Altoona held hitless through five innings in 6-1 loss to New Britain.
Altoona's Bats Pound New Britain 7-2 in series opener.
Erie's Dean Green blasts the SeaWolves past the Curve.
Altoona falls 3-2 in 10 innings at Erie.
Outfielder goes 3-for-4 with three RBI in Altoona's 4-2 win.
Ngoepe bunt gives Altoona the walk-off win.
Altoona shuts out Trenton 6-0.
Pitcher Pat Ludwig tosses six innings, blasts double and two RBI in Altoona win.
Altoona can't dig out of 3-0 hole in loss to Erie.
Stetson Allie with 3 RBI as Curve edge Erie 4-3.
Altoona hammers season-high hits.
Altoona starting pitcher Tom Harlan fuels 3-1 win over Bowie.
Altoona drops 9-1 game at Bowie.
Altoona gets just four hits in 3-0 loss to Bowie.
Infielder Drew Maggi goes 4-for-4 at the plate to pace the Curve in a 4-3 win versus Bowie.
Altoona right hander allows just one hit in shutout win over Bowie.
Altoona loses 8-6 to Bowie in first game after the All-Star break.
Erie's Steven Moya knocks grand slam to lead the West.
Former Curve stars beat Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team 17-5.
Curve OF delivers win for West All-Stars in hitting challenge.
Altoona drops last game before All-Star break, 5-4 in 10 innings against the Senators.
Seven-run first inning for Harrisburg is the difference as the Curve lose 9-5.
Altoona wins opener, falls in night cap of doubleheader in the capital.
League-leading six Curve players named to Eastern League All-Star Game.
All-Star Drew Maggi delivered the walk-off single to score fellow All-Star Alen Hanson in the bottom of the 10th inning to guide the Curve to a sixth-straight victory with a, 4 -3, extra-innings win on Monday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field.
6 Curve players have been named to the Eastern League All-Star game, which will be played July 16th at PNG Field in Altoona.
Altoona sweeps Harrisburg this weekend at PNG Field, winning their 5th straight game.
Altoona downs Harrisburg 7-4.
Altoona beats Harrisburg 4-2 to win third straight game.
Kelson Brown knocks in game winner in the 9th against Bowie.
Altoona snaps skid with 5-1 win at Bowie.
Evan Chambers parents, and Curve OF Keon Broxton (who played baseball in high school with Evan) talk about what honoring the former Curve and Spikes player meant to them.
Evan Chambers parents were in attendance, and won the Chambers #31 autographed jersey, as the Curve honored their former player who died in the offseason.
This Sunday the Altoona Curve, Double-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, will be paying tribute to 2012 Curve outfielder Evan Chambers, who passed away at his home in Florida during the offseason.
Adrian Sampson had his toughest outing of the season in the Altoona Curve’s 8-2 loss against the Binghamton Mets on Friday night.
Joely Rodriguez allows 1 H, 1 ER in 7 IP for Altoona.
Altoona strikes out 12 times in loss to New Britain.
Altoona’s runs were few and far between on Tuesday night as the Rock Cats evened up the series with a, 5-2, win in New Britain.
A fourth inning two-run homer by Willy Garcia was enough for the Curve to snap New Britain’s franchise-best 11-game winning streak in a, 4-3, win on Monday night.
Adrian Sampson battled for 7 innings and Justin Howard went 2-3 with a HR and 2 RBIs in Altoona's 5-4 win on Sunday.
In Saturday's first game, Willy Garcia had a homer and two outfield assists but the Curve fell, 5-1. In the second game, Drew Maggi led off the game with a homer but it wasn’t enough in a, 3-2, loss.
The Curve offense couldn’t get started on Friday night in Portland and ended up falling in both games of the pseudo doubleheader, 4-2 and, 3-0.
Altoona blows a 3-run lead in the 9th inning and falls in the 11th to New Hampshire on Wednesday night.
After the brawl, the Fisher Cats erased a one-run deficit and came back to defeat the Curve, 6-5, on Wednesday night.
Altoona scores two runs in the ninth to beat New Hampshire.
Altoona had a 2-0 lead early, but Reading scored 5 unanswered runs to win.
Rain foils Curve games against Portland.
Altoona and Portland washed out in the third.
Hanson extends hit streak to eight games in 5-1 loss.
Altoona's offense puts up season-high 15 hits in win.
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The Pirates recalled Andrew Lambo from Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday. Gerrit Cole, whose next scheduled start comes on Monday, after the active rosters expand to 40 players, was temporarily optioned to Bristol of the Rookie League to make room.
Travis Snider, who left Wednesday's game after tweaking his hamstring on the basepaths, has had similar injuries and hopes that a few days of rest will set up a healthy return.
Charlie Morton threw four innings in a rehab start for Double-A Altoona on Thursday, but Clint Hurdle noted that the right-handed sinkerballer "didn't feel significantly better" than he did in his previous start.
Josh Harrison was announced as the Pirates' Heart and Hustle Award winner, and he was honored at PNC Park prior to the series opener with the Reds on Friday.
Between games of a doubleheader against the Reds at Dodger Stadium on June 23, 1973, iconic Dodgers manager Walter Alston approached Steve Garvey in the clubhouse. "Have you ever played first base?" Alston asked his onetime third baseman.
Two batters after legging out a bunt single to load the bases in the third inning, Travis Snider was pulled with left hamstring discomfort.
