Not since June 2011 have the Pirates and Blue Jays squared off at Rogers Centre, but they’ll meet again Friday to open a three-game series, with Jameson Taillon on the mound for Pittsburgh against Toronto’s Marcus Stroman.
Josh Bell’s two-run home run and Adam Frazier’s two-run double highlighted an early Pirates outburst Thursday afternoon at Comerica Park, sending Pittsburgh to a 7-5 win over the Tigers.
Gerrit Cole said he’s not partial to either the Pirates’ gray or white jersey. But the way he’s going right now, he looks better in the road gray.
Josh Bell always prepares for the fastball. And facing Tigers ace Justin Verlander, who was successfully pumping them by Pirates hitters on Wednesday night, it was a safe bet.
Two days after being blanked by the Pirates to begin the Interleague home-and-home series in Pittsburgh, the Tigers returned the favor at Comerica Park. Justin Verlander took a no-hit bid into the sixth before settling on eight innings of one-hit ball in a 10-0 victory on Wednesday night.
Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole will square off against Tigers righty Drew VerHagen when the clubs wrap up a four-game home-and-home Interleague series on Thursday at Comerica Park.
During his rise to stardom, baseball fans across the country came to know Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen as simply “Cutch.” When McCutchen runs out to center field at Bowman Field on Aug. 20 for the MLB Little League Classic, he’ll still be “Cutch” — and his jersey will say the same.
In his third Major League season and second with the Pirates, A.J. Schugel is part of a bullpen that has been key to the club’s recent run of success.
Chad Kuhl’s fourth career hit drove in two runs and backed up his own effort on the mound in the Pirates’ 6-3 win over the Tigers on Tuesday night at PNC Park.
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle occasionally compares young starting pitchers to new drivers. At a certain point, Hurdle said, you must put the keys in their hands and say, “Take me for a ride.” That often requires a high level of tolerance and trust.
Right-hander Chad Kuhl pitched six solid innings and drove in two runs, while Andrew McCutchen homered as the Pirates continued to roll with a 6-3 win over the Tigers on Tuesday night at PNC Park.