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Umpire saves life, then calls balls & strikes

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:50:09 EDT

Major League umpires are trained to respond instantaneously to just about everything that takes place on the field. Umpire John Tumpane took that to a profoundly higher level Wednesday, reacting quickly on the Roberto Clemente Bridge to help save a woman's life.

Bell knocks 15th homer as Bucs back Nova

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:26:09 EDT

Ivan Nova was honest: He didn't have his best stuff on Wednesday night. For the first time this season, the Pirates' right-hander didn't pitch into the sixth, but his teammates helped him out. The Bucs' lineup scored four runs in the first and their bullpen tossed four scoreless innings, lifting Pittsburgh to a 6-2 win over the Rays at PNC Park.

LAST DAY! Voting ends 11:59 p.m. ET

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:01:30 EDT

Which Pirates are #ASGWorthy? Hurry up and vote. All-Star balloting ends at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Cervelli cleared for cardio activities

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:37:05 EDT

Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli, being monitored for post-concussion symptoms, was cleared to begin light cardiovascular activities on Tuesday, head athletic trainer Todd Tomczyk said on Wednesday.

MLB.TV: Watch every night on every device

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:24:41 EDT

Yearly subscriptions have been lowered to $99.99 for MLB.TV Premium and $79.99 for Single Team subscriptions, making it a good time to join a celebration of 15 years for the world's longest-running and most successful live streaming sports product.

Wood collects four hits for Indianapolis

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 01:50:21 EDT

As the Red Sox continue to explore how best to fill their glaring hole at third base, Rafael Devers is doing everything in his power at Double-A Portland to convince the organization he's ready for the big leagues.

Taillon closes Interleague set with Rays

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 22:17:58 EDT

Chris Archer and Jameson Taillon will square off in the finale of the Rays-Pirates three-game series at 7:05 p.m. ET on Thursday at PNC Park.

Pipeline Preview: Brault featured in duel

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 02:03:03 EDT

Here's a look at top prospects to watch in today's Minor League action:

Pirates' Top 30 prospects list

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:56:17 EDT

Who do the Pirates have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Pittsburgh's Top 30 Prospects on's Prospect Watch.

Back in 3 hole, Cutch comes through in clutch

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:48:29 EDT

The Pirates were off on Monday, but manager Clint Hurdle's phone still buzzed with a bit of business. It was a text message from Andrew McCutchen saying he was ready to move back up the lineup.

Bucs come back in 9th, lose in 10th

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:45:49 EDT

The Rays could not reward Alex Cobb's outstanding effort Tuesday night, but they would not leave without a win. After closer Alex Colome blew a two-run lead in the ninth, Steven Souza Jr. singled and scored on an error by David Freese in the 10th inning as the Rays beat the Pirates, 4-2, at PNC Park.

Pirates activate reliever Bastardo from DL

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 21:10:20 EDT

After exhausting all 30 days of his Minor League rehabilitation assignment, the Pirates reinstated left-hander Antonio Bastardo from the disabled list on Tuesday and put him back in their bullpen.

Inbox: Will Bucs buy or sell at Deadline?

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:05:08 EDT

Will the Pirates be buyers or sellers at the Trade Deadline? Beat reporter Adam Berry answers that question and more from Pirates fans in the latest Inbox.

Kuhl's trouble working deep costly vs. Cards

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:46:07 EDT

Getting to the sixth inning wasn't the problem for Chad Kuhl on Sunday night at Busch Stadium. Getting through it, however, proved to be more difficult.

Remembering McClendon's steal of first base

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:26:54 EDT

Remembering McClendon's steal of first base

Bucs can't hold off Cards in 7th, fall in finale

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 01:13:20 EDT

With a chance to notch their first three-game series sweep in St. Louis in 26 seasons, the Pirates instead endured a seventh-inning meltdown that aided the Cardinals' comeback on Sunday. With key hits from Yadier Molina and Paul DeJong, the Cardinals scored four runs in the frame to surge to an 8-4 win that halted their home losing streak at five games.

Hurdle: Bucs need consistency from Polanco

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 23:22:32 EDT

Gregory Polanco laid out to make a pair of outstanding defensive plays on Friday night, but the right fielder still hasn't hit his stride offensively. Hoping to get Polanco back on track, the Pirates held him out of the starting lineup for Sunday's 8-4 loss to the Cardinals at Busch Stadium.

