Pirates Baseball: They’re in! The Bucs are heading to the playoffs!
The long wait is over, Pittsburgh. Your Pirates are finally headed back to the postseason. After a 21-year absence, the Pirates clinched at least a National League wild card night when they beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 and the Washington Nationals lost to St. Louis.
Pirates Baseball: Hamilton, Reds top Bucs, tie for wild card lead
Billy Hamilton remains perfect on the basepaths. The Cincinnati Reds remain perfect with their speedy rookie outfielder in the starting lineup.
Pirates Baseball: Bucs erupt against Kennedy, top Padres
The Pirates had a plan for Gerrit Cole when they drafted the hard-throwing right-hander with the top pick in the 2011 amateur draft. They hoped Cole would develop into one of the franchise cornerstones, and two years later he may already be there.
Pirates Baseball: Padres hand Bucs another loss
San Diego Padres rookie second baseman Jedd Gyorko invited friends and family to watch him play in Pittsburgh this week, hoping he could do enough to make the hour ride up from Morgantown, W.Va., worth the trouble.
Pirates Baseball: Padres pitcher batters Bucs
Neil Walker summed it up succinctly. “Some nights you just get beat,” the Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman said. Andrew Cashner carried a perfect game into the seventh inning and faced the minimum 27 batters in a one-hitter that sent the San Diego Padres past the Pirates 2-0 last night.
Pirates Baseball: Morneau’s single leads Bucs over Cubs
Tony Sanchez thought he was going to get the opportunity to catch a no-hitter in his rookie season with the Pittsburgh Pirates. That’s how well Francisco Liriano was pitching yesterday. “I thought there was a chance,” Sanchez said. “His ball was really moving, particularly the slider, was moving all over the place.”
Pirates Baseball: Bucs top Rangers to sweep series
These Pittsburgh Pirates keep saying their goal this season was always bigger than just having a winning record. The American League better watch out if they are able to make it to their first World Series since 1979.
Pirates Baseball: Bucs to Texas again but ‘want more’
Barry Bonds was the slugger in the middle of their lineup, and Doug Drabek was the ace of a rotation that included a rookie knuckleballer named Tim Wakefield. That was the Pittsburgh Pirates, circa 1992, when the average cost of a gallon of gas was $1.13 and they had their last winning season — until now.
Pirates Baseball: Bucs top Texas to clinch winning season
Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle had no special message for his team and there was no big celebration after what was a special victory for their long-suffering fans.
Pirates Baseball: Bucs swept by Cards, fall deeper into second
Michael Wacha is glad he’s graduated to a pennant race. After finishing his college career at Texas A&M just over a year ago, the rookie pitched seven shutout innings and drove in two runs as the St. Louis Cardinals routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-2 yesterday for a three-game sweep.
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