Walker’s 10th-inning blast brings victory for Pirates
Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Neil Walker understands not everybody is going to be a fan of Major League Baseball’s expanded replay system, which threatens to slow down a sport that already struggles to be played with any sort of urgency.
Funny, there weren’t many critics to be found on Monday at PNC Park.
Leyland, Bonds will help Pirates kick off new season
The family reunion will be short. Whether it will be sweet hardly matters. At last, the wounds of 21 years of futility have finally started to heal.
One magical summer took care of all that.
Crosby scores two goals as Pens beat Blackhawks
Sidney Crosby had two goals in the final five minutes, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-1 victory over the injury-riddled Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday night.
Already playing without Patrick Kane, the Blackhawks lost captain Jonathan Toews to an upper-body injury in the second period.
Toews was hit hard by Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik and was holding his left arm on the bench before heading down the runway.
Pirates-Phillies exhibition washed out
Six years removed from the second championship in franchise history, the Philadelphia Phillies enter 2014 maintaining high hopes in spite of an aging roster and sagging expectations.
A season after ending a 21-year playoff drought, the Pittsburgh Pirates also are looking forward to a bright season.
PNC Park offering bevy of new items in 2014
With the Pittsburgh Pirates coming off their most successful campaign since the days of Crystal Pepsi, selling the baseball at PNC Park shouldn’t be that hard in 2014.
The current times reflect that the action on the field – regardless of the teams or the stadium – is only part of the experience for fan employing their buying power at a baseball stadium on a given day.
Penguins clinch postseason berth with win over Blue Jackets
Chris Kunitz and Beau Bennett scored goals 47 seconds apart midway through the third period and Marc-Andre Fleury made 35 saves and the Pittsburgh Penguins clinched a playoff spot with a 2-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night.
James Wisniewski scored a power-play goal for Columbus with 3:06 left, with Pittsburgh hanging on as Fleury made huge saves on Brandon Dubinsky and Cam Atkinson during a scrum in the final seconds.
Walker, Morton lead Pirates over Phillies
Neil Walker had three hits and an RBI to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night.
Pirates starter Charlie Morton allowed one hit in three scoreless innings, striking out one. Morton, who is scheduled to start the Pirates’ second regular-season game on Wednesday against the Cubs, ended the spring with a 0.82 ERA in four starts.
Diamondbacks call Roberts
George Roberts’ up-close glimpse of the major leagues during his first spring training with the Arizona Diamondbacks took on a whole new meaning on Friday night.
The Forest Hills High School graduate and former AAABA League MVP has been productive throughout the spring, especially at the plate.
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