4:36 AM EDT, Fri June 23, 2017
11 hours ago

Travis Shaw stays hot vs. Ivan Nova as Brewers salvage series split

MILWAUKEE — The Pirates contained Eric Thames this week.
14 hours ago

Obituary: Anthony 'Tony' Liscio / Westinghouse football star later played for Dallas Cowboys

Whenever Anthony “Tony” Liscio, the longtime Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle and former Westinghouse High School star, returned to his hometown to play the Steelers, he invited a number of his teammates over to his parents’ house.
16 hours ago

Francisco Cervelli returns to concussion list as symptoms persist

MILWAUKEE — Catcher Francisco Cervelli is headed to the seven-day concussion list for the second time this month after continuing to experience “post-concussion” and “post-viral” symptoms, Pirates head athletic trainer Todd Tomczyk said Wednesday. Cervelli returned to Pittsburgh to be examined by doctors, including a concussion specialist.
21 hours ago
The Steelers need to protect their stars with bubble wrap

The Steelers need to protect their stars with bubble wrap

If the Steelers don’t come to terms with Le’Veon Bell on a new long-term contract before July 17 he will play for $12.1 million next season on the franchise tender the Steelers extended earlier this year. If they wanted to place the franchise tender on him again following next season they would have to pay him $14.5 million on another one-year deal because the second time a player is tagged he receives 120 percent of his previous year’s salary.
Jun 21, 2017

Domingo Santana's blast off Daniel Hudson gives Brewers 4-3 win

MILWAUKEE — Right-hander Daniel Hudson watched the baseball fly toward the right-field foul pole at Miller Park late Wednesday night. He turned away as it crashed in the seats. With one swing, the Milwaukee Brewers’ Domingo Santana, the first batter Hudson faced in the seventh inning, injected life into a crowd which had been silenced the previous two games.
Jun 21, 2017

Austin Meadows undergoing tests for hamstring tightness

Austin Meadows, the Pirates’ prized outfield prospect, is undergoing further testing after leaving Wednesday’s Class AAA Indianapolis game before the start of the second inning with hamstring tightness.
Jun 21, 2017

Francisco Cervelli dealing with illness which has bothered him since April

MILWAUKEE — Francisco Cervelli, the Pirates’ starting catcher, underwent a batter of tests Wednesday relating to an “acute-on-chronic” condition that has flared up at times this season, according to the team’s head athletic trainer Todd Tomzyk. His results were reviewed by physicians for the Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers, and his availability currently is uncertain.
Jun 21, 2017
This Packers-theme wedding is cute, but let Steelers fans show you how it's done

This Packers-theme wedding is cute, but let Steelers fans show you how it's done

Not to diminish this couple’s big day, but this Green Bay Packers-themed wedding pales in comparison to the dedication shown by Steelers fans during their nuptials.
Jun 21, 2017

Pirates top-10 prospects tracker: June 13-19, 2017

In this weekly feature, Post-Gazette Pirates writers Bill Brink and Stephen J. Nesbitt recap the performances of the Pirates’ top 10 prospects, according to Baseball America, over the past seven days, from Tuesday through Monday games. This list has been updated to reflect the graduation of Tyler Glasnow and Josh Bell from rookie and prospect status.
Jun 21, 2017

Helping pitchers find their niche takes time

MILWAUKEE — There’s a certain level of consistency one comes to expect from a veteran starting pitcher. The Pirates are familiar with Matt Garza, 33, who pitched Monday for the Milwaukee Brewers, and the next five starters they will face — Junior Guerra, Chase Anderson, Adam Wainwright, Lance Lynn and Mike Leake — are between ages 29 and 35.
Jun 20, 2017

Andrew McCutchen, Jose Osuna power Pirates in 7-3 win over Brewers

MILWAUKEE — What has happened to the House of Horrors?
Jun 20, 2017

Like Van Slyke: Gregory Polanco's numbers compare favorably with former Pirate

The Pirates made a big bet on Gregory Polanco last spring, signing him to a five-year extension worth a guaranteed $35 million.
Jun 20, 2017

Francisco Cervelli scratched due to illness, replaced by Elias Diaz

MILWAUKEE — Francisco Cervelli was scratched from the Pirates lineup about 90 minutes prior to first pitch Tuesday at Miller Park after experiencing flu-like symptoms. Rookie Elias Diaz was inserted into the starting lineup to catch right-hander Chad Kuhl against the first-place Milwaukee Brewers.