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6/23/2016 | Pirates hoping to overcome slow start

The Pirates haven't endured a stretch this miserable since their resurgence in 2013, not since they fell from contending for a playoff spot to their 20th straight losing season in September 2012.


6/23/2016 | Bucs, Cutch searching for solutions to slump

Andrew McCutchen's sluggish start at the plate has stretched for nearly half of the season, and the Pirates are still looking for solutions.


6/23/2016 | Panik mode: 3B, Mac HR power win vs. Bucs

The Giants strolled into PNC Park on Monday afternoon as the National League's hottest team. They left Pittsburgh's North Shore on Thursday afternoon with a 5-3 win over the Pirates, a four-game series victory and a trail of smoke still flowing behind them.


6/23/2016 | Fans must start voting now to get in all 35 ballots

The 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot is down to its final week, and here are 10 important things to know as you continue deciding starters for the 87th All-Star Game presented by MasterCard on July 12 at Petco Park in San Diego.


6/23/2016 | Pitching lets down Pirates in losing big lead

A five-run lead entering the fourth inning couldn't save the Pirates from their own bullpen in a 7-6 loss to the Giants on Wednesday.


6/23/2016 | Turner, Glasnow among top prospect performers Wednesday

Trea Turner can do it all, and he put the bulk of his skill set on display in Triple-A Syracuse's 6-4 win over Pawtucket on Wednesday. Turner, hitting .292 in 67 games, drew two walks and went 2-for-4 with a double, a triple and three RBIs.


6/22/2016 | Giants erase Pirates' big lead for victory

The Giants followed a different path to a familiar destination Wednesday night at PNC Park. Overcoming a rare ineffective starting pitching performance, San Francisco rode its bullpen and a middle-innings comeback to a 7-6 win over Pittsburgh.


6/22/2016 | Glasnow fires seven no-hit innings for Indianapolis

Tyler Glasnow flirted with a no-hitter again, but high walk totals and rising pitch counts continue to get in the way.


6/22/2016 | Niese set to oppose Giants rookie in series finale

Jonathon Niese will start Thursday's series finale for the Pirates and try to break his two-game losing streak. After facing veteran Giants pitchers in Madison Bumgarner, Johnny Cueto and Jeff Samardzija to start the series, Pittsburgh will face rookie Albert Suarez in his fourth Major League start.


6/22/2016 | Cole won't come off disabled list Sunday

Pirates ace Gerrit Cole is making progress in his recovery from a right triceps strain, but he will not be available Sunday, the first day he is eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list, according to head athletic trainer Todd Tomczyk.


6/22/2016 | Pirates need support in final days of ASG voting

With a little more than a week remaining in the online voting process, the Pirates will need a lot of help to send an All-Star Game starter to San Diego.


6/22/2016 | Emrick to join Costas in MLB Network Showcase booth

One of them grew up listening to Bob Prince call Pirates games on KDKA radio in Pittsburgh, went on to call more than 3,000 hockey games, became the first broadcaster to be inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, played second base for Team Clemente at the Pirates' 2012 fantasy camp, and then joined the Pirates' broadcast booth as a guest announcer this past Spring Training.


6/22/2016 | Kratz pitches in with mound appearance in rout

Erik Kratz did what no other Pirates pitcher -- you read that right -- did all night Tuesday. He was the only one to record more than one out and not allow a run. None of the runs in the Pirates' 15-4 loss to the Giants rest on the recently acquired catcher's shoulders.


6/22/2016 | Greene, Judge among top prospect performers Tuesday

Blue Jays No. 2 prospect Conner Greene was among the top prospect performers in the Minors on Tuesday.


6/21/2016 | Marte leaves game vs. Giants with foot injury

Pirates outfielder Starling Marte left Tuesday's game against the Giants at PNC Park in the eighth inning due to left foot discomfort.


6/21/2016 | Pipeline preview: Giolito looks to continue dominant stretch

Nationals top prospect Lucas Giolito starts for Double-A Harrisburg against Portland at 7 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV.


6/21/2016 | Cueto, Giants cruise after huge 4th inning

Backed by the Giants' biggest inning of the year and a season-high 22 hits, Johnny Cueto continued his dominant stretch against an opponent that's too often seen him at his best, beating the Pirates, 15-4, on Tuesday night at PNC Park.


6/21/2016 | Pirates may get Nicasio back this week

Right-hander Juan Nicasio, on the restricted list while attending to an undisclosed personal issue, could rejoin the Pirates pitching staff later this week.


6/21/2016 | Pirates recall Boscan for 1st MLB start

Right-hander Wilfredo Boscan was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday and will make his first Major League start against the Giants at 7:05 p.m. ET.


6/21/2016 | Aiken, Alvarez among top prospect performers Monday

Indians No. 4 prospect Brady Aiken was among the top prospect performers in the Minors on Monday.


6/21/2016 | Pirates aim to solve Samardzija in rubber game

After facing Madison Bumgarner and Johnny Cueto to begin the series, the Pirates will face another tough Giants pitcher in 2014 All-Star Jeff Samardzija on Wednesday. Francisco Liriano will start for the Pirates and try to snap his four-game losing streak.


6/21/2016 | Kratz's key homer touched by an Angel

Erik Kratz delivered the game-winning homer off Giants ace Madison Bumgarner in the fifth inning Monday, a solo shot that barely cleared the left-field wall -- and was very nearly taken away by Angel Pagan -- and led the Pirates to a 1-0 win at PNC Park.


6/20/2016 | Locked in: Pirates snap Giants' win streak

The Pirates skidded into PNC Park early Monday morning after a tough road trip through New York and Chicago. Having lost five straight and 17 of its last 22 games, Pittsburgh was in desperate need of the strong start delivered by left-hander Jeff Locke in the Bucs' 1-0 win over Madison Bumgarner and the Giants.


6/20/2016 | Pirates sign lefty Ogle, two other Draft picks

The Pirates signed three more Draft picks Monday, including fourth-rounder Braeden Ogle, a high school left-hander who received a bonus well over slot.


6/20/2016 | Stewart taking time to let ailments heal

Chris Stewart walked into the Pirates clubhouse Monday afternoon with an elastic bandage wrapped around his left knee, the end result of, of all things, an ankle injury.




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