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10/8/15 - As quickly as it arrived, “Buctober” came to an end. The Pittsburgh Pirates were downed by Jake Arrieta and the Chicago Cubs in the NL Wild Card Game, eliminating the Bucs from competition in 2015. It was an unsatisfying end to a great season for Pittsburgh, who posted a 98-64 record, second best in all of baseball. They had the misfortune of playing in the same division as the Cardinals, whose 100-62 finish was too much to overcome for an assured NLDS spot. Andrew McCutchen and his squad will retool and come back stronger next season—pick up your 2016 MLB tickets early and enjoy access to all the hottest seats today!
10/1/15 - The Pittsburgh Pirates are currently the number two team in the entire league, with a record of 95-62. They just finished an eight-game winning streak, and they have one more home set to go before the season finishes. Needless to say, the Pirates have had an incredible season so far. It is very likely that they will compete in the postseason, but nothing has been announced yet. Be sure to keep an eye out for dates and tickets for the National League Division Series, Championship Series, and World Series. With the Pirates doing so well this year, fans should expect great thing once the postseason gets rolling. Tickets for their next regular home game start at $15.
9/24/15 - The Pittsburgh Pirates are on a roll with six consecutive wins. After losing the first game against the Dodgers, they finished the series 2-1 and then swept a four-game series against the Rockies. In the third game against the Rockies, the Pirates secured their place in the postseason for the third year running. The next night, the game appeared to be in the favor of the Rockies, but the Pirates rallied in the eighth inning to get ahead, thanks to Pedro Alvarez' three-run homer with two outs left. The Pirates next head to Chicago to play the Cubs for three games starting on September 25 before returning home to host the Cardinals. It is not too late to catch the Pirates play in person, with ticket prices starting at $34.
9/17/15 - Fans were slightly worried when the Pittsburgh Pirates lost their first game back on their own field against the Milwaukee Brewers. Sure enough, however, the Pirates were able to win four consecutive matches following their single loss. The Chicago Cubs gave them a little more trouble, and handed the Pirates three more losses. Even though they only won half of their matchups during this home series, their victories were very impressive, while their losses were only by one or two runs. The Pirates are hitting the road now. They will return for their final home series on September 29th. Only six home games remain, so be sure to get your tickets now. You can attend their first game back in Pittsburgh for as little as $19.
9/10/15 - The Pittsburgh Pirates are done with the series of away games. There were some rough patches, but they managed to end really strong, taking four victories during their last six matches. Now that they are on their own field again, fans are expecting great thing, though they have lost their first game back. Hopefully the Pirates were just getting used to their home field again and they will start racking up victories soon. They only have two sets back before heading out again, for a total of eight games, so be sure to secure your spot in the stands now. They head out on September 17th, so get your tickets by then. During that time, they will be hosting the Milwaukee Brewers and the Chicago Cubs.
9/4/15 - Even though the Pittsburgh Pirates are trailing the Cardinals by seven wins in the NL Central division, they are still one of the best baseball teams this season. At the end of August the Pirates played well and won five of their six games. However, things have taken a turn for the worse as they play against the Brewers in their three-game series. The Brewers have been outscoring the Pirates by four or more runs in both games and could possibly sweep the Pirates during their September 3 game. Stretch your summer out even longer by purchasing a ticket to see the Pirates live. There is nothing better than watching some live baseball after a long day of work. Get your tickets from us today!
8/26/15 - After winning three games in a row, the Pittsburgh Pirates broke a budding winning streak with a loss against the Marlins. In the first of four games against the Marlins, the Pirates won 5-2. A double by Andrew McCutchen brought in two runs to get the Pirates on the board in the third inning. A sacrifice fly by Neil Walker brought the score to 3-0 in the seventh, but the Marlins scored the same inning. An RBI single by Gregory Polanco and a score on a walk increased the Pirates lead, and they were able to take away the victory. The next night, they once again got on the board first, but they were unable to beat the Marlins. They play again on the 26th and 27th, with tickets as low as $4.
