Pittsburgh Pirates

Neverauskas recalled, tosses perfect frame
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The Pirates put the Triple-A shuttle into motion and shuffled their bullpen again Saturday afternoon. Down went left-hander Steven Brault, and up came right-hander Dovydas Neverauskas.

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Freese: 'We're fighting, but you've got to win'
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David Freese figured the ball wouldn’t get out. But as he ran down the first-base line after launching Seung Hwan Oh’s fastball to deep center field, the ball kept carrying toward the wall in front of the Cardinals’ bullpen. It landed just shy, in the glove of Tommy Pham, for a sacrifice fly that pulled […]

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Brault recalled; LeBlanc (left quad strain) to DL
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The Pirates swapped out one left-handed long reliever for another on Friday, calling up Steven Brault from Triple-A Indianapolis and placing veteran Wade LeBlanc on the disabled list due to a left quad strain.

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Moroff excited to return to LLWS roots
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Max Moroff has a specific destination in mind when the Pirates visit Howard J. Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport on Sunday afternoon.

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Pirates can't complete valiant comeback
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The Cardinals have stormed into the thick of the National League Central race on the strength of their lineup, and they were at full power on Friday night. Behind three early home runs off Trevor Williams and a strong start from Carlos Martinez, the Cards pulled out an 11-10 win over the Pirates at PNC […]

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Williams aims to extend steady stretch of starts
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The Cardinals and Pirates will continue jostling for improved positioning in the National League Central on Friday, when they meet at PNC Park for the second game of a four-game series.

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Pirates' hot start fizzles as slide reaches five
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After four innings Thursday night at PNC Park, the Cardinals trailed by three runs. Then came the rain and the runs. The Cards rallied for two runs before 72-minute rain delay, scored three more in the seventh inning and added four more in the ninth, sailing to an 11-7 win over the Pirates at PNC […]

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Consistency eluding Pirates in Central chase
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Twice over the past month, the Pirates scratched and clawed their way back to .500, pulling themselves into the National League Central race, only to lose their grip. It happened after July 21, when they held a winning record for the first time since early April before losing eight of their next 10 games. And […]

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Pirates place Cervelli on DL, recall Moroff
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With Francisco Cervelli unable to start Thursday night at PNC Park, the Pirates placed the veteran catcher on the disabled list due to left wrist inflammation and recalled infielder Max Moroff from Triple-A Indianapolis to reshape their bench.

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LLWS has Bucs reflecting on playing as kids
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Given their experience, John Jaso and Wade LeBlanc are looking forward to playing in front of the current generation of Little Leaguers when the Pirates play the Cardinals in MLB’s first Little League Classic on Sunday in Williamsport, Pa. (7 p.m. ET, ESPN).

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Bucs unable to keep ball in yard vs. Brewers
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With a difficult stretch looming and their current place in the standings, the Pirates knew the importance of Wednesday’s series finale against the Brewers. They needed a win to get within two games of the Brewers for second place in the National League Central with four-game series vs. the Cardinals and Dodgers looming.

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Taillon aims to maintain momentum vs. Cards
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The Cardinals and Pirates will be jockeying for better position in a tight National League Central race during a four-game series that begins Thursday night at PNC Park and will conclude with a special showcase game in Williamsport, Pa. The two teams last met coming out of the All-Star break, with the Pirates taking two […]

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