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2015 Pirates highlights, lowlights

October 11, 2015 Final regular-season record: 98-64. Notable: The Pirates won as many as 98 regular-season games for only the sixth time in franchise history and the first time since 1991. more »»

Pirates set higher goals for 2016

October 9, 2015 PITTSBURGH — The man who symbolized the Pittsburgh Pirates’ resurgence offered one final bit of advice before hopping onto his custom-made, Batman-inspired ride and zooming off into retirement. more »»

Bucs, Cubs get big ratings

October 9, 2015 NEW YORK — The Chicago Cubs’ return to the playoffs has drawn the largest television audience in the short history of baseball’s wild-card game. more »»

Rangers edge Jays; Astros win

October 9, 2015 TORONTO — A big day by the bottom of Texas’ batting order helped the Rangers overcome an injury to slugger Adrian Beltre in the start of their postseason run. more »»

Pirates' bats silent for second straight year

October 8, 2015 By John Hartsock PITTSBURGH — As the late, legendary Yogi Berra would have said, it was deja‘ vu all over again Wednesday night. more »»

Cole disappointing on big stage for Pirates

October 8, 2015 PITTSBURGH — Let’s not beat around the bush: Losing the wild-card game sucks for the Pirates and their fans. more »»

Pirates set to battle the new talk-of-the-town team

October 7, 2015 The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The hot, young talent. The emerging ace with the electric stuff. The relentlessly upbeat manager. The giddy relief that comes with washing away years of futility. more »»

Bucs fans will provide atmosphere that Arrieta won’t mind

October 7, 2015 PITTSBURGH — This is it, the Big Game, the do-or-don’t game, the win-or-go-home game. more »»

There's a gameplan to beating Arrieta

October 7, 2015 Get up there and hack away. Swing early and often — at strikes. Be aggressive at the start of at-bats. Don’t fall behind in the coun. more »»

Melancon spends season erasing all doubt

October 6, 2015 The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The greatest season by a Pittsburgh Pirates reliever began with doubt. About Mark Melancon’s command. About the state of his right arm. more »»

Staying in Pittsburgh

October 5, 2015 PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates went 98-64, the second-best record in the major leagues. more »»

Playoffs finally set

October 5, 2015 Dallas Keuchel started the All-Star game, won 20 times and twice dominated the New York Yankees. more »»

Bucs win means money

October 5, 2015 PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates took care of business in more ways than one Sunday afternoon. more »»

Bucs’ Burnett stopped in final start

October 4, 2015 PITTSBURGH — A.J. more »»

Cole set to start against Cubs

October 4, 2015 PITTSBURGH — It was never in doubt, but now it’s official: Gerrit Cole will start Wednesday’s wild-card game for the Pirates against the Chicago Cubs. more »»

Nightcap victory gives Cards division; pits Bucs against Chicago next Wednesday

October 1, 2015 The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The celebration has become a fall ritual for the St. Louis Cardinals. The champagne showers. The rowdy sing-alongs. The giddy clubhouse joy. Yet it doesn’t get old. more »»

Cubs, Bucs site up in the air

October 1, 2015 By John Mehno For the Mirror PITTSBURGH — Now it’s official: The Pittsburgh Pirates will play in the wild card game for the third consecutive season. more »»

Cards must wait to clinch

September 30, 2015 The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The St. Louis Cardinals have to wait at least one more day to break out the champagne after rain postponed Tuesday night’s game in Pittsburgh. more »»

Bucs leave 16 on in loss

September 29, 2015 By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates lacked the big hit Monday night, but they allowed one, and they made a big error as well. The S. more »»

No one pitching to McCutchen

September 29, 2015 By John Mehno For the Mirror PITTSBURGH — Is a walk truly as good as a hit? Andrew McCutchen has been getting a lot of walks lately, and not many hits. Heading into Monday night’s game against the St. more »»

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