Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

Pirates claim Ishikawa off waivers from Giants

First baseman Travis Ishikawa was claimed by the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday a day after he had been placed on waivers by the San Francisco Giants.

Pirates rally for Cole

Pittsburgh tagged Indians SP Danny Salazar for 5 runs in the 5th to erase a 3-0 deficit. SP Gerrit Cole is trying to become the 5th Pirate to win 12 games before the All-Star break. Follow live

Pirates lose Starling Marte

Marte left today's game after suffering an apparent injury on a swing. Pittsburgh could ill aford to lose Marte, who's helped morph the Pirates' OF into one of MLB's best. The Pirates trail the Indians 3-0 in the 5th. Follow live

Pirates shut down Indians (0:32)

Locke throws gem, Pirates beat Indians

Jeff Locke went 8 shutout innings, giving up two hits, 0 walks and striking out 6. Pittsburgh got the 1-0 win. Box score

Jonathan Dyer/USA TODAY Sports

Hurdle cited for player development

In Jerry Crasnick's survey of 50 scouts, front-office executives, coaches and media analysts, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was rated best at developing young players. Baseball's best managers


Indians capture 5th win in a row

Brandon Moss smacked a 2-run homer early and Michael Bourn knocked in 3 runs as Cleveland topped Pittsburgh 5-2 in a game delayed more than 2 hours by rain. Box score

McCutchen takes Bauer deep

Indians starter Trevor Bauer set down the first 9 Pirates he faced tonight. But after Neil Walker singled to end that run, Andrew McCutchen homered to center to cut Cleveland's lead to 3-2. Follow live

Moss HR puts Indians ahead

Pirates starter Charlie Morton worked a clean 1-2-3 first inning, but after David Murphy singled to lead off the second, Brandon Moss launched his 14th HR of the season to left field to give Cleveland a 2-0 lead. Follow live

Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports
3dDavid Schoenfield

Thursday's power rankings

Among Thursday's highlights: Jose Fernandez wins in his first start 13 months after Tommy John surgery, and Scott Kazmir stifles Seattle.

AP Photo/H. Rumph Jr

Andrew McCutchen top option in center

Four of our six ESPN baseball contributors paneled tabbed Pittsburgh's McCutchen as the NL's All-Star starter in center field. McCutchen has overcome a slow start to post solid numbers across the board this season. ESPN's NL All-Stars

Justin K. Aller/Getty Images

Keith Law isn't a fan of All-Star relievers

Mark Melancon leads the NL with 24 saves, but isn't the most valuable pitcher on his team. If the NL must choose relief pitchers, Keith Law would rather see Aroldis Chapman. Some belong, others don't (Insider)

3dJerry Crasnick

Who is baseball's best manager?

ESPN surveyed 50 scouts, front-office executives, coaches and media analysts in a multitude of categories, and no manager ranked higher overall than the Giants' Bruce Bochy.

Getty Images

ESPN's National League All-Stars

Who is deserves a spot on the National League's All-Star Game roster this year? Our experts make their picks for the Midsummer Classic in Cincinnati.


Walker leads Pirates' 21-hit attack

Neil Walker went 4-for-6 with 2 HRs, and Pittsburgh put up 21 hits, 15 off Tigers starter Alfredo Simon, in an easy 9-3 win. Box score

Daily Fantasy Live

Tristan Cockroft, Cynthia Frelund and Derek Carty will get you ready for daily fantasy baseball by offering advice and answering your questions.

They're giving away baseball in Detroit

Neither team could secure the game-winning run. In fact, the Tigers and Pirates could only muster up 1 hit combined in the 12th and baseball carries on in Motor City. Follow live

Pirates-Tigers stuck at 4

Miguel Cabrera had an opportunity with a man on to end the night in Detroit, but Antonio Bastardo caught Miggy with a 96-mph heater and baseball continues into the 12th in the Motor City. Follow live


Bonus baseball at Comerica Park

J.D. Martinez hit a game-tying HR in the bottom of the eighth inning, and the Tigers had a chance to walk off in the ninth inning, but Arquimedes Caminero got Victor Martinez to fly out to deep left field to force extras. Follow live

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.25710th
On Base Percentage.31714th
Slugging Percentage.38221st
Earned Run Average2.902nd
Quality Starts522nd


ESPN Fan Shop Powered By

  • New Era Men's Pittsburgh Pirates 59Fifty Alternate Black Authentic HatPrice: $33.99 Shop

  • New Era Men's Pittsburgh Pirates 59Fifty Game Black Authentic HatPrice: $34.99 Shop