Andrew McCutchen was back in the Pirates lineup Wednesday, a day after he tweaked an ailing rib in his left side. However, Pedro Alvarez -- who also left Tuesday's game -- was out of the lineup to nurse his sprained left foot.
Jeff Locke was sharp in a one-run outing, getting support from a huge Ike Davis two-run homer in the Pirates' 3-1 victory over the Cardinals at PNC Park on Wednesday afternoon.
Catcher Reese McGuire, the Pirates' No. 7 prospect, collected four hits and drove in three runs Tuesday, helping Class A West Virginia defeat Lexington, 8-2.
Andrew McCutchen reported feeling OK after exiting Tuesday's game vs. the Cardinals with left rib discomfort. Looking less comfortable after the game, however, was infielder Pedro Alvarez, who suffered a left foot sprain and will be reevaluated Wednesday.
Gerrit Cole didn't give up a hit until the sixth and Ike Davis crushed a go-ahead three-run homer in the eighth to lead the Pirates over the Cardinals, 5-2, on Tuesday at PNC Park.
Right-handers Tyler Glasnow and Nick Kingham and outfielder Josh Bell will get a chance to further their careers in the upcoming Arizona Fall League.
In response to what is already being called their "dream outfield," the Pirates are moving top position prospect Josh Bell to first base.
The 2014 Pirates have circled the .500 mark all season and still find themselves in the scrum for a postseason spot despite not ripping off a substantial winning streak.
As baseball sprints toward the September stretch run, there are surprising -- some inspiring -- stories here, there and everywhere. Here's my surprise players of 2014.
The Pirates didn't have a place for Jose Tabata shortly after Gregory Polanco was called up in June. But Polanco is going back to Triple-A to refine his swing in the next week, and after two months with Indianapolis, Tabata returned to the Bucs' clubhouse on Monday.
Clint Barmes was activated from the 15-day disabled list on Monday, and will return to his role as the Pirates' utility infielder. Jayson Nix was designated for assignment to clear a roster spot.
Francisco Liriano struck out eight in six-plus innings, but reliever Jared Hughes labored in a decisive three-run seventh as the Pirates dropped a 3-2 decision to the Cardinals on Monday night.
Gregory Polanco's continuing struggles have prompted the Pirates to make the one move the club hoped to avoid upon the outfield prospect's June 10 promotion: He has been optioned back to Triple-A Indianapolis.
The Pirates' hopes for a rare Milwaukee sweep were swept away by a marvelous pitching effort by Milwaukee right-hander Mike Fiers, whose two-hit pitching for seven innings quieted the Pittsburgh offense to give the Brewers a 4-3 victory in Miller Park.
Russell Martin, the veteran catcher who ordinarily takes off a day game following a night game, was back behind the plate Sunday afternoon. Sticking with Martin in the lineup was not only an indication of the premium placed by manager Clint Hurdle on the finale of this three-game series against the division-leading Brewers.
Clint Hurdle firmly believes that his Pittsburgh Pirates can reach the postseason for the second straight year. The way the Pirates have played the last two nights against division-leading Milwaukee, there was no reason at all to dispute Hurdle's position.
The fathers of Pirates players had heard all about the difficulty their sons have here, so they came to Miller Park to see for themselves. They think they've been put on, after seeing the boys put it to the Brewers for the second straight night. Saturday's 10-2 romp gave the Pirates eight wins in their last 15 games in Miller Park -- following a 7-46 skid here. This latest victory also moved the Bucs within four games of the National League Central-leading Brewers.
About a year ago, few people had heard about Elias Diaz. He was just another 22-year-old catcher in the Pirates' farm system. About a month ago, all Pittsburgh general manager Neal Huntington heard about was Diaz -- from other team executives with whom he tried to work a non-waiver Trade Deadline swap. Not surprisingly, Diaz is a rising star in the Bucs' galaxy who may have quickly supplanted former No. 1 Draft pick Tony Sanchez as the team's future behind the plate.
Was this the worm, the tide or a new leaf turning? All of the above? An apparent huge break -- in, of all places, Miller Park, their dome of horrors -- played a big role in the Pirates' 8-3 win over the Brewers on Friday night, which moved Pittsburgh to within five games of first-place Milwaukee in the NL Central. Not as big a role as Josh Harrison, who drove in a career-high five runs, but a challenged call by the Brewers in the sixth that stood helped the Bucs avoid a dicey situation.
A close play at third base in the sixth inning of the Brewers' 8-3 loss to the Pirates cut short a potential Crew rally, and the out call stood after Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke challenged the ruling. Roenicke said he'll seek further explanation from Major League Baseball on the call, which would have loaded the bases for Brewers slugger Mark Reynolds if it had been overturned.
When comparing the Pirates' current standing to their status a year ago, words such as "regression" inevitably enter the conversation. But one key difference between the two iterations of the Bucs is health.
Gerrit Cole's first start since Independence Day originally looked like it may go the route of his teammates in the first two games against the hot-hitting Braves. But he settled in, retired 12 consecutive hitters at one point and put his team in a position to snap its seven-game losing streak in Wednesday night's 3-2 win.
On Wednesday, Gerrit Cole's seven superb innings set up a 3-2 walk-off win over the Atlanta Braves, halting the Bucs' seven-game slide.
Jaime joined the WTAJ team in July of 2014 as the weekend sports anchor and reporter.
Jacob Kaucher joins WTAJ as its State College-based sports reporter. Jacob comes to central Pennsylvania after two years as sports director at KMOT in Minot, North Dakota.