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Mehno: Nothing sells tickets like a winning team

August 4, 2013 PITTSBURGH — People love the Pirates! Contrary to what they’re saying on TV at 5, 6 and 11, this is not breaking news. The Pirates are winning. People love a winner. more »»

Chacin toughs it out, shuts down Pirates

August 3, 2013 PITTSBURGH — Jhoulys Chacin was determined to eat up innings for his team and its weary bullpen. Absorbing a sharply-hit line drive off his pitching forearm wasn’t going to deter him. more »»

Hartsock: Trade deadline generates interest

August 3, 2013 Notes and observations from a recent trip to Pittsburgh’s PNC Park: PITTSBURGH — The Major League Baseball season is broken down into a variety of components, and none is more interesting than the... more »»

Cards explode on Bucs to avoid sweep

August 2, 2013 PITTSBURGH — Manager Mike Matheny admitted the St. Louis Cardinals’ losing streak was starting to get to him. more »»

Pirates stand pat, beat Cards

August 1, 2013 PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neal Huntington spent the hours leading up to the non-waiver trade deadline searching for a way to upgrade the team with the best record in baseball. more »»

Bucs sweep Cards, take first place

July 31, 2013 PITTSBURGH — Andrew McCutchen clubbed his 15th homer of the season and the Pittsburgh Pirates completed a doubleheader sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals with 6-0 victory on Tuesday night. more »»

Love is in the air in Pittsburgh

July 31, 2013 PITTSBURGH — This is being called the Pittsburgh Pirates’ biggest series in the 13 seasons at PNC Park. No doubt it is. What else would compete with the ongoing five-game series against the S. more »»

Bucs win; pick up game on Cards

July 30, 2013 PITTSBURGH — Clint Hurdle grabbed the brim of his cap and ducked his head. When pressed about what pleased him the most about Pittsburgh’s 9-2 win over St. more »»

Pirates slip up in Miami

July 29, 2013 MIAMI — The Pittsburgh Pirates managed only one win against the team with the NL’s worst record. They hope to fare better versus the team they’re chasing in the division. more »»

McKenry powers Pirates

July 28, 2013 MIAMI — Michael McKenry had a career-best four hits and drove in two runs, Neil Walker and Garrett Jones each added two RBIs, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Miami Marlins 7-4 on Saturday night. more »»

Control issues haunt Locke

July 27, 2013 MIAMI — Six walks and no run support were a bad combination for Jeff Locke. more »»

Pirates closer Grilli has strained right arm

July 26, 2013 MIAMI — Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star closer Jason Grilli has been diagnosed with a flexor strain in his right arm and is out indefinitely. more »»

Nats snap Bucs’ win streak

July 26, 2013 WASHINGTON — Manager Clint Hurdle’s Pittsburgh Pirates began the game 0 for 12 with runners in scoring position before coming through in the clutch late. more »»

Pirate lefty Liriano continues to have great season

July 25, 2013 WASHINGTON — Stephen Strasburg fiddled with the bottom of his gray T-shirt and stared blankly ahead, unaccustomed to his Washington Nationals struggling day after day the way they are at the moment. more »»

Grilli placed on DL with forearm strain

July 24, 2013 WASHINGTON — The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed National League saves leader Jason Grilli on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right forear. more »»

Cole strong as Bucs get win

July 24, 2013 WASHINGTON — Pittsburgh starter Gerrit Cole did all he could Tuesday night to get the Pirates through their first game without All-Star closer Jason Grill. more »»

Grilli injured in victory

July 23, 2013 WASHINGTON — The Pittsburgh Pirates weren’t in the mood to celebrate after Andrew McCutchen hit two home runs in a 6-5 win over Washingto. more »»

Locke helps Bucs avoid sweep in Cincinnati

July 22, 2013 CINCINNATI — Jeff Locke broke into a grin before taking any questions. “Happy to be back,” the left-hander said. more »»

Giger: Pirates can't afford mistakes at trade deadline

July 21, 2013 Adding a player at the trade deadline and adding the right player at the deadline are two very different things. Case in point, Alex Rios. more »»

Chapman’s heater stops rally

July 20, 2013 CINCINNATI — At the end of a very long day, the Cincinnati Reds were fretting on their bench. How would starter Mat Latos describe the mood? “Anxiety,” he said. more »»

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