Miles Durham, who played with the Curve from 2009-2012, is back in Altoona as a coach.
Pitcher Adrian Sampson earns his 3rd win of the year, while the Altoona offense brings in 7 runs against Harrisburg.
Spot starter Brandon Mann lasted 5 innings, striking out 6, in Altoona's 10-1 over Harrisburg.
Pittsburgh defensive end signs autographs, throws out first pitch.
Mel Rojas, Jr. accounts for all 3 Altoona runs.
Gift Ngoepe's squeeze bunt in the 8th inning, which scored Alen Hanson from third base, was the game-winning play as Altoona beats Richmond, 2-1.
Unearned runs doom Altoona in 2-1 loss to Richmond.
Evan Chambers played for both the Spikes and Curve, before he passed away in the offseason. His high school baseball teammate, Keon Broxton, remembers him every time he goes up to bat for the Curve.
Altoona lost all 3 weekend games in Richmond (after winning on Thursday in Virginia).
The Altoona Curve held a 4-1 heading into the bottom of the 9th in Richmond, but the Squirrels scored 4 runs to win, 5-4.
Check out the highlights from Day 1 of the Curve Classic, featuring wins from Bishop Carroll and Altoona. (Central and Hollidaysburg won the night games).
Altoona tallies 11 hits in 6-1 win at Richmond.
Altoona drops final game of season-opening home stand 5-4.
The Curve take down the Akron Rubber Ducks, 4-3, after Willy Garcia hits a walkoff homer
The former Curve pitcher, and top Pirates' pitching prospect, is expected to be out at least a year as he recovers.
Nick Kingham threw 6 shutout innings - allowing just 3 hits and striking out 6 batters - as the Curve get their first win of the season, 5-1.
After two days of postponements because of the rain, the Altoona Curve finally opened the 2014 baseball season. However, they lost both games of the doubleheader to the Seawolves.
Once a top pitching prospect, Pirates 2010 2nd pick makes move to infield.
Cunningham, Maggi headline players returning to Altoona in 2014.
Pitcher Nick Kingham and SS Alen Hanson headline the 2014 season opening roster.
Adam Hyzdu, Tike Redman and Jack Wilson will headline the Alumni team in the Heroes Softball Game on July 15th at PNG Field.
Dozens hoping for their shot in the spotlight.
Two WTAJ personalities will be judges at the first round of tryouts.
The Curve-Pirates exhibition game in Altoona had Bucs fans come out to PNG Field in droves.
The Pirates have traded former Curve OF Alex Dickerson to the Padres, and designated OF Garrett Jones for assignment.
Altoona Curve announce free admission to PNG field to watch the Pirates game on Thursday.
More than 100 Altoona Curve players have gone on to the majors.
The former Curve outfielder earns the honor after leading all Pirate minor leaguers with 32 home runs and 99 RBI.
After the Curve finale, it was announced that outfielder Alex Dickerson would be sent to play with AAA-Indianapolis.
Altoona falls in 11 innings to Akron in the 2013 season finale.
After his rehab start with the Curve on Labor Day, Bucs' closer Jason Grilli held an impromptu autograph session that lasted over an hour.
Curve's Alex Dickerson was named the EL Rookie of the Year, Curve MVP and then had a 4-hit night Sunday (including a 3-run homer).
Bucs' catcher Tony Sanchez confirms that pitcher Duke Welker was the PTBNL in the Morneau trade.
Bucs' catcher Tony Sanchez talks about his stuggles hitting in Altoona this weekend.
After Saturday's game, Curve manager Carlos Garcia confirmed that Gregory Polanco, David Bromberg and Zack Thornton would all move up to Indianapolis. Polanco talks about the promotion.
The Pirates All-Star threw one inning at the beginning of Saturday's game.
Bucs' Closer Jason Grilli talks to WTAJ about the Justin Morneau trade while he rehabs in Altoona.
Santos and Dickerson had multi-hit games in 2-0 loss at Harrisburg.
Altoona falls to Richmond on Sunday, which means they are officially eliminated from the Eastern League playoffs.
Altoona technically keep their playoff hopes alive by taking two games against Richmond on Saturday.
The Spikes win their 8th straight, while the Curve are rained out in Richmond.
Pirates' right fielder Travis Snider went 1-3 in a rehab start with the AA squad on Monday.
Altoona’s early one-run lead and no-hit bid fell by the wayside Sunday afternoon.
Altoona records second shutout of week in win.
Altoona got into an early hole, and couldn't climb out.
Curve Pitcher David Bromberg allowed 2 hits and struck out 7 in Altoona's 2-0 win Thursday night.
Santos extends on-base streak to 17 games.
It was the "World Series of Savings" Tuesday at PNG Field in Curve, PA.
Justin Howard's home run powered the Curve to a 3-2 lead, but they fell 5-3 to Harrisburg.
The Altoona Curve are helping to knock hunger out of the park.
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|Terrace (200 Level)||$8.00||$9.00|
|Grandstand (300 Level)||$6.00||$7.00|
|UPMC Health Plan Home Run Junction (OF Bleachers)||$5.00||$6.00|
|Ollie's Cheap Seats (General Admission Bleachers)||$5.00||$6.00|
Outfielder Gregory Polanco, the Pirates' No. 1 prospect and No. 13 overall, continued his torrid start to the season Tuesday by going 3-for-5 as Triple-A Indianapolis defeated Toledo, 11-6.
The Pirates were stifled by the Reds' Johnny Cueto, who painted a three-hitter to lead the Reds to a 4-1 win on Tuesday night, with Andrew McCutchen's solo homer in the ninth saving Pittsburgh from a shutout.
