5/29/2016 | Lopez, Dahl among top prospect performers Sunday
Reynaldo Lopez and David Dahl are among the top prospect performers Sunday.
5/29/2016 | Liriano pays price for location misses
Two poorly-located fastballs changed the complexion of Francisco Liriano's outing in a big way Sunday against Texas.
5/29/2016 | Pipeline preview: Mengden looks to continue to star for Sounds
Athletics prospect Daniel Mengden looks to continue his stellar season as he starts for Triple-A Nashville against the Salt Lake Bees at 2:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV.
5/29/2016 | Freese makes most of return to Texas
Pittsburgh infielder David Freese isn't happy leaving Globe Life Park Sunday, but Rangers fans probably are.
5/29/2016 | Locke, Pirates open series in Miami on Memorial Day
Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle believes left-hander Jeff Locke is pitching the best he has since coming up with the Pirates. The left-hander takes the mound in Monday's series opener against the Marlins at Marlins Park on Memorial Day.
5/29/2016 | Moreland, Fielder power Rangers past Bucs
Mitch Moreland's three-run home run to the upper deck in right field in the fourth inning helped give the Rangers a 6-2 win over the Pirates Sunday afternoon at Globe Life Park.
5/29/2016 | Pipeline preview: O'Neill looks to stay hot
Here's a look at top prospects to watch in today's Minor League action:
5/29/2016 | Hurdle: Nicasio needs to be aggressive early
To Pirates manager Clint Hurdle, righty Juan Nicasio's experience Saturday night against the Rangers was a textbook example of how a starter can win or lose a game in the first few minutes of his night, no matter what he does afterward.
5/28/2016 | McCutchen wants to cut down on strikeouts
Though he has begun to thaw out after a slow start to the season, posting a batting average that is 64 points higher in May than in April over the same number of at-bats entering Saturday's game, Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen believes his swing is not where it needs to be yet.
5/28/2016 | Southpaws Liriano, Perez match up in series finale
It will be a battle of two left-handers Sunday afternoon at Globe Life Park, as the Rangers' Martin Perez will take the mound against Francisco Liriano of the Pirates in the finale of the three-game series.
5/28/2016 | Kang thrives in first Major League game at DH
Jung Ho Kang got a lot of work done on a "day off" Friday, taking advantage of a rare opportunity to start at designated hitter -- the first time he has ever done so in the Majors -- and pacing the Pirates' offense with a three-run homer that broke open a 9-1 victory over the Rangers in the opener of a three-game series.
5/28/2016 | Niese leaving early-season struggles behind
After struggling through a rough first month of the season, Pirates lefty Jonathon Niese has undergone a rapid turnaround in May, posting four consecutive quality starts including a one-run, six-inning outing on Friday in a 9-1 win over the Rangers.
5/27/2016 | Darvish to face Bucs in long-awaited return to mound
Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish will be making his long-awaited return to the Major Leagues when he pitches against the Pirates on Saturday at Globe Life Park. Darvish, who missed 14 months while recovering from Tommy John surgery, will be making his first start for the Rangers since Aug. 9, 2014.
5/27/2016 | Pirates hit 4 HRs to end Hamels' win streak
Pirates left-hander Jonathan Niese outpitched Cole Hamels and handed him his first loss since Aug. 7, 2015, in a 9-1 victory over the Rangers on Friday night. The Pirates, with three home runs on the night, have won 10 of their last 12 games to go a season-high nine games over .500.
5/27/2016 | Hurdle happy to manage against Banister
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said he and Jeff Banister, the former Pirates bench coach who now manages the Rangers, still trade texts and e-mails nearly every day -- but exchanging lineup cards Friday night was a long-awaited, once-in-a-lifetime moment for both skippers.
5/27/2016 | Phillies' pair among top prospect performers Thursday
A look at the best performances from top prospects on Thursday.
5/26/2016 | Bucs TV voice, La Russa have exchange over HBPs
D-backs chief baseball officer Tony La Russa entered the Pirates TV booth during Tuesday night's game to dispute what the broadcasters were saying on the air.
5/26/2016 | Vogelsong returns to PNC Park to visit Bucs
Four days after he was hospitalized with multiple facial fractures, Ryan Vogelsong returned to PNC Park. Vogelsong visited with teammates in the Pirates' clubhouse before watching their game against the D-backs on Thursday afternoon in a suite alongside his wife, Nicole.
5/26/2016 | Cole thwarts role, raps homer and double
Gerrit Cole crushed the 0-1 fastball from D-backs left-hander Patrick Corbin, sending the ball crashing deep into Arizona's bullpen some 409 feet away from the plate. He rounded first base, clapped his gloved hands and pumped his fist. What was he thinking?
5/26/2016 | Hurdle encouraged by Hughes' recent outings
After back-to-back solid outings, reliever Jared Hughes looks like his old self again. In the Pirates' 5-4 victory vs. the D-backs on Wednesday, Hughes was called to the mound in the seventh inning with one out and a runner on second. He promptly induced groundouts from Phil Gosselin and Nick Ahmed to end the threat.
5/26/2016 | Rested Feliz firing heat after 'red-lining' in April
The Pirates closely monitor their players' workloads and rest patterns, and manager Clint Hurdle is as careful as anyone about keeping his relievers fresh. So when Hurdle picked up the phone and called for Neftali Feliz 14 times over Pittsburgh's first 24 games, he knew that was too much.
5/26/2016 | Cole's bat helps propel Bucs to sweep of D-backs
Until Josh Harrison hit a two-run double in the sixth inning, right-hander Gerrit Cole had supplied the Pirates' only offense in their 8-3 win vs. the D-backs at PNC Park on Thursday.
5/26/2016 | Playing smaller role, Freese delivers big blow
David Freese's role has changed since the return of Jung Ho Kang, but the veteran Pirates infielder showed Wednesday night that he still has a knack for delivering the big hit in a key situation.
5/25/2016 | Umpire Guccione struck by foul, leaves game
Home-plate umpire Chris Guccione left Wednesday's 5-4 Pirates victory over the D-backs at PNC Park after being struck in the mask by a foul tip during the first inning.
5/25/2016 | Pipeline preview: Bradley looks to build off strong outing
Here's a look at top prospects to watch in Thursday's Minor League action:
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