7 hrs ago
Bleed Cubbie Blue
Cubs vs. Pirates Preview, Wednesday 5/22, 6:05 CT: Another Lefthander
The Cubs will try to even up their series with the Pirates Wednesday evening at PNC Park against a LHP.
11 hrs ago
Where have you gone Andy Van Slyke?
Now the Cubs
Five of seven from the Brewers and Astros was an acceptable outcome. More would've been nice, but this is baseball.
Mon May 20, 2013
Pirates Take Two Of Three From Astros In Weird Series, Cubs Next
May 19, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning at PNC Park.
Sat May 18, 2013
Major League Baseball
Altuve to rejoin Astros on Saturday
All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve will rejoin the Astros on Saturday and be in the lineup against the Pirates after missing three games on the bereavement list following the death of his grandmother in Venezuela.
Fri May 17, 2013
Grossman enjoying experience
Robbie Grossman played high school baseball at Cy-Fair High School, about 24 miles northwest of Houston's Minute Maid Park.
Thu May 16, 2013
Choo ends slump, cranks two homers
Shin-Soo Choo's first home run landed in the nightclub beyond the left-field fence, catching by surprise revelers distracted by the Miami Heat on TV.
Wed May 15, 2013
The Miami Herald
Lefty Wandy Rodriguez makes his 25th career start against the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday night when the Pittsburgh Pirates host them in game three of a four-game series at PNC Park.
Mon May 13, 2013
Astros take first trip to Comerica as AL team
The last time the Astros played a game in Comerica Park, Roger Clemens, Andy Pettitte and Wandy Rodriguez were the team's starting pitchers.
Sat May 11, 2013
Saturday Notebook: More Doctored Baseballs, A Bad Week For Umpires, Pitcher Safety, and More
A's manager Bob Melvin was right, umpire Angel Hernandez was wrong, and yet Hernandez still ejected Melvin from Wednesday's A's-Indians game for protesting an Adam Rosales double.
Pirates extend 'How many Ks' promotion
The Pirates extended their "How Many Ks" promotion through Saturday in honor of the season debut of pitcher Francisco Liriano.
Fri May 10, 2013
Press & Sun-Bulletin
Jones' homer sinks Marcum
The Binghamton Mets will try to bounce back after an opposing pitching staff thew a no-hitter against them for the first time since 2001.
The Pirates as draft pioneers?
When considered today, the Pirates ' 2009 draft strategy appears to have been a blunder.
Sun May 05, 2013
Major League Baseball
A tale of two disputed strikeouts -- but just one ejection
Bryce Harper is 20 years old, has been in the Majors for two years, often wears eye black that covers half his face while styling his hair in a mohawk and has a father who is a Las Vegas ironworker.
Gonzalez hopes to bounce back as Nats wrap set with Pirates
After compiling a career-high 21 wins last year, Gio Gonzalez has been through some rough patches already in 2013.
Sat May 04, 2013
Climbing Tal's Hill
Bud Way or Another
The MLB trade deadline is still months away but if last year is any indication about GM Jeff Luhnow's transaction intentions, he'll be ready to take the right deal at the wrong time.
Chicago Cubs OF Alfonso Soriano Fill Pittsburgh Pirates' RF Hole
273 career stolen bases. Seven time all-star. Has any player accumulated such amazing figures and been less heralded than Chicago Cubs OF Alfonso Soriano ? While the Cubs are surely not aiming to contend in 2013 - and probably not 2014 either - they have made no secrets that all players on their 25-man roster are available, with the likely ... (more)
Thu May 02, 2013
Meet the Astros: From Bud Norris to Tai's Hill, a look at new AL ...
Bud Norris has allowed three runs or fewer in five of his six starts this season for the Houston Astros.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
Roto Roundup: Dylan Bundy, Stephen Strasburg, Giancarlo Stanton and Others
Ray Guilfoyle recaps the top fantasy performers from Monday night's games, including his thoughts on Stephen Strasburg, Giancarlo Stanton and others.
Sun Apr 28, 2013
BTF's Baseball Primer
NY Times: "Astros Can Visualize Success; Having It Is Another Matter"
Early in spring training, before the exhibition games started, the Houston Astros practiced victory celebrations.
On pace for 116 losses, where did the Astros go wrong? Or did they?
The Astros don't have the worst record in baseball, but their 7-18 start has them on track for 116 losses.