Pittsburgh Pirates

Pedro Alvarez crosses home plate to score in the second inning in front of Miguel Montero (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Pirates Hold Off Cubs, 4-3

Gregory Polanco hit his first home run of the season and Vance Worley got through 5 2-3 shaky innings.


Cubs right-hander Jason Hammel. (Getty Images)

Preview: Cubs-Pirates

Jason Hammel opposes Vance Worley tonight at PNC Park.

CBS Chicago–04/22/2015

Starlin Castro hits an RBI single in the third inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Cubs Ride Castro To 9-8 Comeback Win Over Pirates

Starlin Castro went 3 for 5 with 4 RBIs, including a game-tying two-run single in the ninth.

CBS Chicago–04/21/2015

Cubs left-hander Travis Wood. (Getty Images)

Preview: Cubs-Pirates

Travis Wood opposes Francisco Liriano tonight at PNC Park.

CBS Chicago–04/21/2015

Cubs right-hander Jakke Arrieta. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Jake Arrieta, Kris Bryant Lead Cubs Past Pirates, 5-2

Arrieta tossed seven innings of one-run ball, and Bryant had three RBIs.

CBS Chicago–04/20/2015

Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Preview: Cubs-Pirates

Jake Arrieta opposes A.J. Burnett tonight at PNC Park.

CBS Chicago–04/20/2015

Russell Martin. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Reports: Russell Martin Signs With The Blue Jays

Martin reportedly received a five-year deal from Toronto.

CBS Chicago–11/17/2014

Russell Martin. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Levine: Martin Would Be Key To Cubs’ Pitching Progress

Russell Martin is highly respected for his work with different pitching staffs.

CBS Chicago–11/05/2014

Russell Martin. (David Maxwell/Getty Images)

Report: Cubs Set To Zero In On Russell Martin

Martin hit .290 and had a .402 on-base percentage in 2014.

CBS Chicago–11/05/2014

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 12: Joaquin Arias #13 of the San Francisco Giants breaks his bat in the fifth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Two of the National League Championship Series at Busch Stadium on October 12, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Wild-Card Teams Dominating MLB Postseason

The Royals and Giants, both wild-card teams, could each make the World Series. The top MLB regular-season teams are out, again.

CBS Chicago–10/13/2014

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 07: Matt Adams #32 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a three run home run in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game Four of the National League Divison Series at Busch Stadium on October 7, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: National League Dominated Lately By Exclusive Group

The high-spending Cardinals, Giants and Phillies have won the last six National League pennants. The Cardinals or Giants will win it again in 2014.


Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants lines out to center in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the National League Wild Card game at PNC Park on October 1, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Bumgarner, Giants Silence Pirates 8-0 To Advance

Madison Bumgarner pitched a four-hitter with 10 strikeouts and Brandon Crawford hit the first grand slam by a shortstop in postseason history as the San Francisco Giants routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0 on Wednesday night in the National League wild-card game.


CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 26: Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates doubles to center field to drive in a run in the eighth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on September 26, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Pirates defeated the Reds 3-1.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Giants And Pirates Like It’s 1971 All Over Again?

The Giants and Pirates meet in the playoffs for the first time since 1971. Winner of the National League Wild Card game moves on to the Division Series.


Jacob Turner #38 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning of their game on September 14, 2014 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

Cubs Fall To Pirates, 7-3

Josh Harrison started Pittsburgh’s first triple play at home in 21 years and hit a tying two-run double in a six-run fifth inning Sunday that helped the Pirates rally past the Chicago Cubs 7-3.


Arismendy Alcantara #7 celebrates with Chris Valaika after scoring in the seventh inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

Cubs Beat Pirates 6-4

Jeff Locke’s rocky third inning was a costly one for the Pittsburgh Pirates.


Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates watches his home run against the Chicago Cubs.  (Photo by Jeffrey Phelps/Getty Images)

Pirates Hit 4 Homers In 10-4 Victory Over Cubs

Andrew McCutchen hit one of Pittsburgh’s four homers, and the Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 10-4 on Sunday to move into the second wild-card slot in the National League.


Gregory Polanco #25 of the Pittsburgh Pirates scores on an RBI single by Chris Stewart as catcher Welington Castillo #5 of the Chicago Cubs waits for the throw during the eighth inning at Wrigley Field on September 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Pirates Get 2 Big Wins Against Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) — Lots of positive news for the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field on Saturday. They collected two wins over the Chicago Cubs, and then there was an optimistic report on the status of […]


Arismendy Alcantara slides safely as Russell Martin of the Pittsburgh Pirates make a tag during the third inning. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Pirates Win Suspended Game Against Cubs

Josh Harrison hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the 11th inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 5-3 on Saturday in the conclusion of the series opener that was suspended due to rain.


Chicago Cubs ground crew members struggle to get the tarp on the field as rain falls during the fifth inning of the Chicago Cubs game against the San Francisco Giants at Wrigley Field on August 19, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

5 Times MLB Game Protests Have Been Upheld

With the San Francisco Giants being the first team since 1986 to successfully protest a game, we decided to take a look back at some of the past protested games upheld by the MLB. Here’s five times MLB game protests have been upheld:

CBS Chicago–08/21/2014

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7 Great Fan Catches Using A Hat

Here are seven great fan catches using a hat.