This is the September 16, 2012 news archive. View today's Pirates rumors and news.
The Pirates appeared in control early Sunday against the Cubs, but allowed four runs in the fifth and five in the sixth at Wrigley Field in a 13-9 loss the Cubs. The Pirates dropped to three games out of the Wild Card race.Share Tweet
Soriano defying age with impressive seasonAlfonso Soriano is 36 years young, and playing as if he's 26. Soriano entered Sunday's game one home run and one RBI shy of 30 home runs and 100 RBIs for the season. He collected his 100th RBI in the first against the Pirates when he singled to drive in…Share TweetWith 18 games left on the Pirates' schedule, center fielder Andrew McCutchen is batting .341 with 28 home runs. Put another way, with his team battling for its first winning season and first postseason appearance since 1992, McCutchen is threatening to …Share TweetSaturday's 5-0 loss to the Astros damaged the Phillies' chances of getting the second Wild-Card spot on Saturday. The loss dropped Philadelphia to .500 at 73-73 and they're now chasing the Cardinals, Dodgers, Pirates and Brewers for the final Wild-Card …Share Tweet