The Pirates activated Starling Marte off the DL, meaning a likely loss of playing time for Austin Meadows, Gregory Polanco or Corey Dickerson.
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Joe Musgrove came off the disabled list to win his Pirates debut with seven scoreless innings on the mound while also getting his first career hit and scoring the winning run as Pittsburgh beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-1 on Friday night.
Reliever George Kontos has been designated for assignment by the Pirates to clear a roster spot for right-hander Joe Musgrove's return from the disabled list.
Buster & Karl Ravech discuss a potential trend that Buster HATES and more (1:03). Plus, Jess Mendoza on the NL contenders and pretenders (28:32) and Dr. Alan Nathan on his findings regarding MLB's HR boom (44:45).
Eugenio Suarez hit a grand slam off Ivan Nova -- who dropped his sixth straight start against Cincinnati -- and Jesse Winker added a solo shot Thursday as the Reds pulled away to a 5-4 victory over the slumping Pittsburgh Pirates.
Josh Harrison tripled in the go-ahead run in the 12th inning -- his fourth hit of the game -- and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied after wasting a late lead for a 5-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night.
Matt Harvey pitched six innings of one-run ball for his first victory with Cincinnati, and Scooter Gennett hit his fifth grand slam over the last two seasons, leading the Reds to a 7-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.
Every club could use a boost from its farm system, and this crop should be ready to go this summer.
The margins between the best have never been closer, but do we have a new No. 1? And which NL East team pushed its way into the top five?
Freddy Galvis drove in the go-ahead run in a four-run ninth inning with San Diego's second successful squeeze bunt of the game, and the Padres rallied to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-5 Sunday for their third win of the four-game series.
Pirates second baseman Josh Harrison returned to the lineup after missing 30 games with a broken hand.
Clayton Richard allowed two runs in 7 1/3 innings, Christian Villanueva homered and drove in two runs, and the San Diego Padres beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-2 on Saturday night.
Ji-hwan Bae, who signed with the Pirates in March for $1.2 million, has returned to South Korea amid allegations he assaulted his ex-girlfriend.
Eric Hosmer hit two doubles and scored the go-ahead run and Tyson Ross won for the first time in more than a month as the San Diego Padres cooled off the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 on Friday night.
Gregory Polanco led off the seventh inning with a double and scored the go-ahead run on an error, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates over the San Diego Padres 5-4 Thursday night for their eighth win in nine games.
The Pirates are calling up top outfield prospect Austin Meadows from Triple-A. With Starling Marte nursing discomfort in his right side, Meadows will see some time in center field.
While you're watching The Show, your favorite team is buzzing about draft day. Here are the first-round picks they prize most.
Pinch-hitter Josh Bell singled to break a seventh-inning tie, and the streaking Pittsburgh Pirates beat the skidding Chicago White Sox 3-2 Wednesday.
A historically potent offense helped earn the champs their rings, but they've lost ground at the plate as rivals rise to the challenge.
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The Pirates spun their seventh shutout of the season, most in the majors, as Trevor Williams continues to be one of the early surprises, improving to 5-2 with a 2.72 ERA. I don't know if he can keep it going given a low strikeout rate, but batters are hitting just .189 against his fastball, helping him to a low BABIP so far.
Trevor Williams scattered six hits in seven strong innings, Adam Frazier homered to start a four-run first, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Chicago White Sox 7-0 Tuesday night.
Starling Marte was removed after the first inning with right side discomfort, and Francisco Cervelli left with right forearm discomfort