2016 ScheduleAll times ET
Jeff Locke tossed a three-hitter and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Miami Marlins 10-0 on Monday night.
Lineup: Pirates (28-21) at Marlins (26-24)
- 1. Josh Harrison, 2B (R)
- 2. Andrew McCutchen, CF (R)
- 3. David Freese, 1B (R)
- 4. Jung Ho Kang, 3B (R)
- 5. Starling Marte, LF (R)
- 6. Francisco Cervelli, C (R)
- 7. Gregory Polanco, RF (L)
- 8. Sean Rodriguez, SS (R)
- 9. Jeff Locke, LHP (L) Daily notes
The Chicago Cubs are again our unanimous No. 1, but the rival Pittsburgh Pirates took a huge leap forward -- seven spots -- in our Week 8 poll. The Cubs' lead is still comfortable ... for now.
Pirates looking at pitchers with No. 22 pick
In his latest mock draft, Keith Law now have the Pirates drafting Louisville right-handed pitcher Zack Burdi with the No. 22 pick. Burdi still needs to work on his command, but he throws 98-100 mph. Law: Mock draft 2.0 (Insider)
Struggling sluggers Prince Fielder and Mitch Moreland homered during Texas' four-run fourth inning, and the Rangers beat the Pirates 6-2 for their eighth straight series victory at home.
Buster Olney focuses on the 28-19 Pirates, laying out an apt analogy for the perception of the NL Central and what Pittsburgh is capable of.
In his first big league game in 659 days, Rangers ace Yu Darvish didn't look like he had missed a beat, as he threw crackling stuff and blazing heat to overpower the Pirates.
Yu Darvish struck out seven in five strong innings in his first start in the majors in almost 22 months, and the Texas Rangers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on Saturday night.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have re-instated left-handed reliever Tony Watson from the paternity list and optioned lefty Kyle Lobstein to Triple-A Indianapolis.
Are John Jaso's skills declining?
Jaso is hitting the ball well this year, but Statcast's data suggests that his abilities are fading. FiveThirtyEight crunches the numbers to see how much luck has been involved in his performance. Hitting hard, or into hard luck?
Jonathon Niese outpitched Cole Hamels with six strong innings, ending the Texas left-hander's career-best winning streak at 12 games in Pittsburgh's 9-1 victory over the Rangers on Friday.
Cole shows off some rare power
Gerrit Cole had only one extra-base hit in 158 career at-bats before homering and hitting a double against the D-backs on Thursday. Cole's three-run shot traveled 408 feet, the second-longest by a pitcher this season, per ESPN Stats & Info.
Josh Harrison came off the bench to hit a two-out, two-run double in the sixth inning to help the Pittsburgh Pirates defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-3 on Thursday.
Eric Karabell ESPN Senior Writer
You know you're a fantasy owner when you're not a Pirates fan but get frustrated when 5-3 lead becomes 8-3 lead in bottom of eighth. No save for Melancon!
Pirates pitcher Ryan Vogelsong was released from the hospital after getting hit in the head by a pitch earlier this week.
D-backs blaming Pirates for HBPs
In the days since Pirates reliever Arquimedes Caminero struck two D-backs on the head with pitches, Arizona manager Chip Hale and chief baseball officer Tony La Russa have pointed fingers at the Bucs for the mishap. "It's almost the fault more of the coaching and the managing than it is the player," Hale said. Arizona Republic
On Base Percentage.3573rd
Earned Run Average4.0215th
Pirates @ Marlins
Marlins Park - Tue 5/31