8/21/15 - The Central division in the National League is as tough as they come, and the Pittsburgh Pirates are one big reason why. The Bucs picked up their 71st win of the 2015 season on Wednesday, knocking off the Diamondbacks 4-1 behind a vintage performance from veteran starter J.A. Happ. Pittsburgh started early with three runs in the bottom of the second, adding on one more for insurance in the eighth. The victory puts them five games back of St. Louis for the division lead and 3.5 ahead of the Cubs for the first Wild Card spot. They’ll look to keep up their winning ways on Monday when they open a four-game set against the Marlins on the road. Get your seats for Pittsburgh vs. Miami starting at $17!
8/13/15 - The Pittsburgh Pirates ended their set against the Chicago Cubs with a strong win and followed it up by beating out the Los Angeles Dodgers in each of their matchups. They even managed to score an incredible 13 runs in their final home game. This means the Pirates got up to a four game winning streak. Unfortunately, they had a little more trouble when they hit the road and took on the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals are currently the number one team in the whole league, so the Pirates have their work cut out for them. They will return to Pittsburgh on August 17th to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. Get your tickets early to secure your place in the stands. They start for as little as $10.
8/6/15 - The Pittsburgh Pirates went 2-2 against the Reds in a four game series. The first night, the Reds dominated, winning 15-5. The Pirates did not let that stand and came back the next night to win 5-4. The third game was another close one, but the Reds were the ones to take home the victory. The Pirates shut out the Reds in their last meeting, where Starling Marte had a two-run double and Neil Walker had a homer. The first game in a three game series against the Cubs was postponed, and the Cubs took the win the second night. The two teams face each other again on the 5th, and then the Pirates host the Dodgers for three games starting on the 7th. You can get tickets as low as $21 to see the Pirates play in person.
7/30/15 - The Pittsburgh Pirates have had a good season and are in second place in the NL Central Division and are closely trailing the first place team, the Cardinals. The beginning of July the Pirates were off to a great start, sweeping the Cardinals in three very tight games. After the high of beating the number one team in the NL Central Division the Pirates went into a bit of a slump. They were then swept by the Minnesota Brewers and only won one game in their next three-game series against the Kansas City Royals. So far things are looking good against the Nationals in game one with a 7-3 win for the Pirates. Watch the rest of that series this weekend. Tickets are still available and start at $48.
7/23/15 - The Pittsburgh Pirates have had a good season and are in second place in the NL Central Division and are closely trailing the first place team, the Cardinals. The beginning of July the Pirates were off to a great start, sweeping the Cardinals in three very tight games. After the high of beating the number one team in the NL Central Division the Pirates went into a bit of a slump. They were then swept by the Minnesota Brewers and only won one game in their next three-game series against the Kansas City Royals. So far things are looking good against the Nationals in game one with a 7-3 win for the Pirates. Watch the rest of that series this weekend. Tickets are still available and start at $48.
7/15/15 - This most recent set may be the most impressive accomplishment for the Pittsburgh Pirates this season. They took on the St. Louis Cardinals, who are currently the top team in the league and the only team above the Pirates in the NL Central Division, and came away with three victories out of four games. In fact, that one loss is the only defeat the Pirates have suffered in the last nine games. This matchup moved the Pirates closer to the top of the league by leaps and bounds. They now leave Pittsburgh on a short series of away games. Hopefully they will be able to maintain their momentum as they travel. The Pirates will make their big return on July 23rd. Tickets start as low as $26.
7/9/15 - Last week, the Pittsburgh Pirates were almost unstoppable. Since then, they have been playing just as well or possibly even more impressively. Through sets with the Cleveland Indians and the San Diego Padres, the Pirates have racked up a four-game winning streak. While they have been playing extremely well, the St. Louis Cardinals, who are the only team above them in the NL Central Division, have been doing nearly as well. The Pirates are closing on the top position, however, now only being five wins behind them. That may change soon; the Pirates will be playing the St. Louis Cardinals next, which means one will have to beat out the other. If they are going to make a play to overtake St. Louis, this will be their best opportunity.
