The Altoona Mirrorhttp://www.altoonamirror.comTop Headlinesen-usSat, 30 May 2015 02:33:57 EDTSat, 30 May 2015 02:33:57 EDT using big bats Associated Press SAN DIEGO - An early home run barrage carried A.J. Burnett and the Pittsburgh Pirates to their seventh straight win, 11-5 against the San Diego Padres late Thursday night.Sat, 30 May 2015 00:00:00 EDTBucs head west on high note Associated Press PITTSBURGH - Mired in a funk a quarter of the way into a season with high expectations, Clint Hurdle challenged his team to get its act together. A week later, it appears the Pittsburgh Pirates were listening.Thu, 28 May 2015 00:00:00 EDTUp next for Pirates, 10-game test - Now that a six-game winning streak has pulled them over .500, the Pittsburgh Pirates will take on one a challenging road trip.Thu, 28 May 2015 00:00:00 EDTLocke keys Bucs to 5th straight win - Jeff Locke doesn't have the same electric stuff as the other four guys in Pittsburgh's rotation. The left-hander has to find different ways to put up zero.Wed, 27 May 2015 00:00:00 EDTMorton solid in return - Charlie Morton spent much of the offseason waiting for his surgically repaired hip to heal and most of spring training waiting for his form to return.Tue, 26 May 2015 00:00:00 EDT