8/22/2016 | Pirates confident their cool bats will heat up
Monday night brought cooler evening air than PNC Park has felt most of the summer, but what played out on the field followed a more familiar script.
8/22/2016 | Nova eyeing continued success against Musgrove, Astros
Right-hander Ivan Nova will make his fourth start for the Pirates since being acquired in a trade from the Yankees when he faces rookie righty Joe Musgrove and the Astros on Tuesday at PNC Park.
8/22/2016 | What is impact of Freese deal on Pirates?
Pirates infielder David Freese signed a two-year, $11 million contract extension on Monday, making him the latest in a growing line of players to commit to Pittsburgh for the long haul.
8/22/2016 | Fister flusters Pirates as Astros roll in opener
Pirates rookie Jameson Taillon threw eight strong innings on Monday night, but it wasn't enough to stop his childhood-favorite team. The Astros stayed hot in their pursuit of an American League Wild Card spot, riding seven scoreless innings from Doug Fister to a 3-1 win in the series opener at PNC Park.
8/22/2016 | Pirates sign Freese to 2-year extension
David Freese sat on a concrete block in the bowels of Dodger Stadium, expecting the question and wasting little time before answering it. Could he see himself staying in Pittsburgh beyond this year?
8/21/2016 | Taillon, Fister to open Interleague series at PNC
The Astros and Pirates, two former National League Central rivals, will renew acquaintances for the first time since 2013 when they meet in the opener of a three-game Interleague series Monday at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.
8/21/2016 | Vogelsong brushes off scare, keeps Bucs in it
Pirates right-hander Ryan Vogelsong may have taken the loss in Sunday's 3-2 defeat to the Marlins at PNC Park, but the veteran once again proved his toughness.
8/21/2016 | Yelich homers to back Urena, secure sweep of Bucs
From spot starter to staple in the rotation. That's what the Marlins are asking of Jose Urena, and the right-hander came through with a composed six strong innings that set the tone in a 3-2 Miami win over the Pirates on Sunday at PNC Park.
8/21/2016 | Prospect Bell gets 1st big league start
Pirates fans have been clamoring for first baseman/outfielder Josh Bell to join the big league club. A shoulder injury that landed third baseman Jung Ho Kang on the 15-day disabled list created an opportunity for Bell, who made his first Major League start at first base in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Marlins at PNC Park.
8/21/2016 | Glasnow to make rehab start for Double-A on Monday
Pirates top prospect Tyler Glasnow is close to returning.
8/20/2016 | Leadoff man Harrison has 3 of Bucs' 4 hits
Second baseman Josh Harrison was much pretty much the Pirates' offense in a 3-1 loss to the Marlins on Saturday night at PNC Park.
8/20/2016 | Vogelsong aims to continue resurgence vs. Fish
Separated by just a half-game in the National League Wild Card race, the Marlins and Pirates wrap up a three-game series on Sunday afternoon at PNC Park, with Miami vying for the sweep.
8/20/2016 | Good as gold: Phelps, Marlins swim past Pirates
No matter the role, reliever or starter, David Phelps has delivered. The right-hander stepped up yet again on Saturday night, striking out nine and allowing just two hits in the Marlins' 3-1 win over the Pirates at PNC Park.
8/20/2016 | Cole remains confident amid 'weird luck'
Right-hander Gerrit Cole saw his struggles continue Friday night as he battled through 6 2/3 innings, but his record stayed at 7-8 as he received a no-decision in the Pirates' 6-5 loss to the Marlins at PNC Park.
8/20/2016 | Glasnow throws 'pen session; rehab start next
Pirates right-hander Tyler Glasnow, who has been sidelined with shoulder issues, threw a bullpen session on Friday, tossing 30 pitches.
8/20/2016 | Kang likely out 2-4 weeks with shoulder injury
The Pirates placed third baseman Jung Ho Kang on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder injury, the team announced before Saturday night's game against the Marlins. Kang is expected to miss 2-4 weeks.
8/20/2016 | Cozens, Honeywell among top prospect performers Friday
For much of the season, it's been either Dylan Cozens and Rhys Hoskins pacing the Minor Leagues in home runs. On Friday, it was Cozens who took the outright lead as he belted his 36th and 37th home runs to help power Double-A Reading to a 9-1 rout against Erie in game one of a doubleheader.
8/19/2016 | Outfield trio lives up to top defensive billing
The Pirates' outfield is regarded as one of the best in the Majors, and it flashed some leather in a 6-5 loss to the Marlins on Friday night at PNC Park.
8/19/2016 | Pipeline preview: Paulino to make Triple-A debut
Here's a look at top prospects to watch Saturday in Minor League action.
8/19/2016 | Phelps, Kuhl start in battle of NL Wild Card contenders
The Marlins and Pirates square off in the second game of a weekend series at 7:05 p.m. ET on Saturday at PNC Park.
8/19/2016 | Andino's clutch hit lifts rallying Marlins vs. Bucs
In search of a spark, the Marlins found it on Friday night in a veteran who had not appeared in the big leagues since 2013. Robert Andino, recently called up from Triple-A New Orleans, made his first start in left field and came through with an RBI single in the ninth inning that lifted Miami to a 6-5 win over the Pirates at PNC Park.
8/19/2016 | Watson settling into closer role for Bucs
Tony Watson is adjusting to the closer's role with the Pirates. He has pitched well since taking over after Mark Melancon was traded away, earning seven saves so far in August.
8/18/2016 | Freese 'at peace' with life, baseball
David Freese's extended offseason ended on March 11, when he signed a one-year contract with the Pirates. The next morning, he walked into the media room connected to the McKechnie Field clubhouse, wearing a gray T-shirt with green sleeves and a smile he couldn't erase, and expressed something he repeated earlier this week.
8/18/2016 | Gonsalves, Giolito among top prospect performers Wednesday
Everything is going right when Stephen Gonsalves takes the ball these days. The Twins' No. 4 prospect extended his scoreless streak to 21 innings with six near-perfect frames for Double-A Chattanooga on Wednesday.
8/17/2016 | McCutchen breaks out to lead surging Pirates
Four months into the worst season of his outstanding career, Andrew McCutchen has turned a corner. And the Pirates have rounded into form along with their star center fielder.
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