Pittsburgh Pirates

3rd NL Central | 34-39
  • Batting Avg
    6th
    .266 AVG
  • Runs
    13th
    332 R
  • Earned Runs Avg
    26th
    4.57 ERA
  • Home Runs Allowed
    22nd
    91 HR
  • ABC News

    Panik's 2-Run Double Rallies Giants to 7-6 Win Over Pirates

    Buster Posey threw out John Jaso attempting to steal second base to end the game, Joe Panik's two-run double capped a three-run sixth inning, and the San Francisco Giants rallied from an early five-run deficit to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-6 on Wednesday night. Panik put the Giants ahead after Ramiro Pena made it a one-run game with an RBI double earlier in the inning. NL West-leading San Francisco has won 11 of its last 13 and scored 73 runs in that stretch. The Giants' Jeff Samardzija matched the shortest start of his nine-year career with just three innings and was tagged for six runs and six hits. He also recorded just nine outs on Sept. 15, 2015, while pitching for the Chicago White Sox

  • HardballTalk

    Report: Orioles interested in Francisco Liriano

    Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports that the Orioles have interest in Pirates starter Francisco Liriano. However, the Pirates, who enter Wednesday night’s game 34-37 in third place in the NL Central, are still focusing on contending. The Orioles have the third worst starting rotation ERA in the American League at 4.96. Only the Twins (5.71) and Athletics (5.12) have had worse production from their starters. Chris Tillman has turned in a 3.11 ERA over 15 starts, but Ubaldo Jimenez has been an unmitigated disaster with a 7.34 ERA, as has the recently-optioned Mike Wright (6.12). Liriano might not provide much of an upgrade. The lefty owns an uninspiring 5.03 ERA with a 74/46 K/BB ratio in 73 1/3 innings