PITTSBURGH (UPI) - Bob Johnson and Danny Murtaugh agree on one thing - they like to win. But they have different ideas on the best method.

PITTSBURGH (UPI) - Bud Harrelson had four of New York's 15 hits while Dave Marshall and Cleon Jones homered in the Mets' 9-5 win over the Pirates.

PITTSBURGH (UPI) - Bud Harrelson had four of New York's 15 hits while Dave Marshall and Cleon Jones homered in the Mets' 9-5 win over the Pirates.

On this date in 1989, Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Benny Distefano became the first left-handed catcher to appear in a major league game in nine years and only the third in MLB history since 1905, as the Pirates fell to Atlanta, 5-2.

PITTSBURGH (UPI) - It may be premature to describe as "crucial" the three-game series between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the New York Mets starting tomorrow night, but the Mets are spurred by vengeance.

SAN DIEGO (UPI) - A two-run triple by Gene Clines highlighted a four-run fifth inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates pounded out 14 hits to defeat the San Diego Padres 10-4 for their fourth straight victory.

LOS ANGELES (UPI) - Jose Pagan's two-run homer ignited a four-run seventh inning as the Pirates rallied for a 5-3 victory over the Dodgers.

SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) - There's Willie Stargell leading the majors in homers and runs batted in and he swears he doesn't know how he is doing it.

PITTSBURGH (UPI) - Gene Alley singled home Bob Robertson with one out in the 11th inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates pulled out a 5-4 victory over the San Diego Padres in the middle game of the three-game series.

PITTSBURGH (UPI) - If Los Angeles manager Walter Alston had peeked into the Pirate record book, he'd have seen that Pittsburgh's Willie Stargell fared better hitting off left-handed pitchers last season.

PITTSBURGH - San Francisco southpaw Ron Bryant kept the Pittsburgh Pirates' bats quiet again today as the Giants blanked the "Lumber Company" for the second straight day by an identical 2-0 score.

PITTSBURGH (UPI) - The countdown is at two for Henry Aaron but the Atlanta Braves' superstar says he doesn't notice.

NEW YORK - Pittsburgh starter Steve Blass fired a five-hit shutout today as the Pirates blanked the New York Mets, 2-0, in front of 23,305 fans at Shea Stadium.

After taking two of three games in Philadelphia, the Pittsburgh Pirates will begin a four-game road trip tomorrow against the New York Mets.

PHILADELPHIA (UPI) -The Pittsburgh Pirates slugged five home runs, equalling their output in the last six games, to trounce the Philadelphia Phillies, 9-3.

ATLANTA (UPI) - The Atlanta Braves, winning four of their first five games, are off to the best start among National League teams and much of the credit goes to their pitching, the thing that killed them a year ago.

PITTSBURGH (UPI) - Pitching against the Philadelphia Phillies, Luke Walker of the Pirates is only slightly less than sensational. But he is perfect.

After taking today off, the homestanding Pittsburgh Pirates will wrap up a short two-game series with the Philadelphia Phillies at 8:05 p.m. tomorrow night at Three Rivers Stadium.

Beginning on Monday, the sports department will unveil a new feature that will take our readers on a game-by-game, season-long journey with the 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates, also known as the "Lumber Company." We'll re-publish daily game stories from United Press International (UPI) and provide o…

BRADENTON, Fla. (TNS) - When Jacob Stallings was a freshman at University of North Carolina, he remembers overhearing a clubhouse conversation that intrigued him.

BRADENTON, Fla. (TNS) - The three-batter minimum that will go into effect on Thursday was designed by Major League Baseball to speed up games. No longer will there be a parade of pitching changes in the later innings, basically eliminating the term LOOGY (left-handed, one-out guy) from the b…

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - Ke'Bryan Hayes thought the call might come last September with the Pittsburgh Pirates in a free fall. It didn't and, yeah, it bothered the third base prospect more than a little.

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - Greg Reynolds can't lift his right arm much these days, the byproduct of years of throwing batting practice to his son Bryan. Still, family is family. Habits are habits. So when Bryan decided to get back to work over the winter following his breakout rookie season with…

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - Keone Kela spent most of 2019 angry. At losing. At his role in the Pittsburgh Pirates bullpen. At the team's coaching and support staffs for what he felt was preferential treatment they gave to some players but not others.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Gerrit Cole got off to a fast start in his spring training debut for the New York Yankees, throwing a 97 mph heater on his first pitch and striking out two in a hitless inning against Pittsburgh on Monday night. The game ended in a 3-3 tie after nine innings.

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - The rib is stashed away somewhere in his parents' house in suburban Chicago, a reminder of what Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Nick Burdi needed to lose in order to find himself.

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - The smile never seemed to leave Derek Shelton's face as he walked from one practice field to another while watching the Pittsburgh Pirates' pitchers and catchers go through their first spring training workout.