The Pirates successfully challenged a safe call at second base in the seventh inning of Tuesday night's game against the Reds, removing a big potential run from scoring position.
Alfredo Simon looks to keep up his strong pitching since joining the Reds' rotation, taking on the Pirates' Charlie Morton on Wednesday in the third game of the four-game series in Pittsburgh.
Francisco Liriano's open secret, hidden a year ago behind a broken right arm, is out: The guy and the month of April just don't get along. Liriano has so far contributed five winless starts to his lifetime April resume: a 5-17 record with a 5.84 ERA.
The Pirates' spot starter in Wandy Rodriguez's spot on Thursday may not be as obvious as originally believed, and the Pirates could bring up a starter from Triple-A.
The Pirates' Travis Snider and Russell Martin are appealing the suspensions handed down to them on Tuesday by Major League Baseball for their involvement in Sunday's altercation with the Brewers.
By any measure, right-hander Edinson Volquez has been Pittsburgh's best pitcher early on, and his April output could be an indication that pitching coach Ray Searage and special assistant to the general manager Jim Benedict have worked their magic with yet another reclamation project, a la Francisco Liriano and A.J. Burnett, among others.
Through the "Let's Go Bucs. Let's Go Green." program, the Pirates continue to affirm their dedication to the environment this Earth Day. In 2013, the program diverted more than 71.4 percent of PNC Park's waste materials out of the landfill.
Monday's hard-earned 6-5 triumph over the visiting Reds felt more significant than your usual April affair for the Pirates, if only because this was the first night this season in which Andrew McCutchen, the reigning National League Most Valuable Player Award winner, looked to be in control.
The Reds had an unsuccessful replay challenge Monday in the top of the eighth inning of their game vs. the Pirates, and it proved to be critical.
Neil Walker singled with two outs in the ninth to deliver the tie-breaking run and give the Pirates a 6-5 walk-off over the Reds in front of 12,864 in PNC Park on Monday night.
Sporting a major shiner on his right eye, Travis Snider said his actions in Sunday's altercation with the Brewers were "being there for my teammates."
Clint Hurdle had given Joe Torre, MLB's executive vice president of baseball operations, his take on Sunday's fight between the Pirates and Brewers earlier in the day and he was in no mood to share his perspective with the media.
The Pirates placed Wandy Rodriguez on the 15-day disabled list on Monday, and they filled his spot on the staff by recalling right-hander Jared Hughes from Triple-A Indianapolis.
Brewers manager Ron Roenicke fell to 1-1 in baseball's new system of instant replay Sunday after he unsuccessfully challenged a call at first base in a game against the Pirates.
The Pirates and Brewers exchanged blows in the third inning of their Easter Sunday series finale, resulting in the ejections of Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez and bench coach Jerry Narron, and Pirates outfielder Travis Snider.
Right-hander Bryan Morris has been very effective out of the Pirates' bullpen with a 2-0 record and a 2.00 ERA entering Sunday's game. Morris' fastball has averaged 95.2 mph this season, up from 94.1 mph last year, and he has also added some sink to the pitch.
Pirates starting pitchers are a combined 3-8 through 18 games, and they haven't been as sharp as manager Clint Hurdle and pitching coach Ray Searage would like.
Gerrit Cole allowed a run over a career-high eight frames and Neil Walker crushed a solo homer, but the Bucs lost, 3-2, to Milwaukee in extras on Sunday at PNC Park.
Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun smacked his second home run of the game, a two-run shot in the ninth inning off closer Jason Grilli, to send the Pirates to an 8-7 loss on Saturday night at PNC Park.
The Pirates acquired left-handed-hitting first baseman Ike Davis from the New York Mets on Friday night in a trade for Minor League reliever Zack Thornton and a player to be named, and Davis went 2-for-3 with two runs scored while batting sixth in an 8-7 loss to the Brewers on Saturday night.
Pirates catcher Chris Stewart, who underwent right knee surgery on March 19, has been recalled from his rehab assignment and reinstated from the 15-day disabled list. To make room on the active roster, catcher Tony Sanchez was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis.
Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer left Friday night's 5-3 loss to Milwaukee after the third inning with discomfort in his right ankle, and he was held out of the starting lineup for Saturday night's contest but flew out as a pinch-hitter in the sixth inning.
Ike Davis will have a chance to get his career back on track with the Pirates, who could definitely use some more production at first base.
The Pirates' trade with the Mets for Ike Davis was a simple one, but a good one. Give Neal Huntington credit for making an early move to improve, and by joining a contender, Davis may feel like he won the lottery.
The Pirates couldn't hold an early lead and fell to the Brewers, 5-3, on Friday night, as Brewers right-hander Kyle Lohse upped his career record against the Pirates to 11-2. Pirates starter Charlie Morton was tagged for five runs on eight hits in six innings of work. He took the loss, falling to 0-2.
Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer exited Friday's 5-3 loss to the Brewers after getting spiked in the third inning by Martin Maldonado. "I wasn't cut. It's just a bad bruise. It is very sore. We'll see how it feels tomorrow," Mercer said after the game.
The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired first baseman Ike Davis from the New York Mets in exchange for Minor League right-handed pitcher Zack Thornton and a player to be named on Friday.
The reclamation of Edinson Volquez is starting to pay dividends for the Pirates. Volquez was signed in the offseason to a one-year, $5 million contract with the hopes that pitching coach Ray Searage could help him return to the form he flashed in his first year in Cincinnati in 2008.
KC's broadcasting career began his sophomore year of college, when he was hired to do some Public Address work for The Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League.
Amy Gill comes to WTAJ as the Weekend Sports Anchor/Reporter in August 2012.
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.