Clay Buchholz Pitches Red Sox Past Pirates 4-1nytimes.com Updated 17 hours agoClay Buchholz pitched three hitless innings, Mike Carp hit a long homer and the Boston Red Sox beat a Pittsburgh Pirates split squad 4-1 on Sunday.Upvote Share TweetChris Davis had a long home run and three RBIs, J.J. Hardy hit a three-run shot and Wei-Yin Chen pitched three shutout innings to help the Baltimore Orioles beat a Pittsburgh Pirates split squad 9-2 on Sunday.Upvote Share Tweet
Martin stays hot as Pirates rout RaysMLB.com Updated Mar 8 (yesterday)Pittsburgh put its offense into high gear Saturday in taking a 10-5 win over Tampa Bay at Charlotte Sports Park. Matt Moore's outing had an inauspicious beginning when he hit Pirates leadoff batter Starling Marte, then walked Jordy Mercer.Upvote Share Tweet
Locke endures setback in return from ailing obliqueMLB.com Updated Mar 8 (yesterday)Two days after skipping a start with discomfort in his right oblique area, Pirates left-hander Jeff Locke took the mound Friday to test how he felt throwing. He didn't stay on the mound long.Upvote Share Tweet
Until Gregory Polanco arrives, Pirates must fill right-field holepost-gazette.com Updated Mar 7 (2 days ago)BRADENTON, Fla. ----Travis Snider's words suggest the past year has provided him with some clarity about the business of baseball.Upvote Share Tweet
PNC Park, Pirates switching to Coca-Cola sponsorshippost-gazette.com Updated Mar 7 (2 days ago)Before the Pirates bring any pop to the plate this season, they will bring a new pop to PNC Park's concession stands.Upvote Share TweetBRADENTON, Fla. — Jason Grilli clapped his hand into his glove Friday afternoon and jogged off the diamond at McKechnie Field into the dugout, another inning down.Upvote Share Tweet
With healthy Wandy, Bucs won't miss BurnettMLB.com Updated Mar 7 (3 days ago)Wandy Rodriguez doesn't walk with a swagger. He has to reach back to hit 90 mph on the radar gun. But watch Rodriguez on the mound, take a look at how well he was pitching when he was healthy last season, and it's easy to see why the Pirates didn't thin…Upvote Share Tweet
Grass can always be greener for Pirates outfielder Dickersonpost-gazette.com Updated Mar 6 (3 days ago)BRADENTON, Fla. — Chris Dickerson was just a block from Oriole Park at Camden Yards May 31, 2013, less than an hour removed from an electric walk-off homer, as he waited out a traffic light on his bicycle.Upvote Share Tweet
Toronto Blue Jays, Pittsburgh Pirates Rained Outnytimes.com Updated Mar 6 (4 days ago)The Toronto Blue Jays' spring training game at the Pittsburgh Pirates was rained out Thursday.Upvote Share Tweet
Pirates catcher Tony Sanchez waits for his turnpost-gazette.com Updated Mar 5 (5 days ago)DUNEDIN, Fla. — Tony Sanchez might not break camp as the Pirates’ No. 1 catcher for another year, but he isn’t discouraged. Nor should he be.Upvote Share TweetBrandon Morrow allowed five runs and six hits over three innings in the Toronto Blue Jays' 6-4 loss Wednesday to the Pittsburgh Pirates.Upvote Share Tweet
Samardzija focusing on fastball command, sinkerMLB.com Updated Mar 5 (5 days ago)Jeff Samardzija is preparing for Opening Day, but he wasn't about to name himself as the Cubs' starter on March 31 against the Pirates.Upvote Share Tweetpost-gazette.com Updated Mar 4 (5 days ago)LAKELAND, Fla. — A fraction of a second after making contact Tuesday, Josh Harrison dashed out of the batter’s box for a double in his first at-bat against Detroit.Upvote Share TweetCharlie Morton allowed one hit in three scoreless innings, helping the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday.Upvote Share Tweet
Overlooked no more, McGuiness making case at firstMLB.com Updated Mar 4 (6 days ago)The more Clint Hurdle and Neal Huntington see of Chris McGuiness, the more they are impressed. The lefty-hitting McGuiness has started spring on a tear, and could break camp with the Pirates as part of a platoon at first base.Upvote Share Tweet
Mercer glad Barmes returned to Piratespost-gazette.com Updated Mar 3 (6 days ago)BRADENTON, Fla. — Jordy Mercer’s bat propelled him into the lineup at shortstop in 2013, and the Pirates are giving him every opportunity to stay there this year.Upvote Share Tweet
Alvarez, Martin Homer as Pirates Beat Red Sox 7-6nytimes.com Updated Mar 3 (7 days ago)Pedro Alvarez and Russell Martin hit two-run homers off Brandon Workman, who started in place of injured Jake Peavy, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Red Sox 7-6 Monday.Upvote Share Tweet
Eddie O’Brien, Who Played for Pirates With His Twin, Dies at 83nytimes.com Updated Mar 3Though only 5 feet 9 inches, O’Brien and his brother Johnny were also basketball stars at Seattle University.Upvote Share Tweet
Kershaw and McCutchen On Youth SportsJan 30Clayton Kershaw and Andrew McCutchen discussed the effect sports had on their childhoods.
Keith Law's Top Farm SystemsJan 28Keith Law's latest rankings of baseball's farm systems sees the Astros on top with the Twins and Pirates next in line.
Mint Condition: McCutchen's MemorabiliaJan 242013 National League MVP Andrew McCutchen does his best Eddie Murphy impression and details the memorabilia he has kept from his playing career.
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Joakim Noah leads way for Chicago Bulls against Miami HeatMar 9Led by an emotional Joakim Noah, the Bulls managed to beat the Heat in another regular-season game but know an NBA King isn't dethroned in March, Michael Wilbon writes.
Clayton's mailbag -- Cap increase will be pivotal in retaining 2010, 2011 …Mar 9Stars from the 2010 and 2011 draft classes are set to command big money after their rookie deals expire, leaving teams to debate how much of the extra 2014 salary cap to carry over to future seasons, writes John Clayton.
NBA - True or false: Free agency decisionsMar 6Our 5-on-5 crew answers the key questions about whether top free agents will opt in or out in 2014.