The Pirates veteran continued his run of success in 2015. What's made him so much better than he used to be?
Pedro Alvarez singled home the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Pittsburgh Pirates a 2-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Monday night.
Pedro Alvarez delivers walk-off single
A.J. Burnett limited the Padres to one run over 7 2/3 innings, and the Pirates' bats did the rest, coming through with a walk-off hit in the ninth to win their third straight, 2-1, in the series opener. Box score
McCutchen will start All-Star Game
With Giancarlo Stanton sidelined for 4-6 weeks, Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen will take his place in the starting lineup for the National League. McCutchen will be making his fifth consecutive All-Star appearance.
Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman and leadoff hitter Josh Harrison was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday with a left thumb injury.
Pirates lose Josh Harrison for 6 weeks
The All-Star infielder tore ligaments in his left thumb sliding into second base in yesterday's game. Harrison is batting .279 with 4 HRs and 9 SB this season.
Power Rankings: Pirates no. 3
With the help of Gerrit Cole's 2.28 ERA and MLB-leading 12th win, the Pittsburgh Pirates inched up one spot to No. 3 this week. MLB Power Rankings
Schoenfield: Replacing the injured in NL outfielders
The Pirates Andrew McCutchen should be voted to his fifth All-Star team as a reserve, but with the injuries to Giancarlo Stanton and Matt Holliday he should become a starter. David Schoenfield
Sunday's MLB Power Rankings
After Pirates RHP Gerrit Cole hadn't won a game since June 18, he gave up 3 ER through 8 innings Sunday to beat the Indians 5-3 and earn his MLB-best 12th win of the season. Yeah, that tops our list. Matz, Hanley, the Da La Rosas
Gerrit Cole's MLB-best 12th win for the Pirates after some early trouble tops Sunday night's list of the best performances from around the league.
Our weekly review of interesting and unusual MLB stats focuses on the sparklers and the duds in a week that featured a number of offensive outburst.
The Kansas City Royals lead all teams with four All-Star starters, while Josh Donaldson of the Toronto Blue Jays and Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals are top vote-getters.
Gerrit Cole overcame a rocky start for his major league-best 12th win and Andrew McCutchen's two-run double capped a five-run fifth inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied past the Cleveland Ind
Cole gets to 12 in Pirates win
Gerrit Cole twirled an 8-inning, 3-run gem and also become the 5th Pirate ever to reach 12 wins before the All-Star break. Pittsburgh beat the Indians 5-3. Box score
Pirates left fielder Starling Marte left Sunday's game against the Cleveland Indians because of discomfort in his left side while batting in the fourth inning.
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
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