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4/29/2016 | Nicasio makes quick work of Reds

Juan Nicasio's fastball hit 98 mph in the first inning Friday night. It clocked in 12 times at 96 mph or better. But that wasn't why the Pirates knew Nicasio was in for a good start.


4/29/2016 | Simon, Liriano set to start in NL Central matchup

The Reds will tangle with the Pirates on Saturday night in the second game of a three-game series at PNC Park. Veteran right-hander Alfredo Simon will make his fifth appearance -- and fourth start -- of the season for the Reds, while Francisco Liriano will take the hill for the Pirates.


4/29/2016 | Homers back Nicasio's gem to defeat Reds

Backed by home runs from Josh Harrison and Matt Joyce, right-hander Juan Nicasio delivered the Pirates' finest start of the season in a 4-1 win over the Reds on Friday night at PNC Park.


4/29/2016 | Hughes nearing return from rehab assignment

Reliever Jared Hughes is back in the Pirates' clubhouse, but he is not yet ready to rejoin the Bucs' bullpen.


4/29/2016 | Pirates extend coaching staff through 2017

Looking to maintain continuity from the top down, the Pirates announced Friday that they have extended the contracts of their entire coaching staff through next season.


4/29/2016 | Taillon, Benintendi among top prospect performers Thursday

With Jameson Taillon's impressive start to the 2016 season, you would never suspect that he hadn't pitched competitively since '13. The Pirates' No. 4 prospect (No. 51 overall) improved to 2-0 on Thursday, firing seven innings of one-run ball for Triple-A Indianapolis in a win against Norfolk.


4/28/2016 | Top 10 outfields: Pirates' trio has no peers

Andrew McCutchen is the face of the Pirates. He's also is in the middle of an outfield that stands out from all of the rest in baseball.


4/28/2016 | 'Pack mentality' working for Pirates' offense

The Pirates retooled their offensive approach over the offseason, and with nearly a month's sample size to analyze, the efforts are paying off.


4/28/2016 | Thursday's Pirates-Rockies game postponed

Thursday's finale between the Pirates and Rockies was postponed due to weather at approximately 1:30 p.m. ET. The temperature at the time was 37 degrees with a mix of snow and rain, and there was continued precipitation called for throughout the day.


4/28/2016 | Thursday's Pirates-Rockies game postponed

The Pirates-Rockies game scheduled for Thursday at Coors Field was postponed well before game time because of inclement weather.


4/28/2016 | Stats of the Day: White Sox pitchers on historic pace

Left-hander Jose Quintana (six innings, four hits) and three White Sox relievers combined on a four-hitter, as Chicago blanked Toronto, 4-0. Wednesday's performance lowered the team ERA to 2.24.


4/28/2016 | In 12-inning game, sixth is crucial frame

The biggest inning isn't always the last. While the Pirates and Rockies battled deep into extra innings -- with Pittsburgh winning, 9-8, after 12 -- the frame that kept the game alive for the Bucs was the bottom of the sixth.


4/28/2016 | Bucs remain on track under Huntington

Despite a low payroll, the Pirates are eyeing a fourth consecutive trip to the postseason under the guidance of club general manager and senior vice president Neal Huntington.


4/28/2016 | Former mates Nicasio, Chatwood square off

Thursday's finale of the four-game set between the Pirates and Rockies -- with Pittsburgh going for a sweep -- features a pair of old teammates taking the mound against each other.


4/28/2016 | Bucs pull ahead in 12th to edge rallying Rox

Jordy Mercer became the last starting position player to have a hit, and it came at the right time -- a two-out RBI double in the top of the 12th to give the Pirates a 9-8 victory over the Rockies at Coors Field on Wednesday night.


4/28/2016 | Bradley, Payano among top prospect performers Wednesday

Bobby Bradley is on a roll right now, and his hot hitting continued on Wednesday.The No. 90 overall prospect helped Class A Advanced Lynchburg to a 12-6 win over Winston-Salem by going 3-for-5 with a home run, a pair of doubles and three RBIs.


4/27/2016 | Kang meeting demands of rehab assignment

The Pirates continue to get good reports regarding a quartet of players on the disabled list.


4/27/2016 | Pipeline Preview: Twins' Berrios to make big league debut

Twins top prospect Jose Berrios will make his first big league start, while the Royals' Ryan O'Hearn looks to continue his hot hitting that has him at the top of the Minor League home run leaderboard.


4/27/2016 | Stats of the Day: Cutch joins Buccos legends

Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen homered three times in his team's 9-4 win over the Rockies. McCutchen, who had a three-homer effort in his 51st career game on Aug. 1, 2009, became the fourth player in franchise history to produce multiple three-homer games.


4/27/2016 | World Series title, not accolades, drives Cutch

For Andrew McCutchen, the accolades and the accomplishments are nice. They, however, are not fulfilling. He has never been able to be a part of the final celebration, those moments after that World Series-clinching victory, and that, more than any individual accomplishments, pushes McCutchen.


4/27/2016 | Glasnow among top prospect performers Tuesday

After he struggled in his last start for Triple-A Indianapolis, Pirates No. 1 prospect Tyler Glasnow returned to form Tuesday to fire six scoreless innings in a win against Durham.


4/26/2016 | Pirate's trey-sure: Cutch goes deep 3 times

Center fielder Andrew McCutchen put an emphatic end to his slump Tuesday, blasting three home runs and collecting five RBIs to pace the Pirates to a 9-4 victory over the Rockies at Coors Field.


4/26/2016 | Rockies rookie Gray opposes Bucs vet Niese

Coming off a five-run, 10-strikeout performance against the Dodgers, Rockies rookie right-hander Jon Gray seeks his first win of 2016 on Wednesday, when he opposes veteran Pirates lefty Jonathon Niese at Coors Field.


4/26/2016 | Cutch's 3-HR game propels Bucs past Rox

Andrew McCutchen achieved his second home run hat trick, including a crushing three-run shot in the sixth inning, and the Pirates went deep five times in a 9-4 victory over the Rockies at Coors Field on a cold, damp Tuesday night.


4/26/2016 | Schugel's first career save comes in backyard

Pirates rookie reliever A.J. Schugel came about as close as a kid can get to having a big league ballpark for a backyard. The only way he could have been more at home at Coors Field in Monday night's series opener against the Rockies would be if he'd been born on third base.




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