Centerfielder’s six RBI ties a career-high
Make-up scheduled for June 20 at PNG Field
On the hill for the Curve in Wednesday's finale will be Pirates’ top prospect Tyler Glasnow.
In the completion of Monday night’s suspended game, Harrisburg battled back to take a, 6-3, win.
Game to resume on Tuesday evening with Curve leading, 2-1
Errors prove costly in 6-1 loss
Curve starters have combined for one earned run in season’s first 32 innings
Constant rain in the Richmond area forced the postponement of Tuesday night’s game between the Altoona Curve and Richmond Flying Squirrels
Eight of the 9 guys on the Pirates starting day roster came through the farm system together, including Altoona.
A pitcher’s duel early turned askew in the seventh inning as the Squirrels scored seven times off the Curve bullpen en route to a, 10-3, win.
Team goes over .500 for first time since April 11, 2013 with win on Thursday night.
Prince began his big league career as a catcher with the Bucs in 1987, and didn't hang up the cleats until 2003, after stops in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Minnesota, and Kansas City.
On the Curve's media day, we let the players take over the mic and learned plenty.
The Altoona Curve players arrived in Curve, PA earlier this afternoon, and they say they're very ready to get the regular season started.
Curve mascot Steamer is getting healthy after breaking his wrist.
Prince headlines an entirely new coaching staff for Curve for the 2015 season.
Five players who spent 2014 in Altoona invited to major league spring training by the Pirates.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced they have parted ways with Altoona Curve Manager Carlos Garcia.
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.
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While it may not be possible to truly enjoy the deepest slump of your career, Andrew McCutchen is at least getting a kick out of his current drought.
There is no truth to the fable that in 1939 playwright Eugene O'Neill wrote "The Iceman Cometh" in a moment of premonition about a future left-handed relief pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Nevertheless, Tony Watson keeps playing the part, and he particularly brought down the house Saturday night.
When Francisco Liriano starts for the Pirates in Sunday's series finale against Arizona, he'll be working off quite a checklist. He'll be looking for his first career win against the D-backs. He'll be opposed by veteran Jeremy Hellickson.
Starling Marte singled home Neil Walker off D-backs closer Addison Reed with two out in the top of the ninth, giving the Pirates a 2-1 win on Saturday night in the second game of the three-game set.
Mark Melancon did not figure to be the man coming out of the bullpen if the Pirates needed a game to be saved Saturday night. The closer who has pitched under a microscope had done his job well the previous two games, picking up saves on Thursday and Friday, with perfect ninth innings against the Cubs and the Diamondbacks.
If you thought you saw Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison's eyes grow bigger when he strode to the plate with two men on base in the second inning Friday night, you saw correctly.
There was a lot to admire in Gerrit Cole's 7 2/3-inning effort toward the Bucs' 4-1 win. For a while now, the evergreen question has been if-and-when Cole would flower as an ace. And it might be gradually happening even as the question is being asked.
Gerrit Cole won his third straight start and improved to 7-0 in his last nine outings as he handcuffed the D-backs for 7 2/3 innings and the Pirates hung on for a 4-1 win on Friday night at Chase Field.
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle confirmed on Friday what people thought they were seeing on Thursday: A defining at-bat in Gregory Polanco's career.
Andrew McCutchen was hit on the back by a pitch from the D-backs' Randall Delgado last year. "It's the past. Old news," McCutchen said.
Left-hander Jeff Locke yielded four runs over five innings and received a no-decision as the Pirates rallied for a 5-4 win over the Cubs on Thursday afternoon.
Gregory Polanco hit an RBI double in a three-run sixth inning and a tie-breaking RBI single in the seventh to lift the Pirates to a 5-4 victory over the Cubs on Thursday, and split the four-game series.
Held out of the starting lineup with a bruised right hand, Starling Marte pinch-ran for Corey Hart in the seventh inning of the Pirates' 5-4 win over the Cubs on Thursday afternoon.
Vance Worley limited the Cubs to one unearned run over 5 2/3 innings en route to the victory in the Pirates' 4-3 win on Wednesday night at PNC Park.
Starling Marte was hit by a pitch on his right hand in the third inning on Wednesday vs. the Cubs, and the outfielder left the game in the fifth.
Gregory Polanco smacked a solo home run and Francisco Cervelli hit an RBI double to lift the Pirates to a 4-3 victory over the Cubs, who came up short in a comeback bid on a chilly Wednesday night at PNC Park.
Right-hander Charlie Morton, recovering from right hip surgery, is on track to make a 65-pitch start in an extended spring training game, which is tentatively scheduled for Thursday. If that goes well, he will join one of the Pirates' Minor League clubs for a rehab assignment.
Pirates closer Mark Melancon suffered his first blown save of the year in Tuesday's 9-8 loss to the Cubs, giving up three hits, two walks and three runs in a messy ninth inning. It's the second three-run inning of the season for Melancon, who now has an 8.53 ERA.
The first voting results of Major League Baseball's Franchise Four campaign, announced Wednesday, reveal the Pirates' only living Hall of Famer -- Bill Mazeroski -- among the four leaders as the most impactful players in the franchise's history.
Jung Ho Kang's response to the intentional walk of the batter ahead of him, in turn, was sensational: A drive to the base of the wall in right-center, clearing the bases, giving the Bucs a three-run lead and earning himself a standing ovation from the sparse PNC Park crowd.
Trouble did not sneak up on Mark Melancon as he entered the ninth inning to protect an 8-6 lead. Anthony Rizzo lined the first pitch to center for a single. Jorge Soler ripped the second pitch through the right-center alley for a double.
Starlin Castro drove in four runs, two on a game-tying single in the ninth, and Welington Castillo's infield bouncer brought in the winning run Tuesday as the Cubs stormed back for a 9-8 win over the Pirates.
Manager Clint Hurdle's starting lineup lacked one-third of his regulars. One was by necessity -- Jordy Mercer, still on the rebound from Sunday's pitch off his chest, stayed put and was again replaced at short by Jung Ho Kang. Two others were by choice. Right fielder Gregory Polanco and first baseman Pedro Alvarez, the only two lefty-hitting regulars, made way for Sean Rodriguez and Corey Hart, respectively.
The fan struck Monday night by a foul ball at PNC Park was released from the hospital where she had been taken for examinations, according to an update provided by the Pirates.
The Pirates already knew, as does everyone around baseball, that if you let a good pitcher off an early hook, you are done fishing. They did not need a demonstration.
Rookie Kris Bryant drove in three runs and hustled to score another on an error, leading the Cubs to a 5-2 win over the Pirates on Monday night at PNC Park.
A fan injured on a foul ball into the protective net behind home plate during the second inning of Monday night's 5-2 Cubs win over the Pirates was alert and gave a "thumbs up" to nearby fans as she was taken for medical care.
Instead of being at the Pirates' shortstop position Monday night, Jordy Mercer was at an area hospital, undergoing the last of a series of tests to confirm he suffered nothing worse than a bruise when nailed on the upper chest by a fastball.
For the first time in a dozen games -- and, really, for the first time in 6 1/2 months -- Mark Melancon got to do his thing on Sunday. He began the ninth inning of a game waiting to be saved.
Gerrit Cole permitted two runs in six innings and Pedro Alvarez hit a go-ahead home run on Sunday, as the Pirates completed a series sweep of Milwaukee with a 5-2 win that consigned the Brewers to the worst season start in franchise history.
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.