Offensive woes might keep Atlanta Braves out of playoffs

...comfortable 10 games. It's possible that another team will be clinching its playoff berth next week at the Ted; the Pittsburgh Pirates, who lead the chase for the NL's second wild card, begin a four-game series against the Braves on Monday.The...

Baseball's dramatic shift noted in '1954'

...Ernie Banks of the Chicago Cubs was just coming on the scene and Roberto Clemente would make his debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates the following year. It was seven years after Jackie Robinson signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers and broke baseball's...

Pittsburgh takes advantage of Atlanta's late error

PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Pirates were looking for a way to break out of their seven-game losing...game-winning sacrifice fly that capped a late-inning comeback as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Wednesday night."We...

Former Augusta GreenJackets Brandon Moss and Jon Lester visit Atlanta as teammates

...Oakland's three games against the Atlanta Braves this weekend.His first Atlanta homecoming came in 2009 with the Pittsburgh Pirates, and he said he put too much pressure on himself to perform better.Moss said he's soaking in his time at Turner...

Justin Upton, Braves spoil Andrew McCutchen's return to Pirates

PITTSBURGH - Justin Upton smashed his 24th home run of the season to spoil Andrew McCutchen's return as the Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-3.

Braves start fast against Pirates, extend winning streak to four

...pitch.Jason Heyward and Andrelton Simmons homered to begin a big first inning, and the Braves beat the sliding Pittsburgh Pirates 7-3 on Monday night for their fourth consecutive victory.The early outburst was enough for San tana, who allowed...

Pittsburgh Pirates first-rounder Reese McGuire shows talent behind plate

When the Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Reese McGuire in the first round last June, they added a player with loads of potential as a defensive-minded catcher...

Tigers hope signing on Joel Hanrahan bolsters shaky bullpen

...after nine appearances for the Boston Red Sox in 2013. He saved 76 games over the previous two seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates."The one area we wanted to address the most with our ballclub has been our bullpen," general manager Dave Dombrowski...

Three high-level baseball prospects receive new assignments

...but enjoy his hitting ability while he's with the big league team. He's an All-Star in the making.? The Pittsburgh Pirates assigned outfielder Austin Meadows to Single-A West Virginia, of the South Atlantic League, on Friday.Meadows...

Augusta GreenJackets show positive signs at plate with rallies

...2011-2013. Jones was known for his athleticism and on-base ability, and he was drafted in the third round by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Ross gave the Tigers strong defense behind the plate and was drafted in the 12th round by the San Francisco Giants...