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August a big deal for Pirates

August 21, 2014 PITTSBURGH — The remainder of August will go a long way to determining if the Pittsburgh Pirates are playing with purpose in September. more »»

Losing streak at 7

August 20, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Andrew McCutchen slapped the ball to third base and prepared to put together another patent sprint to first. He barely made it out of the batter’s box. more »»

Alvarez at 1b for rest of year

August 20, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Pedro Alvarez moved to first base, and Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said he has no plans to move him back to third base this seaso. more »»

Pirates lose 6th in a row

August 19, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Ervin Santana said “everything” was off when he took the mound Monday. No matter. His Atlanta Braves teammates gave him a six-run lead before he threw a pitch. more »»

McCutchen ready to take on Braves

August 19, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Andrew McCutchen says he will be back in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ lineup tonight. McCutchen pronounced himself ready to go after an extensive pre-game workout on Monday. more »»

Worley has been clutch for Pirates

August 18, 2014 PITTSBURGH — In the past couple seasons, the Pittsburgh Pirates and their general manager, Neal Huntington, have done a remarkable job of targeting struggling veteran pitchers off the apparent scrap... more »»

Losing streak at 5 games

August 18, 2014 WASHINGTON — After giving up a three-run lead in the eighth inning in their previous game, the Pittsburgh Pirates found another tough way to lose Sunday night. more »»

Morton officially on DL

August 18, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Pittsburgh Pirates have put right-hander Charlie Morton on the 15-day disabled list with right hip inflammation and recalled infielder Brent Morel from Triple-A Indianapolis. more »»

Pirates cannot keep hold of late-inning lead

August 17, 2014 WASHINGTON — Wilson Ramos’ ground-rule double drove in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning, after Adam LaRoche’s two-run homer tied it in the eighth, and the Washington Nationals came... more »»

Pirates’ rally comes up short in loss to Nats

August 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — Pittsburgh Pirates starter Charlie Morton wished he could explain this miserable three-inning effort. His manager said it might not be possible. more »»

Numbers can be deceiving

August 16, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Numbers may not lie, but they often don’t tell the entire truth, either. more »»

Scherzer breezes through Bucs’ lineup

August 15, 2014 DETROIT — Max Scherzer and Brad Ausmus both knew early on Thursday afternoon that something special might be happening. Their reactions were slightly different. more »»

Tigers rally by Bucs with 7 unanswered runs

August 14, 2014 DETROIT — Vance Worley’s impressive stretch since the All-Star break came to an abrupt end. more »»

Locke calls hoax ‘scary’

August 14, 2014 DETROIT — Pittsburgh left-hander Jeff Locke says it’s “scary” to think that someone could have been spreading false rumors about him fixing games. more »»

Surging Volquez keys Bucs by Tigers

August 13, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Clint Hurdle did his best to ignore the doubters when the Pittsburgh Pirates took a $5 million flier on Edinson Volquez. “That’s why they call it noise,” Hurdle said. more »»

Cole continuing rehab

August 13, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Gerrit Cole will make at least one minor league rehab start before he returns to the Pittsburgh Pirates. more »»

Bucs feast on Verlander

August 12, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Justin Verlander pitched only one inning of the Detroit Tigers’ 11-6 defeat to the Pittsburgh Pirates because of soreness in his right shoulder. more »»

’Cutch still hurting

August 12, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Andrew McCutchen will sit out at least another week. more »»

Morton starts strong, but falters in 11th loss

August 11, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Charlie Morton retired the first 10 hitters he faced, then gave up five runs between the fourth and fifth innings. more »»

Injured starting players still not ready to return

August 11, 2014 PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates are facing four games against the powerful Detroit Tigers, not a good time to have a depleted roster. more »»

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