7/29/2014 | Worley tosses shutout after Pirates' early outburst
After two errors and some other loose defense helped the Pirates to a four-run first inning at AT&T Park on Monday, Vance Worley protected the instant lead with a masterful complete-game four-hitter to upend the Giants, 5-0.
7/29/2014 | Liriano looking to go deep in start vs. Giants
Pirates starter Francisco Liriano is aiming to build off his best start of the season and keep the Pirates' momentum going against the Giants on Tuesday. Liriano will face Giants starter Tim Hudson, who is also riding a recent hot streak.
7/28/2014 | Pirates perplexed by Alvarez's throwing woes
The subject has become an uncomfortable one for Clint Hurdle. Whenever he is again asked about Pedro Alvarez's throwing issues, the Pirates manager answers listlessly -- as if he didn't really have an answer.
7/28/2014 | Cole hurls five scoreless innings in rehab start
Gerrit Cole's first rehab start for Triple-A Indianapolis won't make Pirates fans any more patient waiting for his return. Taking the mound for the Indians on Monday night in Rochester, Cole blanked the Red Wings for five innings on five hits.
7/28/2014 | Snider adapting well to pinch-hitting role
Travis Snider's game-tying, two-run home run for the Pirates in the sixth inning Sunday in Denver was yet another example of how Snider, a onetime No. 1 Draft choice, has taken to a supporting role at the still-young age of 26.
7/28/2014 | Deadline may help Bucs get boost for postseason push
Playing in a clearly winnable division, the Pirates' general manager, Neal Huntington, has days remaining to decide whether to floor it to the finish line.
7/27/2014 | Postseason hopefuls Giants, Pirates clash in opener
The Giants take on the visiting Pirates in the series opener on Monday, with San Francisco's Madison Bumgarner taking on Pittsburgh's Vance Worley.
7/27/2014 | Glasnow jumps to top of Bucs' updated Top 20 list
With the passing of the Draft signing deadline, teams have had a recent influx of talent into their farm systems, and with that, MLBPipeline.com has updated the Top 20 Prospects lists of all 30 teams.
7/27/2014 | Harrison delivers at plate, on bases to spark Bucs
Josh Harrison earned two steals in a slick sixth-inning rundown before coming home to score the go-ahead run. And after the Rockies tied it in the seventh, Harrison stepped up again in the eighth to deliver the go-ahead solo homer in the Pirates' 7-5 victory at Coors Field.
7/27/2014 | Harrison's double move in rundown stands after review
Josh Harrison snuck in at second on a steal attempt, dodging Josh Rutledge's tag attempt before sliding past the base. With the Rockies shortstop now blocking his path back to the bag, Harrison decided to try his luck taking third and chaos ensued.
7/27/2014 | Pirates get Alvarez back in lineup in finale
Clint Hurdle had Pedro Alvarez batting seventh and playing third for the series finale against the Rockies on Sunday. It will be his first start since he tweaking his knee out of the box on a hit in Tuesday's 12-7 victory over the Dodgers.
7/26/2014 | With lefty on the hill, Hurdle continues to rest Alvarez
It looked like a foregone conclusion that Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez would make his return to the starting lineup Saturday. After all, he pinch-hit and played at third in Friday's 8-1 victory.
7/26/2014 | Mending Cole now slated for two rehab starts
Right-hander Gerrit Cole's first rehab start Monday won't be his last as the Pirates announced Saturday their plan for him to make a second rehab outing in an effort to work him up to 100 pitches.
7/26/2014 | Snider gets day off as he deals with hamstring injury
Pedro Alvarez's left knee injury was well-documented, but as it turns out, the Pirates were actually down two players for Friday's 8-1 loss to the Rockies. Manager Clint Hurdle revealed Saturday that outfielder Travis Snider has been dealing with a hamstring injury since Tuesday and wasn't even available to run off the bench Friday.
7/26/2014 | Morales looks to complete sweep for Rockies
Franklin Morales will try to close out a sweep of the Pirates on Sunday afternoon at Coors Field. The Bucs will send right-hander Edinson Volquez to the hill as they hope to get back on track in the finale.
7/26/2014 | Locke off his game while Bucs' bats fall flat
On Saturday night, Tyler Matzek carried over his scoreless tear with seven innings of three-hit ball to drop the Pirates, 8-1, for the second straight night.
7/26/2014 | Bucs building on last season's winning lessons
Neil Walker knows the growing pains of these Pittsburgh Pirates well. It makes him appreciate where the Pirates are today: a season removed from ending a two-decade drought with their first winning season and postseason appearance since 1992.
7/26/2014 | MLBPipeline set to unveil new Top Prospects lists
The 2014 season is more than half over, and much has happened since MLBPipeline.com released its Top 100 Prospects list in January. With change being inevitable, it's time for a new set of rankings. Fans can see just how much difference a few months make when the new Top 100 is unveiled on Sunday night. MLBPipeline.com prospect expert Jim Callis breaks down the top 50 players during an hour-long special at 9 p.m. ET on MLB Network and MLB.com.
7/25/2014 | After replay, Rockies just miss turning triple play
The Rockies came within mere inches of their second triple play of the season during the top of the fifth inning Friday night against the Pirates at Coors Field, but instant replay upheld a call by umpire Tom Hallion that an out was not recorded at second base.
7/25/2014 | Cole to make first rehab start on Monday
Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole will begin his rehab assignment Monday following his hefty 60-pitch bullpen session Friday in Indianapolis as he works his way back from right lat soreness.
7/25/2014 | Pirates staying cautious with Alvarez's knee
Thursday's off-day did Pedro Alvarez's ailing left knee no favors as the Pirates third baseman was out of the lineup yet again for Friday's series opener against the Rockies.
7/25/2014 | Locke looks to continue strong stretch in Colorado
Jeff Locke, who has thrown eight straight quality starts, will try to stay hot and even the series against Tyler Matzek and the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on Saturday night.
7/25/2014 | Bats, bullpen struggle in series opener against Rox
The Rockies erupted for seven runs in the seventh, racking up four of those off Ernesto Frieri to secure a series-opening 8-1 victory on Friday night.
7/24/2014 | McCutchen making a case for an NL MVP encore
All-Star center fielder Andrew McCutchen is putting up numbers better than his 2013 NL MVP Award season while leading the surging Bucs back into contention.
7/23/2014 | Pirates lose challenge on close play at first
The Pirates lost a challenge in the top of the eighth inning against the Dodgers on Wednesday on a safe call at first base.
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