Walker lifts Bucs to marathon victory over TigersMLB.com 34 minutes agoNeil Walker's double down the right-field line scored the go-ahead run in the 14th inning as the Pirates outlasted the Tigers, 5-4, on Tuesday night at Comerica Park.Share Tweet
Gorkys Hernandez's awful mistake on the bases nearly costs Piratesyahoo.com 1 hour agoBeing thrown out while running the bases is probably the most embarrassing baseball error in existence. We can understand the occasional misplay of a ball, or a bad throw, but there should really be no excuse for screwing up on the bases. [On this week'…Share Tweet
Pirates notebook: Clint Hurdle savors return to his home statepost-gazette.com 3 hours agoDETROIT — The Pirates’ first three-game series at Comerica Park in three years gave manager Clint Hurdle some extra time in his home state. He had his father, Clinton, seated a few feet away in the visiting manager’s office Tuesday and plenty of tickets…Share Tweet
5 things we learned from JuneMLB.com 18 hours agoAs we get ready to flip the calendar to July, pour one for those poor Pittsburgh Pirates. At 16-9, they posted the National League's second-best record in June, only to lose ground to the ridiculous St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Central race. An applica…Share Tweetpost-gazette.com Jun 29 (yesterday)The Pirates need to do better than Pedro Alvarez at first base, and not just in the future. Now.Share Tweet
Verlander set for return after bullpen sessionMLB.com Jun 28 (2 days ago)The Tigers expect Justin Verlander to start Tuesday's game against the Pirates, but manager Brad Ausmus couldn't confirm the news until first speaking with the right-hander.Share TweetThe word “closer” has two very different meanings, and Jason Grilli is the consummate closer. Which is to say things tend to get a little dicey when the long-haired, wild-eyed Atlanta Braves closer takes the mound for the ninth.Share TweetJose Tabata whizzed out of the Pirates clubhouse on a motorized scooter Sunday morning, marking an abrupt end to another brief ride with the big-league club.Share TweetTo say Andrew McCutchen is growing tired of wearing fastballs in his rib cage and on his left elbow would be an understatement. During Saturday's 8-4 win against the Braves, the Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder was hit by a pitch for the eighth time this s…Share Tweet
Gene Collier: Pirates take triples trend to unfortunate low point, and that's no funNot 100 percent sure as to the reason for this, but my favorite burst of broadcast bravado from Pirates play-by-play ace Greg Brown is the one that ends, “TRIP … TRIP …TRIPLE!”Share Tweet
On the Pirates: Gerrit Cole's game of throwsWhen Gerrit Cole was at UCLA, scouts and evaluators pegged his changeup as the pitch he would pair with his hard fastball and good slider. His changeup developed into “a third plus to plus-plus pitch” his junior season, according to Baseball America’s s…Share Tweet
Alvarez, Marte lead Bucs in rainy win vs. BravesMLB.com Jun 27 (3 days ago)Pedro Alvarez has only been along the ride for most of the first half of the season, but he may be ready to give the Pirates a lift. Alvarez's two-run double triggered a five-run first on Saturday and the Bucs went on to an 8-4 win over Atlanta at rain-…Share Tweet
Fans, paramedics help man stricken at Pirates gameLate in the Pirates game Friday night, as the baseball team was caught in a 2-2 tie with the Atlanta Braves, a lifesaving drama was unfolding in section 117 of PNC Park, about 20 rows behind home plate.Share Tweet
Former Pirates pitcher Grilli will make his home in PittsburghJason Grilli paced up and down in front of the left-field wall at PNC Park more than two hours Friday night before the first pitch, signing autograph after autograph for early arriving fans.Share TweetThe Pirates placed reliever Rob Scahill on the 15-day disabled list with right forearm tightness and recalled right-handed pitcher Deolis Guerra from Class AAA Indianapolis.Share Tweet
Mercer making a habit of ending slumps in JuneMLB.com Jun 27 (4 days ago)Stop us if you have heard this one before: Jordy Mercer lifted the Pirates' spirits and their winning percentage in Friday night's 3-2 win over the Braves with a 10th-inning walk-off RBI double, his third hit of the game and sixth hit of a week that has…Share Tweet
Hurdle On Pirates' Evolving CultureMar 2Pirates manager Clint Hurdle talks about the importance of Pedro Alvarez, Pittsburgh's season outlook and taking the next step.
Pirates: Spring Training Players To WatchMar 2The Pirates have a new catcher in Francisco Cervelli and a new first baseman in moving Pedro Alvarez over from third, and they need both to lead in hitting if the team wants to win the NL Central.
Cole Looking To Build On Early SuccessMar 2Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole discusses working with new catcher Francisco Cervelli and helping his team win more games.
Pirates Win Bidding For SS Jung-Ho KangDec 22David Schoenfield discusses the news that the Pirates have won the rights to negotiate with South Korean SS Jung-Ho Kang.
5-on-5: NBA free agency previewJun 29Who is the best free agent not named LeBron? Which team should we look out for? Our 5-on-5 panel sets the scene for a busy summer.
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NBA draft -- 2015 NBA draft buzz and rumorsJun 25We're just minutes away from the 2015 NBA draft. Stay up to date with the latest news, rumors and buzz before the action gets underway in Brooklyn.
ESPN NowJun 25Russell is No. 2 on Chad Ford's Big Board and Mudiay is No. 5.