Big first inning lifts Braves past Pirates

...including a two-run homer that capped a five-run first inning against Vance Worley as the Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-5 on Thursday.Johnson's homer was just fair down the left-field line.Pittsburgh's Josh Harrison led...

Countdown is on for speed-up rule in minors

NEW YORK - Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Rob Scahill thinks his mound mates will do just fine at beating the new 20-second pitch clock that will be used at Triple-A...

Players, umpires adjust to new pace-of-play rules

...history of baseball that has a countdown clock," said umpire Dan Iassogna, who kept an eye on second base as the Pittsburgh Pirates and Toronto Blue Jays played in Dunedin, Fla. "That was a little different."Under the pace of play provisions...


...He was originally selected by Arizona with the 27th overall pick in the 2002 first-year player draft.? Ex-Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Gaby Sanchez will join the Rakuten Eagles, of Japan's Pacific League, for the 2015 season.Sanchez...

Cubs legend Ernie Banks dies at 83

...the 1955 season, his power quickly became apparent. He hit 44 homers that season, including three against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Aug. 4. His five grand slams that year established a major league record that stood for more than 30 years...

Teams win two arbitration hearings

Teams improved to 3-1 in salary arbitration when the Pittsburgh Pirates beat second baseman Neil Walker on Saturday and the Oakland Athletics defeated pitcher Jarrod Parker.Walker was awarded $8 million...

Jennifer Nichole Grant - Brandon Tyler Cumpton

...the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Ga., and is currently a Professional Baseball player with the Pittsburgh Pirates Given in marriage by her father and her puppy Keeley, the bride chose her sister-in-law, Mrs. Lindsey Mann...

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...

Joe Maddon opts out of contract, won't return to manage Rays

...picked Friday as the first co-winners of Major League Baseball's Roberto Clemente Award.The annual honor is given for contributions on and off the field that best represent the sport and is named for the Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Famer.

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...