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Pirates place Cervelli on DL, recall Moroff

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:39:37 EDT

With Francisco Cervelli unable to start Thursday night at PNC Park, the Pirates placed the veteran catcher on the disabled list due to left wrist inflammation and recalled infielder Max Moroff from Triple-A Indianapolis to reshape their bench.

LLWS has Bucs reflecting on playing as kids

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:12:38 EDT

Given their experience, John Jaso and Wade LeBlanc are looking forward to playing in front of the current generation of Little Leaguers when the Pirates play the Cardinals in MLB's first Little League Classic on Sunday in Williamsport, Pa. (7 p.m. ET, ESPN).

Cards, Bucs set for first Little League Classic

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:47:07 EDT

The home of the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., will host its first MLB regular-season game when the Pirates take on the Cardinals on Sunday at Historic Bowman Field.

Cutch jersey, bright gear for Players Weekend

Wed, 9 Aug 2017 00:30:58 EDT

During his rise to stardom, baseball fans across the country came to know Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen as simply "Cutch." When McCutchen runs out to center field at Bowman Field on Aug. 20 for the MLB Little League Classic, he'll still be "Cutch" -- and his jersey will say the same.

LIVE Color Feed: Cardinals vs. Pirates

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:37:15 EDT

Video highlights, Statcast info, analysis, tweets, key updates, the latest news and more from the Gameday Color Feed.

Bullpen falters as Pirates fall in Milwaukee

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 04:01:29 EDT

It was as if the Pirates and Brewers decided to settle the small ball vs. long ball debate, once and for all. On Wednesday at Miller Park, the home runs ruled. The Pirates collected six run-scoring singles, five with two outs, to account for all of their runs, but the Brewers struck back with a barrage of homers for a 7-6 win, their fourth straight.

Bucs unable to keep ball in yard vs. Brewers

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:03:25 EDT

With a difficult stretch looming and their current place in the standings, the Pirates knew the importance of Wednesday's series finale against the Brewers. They needed a win to get within two games of the Brewers for second place in the National League Central with four-game series vs. the Cardinals and Dodgers looming.

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.

Arcia and Diaz had a post-anthem standoff

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:31:37 EDT

Arcia and Diaz had a post-anthem standoff

Meet Skyliner, the Curve's official coaster

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:04:19 EDT

Meet Skyliner, the Curve's official coaster

'First-half Nova' emerges in loss to Brewers

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:58:21 EDT

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle noticed a different Ivan Nova on Tuesday night in Milwaukee, the version the team saw much of the first half of the season -- and the one they need for the stretch run.

Bucs' bats can't back Nova in loss to Brewers

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 01:30:34 EDT

The Pirates arrived at Miller Park with a chance to climb up the division standings, but it was the Brewers on the move instead.

Hamstring strain sends Polanco to DL; Diaz up

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 19:39:42 EDT

As the Pirates look to get back in the National League Central race, they'll have to do so without a starting outfielder.

Inbox: Who will step up during the stretch run?

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:23:26 EDT

Today, we're opening up the Pirates Inbox and answering your questions on the upcoming stretch, the future face of the franchise, Jose Osuna and more.

Rivals trying to dethrone Cubs in NL Central

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:15:50 EDT

The Cubs won the National League Central by 17 1/2 games last year, then they won the World Series. So pardon us if we weren't expecting a scintillating battle for supremacy in this particular division in 2017.

Lone run in first all Bucs manage behind Kuhl

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 18:49:44 EDT

J.A. Happ turned his career around with the Pirates, putting together a dominant second half in 2015 that led to his current three-year deal with the Blue Jays. On Sunday afternoon, he turned the tables and shut down the Bucs for six innings. The Jays gave Happ all the run support he needed in the first inning and cruised to a 7-1 win at Rogers Centre.

McCutchen returns to Pirates' lineup as DH

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 17:33:06 EDT

Andrew McCutchen returned to the Pirates lineup on Sunday afternoon at Rogers Centre. Gregory Polanco did not.

Hayes notches three hits for Bradenton

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 01:49:29 EDT

Alex Verdugo's hot streak continued as he hit his sixth homer of the season and drove in three runs in Triple-A Oklahoma City's 9-4 win over Round Rock on Monday night.

2 Pirates make Pipeline Team of the Week

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 14:02:30 EDT's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any Minor Leaguer currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible.

Holmes throws five hitless frames

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 22:17:52 EDT

Brent Honeywell kept the opposing team off the board once again on Sunday as he tossed turned in his second scoreless start this week for Triple-A Durham.

Kontos proving to be valuable addition for Bucs

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 17:19:09 EDT

The last time the Giants sent George Kontos to get them out of a jam, Marcus Semien ripped his third pitch for a go-ahead grand slam. That sequence on July 31 was in the back of Kontos' mind when he took the moun at Rogers Centre in the seventh inning Friday night.

Mercer strong, but Bucs can't pick up Williams

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 23:18:51 EDT

A day after the Pirates beat the Blue Jays by taking advantage of several mistakes, Toronto returned the favor. The Jays capitalized on the Bucs' misplays and made Chris Rowley a winner in his Major League debut, evening the series with a 7-2 victory on Saturday at Rogers Centre.

Brault throws seven scoreless

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 02:11:01 EDT

Pitching deeper into the season than he ever has before, Beau Burrows continues to get better. Burrows, Detroit's No. 4 prospect (No. 95 overall), was untouchable on Saturday as he tossed six hitless innings with eight strikeouts and two walks to pace Double-A Erie in an 11-0 rout of New Hampshire.

Bucs even record behind Taillon, big 3rd

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 01:04:40 EDT

Marcus Stroman pitched eight innings without allowing an earned run, but the Pirates countered with a strong start from Jameson Taillon and capitalized on several Blue Jays mistakes in the third inning to capture a 4-2 win Friday night at Rogers Centre. For the first time since the morning of July 25, the Bucs are back at .500.

Prince helms Bucs with Hurdle at Baylor funeral

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 19:55:08 EDT

Tom Prince has spent 34 years in professional baseball, 24 of them as part of the Pirates' organization. Friday was his first day in the big league manager's office.

Cole continues road dominance with 8 strong

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 18:56:31 EDT

Gerrit Cole said he's not partial to either the Pirates' gray or white jersey. But the way he's going right now, he looks better in the road gray.

Bucs bust out bats behind Cole to best Tigers

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 18:07:37 EDT

Josh Bell's two-run home run and Adam Frazier's two-run double highlighted an early Pirates outburst Thursday afternoon at Comerica Park, sending Pittsburgh to a 7-5 win over the Tigers.

Rodriguez has new outlook back in Pittsburgh

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 14:00:45 EDT

It's been a whirlwind year for Pirates utility man Sean Rodriguez -- one filled with shock, near-tragedy, surprise and redemption.

Nova working to throw quality strikes

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 13:23:08 EDT

With the bases loaded and one out in the seventh inning Wednesday, Ivan Nova needed a double-play ball. He threw the Tigers' Nicholas Castellanos a sinker, but it missed its intended target. Castellanos drove it to the wall, emptying the bases and leaving Nova with an empty feeling as he continues searching for the command that brought him early-season success.

Kingham goes the distance for Indianapolis

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 02:18:32 EDT

Free from the pitcher-friendly ballparks of the Florida State League, Nick Senzel's home-run power is starting to show in earnest.

On the doubles: Bell stays hot against Tigers

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 00:40:51 EDT

Josh Bell always prepares for the fastball. And facing Tigers ace Justin Verlander, who was successfully pumping them by Pirates hitters on Wednesday night, it was a safe bet.