Latest Pittsburgh Pirates News

Marte homers twice, D-Backs win 9th straight at Pittsburgh

Apr. 24, 2019 11:19 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — There was no stopping Ketel Marte and the Diamondbacks — especially not in Pittsburgh. Marte homered from both sides of the plate, and Arizona won at PNC Park for the ninth straight time, beating the Pirates 11-2 on Wednesday night. Marte batted lefty while extending Arizona's lead...

Dyson's dive gets run on review, D-backs beat Pirates 2-1

Apr. 23, 2019 11:22 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jarrod Dyson watched the ball hit the dirt and bolted for home, an impressive read by the veteran speedster. He saw the play at plate better than some, too. Dyson slid around catcher Francisco Cervelli and signaled that he was safe, but he was only credited with the go-ahead run after a...

Pirates place Nick Burdi on IL with biceps, elbow pain

Apr. 23, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Reliever Nick Burdi has been placed on the 10-day injured list by the Pittsburgh Pirates with pain in his right biceps and elbow. Burdi grabbed his arm in pain after a pitch in the seventh inning of Pittsburgh's 12-4 loss to Arizona on Monday. Pittsburgh said Tuesday he had a magnetic...

LEADING OFF: Sale tries to turn corner, Harper gets heated

Apr. 23, 2019 3:14 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: PLAYING TWO After rain postponed his scheduled start Monday, Boston's Chris Sale gets the ball for Game One of a doubleheader against Detroit. Sale (0-4, 8.50) has concerned Red Sox fans with lousy results and subpar stuff this season, though his velocity ticked...

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

Apr. 23, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Nick Burdi's combination of grit and resilience — oh and a fastball that can touch triple digits — helped the Pittsburgh Pirates reliever carve out a spot in the big leagues less than two years removed from Tommy John surgery on his right arm. One innocent-looking pitch to...

Arizona tops Pirates 12-4; Bucs' Burdi exits with arm injury

Apr. 23, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — 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 fired a 96 mph...

Pirates activate Gregory Polanco off injured list

Apr. 22, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gregory Polanco couldn't get the awkward slide into second base last September that dislocated his left shoulder out of his head. The Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder pored over the video during his lengthy rehab to the point where it simply got to be too much. "It was terrible," Polanco...

Posey ends long homerless drought, Giants edge Pirates 3-2

Apr. 21, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Buster Posey kept insisting the longest homerless drought of his career wasn't weighing on him even as days turned into weeks and weeks stretched into months. The San Francisco Giants catcher believed if he simply kept showing up for work, then the ball would eventually find its way over...

Tucker homers in debut, Pirates top Giants 3-1 in 5 innings

Apr. 20, 2019 10:24 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Cole Tucker's day began with him frantically packing up what he could in his Indianapolis apartment in the middle of the night, grabbing a 5 a.m. flight to Pittsburgh with fellow Pirates call-up Bryan Reynolds and trying not to be overwhelmed by the prospect of his major league debut. It...

Collision sends Pirates' Gonzalez, Marte to injured list

Apr. 20, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Starling Marte and shortstop Erik Gonzalez's full-speed collision in the outfield on Friday night sent both players to the injured list. Marte will be out at least 10 days while recovering from bruises to his abdominal wall and right quadriceps. Gonzalez...