The Pirates have fired hitting coach Jeff Branson and assistant hitting coach Jeff Livesey.
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The top challengers from both leagues couldn't take down Houston during the regular season. Will they fare better in October?
Pablo Reyes scored on Jackson Stephens' wild pitch in the top of the 10th inning Sunday, rallying the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
Michael Lorenzen's longest outing in three years reminded him why he enjoys starting so much.
Elias Diaz hit a tiebreaking homer, and Colin Moran also homered and drove in three runs as the Pittsburgh Pirates pulled away to their seventh straight win over the Cincinnati Reds, 8-4 on Friday night.
Jon Lester combined with three relievers on a four-hitter as the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-0 on Thursday night to open a one-game NL Central lead over Milwaukee heading into the final weekend.
The Pirates expect infielder Jung Ho Kang to join the club Friday and be active for a season-ending series at Cincinnati in what would be his first major league appearance in two years.
Shortly after their playoff spot was assured, the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-6 Wednesday night when Albert Almora Jr. hit a game-ending single with two outs in the 10th inning.
They tried, they contended and they came up short. What's on tap for the nine who must now head back to the drawing board?
With their lead over the Brewers shaved to a half-game and just days left to play, the Cubs are feeling the heat in the NL's strongest division.
Slugger Kris Bryant exited with a bruised left wrist, Mike Montgomery got hit hard over four-plus innings and the Chicago Cubs stumbled again in their playoff run with a 6-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.
The cancellation was announced Tuesday, after both the Pirates and Marlins have been eliminated from playoff contention.
Jameson Taillon outpitched Cole Hamels, Francisco Cervelli hit a two-run homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates made the Chicago Cubs wait at least another day to clinch a postseason spot with a 5-1 victory on Monday night.
Christian Yelich hit his 32nd home run, Travis Shaw added his 31st and the Milwaukee Brewers blew past the mistake-prone Pittsburgh Pirates 13-6 on Sunday.
Milwaukee's offense was stymied when Trevor Williams combined with three relievers on a five-hitter that led the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-0 victory Saturday night, slowing the Brewers' playoff push.
Travis Shaw, Mike Moustakas and Erik Kratz homered during a six-run sixth inning as the Milwaukee Brewers rallied for a 7-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night and gained ground in the NL Central race.
Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Chad Kuhl has undergone Tommy John surgery on his throwing elbow and is expected to miss all of the 2019 season.
Even when your playoff odds drop to absolute zero, there's still a chance to do something absolutely special on the diamond.
Chris Archer pitched seven strong innings, and the Pittsburgh Pirates completed a three-game sweep of the Kansas City Royals with a 2-1 win on Wednesday night.
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Sept. 20 in MLB history: 6 no-hitters (Larry Corcoran 1882, Nixey Callahan 1902, Nick Maddox 1907, Frank Smith 1908, Hoyt Wilhelm 1958, Bob Moose 1969), Grover Cleveland Alexander's 300th win (1924), Mickey Mantle's 536th & last HR (1968), Mickey Morandini's unassisted triple play (1992) & the end of Cal Ripken's 2632-game iron man streak (1998).
Pinch-hitter Ryan Lavarnway drove in the winning run with a single in the 11th inning, Jameson Taillon struck out a career-high 11 and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Tuesday night.
Baseball union officials met last month with the management of the four major league teams accused of improper spending of revenue sharing money, according to The Associated Press.
Rookie Jacob Stallings hit a two-out single in the bottom of the ninth inning to rally the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-6 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night.
The American League might be riding high, but the National League teams that must win or go home will command center stage.
While the Rockies, Dodgers and Cardinals battle for two playoff spots, we have a new team at the top of the heap.