Burnett Solid in Debut, Alvarez Knocks in Two in Shutout Over Cardinals

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Plans changed quickly for right-hander A.J. Burnett on Saturday. Originally slated to make his final rehab start with Double-A Altoona, the 35-year-old was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list and made his 2012 Pirates debut at PNC Park against the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2-0 shutout. Burnett took the mound on a rainy, cold night in Pittsburgh to make his debut in a Pirates uniform since being acquired...

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Presley Hits an Inside the Parker, But Bucs Fall 4-1

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The Bucco bats remained quiet combining for just one run on four hits off the St. Louis Cardinals pitchers at PNC Park on Friday night in the 4-1 loss. They entered game action with a National League worst .205 team batting average. After plating a run on two hits in the first frame, the Bucs scattered just two hits over the next eight innings with two walks. Whether it was the Cardinals starter Lance Lynn, or...

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Strong Pitching Nabs Series Win vs. Dbacks

The Pittsburgh Pirates picked up their first road series victory on Wednesday after beating the Arizona Diamondbacks, 2-1, at Chase Field. It also marked the first time the Bucs won back-to-back games since winning two straight during their Opening Series against the Philadelphia Phillies on April 7-8. In all three starts during the 2012 season, James McDonald has allowed at least one run in the first frame. McDonald allowed two runs...

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Clutch Hitting From McCutchen, Jones, and Walker Leads Pirates to Win

The Pittsburgh Pirates picked up their fourth win of the year tonight, thanks to some clutch two-out hitting from the middle of their lineup, and eight strong innings from the bullpen. Jeff Karstens left the game in the second inning with right shoulder inflammation after giving up two runs in the first. Karstens came up to bat in the top of the second inning, but was replaced with Jared Hughes to start the bottom half of the frame....

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Bucs Bats Fizzle in Loss to Dbacks

The Pittsburgh Pirates lost game one of a three-game set against the Arizona Diamondbacks, 5-1, at Chase Field on Monday. The Pirates jumped out to an early lead off the Diamondbacks. With two outs in the first, Andrew McCutchen singled into left and quickly swiped second base for his third of the season. Casey McGehee hit an infield single to short for the club’s 10th of the season, which is tied for most in the Majors. Neil...

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Corriea Solid as Pirates Snap Five Game Skid

After losing a heart breaker on Saturday night by a walkoff error, the Pittsburgh Pirates snapped their five game losing streak by beating the San Francisco Giants, 4-1, on Sunday afternoon. The Bucs bats have been slow to start the season, but were able to plate four runs on eight hits with five walks off the Giants’ starter Ryan Vogelsong and the bullpen. Right-hander Kevin Correia allowed one run on three hits over 6.0...

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