Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Central

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Saturday, June 24, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Mercer, Harrison homer in win

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jordy Mercer and Josh Harrison homered and starter Gerrit Cole pitched six innings, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night. Cole (6-6) extended his winning streak to three games, allowing five hits and one run with ...

Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer (10) reaches for a throw to put the tag on New York Mets' Neil Walker (20) who was attempting to steal second base during the third inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 3, 2017, in New York. Walker was out on the play. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Walker hurts Pirates again in Mets win

NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Walker hit a two-run homer against his former team and the New York Mets also got long balls from Jay Bruce and Wilmer Flores in beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 on Saturday night to stop a three-game slide. Robert Gsellman (4-3) won his second consecutive start — ...

A Pittsburgh Pirates fan sits through a rain storm in the 11th inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, May 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Fred Vuich)

Arizona outlasts Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chris Owings singled home the go-ahead run in the 14th inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks outlasted the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 on Wednesday in a game that took more than 4 1/2 hours to play — plus a 93-minute rain delay. Paul Goldschmidt and Nick Ahmed homered for the ...

Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Trevor Williams (57) delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Pirates rally for 12-5 win

ATLANTA (AP) — Clint Hurdle was managing to get one run in the 10th inning. His Pittsburgh Pirates got it, then smacked three straight homers and added six more runs, leaving their manager struggling for an explanation. Gift Ngoepe doubled to drive in Andrew McCutchen for the go-ahead run ...

Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Josh Bell (55) drives in a run with a double in the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Pirates battle rain, Braves in 6-5 loss

ATLANTA (AP) — Filling in for fan favorite Freddie Freeman, Matt Adams is doing everything he can to quickly endear himself to his new home crowd. Of course, that’s easier to do when they’re actually in their seats. Adams singled in the winning run with about 200 fans left at SunTrust ...

Pirates take series

PITTSBURGH — Adam Frazier is making the most of his chance as Pittsburgh’s new left fielder. Frazier had a career-high four RBIs, Josh Bell and John Jaso homered, and Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Washington Nationals 10-4 on Thursday. Frazier hit a two-run double in the sixth inning and a ...

Court upholds suspended term for Pirates’ Kang

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court on Thursday upheld a suspended prison sentence for Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang over a drunken driving conviction, a ruling that may complicate his plans to rejoin the National League baseball team this season. The Seoul Central ...

Cole shuts down Nationals as Pirates roll to win

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gerrit Cole spent the last six weeks stringing together dominant performance after dominant performance with little to show for it, thanks to a Pittsburgh Pirates offense that always seemed to sputter whenever their ace’s turn in the rotation came up. Yet Cole tried to ...

Greinke, D-Backs stifle Pirates

PHOENIX — Zack Greinke’s bid for his first career no-hitter was thwarted by Pittsburgh’s Gregory Polanco’s leadoff home run in the eighth inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks held on to beat the Pirates 2-1 on Thursday night. Greinke (4-2), who dominated the Pirates with a vicious ...

Cervelli homers, but Pirates fall in L.A.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kenta Maeda wished the longest outing of his major league career was just a little longer. Maeda pitched into the ninth inning, Cody Bellinger homered and made a tumbling catch in left field and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on Wednesday night to ...