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Grand slam, ex-Jacket power Giants past Pirates in NL wild-card game

...Brandon Crawford hit the first grand slam by a shortstop in postseason history as the San Francisco Giants routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0 on Wednesday night in the National League wild-card game.San Francisco will face Washington in the NL...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-10-01/grand-slam-ex-jacket-pow
Rangers hire Jeff Banister as manager

...replacing Ron Washington.Banister, a longtime Texas resident, joins the Rangers after spending four seasons as the Pittsburgh Pirates' bench coach under Clint Hurdle, the Rangers' hitting coach in 2010 and someone who members of the Rangers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-10-16/pirates-hire-jeff-banist
Los Angeles Dodgers fill new front-office position

...22 games after Ron Washington's sudden resignation, is among three finalists for the Texas manager's job.Pittsburgh Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister and Cleveland Indians bullpen coach Kevin Cash are the other finalists announced Tuesday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-10-14/los-angeles-dodgers-fill
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-08-18/braves-start-fast-agains
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-08-20/pittsburgh-takes-advanta
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-09-13/baseballs-dramatic-shift-noted-1954
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-09-18/offensive-woes-might-kee
Braves fire general manager

...berth in 2012 and an NL East title last season. They were 76-79 going into Monday night's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, in danger of only their third losing season since 1990."I love Atlanta. I love our organization. I would...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/braves/2014-09-22/braves-fire-gener
Pirates rally past Braves, clinch playoff spot

ATLANTA - Gerrit Cole retired the final 17 hitters he faced, and the surging Pittsburgh Pirates clinched a spot in the playoffs with a 3-2 win over the free-falling Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.The Pirates' win combined...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-09-23/pirates-rally-past-brave
Pirates rout Braves, close in on Cardinals

ATLANTA - Edinson Volquez threw seven scoreless innings, Travis Snider and Neil Walker hit homers and the Pittsburgh Pirates moved within one game of the NL Central lead with a 10-1 win over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night.Pittsburgh...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-09-25/pirates-rout-braves-clos