Starter tosses a career-high tying eight innings while offense racks up 16 hits in win
Wood launches first Double-A home run in loss for the Curve on Saturday
Gamache runs hitting streak to 10 games in loss to New Hampshire
Bats go 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position to drop finale in Portland
Matt Benedict is assigned to Altoona from Indianapolis
Jason Creasy spins seven innings of one-run ball to guide Curve by Sea Dogs
Curve offense erupts for 10 runs on 14 hits but can’t enter the win column
Dodson hurls seven scoreless with eight strikeouts to lead Curve on Friday night
Curve win in ninth on walk-off walk nearly a month after winning on Opening night vs. Akron on a walk-off walk
Team’s Play-by-Play Voice for 40 Years to Meet & Greet Curve Fans on Aug. 24
Altoona earns the sweep over Bowie, with Wednesday's 5-2 win.
Moroff extends on-base streak to 28 games as Curve win third straight
Curve score seven unanswered to take sole possession of first place
Morton tosses seven scoreless in rehab start to end four-game Curve losing streak
Allie homers; Moroff extends on-base streak in the loss
Richmond hands Altoona a season-high losing skid
Moroff runs on-base streak to 21 games while Garcia drives in three in loss.
Moroff reaches base in loss to run on-base streak to 20 games
Josh Bell's walk-off HR sends Altoona past Erie.
Bell drives in two as Altoona pitching holds Erie to one hit
Altoona loses ninth-inning lead for the second straight night, but bounces back to beat Akron in extras
Team falls on walk-off hit batter after scoring three runs in the top of the 14th inning
Bell grabs four hits and drives in two as offense rattles off 15 hits
Second baseman is riding a 13-game on-base streak and seven-game hit streak
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.
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|Terrace (200 Level)||$8.00||$9.00|
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Major League Baseball Advanced Media is introducing its new Web-based media player (version 5.0), for those who currently subscribe or those who sign up now for MLB.TV Premium ($114.99 a year or $24.99 a month) or regular MLB.TV ($94.99/$19.99). You'll notice the difference right away as the HD media player has an in-page layout, so it all happens in your browser with no need for an additional download.
With a full count and two outs in the fifth inning Tuesday night, Marlins starter Jose Urena fired a 93-mph fastball to the outer half of the plate. Pedro Alvarez reached out and grounded it through the left side of the infield, and Starling Marte wheeled around third base to score.
It's impossible to quantify the effect one night's starting pitcher might have on the next's. But for the Pirates' staff, momentum is a real thing. The last turn through their rotation, it's been a very good thing, too. Left-hander Jeff Locke completed a dominant one-through-five performance for the Bucs' rotation on Tuesday night.
The Pirates rode left-hander Jeff Locke's solid start and a two-out barrage to a 5-1 win over the Marlins on Tuesday night at PNC Park, the Bucs' fifth straight win.
Andrew McCutchen says he prioritizes team success and doesn't get caught up in personal accolades. But McCutchen, who earned the co-National League Player of the Week Award, has broken out of a prolonged early-season slump, and the Bucs' fortunes are turning.
Three members of the 500 Home Run Club -- Ken Griffey Jr., Reggie Jackson and Mike Schmidt -- and 20 other former All-Stars will headline the list of team representatives on the floor at MLB Network's Studio 42 when the 2015 MLB Draft gets underway on June 8.
Pedro Alvarez stood in front of his locker after the Pirates' 4-2 win over the Marlins on Monday night and searched for the right words to describe the ball he crushed out of the deepest part of PNC Park.
Pirates starter Charlie Morton knew his pitches were working during three Minor League rehab starts. He saw the results: a lot of ground balls and some swings and misses. Morton passed his first test Monday night, throwing seven efficient innings and recording 18 outs on the ground -- 16 groundouts, including two double plays -- in the Pirates' 4-2 win.
Backed by a pair of home runs, right-hander Charlie Morton made an encouraging return to the rotation as the Pirates beat the Marlins, 4-2, on Monday night at PNC Park.
Starling Marte has thrived in the cleanup role. Manager Clint Hurdle began slotting Marte fourth in the Pirates' lineup in early May, and has stuck with it ever since.
With Charlie Morton rejoining the rotation Monday night and Vance Worley moved to the bullpen, the Pirates had to part ways with a pitcher. They chose to designate right-hander Radhames Liz for assignment, comfortable with their bullpen depth and their complement of long relievers.
