Pirates Baseball: Burnett pitches Bucs past Padres
Until last night, the only time A.J. Burnett had beaten the San Diego Padres was on May 12, 2001, when he threw a no-hitter against them while with the Marlins.
Pirates Baseball: Liriano ‘masterful’ as Bucs beat Padres
Manager Clint Hurdle doesn’t care whether people call Francisco Liriano the Pittsburgh Pirates’ ace or No. 1 or whatever. “I’m not big on labels. I just like to pencil his name in every fifth day,” Hurdle said after Liriano struck out a season-high 13 to lead Pittsburgh to a 3-1 victory against the San Diego Padres last night.
Pirates Baseball: Bucs blow another one in extra innings
Once again, the Arizona Diamondbacks found a victory to be worth the wait. Adam Eaton’s bloop double in the 16th inning drove in two runs and the Diamondbacks outlasted the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 yesterday.
Pirates Baseball: Cardinals beat Bucs in 12 innings
Just a few days ago, the St. Louis Cardinals had no wins when trailing after eight innings and just one extra-inning victory. They certainly showed the Pittsburgh Pirates they can go the extra mile.
Pirates Baseball: Liriano dominates as Bucs beat Cardinals
For the second time since the All-Star break, Francisco Liriano had dazzling stuff against St. Louis. The lefty shook off the worst outing of his career and saved the Pittsburgh Pirates bullpen, too.
Pirates Baseball: Bucs blow lead, drop fourth straight in 14 innings
Both teams all but cleared their benches trying to end it. One of the St. Louis Cardinals’ substitutes finally came through. Adron Chambers singled home the winning run in the 14th inning for his first RBI of the season, and the Cardinals outlasted the Pittsburgh Pirates and cut into their NL Central lead with a 4-3 victory last night.
Pirates Baseball: Arenado, Rockies sweep Bucs
The Colorado Rockies stumbled home this weekend after a 1-9 road trip. After sweeping one of the best teams in baseball, they’re feeling good again.
Rosario’s 4 RBIs help Rockies end skid
The struggling Colorado Rockies followed up a pregame meeting with their best offensive showing in months, and Wilin Rosario believes it was no coincidence. Rosario doubled and homered to drive in four runs, leading a Colorado offense that batted around in the first and second innings, and the Rockies snapped a five-game losing streak by beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-1 on Friday night.
Martin pinch-single in 10th, Pirates beat Marlins
For 20 years, the Pittsburgh Pirates couldn’t win. Now, it seems they cannot lose. Russell Martin’s pinch-hit single with two outs in the 10th inning lifted the Pirates over the Miami Marlins 5-4 Thursday for their fifth straight win.
Pirates Baseball: Poor command dooms Locke in loss to Miami
Six walks and no run support were a bad combination for Jeff Locke. The Pittsburgh Pirates left-hander had a career-high nine strikeouts, but shaky control cost him in a 2-0 loss yesterday to the Miami Marlins.
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