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Two-run eighth inning puts Bucs one victory away from spot in NLCS

October 7, 2013 PITTSBURGH — Pinch-runner Josh Harrison stood on second base in the bottom of the eighth inning and pointed to Pittsburgh Pirates third base coach Nick Leyva. more »»

Giger: Alvarez epitomizes Pirates' resiliency

October 7, 2013 PITTSBURGH — No single player epitomizes the plight of the Pirates from terrible to terrific and their remarkable resiliency more than Pedro Alvarez. more »»

Liriano leads Bucs into battle in Game 3

October 6, 2013 PITTSBURGH — Francisco Liriano started 2013 with his right arm in a cast and his star-crossed career in flux. more »»

Bucs even series

October 5, 2013 ST. LOUIS — Gerrit Cole and the Pittsburgh Pirates played a game of role reversal, and pulled even with the St. Louis Cardinals. more »»

Giger: Cole clutch for Pirates

October 5, 2013 Gerrit Cole, who oozes confidence that equals his 100 mph fastball, went from impressive rookie to superstar in the making Friday. more »»

Pirates pounded

October 4, 2013 ST. LOUIS — Clint Hurdle waited patiently for the double-play ball that never materialized. When the Pittsburgh Pirates’ manager finally made his slow walk to the mound to take the ball from A.J. more »»

Hurdle’s slow hook cost Pirates any chance

October 4, 2013 There’s a big difference between postseason experience, which A.J. Burnett has a lot of, and postseason success, which Burnett hasn’t enjoyed much of during his caree. more »»

Bucs get Wainwright in opener

October 3, 2013 ST. LOUIS — The Pittsburgh Pirates are riding high after their first postseason victory in 21 years. They’re confident they can beat anybody, anywhere. more »»

Curve to host Pirate playoff party Thursday

October 2, 2013 With the Pirates advancing to the National League Division Series after Tuesday nightás 6-2 win over Cincinnati, the Altoona Curve will now host a Pirates Playoff Watch Party presented by the Altoon... more »»

Pirates move to next round

October 2, 2013 PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates played a superb game from start to finish Tuesday night to ensure that the first playoff game ever at PNC Park won’t be the last of the 2013 seaso. more »»

Liriano, Martin help Bucs move on NLDS

October 2, 2013 PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates went 21 years between playoff games. The wait will be significantly shorter this time around. more »»

Local fans bask in Bucs’ success

October 2, 2013 Jeremy Vogel said watching the Pittsburgh Pirates play in the postseason for the first time in 21 years was “giving [him] chills.” As he sipped a Pittsburgh-brewed I.C. more »»

Giger: These Pirates are winners, plain and simple

October 2, 2013 PITTSBURGH — Forget about one and done. It’s won and moving on for the Pittsburgh Pirates. And they made it look easy Tuesday night with a 6-2 thumping of the Cincinnati Reds at an electric PNC Par. more »»

Pirates fans of all ages happy about playoffs

October 2, 2013 PITTSBURGH — So many people just had to be here for the historic night, for different personal reasons but also to share one common emotional thread — the pure and utter joy of seeing the Pittsburgh... more »»

Bucs, fans ready for playoffs in Pittsburgh

October 1, 2013 PITTSBURGH — Where most saw misery and chaos, Clint Hurdle saw something else entirely. more »»

Goodman Shaffer: It’s been fun rooting for the Pirates this season

October 1, 2013 Who would have imagined a fall when there are thousands of empty seats at Beaver Stadium, but you can’t get a ticket to a Pirates game? A September when the Steelers start 0-4, the Yankees are done,... more »»

Giger: Enjoy every minute of this, Pirate fans

September 30, 2013 Savor this. It’s been a long, long time coming, and we don’t know when it will come again. more »»

Bucs enter playoffs on hot streak

September 30, 2013 CINCINNATI — A three-game sweep left the Pirates with 94 wins and home-field advantage for the wild-card playoff. Now, it’s back home to PNC Park to get the postseason started. more »»

Cole helps Bucs win

September 25, 2013 CHICAGO — Gerrit Cole threw six strong innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates took over the NL wild-card lead, beating the Chicago Cubs 8-2 Tuesday night. more »»

Steel City loves the Pirates

September 25, 2013 PITTSBURGH — The image is seared into 12-year-old Chad Rowland’s memory forever. The slightly up the line throw up from Barry Bonds. The dive to the plate by catcher Mike LaValliere. more »»

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