7:53 AM EDT, Tue April 28, 2015
Beaver County Times

Pirates uses depth to squeak by Cubs

PITTSBURGH -- All through spring training, Pirates general manager Neal Huntington maintained that this was the deepest and most talented team in his tenure.

Beaver County Times

Pirates GM Huntington insists Kang will remain in Pittsburgh

Broach the idea of Jung Ho Kang possibly needing to spend some time in the minor leagues, and Pirates general manager Neal Huntington will emphatically dismiss it.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Saturday game report: Brewers at Pirates

Manager Ron Roenicke started Aramis Ramirez at third base despite Ramirez’s career .118 average against Pirates left-hander Jeff Locke and having two other options in the newly recalled Jason Rogers and Luis Jimenez.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Shuffle puts Ryan Braun in leadoff spot vs. Pirates

Desperate to try to shake the offensive funk that has enveloped his team and contributed heavily to its 2-8 start, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke did some major reshuffling before Saturday’s game.

Brewers Blog | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Ryan Braun agrees it's time to shake things up offensively

Pittsburgh Desperate to try and shake the offensive funk thats enveloped his team and contributed heavily to its 2-8 start, Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke did some major reshuffling prior to Saturdays game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park.Our team needs something a little different, he said. I had a lot crazier ones than the one I put up today.While he wouldnt share those earlier iterations, the one he wound up sticking with certainly contained some interesting changes. The biggest and most obvious one came in the leadoff spot, where rightfielder Ryan Braun made his first...

Grand Rapids Press

Brad Ausmus explains decision to lift starter Shane Greene in ninth inning with shutout intact

Ausmus said he would have left Greene in to pitch the bottom of the ninth had the Tigers not had a runner in scoring position when he came to bat in the top of the inning. PITTSBURGH -- Some nice hustle by Jose Iglesias helped the Detroit Tigers win the game. It also cost Shane Greene an opportunity at his first career complete game and shutout. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus had every intention of letting Greene bat Tuesday night in the top of the ninth inning of what turned out to be a 2-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. But a double by Iglesias changed...

Grand Rapids Press

Detroit Tigers lineup: James McCann to start vs. lefty; lack of DH could hurt Tigers in series finale

Alex Avila is 4 for 10 with a double and a triple against Francisco Liriano. But Tigers manager Brad Ausmus has opted to go with James McCann, who hits right-handed, at catcher against the left-hander. PITTSBURGH -- Not having Victor Martinez in the starting lineup could really hurt the Detroit Tigers in this one. Martinez is one of a handful of Tigers players who have had success against Pittsburgh Pirates left-hander Francisco Liriano in the past, but he is not in the starting lineup for the game tonight. With the interleague series between the Tigers and...

Grand Rapids Press

Detroit Tigers lineup: Rajai Davis starting in center vs. right-hander; J.D. Martinez hitting fourth

Davis is 4 for 9 with two doubles and a triple against Pittsburgh Pirates starter A.J. Burnett. PITTSBURGH -- Rajai Davis is in the starting lineup against a right-handed starting pitcher. But Davis has pretty good numbers against that right-hander. Davis is 4 for 9 with two doubles and a triple against Pittsburgh Pirates starter A.J. Burnett. Davis is starting in center field. Anthony Gose is expected to get the majority of the starts against right-handed starters, but Tigers manager Brad Ausmus has said all along it wouldn't be a straight platoon and that...

Grand Rapids Press

Detroit Tigers notebook: Brad Ausmus discusses lineup decision; plans set for Justin Verlander's simulated game

The formula Tigers manager Brad Ausmus uses to decide who starts in center seems simple. If its a left-hander, its Rajai Davis. If its a right-hander, its Anthony Gose for the most part. But not always. PITTSBURGH -- Anthony Gose is 0 for 5 with four strikeouts since hitting a home run off Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber to lead off the game Saturday against the Cleveland Indians.  But the fact that Rajai Davis was in the starting lineup tonight against the Pittsburgh Pirates had more to do with Davis than with Gose. Davis started in center for the Tigers...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Sunday game report: Brewers vs. Pirates

Following a two-double, two-RBI night Saturday, Hector Gomez was back in the lineup at second base. Scooter Gennett’s ejection Friday played a large role in Gomez playing Saturday, and on Sunday manager Ron Roenicke elected to go with the hot hand.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Saturday game report: Brewers vs. Pirates

Before Pittsburgh lefty Francisco Liriano was scratched from his scheduled start Sunday to go on paternity leave, manager Ron Roenicke planned to move Jonathan Lucroy to first base and give backup catcher Martin Maldonado his first start.

Brewers Blog | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Adam Lind, Scooter Gennett get their first looks at LHP starters

Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke didnt have to wait long to give his two left-handed-hitting regulars an opportunity against a left-handed starting pitcher.Adam Lind and Scooter Gennett are both in the starting lineup Friday night on Friday night as the Brewers opened a three-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates and Francisco Liriano.The veteran Lind didnt play regularly against lefties in his previous few seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays, while the much younger Gennett spent 2014 his first full season in the major leagues in a strict lefty-righty platoon with Rickie...

Cincinnati.com

Although a Pirate, Josh Harrison keeps Cincinnati roots

And when Pirates general manager Neil Huntington started announcing Harrison's new four-year, $27.3 million deal that could be worth as much as $50.3 million, the 14-month-old Mia started crying because she was kept away from daddy.         

Grand Rapids Press

With days winding down before season opener, Detroit Tigers bullpen turns in solid day

Brad Ausmus is going to get a long look at his bullpen over the next two days. He had to like what he saw Tuesday. LAKELAND, Fla. -- Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus is going to get a long look at his bullpen over the next two days. He had to like what he saw Tuesday. Bruce Rondon, Ian Krol and Joakim Soria all turned in impressive outings Tuesday afternoon in a 7-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The combined pitching line for the three looked stellar: 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0ER, 0BB, 7SO. Rondon struck out all three of the batters he faced. All three of them swung and...

MLB

NL WC: Hurdle discusses challenging night at home

10/1/13: Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was a busy man at home the night before his team's matchup with the Reds in the NL Wild Card Game