Pittsburgh Pirates

Around goes Frazier on inside-the-park HR
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On Saturday, in just his first start since coming off the 10-day disabled list on Friday, Adam Frazier blasted an inside-the-park home run in the seventh inning to give the Pirates a 3-2 lead over the Cardinals.

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Nova returns to hill in finale vs. Cardinals
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Michael Wacha will try to keep the Cardinals knocking on the Wild Card door in the series finale against Ivan Nova and the Pirates on Sunday.

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Nicasio joins Cardinals, closes out ex-team
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Newly acquired reliever Juan Nicasio is primed to make his first appearance for the Cardinals against the Pirates, the team he made 65 appearances for this season.

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Bucs, Williams lacking rhythm vs. Cardinals
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Cardinals rookie Luke Weaver proved once again why he earned a callup to fill in for Adam Wainwright, winning his fifth straight start as St. Louis defeated the Pirates, 4-1, at Busch Stadium.

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Kuhl to face reinforced Cardinals lineup
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The Cardinals are getting healthier while making a push for a National League Wild Card spot. On Saturday against the Pirates, St. Louis ace Carlos Martinez takes the mound opposite Chad Kuhl.

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Polanco, Frazier back for Pirates from DL
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Prior to the start of the Pirates’ nine-game road trip against National League Central opponents, they received a bit of support as both Gregory Polanco and Adam Frazier were activated off the 10-day disabled list.

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Kontos rejoins Bucs, eyes late-inning role
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The Pirates will use the final three weeks of the season as a sort of sneak peek at their 2018 bullpen, and that group returned a potentially significant member before Thursday’s series finale against the Cubs at PNC Park. Right-hander George Kontos was activated off the disabled list after missing the previous 15 games with […]

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Bucs can't overcome Taillon's early struggles
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Looking to spark a lineup that was kept quiet the last three nights at PNC Park, Cubs manager Joe Maddon kept it local. Maddon slotted Ian Happ, a product of nearby Mt. Lebanon, into the leadoff spot and watched the Cubs’ bats slowly but surely break out in an 8-2 win over the Pirates on […]

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Williams looks to solve Cards as Bucs hit road
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The Cardinals, who are in striking distance of the second National League Wild Card spot, will begin their series vs. the Pirates on Friday night with right-hander Luke Weaver on the mound. Pittsburgh counters with righty Trevor Williams.

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Tekulve retiring as Pirates TV analyst
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After spending the last decade on the air as a Pirates pregame and postgame analyst, Kent Tekulve has decided to retire from his broadcast duties.

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Pirates can't find a way to back stellar Cole
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For the second time this season, Gerrit Cole was at his absolute best against the Cubs at PNC Park. And for the second time this season, the Cubs won anyway. After Cole threw eight shutout innings, catcher Alex Avila ripped an RBI triple off Daniel Hudson in the ninth to give the Cubs a 1-0 […]

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Taillon faces Cubs trying to build on solid start
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With Jake Arrieta about to miss a start or two and Milwaukee and St. Louis still hanging around in the National League Central, the Chicago Cubs would find it most welcome if Jon Lester can get into a consistent rhythm Thursday against Pirates right-hander Jameson Taillon in the finale of the four-game series at PNC […]

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