Leyland: Bonds, Cabrera ‘two of the all-time greats’
In the 1920s, Miller Huggins managed Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.
For the most part, though, a manager isn’t blessed with managing the two greatest hitters of a generation.
HERTZEL COLUMN- Bucs ‘very legitimate,’ their former manager believes
The Pittsburgh Pirates are back, but don’t take my word for it, even if I was one of the few who are left from the early 1990s when they dominated the National League East with three consecutive championships.
Alvarez, Pirates rally past Tigers
Pedro Alvarez’s two-run double sparked a seventh-inning rally and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Detroit Tigers 5-3 on Wednesday night.
Travis Snider added an RBI double and Jordy Mercer laid down a perfect suicide squeeze as the Pirates erupted late against Anibal Sanchez (5-5) and scored four times.
Tigers hold on to win over Pirates
As one of the game’s top pitchers, Justin Verlander can accept a little more scrutiny.
Alvarez helps Pirates beat Brewers, 5-4
Wandy Rodriguez won his fourth consecutive start, Pedro Alvarez had a two-run double and the Pittsburgh Pirates built an early four-run lead before holding off the Milwaukee Brewers 5-4 on Sunday.
COLUMN: Pirates on brink of breaking the losing streak
Let’s jump off the Polar Bear train a few days and talk about some professional sports.
Now, for you Pens and Pirates fans out there, you are all about to witness something special this year.
The Penguins are on the brink of winning a Stanely Cup, and the good ol’ Pirates are playing up to their expectations.
Alvarez backs Locke as Bucs beat Brewers
Jeff Locke put up some more zeroes for Pittsburgh.
The Pirates lefthander didn’t give up a run for the second straight game to help lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday.
Burnett a hard-luck loser; Pirates fall to Brewers
The hard luck remains for the Pittsburgh Pirates’ A.J. Burnett.
Burnett gave up just three hits and two earned runs over seven innings but took the loss as the Milwaukee Brewers held on for a 2-1 victory Friday night.
Bucs enjoy hockey sideshow after 4-2 win over Cubs
It was hard to tell whether the Pittsburgh Pirates were heading on a road trip or getting ready for a Stanley Cup playoff game after beating the Chicago Cubs 4-2 on Thursday for their fourth straight win.
Liriano dominates as Pirates edge Cubs, 1-0
Francisco Liriano continued his torrid start, scattering two hits over seven innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates edged the Chicago Cubs 1-0 on Wednesday night.
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