Pittsburgh Pirates - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Pittsburgh Pirates Adams hits 2-run HR to power Braves past Pirates, 5-2 ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Adams' first home run with the Braves came down near the right-field restaurant that had been the landing spot for a few of Freddie Freeman's long balls this season. Adams was quick to say he's not staking any claim to Freeman's territory — in the stands or on the field. The newcomer hit a two-run shot in his second ... Tue, 23 May 2017 04:50:00 GMT 2017-05-23T04:50:00Z Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon upbeat in cancer fight PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jameson Taillon felt like he was in a movie, as if he was watching somebody else's life change and not his own. The Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher felt something "odd" in his groin and alerted trainers while on the road earlier this month in Cincinnati. Two days later, there the 25-year-old was getting pulled aside by a doctor and being told there's a chance he... Fri, 19 May 2017 23:47:00 GMT 2017-05-19T23:47:00Z Cole shuts down Nationals as Pirates roll to 6-1 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 stay upbeat, stressing that if he kept doing his job eventually the l... Thu, 18 May 2017 06:18:00 GMT 2017-05-18T06:18:00Z Dbacks' Iannetta has stitches in lip, fractured teeth, nose PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Chris Iannetta has several stitches in his upper lip, plus a couple of fractured teeth and a broken nose after getting hit in the face by a fastball. "He's doing OK," manager Torey Lovullo said Saturday, "and I think we're all lucky and fortunate for that." Iannetta was struck by a 93 mph pitc... Sat, 13 May 2017 23:09:00 GMT 2017-05-13T23:09:00Z LEADING OFF: More bad blood between Diamondbacks and Pirates A look at what's happening around the majors today: BAD BLOOD The Pirates and Diamondbacks already had a history of ill will toward each other dating to 2014 before Arizona's Chris Iannetta was hit in the face by a fastball from reliever Johnny Barbato. Bloodied, Iannetta was able to walk off the field in the seventh... Sat, 13 May 2017 06:41:00 GMT 2017-05-13T06:41:00Z Iannetta beaned, more bad blood as Dbacks top Pirates 11-4 PHOENIX (AP) — Whether it was ill will or just an accident, a fastball to the face stirred more bad blood between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Pittsburgh Pirates. Dripping blood, Chris Iannetta was taken to a hospital after a 93 mph pitch hit him in the nose and mouth Friday night in Arizona's 11-4 win over the Pirates. And the sight of him sprawled face down at the plate co... Sat, 13 May 2017 06:13:00 GMT 2017-05-13T06:13:00Z Urias' no-hit bid broken up by McCutchen's double in 7th LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andrew McCutchen doubled to lead off the seventh inning, ending Julio Urias' no-hit bid for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night. The Pittsburgh Pirates star ripped a 2-2 pitch into the left field corner that bounced over the wall. Left fielder Andrew Toles appeared to injure his right knee attempting to make a diving catch and left the game. ... Wed, 10 May 2017 04:15:00 GMT 2017-05-10T04:15:00Z Pirates pitcher Taillon has suspected testicular cancer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon underwent surgery Monday morning for suspected testicular cancer. The right-hander had the surgery at Allegheny General Hospital. After alerting the team's medical staff of an abnormality, Taillon, 26, consulted with Dr. John C. Lyne during the weekend. Lyne performed the surgery. ... Mon, 08 May 2017 23:07:00 GMT 2017-05-08T23:07:00Z Pirates beat Cubs 6-5 as Ngoepe becomes first African in MLB PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gift Ngoepe might not have had the weight of the world on his shoulders but he felt like a continent was counting on him. Ngoepe, the first African to reach the major leagues, singled in his first plate appearance and Josh Harrison led off the bottom of the first with a home run Wednesday night to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-5 victory over the Chicag... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:09:00 GMT 2017-04-27T12:09:00Z Absences of Marte, Bumgarner could shake up NL The Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants are both in last place, and that's not even their biggest problem at the moment. They will both have to overcome some significant adversity to contend for the postseason this year after losing two of the National League's top players this past week. Pittsburgh will be without outfielder Starling Marte, who was suspended 80 game... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:25:00 GMT 2017-04-24T07:25:00Z Pirates CF Starling Marte suspended 80 games for PEDs ST. LOUIS (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star outfielder Starling Marte has been suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug. The league said Tuesday that Marte tested positive for the steroid Nandrolone. He will be eligible to return in mid-July. Marte was an All-Star for the first... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 23:12:00 GMT 2017-04-18T23:12:00Z LEADING OFF: Bucs can sweep Cubs, Chapman deals vs Cards A look at what's happening all around the majors today: NEW YEAR After going 4-14 against the Cubs last season, the Pirates can take a three-game sweep from Chicago with a win at Wrigley Field. Andrew McCutchen hit a go-ahead, three-run homer during a five-run seventh to lead Pittsburgh to an 8-7 victory Saturday. Ri... Sun, 16 Apr 2017 06:20:00 GMT 2017-04-16T06:20:00Z Ramirez gets 1st RBIs of season, Red Sox top Pirates 4-3 BOSTON (AP) — Hanley Ramirez looked plenty healthy in a big spot for the Boston Red Sox. After a recent absence because of the flu, Ramirez doubled during a three-run rally in the eighth inning Thursday that sent the Red Sox over the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3. "I think he's carried what he did last year into this season despite missing the... