladimir Guerrero Jr. and the Blue Jays open a weekend series at Texas, where the touted rookie's Hall of Fame father was part of the 2010 Rangers team that won the AL championship and went to franchise's first World Series. During ...

Pirates pitcher Chris Archer sidelined by injured thumb

Sports 04/27/19, 18:15

Pittsburgh right-hander Chris Archer was placed on the 10-day injured list with inflammation of the thumb on his pitching hand, which has bothered him for his last two starts.With three off days between now and May 6, the Pirates can get Archer some time to heal without needing a fifth ...

Pirates reliever Burdi injured; Arizona rallies for 12-4 win

Baseball 04/22/19, 22:06

Pirates reliever Nick Burdi left in tears with a right arm injury, a chilling low point for Pittsburgh in a 12-4 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night.Burdi, who had Tommy John surgery in 2017, had already given up five runs in a third of an inning when he ...

Pirates RHP Archer drops appeal, begins serving suspension

Baseball 04/14/19, 10:58

Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Chris Archer dropped his appeal and began serving a five-game suspension Sunday for setting off a benches-clearing altercation on April 7.The impact of Archer's suspension will be minimal. He ended his appeal a day after allowing one run in seven innings against Washington, getting a no-decision in ...

Kang, Gonzalez win starting jobs in Pirates’ infield

Baseball 03/18/19, 18:41

Jung Ho Kang and Erik Gonzalez have won starting jobs in the infield with the Pittsburgh Pirates.General manager Neal Huntington said Monday that Kang has beaten out Colin Moran at third base and Erik Gonzalez has won the shortstop competition over Kevin Newman."It was not an easy decision because all ...

Kang, Gonzalez win starting jobs in Pirates’ infield

Baseball 03/18/19, 13:49

Jung Ho Kang and Erik Gonzalez have won starting jobs in the infield with the Pittsburgh Pirates.General manager Neal Huntington said Monday that Kang has beaten out Colin Moran at third base and Erik Gonzalez has won the shortstop competition over Kevin Newman."It was not an easy decision because all ...

Versatility gives Pirates rookie Reyes chance to make team

Baseball 03/15/19, 11:25

Pablo Reyes is making the most of his chance to earn a berth on the Pittsburgh Pirates' opening-day roster.The 25-year-old is 8 for 28 with two doubles and two home runs going into Friday night's game against Tampa Bay. He's had 31 plate appearances in 15 games, starting at second ...

Pirates look to Eckstein to improve hitting approach

Baseball 03/02/19, 12:42

Some Pittsburgh Pirates were upset when Jeff Branson was fired at the end of last season after six years with the team.It helps that new hitting coach Rick Eckstein is off to a smooth start in spring training."I like him a lot," right fielder Gregory Polanco said. "He knows a ...

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