Pirates Baseball: Determined Bucs press on after ending ‘Streak’
Toast them with a bottle of Iron City. Wear that 1970s-era Pittsburgh painter’s cap with pride. Celebrate the end of “The Streak.” Just don’t expect the Pirates to join in the fun. There’s an NL Central title to win.
Pirates Baseball: Bucs clinch first non-losing season
This one was for Roberto Clemente. The Hall of Famer’s retired jersey is still the only 21 that matters for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Pinch-hitter Travis Snider homered in the ninth inning to lift Pittsburgh to a 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night that clinched the Pirates’ first non-losing record in two decades.
Pirates Baseball: Cards win, tie Bucs for NL Central lead
Joe Kelly began the season in the St. Louis Cardinals’ bullpen with an electric fastball and an identity crisis. Consider the crisis solved. At the moment, Kelly has become The Stopper.
Pirates Baseball: Bucs blow Buck’s big night
John Buck had a nearly perfect debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates last night. The only problem for the backup catcher was the loss. Buck went 3 for 3 in his first game since he was obtained in a trade with the New York Mets, but the Pirates lost 4-0 to the Milwaukee Brewers.
Pirates Baseball: Byrd homers as Bucs top Brewers
Marlon Byrd likens joining a new team to the first day of school. It took the well-traveled outfielder all of four at-bats to become one of the cool kids on the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Pirates Baseball: Former Buc’s blast dooms Pittsburgh
Aramis Ramirez’s first home run came so long ago he can barely remember it. “I know I was just a kid, a 19-year-old kid,” the Milwaukee Brewers third baseman said.
Pirates Baseball: Vogelsong helps Giants beat Bucs
Ryan Vogelsong has felt so good lately that it reminds him of his successful run over the previous two seasons. He just wants to keep building on that feeling.
Pirates Baseball: Barmes blast boosts Bucs past Giants
Clint Barmes hit a three-run home run, Charlie Morton pitched eight strong innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the San Francisco Giants 3-1 last night.
Pirates Baseball: Big bats carry Bucs past Giants
Clint Hurdle is never sure how the Pittsburgh Pirates will win. On a night breakthrough pitcher Jeff Locke struggled with his command, the offense delivered all through the lineup.
Pirates Baseball: Padres edge Cole, Bucs
The USC Trojan from Huntington Beach beat the UCLA Bruin from Newport Beach. Ian Kennedy outpitched Gerrit Cole, combining with two relievers on a four-hitter, and the San Diego Padres beat the NL Central-leading Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 yesterday to avoid a three-game sweep.
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