Former GreenJacket Esposito returns to Augusta as visitor

...fifth-round pick who struggled as a professional player. He now uses those memories to help guide some of the Pittsburgh Pirates' top prospect talent."It's always good to go back in time, look back at where I was back then playing in...

Rookie Wisler, Braves end drought against Nationals

...The Nationals took only their second loss in their last 11 games, a span that included sweeps of the Braves and Pittsburgh Pirates.The Braves sent nine batters to the plate in the four-run fourth. Cameron Maybin singled, stole second and...

Pirates edge Braves in 10 innings

...out in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-2 win over the Atlanta Braves on Friday...is 2-0 with a 3.29 ERA in five games against Pittsburgh.Pirates: RHP Charlie Morton will try to bounce back from...

Pirates start fast, hand Braves fifth loss in a row

PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Pirates ripped off five runs in the first inning en route to an 8-4 victory over the Atlanta.Braves on Saturday night.

Braves' bullpen falters again in loss to Pirates

ATLANTA - Neil Walker and Starling Marte homered, and the streaking Pittsburgh Pirates held off the Atlanta Braves 10-8 on Friday night.Walker hit a three-run drive, a towering shot deep into the right-field...

Youthful All-Star Game will still have veteran presence

...When I came up I would talk to the older guys. I never thought I'd be one of those guys," the 38-year-old Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher said."It's special to be the guy who's been there and done that. ... When I first came up there...

Braves edge Pirates to end five-game skid

...eighth inning Sunday to win for the first time in five starts, and the Braves held on for a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.Wood (5-5) scattered five hits and struck out eight without a walk in 7? innings as Atlanta ended a season-high...

Nationals' Max Scherzer no-hits Pirates

...in the ninth inning before finishing off a no-hitter Saturday in the Washington Nationals' 6-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.A letdown? Yeah, a little."I mean there is, just because you're so close, one strike away from a perfect...

Pirates shut out Braves

...protest.Wood got ejected in the fifth inning and Atlanta lost for the fourth time in five games, 3-0 to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday."We love Woody to death, but he can't put himself in position to even come close getting thrown...

Christian Bethancourt's walk-off homer lifts Braves over Pirates

...inning over the right-field wall for his first career homer, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 5-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night.Bethancourt had three hits, including the drive off Worley (2-4). The ball, curving toward...