5/2/2015 | Liriano not concerned about personal record
When things are not going your way, when you are consistently dealt unfair hands, the righteous act is to humbly shake it off. Well, as often as Pirates lefty Francisco Liriano is asked to do so, he may soon need a neck brace.
5/2/2015 | Wacha looks to deliver sweep of Pirates
Righties Vance Worley and Michael Wacha will square off Sunday in the finale of a three-game series between the Pirates and Cardinals at Busch Stadium, with both trying to rebound from their previous starts. St. Louis is going for the sweep after walk-off wins in the first two games.
5/2/2015 | Cutch's great defense made clear on Statcast
Andrew McCutchen has battled a sore left knee all season, and he jammed that same knee Friday night while sliding into second base. He showed no ill effects Saturday afternoon at Busch Stadium. Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong hit a sinking liner to center field to lead off the third inning, and McCutchen made a sensational play to keep lefty Francisco Liriano's no-hitter alive.
5/2/2015 | Cards notch another walk-off win vs. Bucs
October baseball in early May? That's how it felt Saturday, when the Pirates and the Cardinals got into it for 11 more tense innings before Matt Carpenter's sacrifice fly off Jared Hughes with one out in the 11th gave St. Louis another 2-1 win. Their second consecutive extra-inning win over the Bucs by that score extended the Redbirds' winning streak to five.
5/2/2015 | Cutch, Harrison back Liriano with fine defense
Francisco Liriano's no-hit bid Saturday during the Pirates' 2-1 loss to the Cardinals lasted into the sixth inning because of a pair of sparkling defensive plays behind him.
5/2/2015 | Bad spell at Busch not in Pirates' head
The Pirates face a lot of human obstacles to reach their goal of a division championship. Do they now also have a geographic opponent, Busch Stadium?
5/2/2015 | Bucs left frustrated after leaving 'em loaded
Friday night's 2-1 walk-off loss in 10 innings to the Cardinals doesn't happen -- the 10th inning doesn't happen -- if the Bucs get something more than frustration out of a bases-loaded, none-out sixth-inning threat against Lance Lynn.
5/1/2015 | Burnett passes Koufax on all-time K's list
A.J. Burnett tied Sandy Koufax for 42nd place on the all-time with his sixth whiff of the night -- of pitching adversary Lance Lynn in the fifth inning of Friday's game with the Cardinals -- and passed him the next inning when Matt Holliday became career victim No. 2,397.
5/1/2015 | Lackey eyes series win for Cards vs. Liriano, Bucs
The Pirates and the Cardinals will play the second game of a three-game series at Busch Stadium on Saturday, with lefty Francisco Liriano and righty John Lackey on the mound -- with both hoping to stop recent trends.
5/1/2015 | Glasnow dominates Erie in 7 K performance
Tyler Glasnow continued his outstanding season for Double-Altoona Friday evening. The Pirates' top prospect struck out seven in six innings and lowered his ERA to 0.79.
5/1/2015 | Morton to throw in sim game at Pirate City
Charlie Morton, in the home stretch of recovering from his late-September labrum surgery, had his next rehab outing slightly altered. It will still take place on Saturday, but instead of taking the mound for Class A Advanced Bradenton, he will throw in a sim game at Pirate City.
5/1/2015 | Adams, Cardinals walk off Pirates in opener
After A.J. Burnett and Lance Lynn dueled, Matt Adams' 10th-inning, two-out RBI single off Rob Scahill gave the Cardinals a 2-1 walk-off win over the Pirates on Friday in St. Louis.