Francisco Liriano capped off a dominant series for Pittsburgh's starting rotation in a 9-1 win Sunday at PNC Park, striking out 12 and allowing only one run over six innings. Gerrit Cole, A.J. Burnett and Liriano became the first trio of Pirates starters to compile three straight double-digit strikeout games since Sept. 11-12, 1969. It's only the third time since 1900 that Pittsburgh has put together such a stretch.
With a homer off Mets ace Matt Harvey on Saturday and another in Sunday afternoon's 9-1 victory, Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen is in a groove.
Left-hander Francisco Liriano bounced back from his worst start of the season, completing a trio of dominant starting-pitching performances as the Pirates swept the Mets with a 9-1 win at PNC Park on Sunday.
During Spring Training, the Pirates set a few smaller goals that, they believed, would help push them toward their ultimate goal of getting back to the postseason. They wanted to add depth, become a more versatile team and keep their stars fresh enough to stay productive throughout a long, grueling season. The emergence of infielder Jung Ho Kang has helped them accomplish all of the above so far this year.
With a home run surrendered in each of his last two appearances entering Sunday, Pirates reliever Antonio Bastardo hasn't been precise recently, and it's not going unnoticed.
The most difficult All-Star ballot decisions often come down to established commodities vs. hot hands. These choices are all the more interesting when they involve two guys on the same team. Or more directly, in the same outfield.
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle had a simple plan for his hitters taking on Mets ace Matt Harvey: look for good early pitches to hit, then work the pitch count. It's a sound concept, sure. But against one of the league's dominant aces, it's easier said than done. That made Pittsburgh's dismantling of Harvey on Saturday afternoon all the more impressive.
A.J. Burnett walked off the mound at PNC Park after the seventh inning, striding slowly from the third-base line toward the Pirates' dugout with his glove in his right hand. He quickly raised it above his head, fist-bumped catcher Francisco Cervelli and hugged manager Clint Hurdle.
Saturday's game at PNC Park was billed as a pitchers' duel, a showdown between Mets ace Matt Harvey and veteran A.J. Burnett. But the Pirates quickly turned it into the worst start of Harvey's young career, running away with an 8-2 win over the Mets. Burnett, meanwhile, struck out 10 and improved to 4-1 with a Major League-best 1.37 ERA.
Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole showed Friday night how hard it is to finish off a complete game.
On a high fly ball along the left-field line in the sixth inning of Friday night's 4-1 win over the Mets, Pirates shortstop Jung Ho Kang readied himself to tag up at third base and make a dash for the plate.
Even if Gerrit Cole had not walked Eric Campbell on a full-count fastball with one out in the ninth inning, there's no guarantee he would have completed Friday night's 4-1 win over the Mets.
Gerrit Cole emerged victorious in a battle of electric young right arms Friday night, outdueling Noah Syndergaard and looking like one of the National League's top pitchers as the Pirates beat the Mets, 4-1, at PNC Park.
The Internet got a closer look into Andrew McCutchen's personal finances Thursday, when a picture of his paystub was posted to Reddit.com and a redacted version was posted on the sports blog Deadspin.
The Pirates came back from a slow start in 2014 to make the playoffs, and they'll have to make a similar run after beginning 18-22 this year.
The Pirates played out an unfortunately familiar script for 13 innings Wednesday night at PNC Park. They fell behind. They battled back. They pitched well. And they lost, this time to the Twins by one run, 4-3. It was the Pirates' sixth loss in as many extra-inning games this year. They also fell to 0-17 on the year when trailing after seven innings. They're now 2-17 when scoring three runs or fewer.
Jeff Locke -- and later the Pittsburgh bullpen -- kept the Pirates close in a 4-3 defeat that went 13 innings. Locke and the bullpen combined for 11 straight scoreless innings. That also included six innings of no-hit ball.
Joe Mauer picked the right moment for his first home run of the season, ripping a solo shot to right field in the 13th inning and sending the Twins to a 4-3 win over the Pirates at PNC Park on Wednesday night.
Good times are coming for the Pirates, A's and Red Sox despite a disappointing start to the season. Those three teams are going to be in contention in September, and possibly later due to talented rosters and the right leadership.
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.