6/18/2013 | Pleasant surprise Locke looks to keep producing
Jeff Locke will put his 6-1 record and 2.19 ERA on the line Wednesday against Bronson Arroyo and the Cincinnati Reds. Locke hasn't lost since April 7, his first start of the season.
6/18/2013 | Early runs help Morton, Bucs finally top Latos
Pirates manger Clint Hurdle had a feeling Reds starter Mat Latos was due for a loss. A dominant performance from Charlie Morton and a big first inning from the Pirates' offense turned Hurdle's feeling into reality, as Pittsburgh beat Cincinnati, 4-0, on Tuesday at Great American Ball Park.
6/18/2013 | Walker questions intent of Chapman's chin music
In the ninth inning of Monday's 4-1 loss to the Reds, Neil Walker led off against Cincinnati closer Aroldis Chapman. With the count even at two balls and two strikes, Chapman buzzed a 100-mph fastball right past the chin of Walker, who barely evaded it and fell to his back.
6/18/2013 | Gomez's second rehab start postponed due to rain
Injured right-hander Jeanmar Gomez was expected to make his second rehab start Tuesday with Triple-A Indianapolis as he recovers from a right forearm strain and inflammation, but rain postponed the game.
6/18/2013 | McGuire signs, capping busy weeks for high schooler
The Pirates announced they signed Reese McGuire, one of their two first-round selections in the Draft who was previously committed to play at the University of San Diego. The Kentwood (Wash.) High School catcher signed for $2.369 million, about $200,000 below the slot value for the 14th pick.
6/17/2013 | Latos takes on Bucs hoping to stay undefeated
Mat Latos tries to get to 7-0 as the Reds play host to Charlie Morton and the Pirates in the second of a four-game set on Tuesday at Great American Ball Park. The Pirates have lost the first game of all five of their four-game series this season only to win the next three each time.
6/17/2013 | Strong effort from Liriano derailed by home runs
With a chance to move into second place in the National League Central by beating the team in front of them, the Pirates fell just short on Monday, losing to the Reds 4-1 at Great American Ball Park. Francisco Liriano allowed his first two homers of the season.
6/17/2013 | Marte back in Pirates' starting lineup
Left fielder Starling Marte was scratched before Thursday's game against the Giants and didn't start the next three games. He entered Sunday's win against the Dodgers in the sixth inning and finished the game, leaving manager Clint Hurdle confident Marte was ready for a pivotal series against the Reds.
6/17/2013 | Mercer again at short, but Barmes still in mix
For the third straight day, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle went with Jordy Mercer at shortstop, as the Bucs began a three-game series against the Reds. Mercer's name has been in the starting lineup more and more of late, but that doesn't mean Hurdle is abandoning Clint Barmes at short.
6/17/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: June 17
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
6/16/2013 | McCutchen behind pace in NL All-Star voting
Andrew McCutchen ranks seventh among National League outfielders in All-Star voting as of Sunday's latest balloting update.
6/16/2013 | Starting pitching depth paying off for Pirates
The Pirates have used 11 different starting pitchers already this season after employing only 10 all of last year, a sign of the club's improved depth.
6/16/2013 | Cumpton earns second start Thursday at Reds
Right-hander Brandon Cumpton will remain in the Pirates' rotation and make his next start in the finale of a four-game series with the Reds in Cincinnati on Thursday.
6/16/2013 | Leake opposes Liriano in clash of NL Central rivals
On Monday evening, the Reds and Mike Leake welcome the Pirates and Francisco Liriano to Great American Ball Park. The two teams are in a heated race in the National League Central, each of them chasing the first-place Cardinals.
6/16/2013 | Alvarez's three-run shot makes winner of Cole
Pedro Alvarez launched a three-run homer off Zack Greinke to break a 2-2 tie in the fifth and give the Pirates a 6-3 win behind rookie starter Gerrit Cole, who won his second decision in as many starts on Sunday.
6/16/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: June 16
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
6/15/2013 | Bucs face off against Greinke, Dodgers in series finale
The impressive parade of Cy Young Award winners opposing the Pirates continues on Sunday, when the Dodgers' Zack Greinke faces the Pirates' Gerrit Cole in the series finale in Pittsburgh.
6/15/2013 | Comeback bid falls short in 11th in Cumpton's debut
After the Pirates had clawed into a tie on Travis Snider's homer with one out in the ninth, the Dodgers scored twice in the 11th to take a 5-3 win over the Pirates on Saturday at PNC Park.
6/15/2013 | Pirates pull off rehearsed 'Rudy' play
The final run of the Pirates' 3-0 Friday night victory appeared to be a result of answered opportunity when Andrew McCutchen tagged up and scored on Neil Walker's foul popup about 100 feet beyond first base.
6/15/2013 | Pirates designate left-hander Zagurski for assignment
Left-hander Mike Zagurski, whose comeback hopes with the Pirates dead-ended in a series of ineffective outings, was designated for assignment on Saturday, clearing roster space for Brandon Cumpton.
6/15/2013 | Marte misses third straight game with rib issue
Starling Marte remained out of the Pirates' lineup on Saturday but remained on the team's active roster. Lefty-hitting Alex Presley was back in left and atop the batting order.
6/14/2013 | Grilli digs deep to close Locke's gem vs. Dodgers
Jeff Locke permitted just two hits over seven shutout innings as the Bucs blanked the Dodgers, 3-0, on Friday at PNC Park.
6/14/2013 | Bucs' Cumpton to square off vs. Kershaw in debut
Brandon Cumpton won't have an easy task in his big league debut for the Pirates on Saturday, as the 24-year-old will have to battle Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw at PNC Park.
6/14/2013 | Hurdle not matching wits with Mattingly in opener
Opposition players aren't the only ones scouted by Major League teams, who also put together their own information on managers.
6/14/2013 | Pirates ace Burnett has tear in right calf
With veteran A.J. Burnett sidelined by a Grade 1 tear in his right calf, fellow righty Brandon Cumpton will make his Major League debut for the Pirates on Saturday in a start vs. the Dodgers.
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