Pirates second baseman Josh Harrison returned to the lineup after missing 30 games with a broken hand.
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Clayton Richard allowed two runs in 7 1/3 innings, Christian Villanueva homered and drove in two runs, and the San Diego Padres beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-2 on Saturday night.
Ji-hwan Bae, who signed with the Pirates in March for $1.2 million, has returned to South Korea amid allegations he assaulted his ex-girlfriend.
Eric Hosmer hit two doubles and scored the go-ahead run and Tyson Ross won for the first time in more than a month as the San Diego Padres cooled off the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 on Friday night.
Gregory Polanco led off the seventh inning with a double and scored the go-ahead run on an error, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates over the San Diego Padres 5-4 Thursday night for their eighth win in nine games.
The Pirates are calling up top outfield prospect Austin Meadows from Triple-A. With Starling Marte nursing discomfort in his right side, Meadows will see some time in center field.
While you're watching The Show, your favorite team is buzzing about draft day. Here are the first-round picks they prize most.
Pinch-hitter Josh Bell singled to break a seventh-inning tie, and the streaking Pittsburgh Pirates beat the skidding Chicago White Sox 3-2 Wednesday.
A historically potent offense helped earn the champs their rings, but they've lost ground at the plate as rivals rise to the challenge.
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The Pirates spun their seventh shutout of the season, most in the majors, as Trevor Williams continues to be one of the early surprises, improving to 5-2 with a 2.72 ERA. I don't know if he can keep it going given a low strikeout rate, but batters are hitting just .189 against his fastball, helping him to a low BABIP so far.
Trevor Williams scattered six hits in seven strong innings, Adam Frazier homered to start a four-run first, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Chicago White Sox 7-0 Tuesday night.
Starling Marte was removed after the first inning with right side discomfort, and Francisco Cervelli left with right forearm discomfort
Which team will win its division with a Manny Machado trade? Which contenders need to reshuffle their bullpens? The time is now for these moves.
Pirates right-hander Jameson Taillon recently admitted that he would consider urinating on his pitching hand in order to heal a cut on his finger.
The Yankees may be riding high after winning 18 of their past 21 games, but that doesn't mean the future belongs to them.
Gorkys Hernandez homered off Ivan Nova to spark a five-run sixth inning, Nick Hundley added a three-run drive and the San Francisco Giants beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-0 Sunday to stop a season-high six game-losing streak.
Gregory Polanco and Francisco Cervelli homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates took advantage of a sloppy inning by former closer Tony Watson to slip by the San Francisco Giants 6-5 on Saturday for their fifth straight victory.
In Andrew McCutchen's first game back in Pittsburgh since his trade to the Giants, the Pirates gave their former star a warm welcome, then showed the franchise remains very much alive without him in an 11-2 rout of the Giants on Friday night.
Andrew McCutchen returned to Pittsburgh for the first time since being traded to the Giants in January and acknowledged that it felt "a little weird" to be at PNC Park in a different uniform.
Should the Pirates build a statue for their former MVP? Not if you ask him. But his return to PNC Park will serve as a deserved tribute to a Bucs icon.
A decade after the draft that made Buster Posey a Giant, we use the power of hindsight to re-select the first 30 picks.
Colin Moran hit a two-run homer that capped a four-run rally against Nate Jones in the ninth inning, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates over Chicago 6-5 on Wednesday and sending the last-place White Sox to their ninth loss in 10 games.