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Cubs drop Bucs

July 7, 2013 CHICAGO — Charlie Morton could take one positive from this loss: he went deeper than he had in any other start. The only problem was Alfonso Soriano, who also went deep — twice. more »»

Liriano shines for Pirates

July 6, 2013 CHICAGO — Whether he earns an invitation or not, Francisco Liriano at least is pitching like an All-Star. more »»

Bucs' Burnett to start Sunday

July 6, 2013 CHICAGO — A.J. Burnett is set to return to the Pittsburgh Pirates’ rotation. more »»

Cole upset by Pirates' loss

July 5, 2013 PITTSBURGH — Gerrit Cole’s frustration of no longer being perfect was still evident nearly a half-hour after the game ended. more »»

Alvarez hits 21st homer; Bucs top Phillies

July 4, 2013 PITTSBURGH — Jeff Locke ran his personal winning streak to eight games, Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates hung on to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 Wednesday night. more »»

Pirates win streak snapped at nine by Phils

July 3, 2013 PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates entered Tuesday having won each of their past nine games and 10 of 11 games started by fill-in starters. more »»

Doesn’t get any better: Proud Pirates won’t rest on surging success

July 2, 2013 PITTSBURGH — As the owner of the locker just to the right of the main entrance to the common area of the Pittsburgh Pirates clubhouse, Garrett Jones arguably has the best panoramic view among his... more »»

Goodman Shaffer: Enjoying Bucs’ success this summer

July 2, 2013 There’s nothing like a summertime baseball game, especially in a great ballpark like Pittsburgh’s PNC. more »»

Worth the wait: Martin’s hit in 14th gives Bucs 9th straight win

July 1, 2013 PITTSBURGH — As Gaby Sanchez “trucked” around third some 6 1/2 hours after the game began, one thought went through his head. “’This is enough,’” the 216-pound first baseman said after the game. more »»

Bucs keep best record

June 30, 2013 The Associated?Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates have won eight games in a row, and fans are starting to notice. After all, the Pirates own the best record in all of basebal. more »»

Mehno: It’s too early to get gaga over Cole

June 30, 2013 PITTSBURGH — Four major league starts and Gerrit Cole is 4-0. So naturally people start thinking he’ll be 10-0 after 10 starts. Even the math impaired can figure out the progression. more »»

Break up the Bucs: Pittsburgh improves to 19 games above .500

June 29, 2013 PITTSBURGH — Gerrit Cole overcame a rocky start to become the first Pirates pitcher to win his first four career starts in more than a century and Starling Marte missed the cycle a few feet short of... more »»

Mercer, Pirates beats Mariners for 6th win in row

June 27, 2013 SEATTLE — Another key hit by Jordy Mercer gave the Pittsburgh Pirates their season-high sixth straight win. more »»

It’s all coming together for Pirates so far in 2013

June 26, 2013 Notes and observations from the first half of the Major League Baseball season: n Preseason predictions are often as insignificant in Major League Baseball as they are in the National Football... more »»

Hard to believe: Pirates have second-best record in baseball after sweep of Angels

June 24, 2013 ANAHEIM, Calif. — Pittsburgh closer Jason Grilli and Los Angeles Angels counterpart Ernesto Frieri each gave up three runs Sunday. The final outcome came down to one pitch that Mike Trout missed. more »»

Alvarez’s big game lifts Bucs

June 21, 2013 CINCINNATI — Pedro Alvarez hasn’t changed anything in June, except those RBI numbers. They’re way up there, just like the Pirates. more »»

Grilli blows first save in Pirate loss

June 20, 2013 CINCINNATI — Jay Bruce ended Jason Grilli’s saves streak with a solo homer in the ninth, and Brandon Philips singled with the bases loaded in the 13th inning on Wednesday night, rallying the... more »»

Taking it to the Mat: Pirates slow down Latos, Reds

June 19, 2013 By Joe Kay The Associated Press CINCINNATI — Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle figured the odds were against Mat Latos extending his impressive streak without a defeat. more »»

Mehno: Pirates, Reds need to follow NHL’s example

June 19, 2013 PITTSBURGH — People ridicule the NHL for allowing players to fight, but maybe hockey has the right idea. You have a beef with someone? Back it up. Drop the gloves, square off and fight. more »»

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