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 01:20:00 GMT 2017-04-14T01:20:00Z Leon homers to end Boston's 3-0, 12-inning win over Pirates BOSTON (AP) — Sandy Leon prolonged the game with a baserunning mistake in the third inning. When Boston's catcher came up in the 12th, he ended it. Leon hit a three-run homer — the first walkoff of his career — and Chris Sale pitched seven innings of three-hit ball in his Red Sox debut to lead Boston to a 3-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night. ... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 04:02:00 GMT 2017-04-06T04:02:00Z Museum gets Mazeroski bat, uniform from 1960 World Series PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bill Mazeroski's Pittsburgh Pirates uniform and bat from Game 7 of the 1960 World Series have been donated to the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum at the Heinz History Center. Businessman Thomas Tull and his wife, Alba, donated the items Wednesday. Tull paid nearly $1 million in 2013 for the game-worn uniform and bat... Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:27:00 GMT 2017-04-05T18:27:00Z Brady's jersey stolen again, this time in fun at Fenway Park BOSTON (AP) — Tom Brady's Super Bowl jersey was stolen again — this time by Rob Gronkowski in full view of 37,000 screaming Red Sox fans. The New England Patriots quarterback was showing off the recently re-acquired uniform top during the pregame ceremony on opening day at Fenway Park on Monday when Gronkowski ripped it out of his hands. Brady chased him around the infield a... Mon, 03 Apr 2017 22:11:00 GMT 2017-04-03T22:11:00Z BASEBALL 2017: Key dates for the upcoming season It's almost time again. From opening day to a couple of potentially big games in September, here are a handful of dates to mark on the calendar: SUNDAY, APRIL 2 Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals: One of baseball's best rivalries takes on a new look when the World Series champion Cubs kick off their title defense against Dexter Fowler and the Cardinals. Fowler helped Chicag... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:22:00 GMT 2017-03-24T19:22:00Z BASEBALL 2017: Benintendi, Swanson among top rookies CHICAGO (AP) — Corey Seager helped the Los Angeles Dodgers make it all the way to the NL Championship Series last year. Michael Fulmer developed into a reliable part of Detroit's rotation, winning 11 games for the Tigers with a 3.06 ERA. Here is a closer look at a group of rookies hoping to have a similar impact this season: —OF Andrew Benintendi, Boston ... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:20:00 GMT 2017-03-24T19:20:00Z As 40 approaches, Ryan Vogelsong seeks spot on Twins staff BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Vogelsong isn't ready to be over the hill. He's still having fun on top of it. Vogelsong is in spring training with the Minnesota Twins on a minor league contract, about four months before his 40th birthday but plenty confident he can win a spot on the staff for the season. "I still think I... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 06:49:00 GMT 2017-03-13T06:49:00Z Pirates, Cardinals to meet in first 'Little League Classic' PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Little League World Series will make room for the major leaguers this summer when the Pittsburgh Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals play in the first "MLB Little League Classic" in August. The regular season game between the NL Central rivals on Aug. 20 will coincide with the 2017 Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylv... Thu, 09 Mar 2017 19:13:00 GMT 2017-03-09T19:13:00Z Tebow has tough day in debut; Porcello nicked by grounder Tim Tebow made his first rookie mistake even before stepping into the batter's box. The New York Mets newcomer walked behind home plate and took his practice swings near Boston's on-deck circle. "I didn't know who that was back there. I thought it was the ball boy," AL Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello said. The for... Thu, 09 Mar 2017 05:34:00 GMT 2017-03-09T05:34:00Z McCutchen's move, rotation provide intrigue for Pirates PITTSBURGH (AP) — Andrew McCutchen's spot in center field was the fulcrum around which the Pittsburgh Pirates swung from laughingstock to contenders. Now it belongs to Starling Marte after McCutchen gracefully opted to pass the torch at his favorite position to pick up the torch at another: right field. The five-time All-Star and 2013 NL MVP will arrive i... Thu, 09 Feb 2017 18:28:00 GMT 2017-02-09T18:28:00Z AP source: Pirates, Ivan Nova agree to $26M, 3-year deal PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ivan Nova rejuvenated his career during a solid two-month stint with the Pirates at the end of 2016. The pitcher hopes to build on that with Pittsburgh. A person with knowledge of the deal said Thursday that Nova has agreed to a $26 million, three-year contract to give Pittsburgh's young rotation an established starter behind ace Gerrit Cole. The person spo... Thu, 22 Dec 2016 17:01:00 GMT 2016-12-22T17:01:00Z Daniel Hudson, Pirates agree to $11M million, 2-year deal PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pirates bolstered their bullpen on Monday, agreeing to an $11 million, two-year contract with reliever Daniel Hudson. Hudson, 29, will make $5.5 million in both 2017 and 2018. The contract includes $1.5 million annually in performance bonuses based on games finished starting at 30 and ending at 60. Hudson went 3-2 with a 5.22 ERA in 70 appearances for t... Tue, 20 Dec 2016 00:22:00 GMT 2016-12-20T00:22:00Z Winter meetings heat up: Melancon to Giants, Hill to Dodgers OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Albeit too late to save them this year, the San Francisco Giants got their closer. All-Star righty Mark Melancon and the Giants reached agreement on a $62 million, four-year contract Monday. As baseball's winter meetings heated up, lefty Rich Hill re-signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers for $48 million over three years. ... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 03:25:00 GMT 2016-12-06T03:25:00Z