#ASGWorthy J-Hay takes licking, keeps ticking

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 01:20:35 EDT

Looking for a snapshot of Josh Harrison's contributions to the Pirates' lineup over the first three months of the season? Check out the highlights from the Bucs' 7-3 win over the Cardinals on Saturday night at Busch Stadium.

Strong Cole helps Bucs secure series at Busch

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 00:22:25 EDT

A dominant six-inning performance by Gerrit Cole, assisted by six two-out runs, led the Pirates to a 7-3 victory over the Cardinals on Saturday night and their first series victory at Busch Stadium since July 2016. They entered the series having lost seven in a row in St. Louis.

Hudson searching for answers to HR issues

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 19:38:38 EDT

In 36 appearances this season entering Saturday, Pirates reliever Daniel Hudson has allowed six homers, as many as he did in 60 1/3 innings for the D-backs last year. His 17.6 percent home run-to-fly ball rate is the highest of his career and nearly 4 percent above the Major League average, which has climbed 1.1 percent from last year and 2.5 percent since 2015.

Jaso's HR ends Bucs' losing streak at Busch

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 02:22:15 EDT

One inning after David Freese added another game-tying, two-out hit to his Busch Stadium resume, John Jaso capped the Pirates' comeback with a solo homer that stood as the difference in Pittsburgh's 4-3 win.

Fireballer Rivero locks down another late lead

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 01:46:41 EDT

After John Jaso's fly ball cleared the center-field fence Friday night, there was a sense of excitement and relief in the Pirates' dugout. Felipe Rivero had just defused a jam in the eighth inning, and thanks to Jaso's home run, he would have a lead in the ninth.

Statcast of the Day: Polanco's great catches

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 02:05:43 EDT

While Gregory Polanco went 0-for-4 on Friday night in St. Louis, his stellar effort with the glove helped the Pirates pull out a 4-3 win over the Cardinals.

Will teams start pitching around red-hot Cutch?

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:35:39 EDT

Andrew McCutchen may soon find himself in a familiar situation, but in an unfamiliar spot.

Bucs ink deal with 42nd overall pick Jennings

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:21:07 EDT

The Pirates locked in the last of their unsigned Day 1 Draft picks on Thursday, announcing a deal with right-hander Steven Jennings, the 42nd overall pick.

Pirates see positives in series despite mistakes

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:51:30 EDT

The Pirates' past two days at Miller Park were defined by missed opportunities.

Nova settles down, but Bucs settle for split

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:41:37 EDT

Brewers right-hander Chase Anderson logged his sixth straight quality start and Travis Shaw homered and drove in three runs in a 4-2 win over the Pirates on Thursday at Miller Park.

Top Bucs prospect Meadows lands on DL

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:59:51 EDT

The Pirates' top prospect was put on the shelf Thursday, as Triple-A Indianapolis moved outfielder Austin Meadows to the seven-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain.

Cervelli returns to 7-day concussion DL

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:36:59 EDT

Eight days after rejoining the team, Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli was placed back on the seven-day concussion disabled list on Thursday with what head athletic trainer Todd Tomczyk described as "post-concussive" and "post-viral" symptoms.

Bell homers, Williams solid in loss to Brewers

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 02:55:20 EDT

Domingo Santana's two-run home run stayed just fair down the right-field line in the seventh inning.

Pirates' bullpen lets another lead get away

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 01:43:11 EDT

The Pirates' 4-3 loss to the Brewers on Wednesday night was a microcosm of their last month.

Freese congratulates Brewers fan after catch

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:09:01 EDT

Freese congratulates Brewers fan after catch

Hearn throws five hitless frames

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:37:38 EDT

With one no-hitter already under his belt this season, Lucas Gioltio made a bid at a second one on Wednesday for Triple-A Charlotte.

Osuna, Cutch spark 6-run 1st in win vs. Crew

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 02:22:57 EDT

When a starting pitcher takes swings in the batter's box before he throws from the mound, it is almost always a good day for that team.

Bucs' big inning ignites confidence in lineup

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 01:34:25 EDT

Andrew McCutchen's historical hitting success at Miller Park spread through the rest of the Pirates lineup on Tuesday.

Marinez returns to solid form in Pirates' 'pen

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 19:46:19 EDT

It's been a little more than a month since Jhan Marinez was claimed off waivers by the Pirates, but he looks at home in black and gold.

Pirates come to terms with 11 Draft picks

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:07:49 EDT

After signing first-round selection Shane Baz last week, the Pirates on Tuesday signed nine other MLB Draft picks.