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7/27/2016 | Alford, Urena among top prospect performers Wednesday

A pair of Blue Jays' prospects led the way in a slugfest for Class A Advanced Dunedin on Wednesday.

7/27/2016 | 'Classic Cutch' ties for 5th on Bucs' HR list

Andrew McCutchen's 166th home run came off the bat at 100 mph per Statcast™, traveling 417 feet from home plate on its way to dead-center field -- and Pirates history.

7/27/2016 | Cole finishes what he started for 1st CG

Gerrit Cole didn't think he had a chance after one inning, then he didn't bother to check his pitch count again until the eighth Wednesday night. Positioned behind Cole at second base, Josh Harrison didn't peek at the PNC Park scoreboard until the ninth.

7/27/2016 | Rookies Brault, Guerra set to start in opener

Over the past two seasons, Miller Park has not been kind to the Pirates. They will try to change that in a three-game series against the Brewers beginning Friday night.

7/27/2016 | Hot bats help Cole Train go distance vs. M's

Gerrit Cole watched Josh Harrison start a double play from his back, following Kyle Seager's ground ball from Harrison to shortstop Jordy Mercer to first baseman David Freese. Cole raised both arms above his head and walked off the mound, calmly celebrating his first professional complete game after leading the Pirates to a 10-1 win over the Mariners at PNC Park on Wednesday night.

7/27/2016 | Bucs 'cautiously optimistic' about Glasnow's recovery

Four days after Tyler Glasnow exited his second Major League start with discomfort in his throwing arm, head athletic trainer Todd Tomczyk said he envisions the right-hander being able to pick up a baseball in the coming days.

7/27/2016 | Pirates, Taylor Hooton Foundation promote healthy lifestyle

Major League players working out or needing medical attention usually keep the Pirates' athletic training staff busy. But on Wednesday, a few dozen rowdy kids at PNC Park kept them occupied when they joined forces with the Taylor Hooton Foundation to educate youth about staying healthy and active.

7/27/2016 | Locke making most of bullpen stint

Jeff Locke didn't exactly envision himself pitching from the bullpen for the Pirates at this point in the season.

7/27/2016 | Williams, Schebler among top prospect performers Tuesday

Rays No. 13 prospect Justin Williams was among the top prospect performers in the Minors on Tuesday.

7/26/2016 | Sharper last start, Cole takes on Mariners

The Pirates and Mariners will conclude their two-game Interleague set on Wednesday at PNC Park. According to Pirates manager Clint Hurdle, the pros and cons of Interleague Play mostly depend on who has the home-field advantage.

7/26/2016 | Mariners battle back in support of Felix

Felix Hernandez dug Seattle into an early hole, but the Mariners climbed out of it with a pair of big innings and some gritty relief work, holding on to beat the Pirates, 7-4, on Tuesday night at PNC Park.

7/26/2016 | Liriano is 1st pitcher to homer off King Felix

Pirates starter Francisco Liriano joined a pair of exclusive clubs Tuesday night. In fact, he founded both of them with one powerful swing.

7/26/2016 | Pirates considering options for Friday's start

Just when it appeared the Pirates' pitching plans were falling into place, two injuries have sent them back to the drawing board.

7/26/2016 | Fryer returns to Bucs following birth of twins

Pirates catcher Eric Fryer rejoined the club at PNC Park on Tuesday after being activated from the paternity list following the birth of twins.

7/25/2016 | Bucs' rookies could have major roles in stretch run

With a brother who's a doctor, a sister who's a lawyer and another brother with a Ph.D., Jameson Taillon's parents get asked the same question time and again.

7/24/2016 | Frazier blasts first Major League home run

During his first month in the Major Leagues, Adam Frazier has impressed. Power, however, is not an area in which the Pirates' super-utility player has excelled.

7/24/2016 | Thunderstorm puts Phillies, Bucs on hold

A thunderstorm has forced the Pirates and Phillies into a rain delay in the bottom of the eighth inning on Sunday. The tarp was rolled out onto the field as the rain came down in sheets and thunder crackled.

7/24/2016 | Felix hopes for better in 2nd start since return

Felix Hernandez takes the mound on Tuesday when the Mariners open a two-game set against the Pirates at PNC Park. It marks Hernandez's second start since missing nearly two months due to a right calf injury.

7/24/2016 | Pipeline preview: De Leon takes hill for Triple-A Oklahoma City

Dodgers No. 2 prospect Jose De Leon is set to start for Triple-A Oklahoma City on Monday in the Minors.

7/24/2016 | Prospect Glasnow placed on 15-day DL

The shoulder discomfort that ended Tyler Glasnow's PNC Park debut has landed the Pirates' top prospect on the disabled list.

7/24/2016 | Joyce, Frazier HRs help Bucs edge Phils

Rookie Adam Frazier couldn't have picked a better time to knock his first Major League home run that nearly reached the Allegheny River. His pinch-hit solo shot to the top of the right-field bleachers broke a tie in the bottom of the seventh inning, leading the Pirates to a 5-4 series win over the Phillies on Sunday at PNC Park.

7/24/2016 | Diaz, Frazier among top prospect performers Saturday

The Midwest League is notorious for dampening the power of young hitters. Apparently no one told that to Isan Diaz. The Brewers' No. 11 prospect slugged a pair of home runs on Saturday, including a walk-off shot to propel Class A Wisconsin past Lake County, 9-8. Diaz also hit a triple in the contest en route to finishing 3-for-4, while his six RBIs represented a new career high.

7/23/2016 | Pipeline preview: Newman carries hot bat into matchup

Pirates No. 11 prospect Kevin Newman will look to stay hot for Double-A Altoona when he faces Akron at 6 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV.

7/23/2016 | Pirates shake off shaky Glasnow, erupt vs. Phillies

With two hit batsmen, three walks and five stolen bases allowed in three-plus innings, it's safe to say Pirates rookie Tyler Glasnow struggled in his home debut. The Bucs' offense compensated, erupting for a five-run fifth inning and holding on to beat the Phillies, 7-4, on Saturday.

7/23/2016 | Young hurlers Taillon, Velasquez duel at PNC

The Phillies-Pirates weekend series at PNC Park has been a showcase for talented young arms. It wraps up Sunday with a matchup of two more under-25 possible future aces. Pittsburgh's Jameson Taillon (2-1, 3.44 ERA), a former No. 2 overall Draft pick making his seventh career start, will face Philadelphia's Vince Velasquez (8-2, 3.15), who's among the National League leaders in winning percentage during his first full season in the Majors.

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