7/2/15 - The Pittsburgh Pirates are on a roll. They won two out of three games against the Atlanta Braves, scoring an impressive eight runs on June 27th. Then they travelled to Detroit to take on the Tigers and came away without a single loss. Now the Pirates are returning to Pittsburgh, ready to meet the Cleveland Indians head-on. Even though the Pirates are doing exceptionally well right now, they have a big of a gap to cross before catching up with the division leaders, the St. Louis Cardinals. The Pirates are secure in second place, but they are six wins behind the Cardinals. If they keep winning like they have been, they will catch up in no time. Starting on July 3rd, the Pirates begin a long series of home games.
6/25/15 - The Pittsburgh Pirates' winning streak ended when they lost three games against the Nationals. However, they came back with a win in the first game against the Reds. The Reds came out swinging, scoring three runs in the top of the first inning. The Pirates had a powerful fourth inning, in which they scored seven runs for the win. Franscisco Cervelli and Andrew McCutchen both had a home run in the inning. The next night, the Reds once again came out and scored four runs right off the bat. However, the Pirates were unable to come back to win. The two teams meet up again on the 25, and then the Pirates start a three game series at home against the Braves on the 26. Tickets for the games are still available, with prices starting at $18.
6/18/15 - The Pittsburgh Pirates are on a seven-game winning streak, sweeping their games against the Phillies, and on their way to a sweep against the White Sox. In Wednesday night’s game against the Sox, Jeff Locke struck out a season-high eight for the 3-2 win. The Pirates have a 38-27 record, for second place on the NL Central leaderboard. This weekend, the Pirates are out on the road facing the Washington Nationals. They come back to PNC Park on Tuesday (6/23) to host the Cincinnati Reds in three games. Tickets start at $5 for this game, and great seats are still available for all three games. Check out all the games you want to see this season and get your tickets now to see your hometown team.
6/9/15 - Left fielder Starling Marte scored the only run for the Pittsburgh Pirates in Tuesday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers, but it wasn’t enough to beat the Brewers. In a 4-1 loss, the Pirates gained their second straight loss for a 31-27 record in the NL Central. The Pirates have home games over the weekend against their longtime local rivals, the Philadelphia Phillies. Great seats are still available for Friday’s (6/12) game, starting at $23. You’ll want to get out to PNC Park to show your support and cheer for the home team. Next Monday (6/15), the Pirates host the Chicago White Sox in two games before taking off to Chicago to face them on their home field. Help the Pirates get the victory and enjoy some great baseball.
6/4/15 - The Pittsburgh Pirates swept their three games against the San Francisco Giants, giving them a 29-24 record, good for second place on the NL Central leaderboard. Both Pedro Alvarez and Andrew McCutchen drove in two runs in Tuesday’s game, and the Pirates took it 7-4. The Pirates are in Atlanta this weekend, with three games against the Braves. They come back to PNC Park on Monday (6/8) to host the Milwaukee Brewers. Tickets start at $5, which is a bargain when you want to bring the family out for an evening of fun. Don’t forget to grab your tickets for next weekend’s games against their local rivals, the Pittsburgh Pirates. Come out to the ballpark and enjoy America’s game. Show your support for your home team and have a great time.
5/28/15 - The Pittsburgh Pirates are turning on the heat with their six-game winning streak. With their 24-22 record, they’re in third place in the NL Central, but hoping to move ahead. The Pirates swept the series against the Marlins, and they have their longest winning streak since June 20-30, 2013. In the final game against the Marlins, the Pirates picked up five runs in the seventh, while they had two outs on the board. The final score was 2-5. The Pirates go out on the road this weekend for their next 10 games, so you’ll want to pick up your tickets now for their next home game on Monday (6/8) against the Milwaukee Brewers. Prices start at $4 for seats in the Grandstand Section for this evening game.
5/22/15 - The Pittsburgh Pirates managed to end their four game losing streak against the Chicago Cubs on May 17th. The Pirates scored two runs in the eighth inning, taking them to 3-0 in the shutout victory. This win also brings them to 18-21, which ties them with the Cincinnati Reds for third in the NL Central Division. The Pirates have three sets on their own field before hitting the road again on May 28th. Be sure to catch them live before then. Tickets for the New York Mets opener start at only $21 and all games in that set can be purchased inexpensively. Then, the Pirates prepare to take on the Miami Marlins. The next several games are going to be important in breaking this tie.
5/14/15 - The Pittsburgh Pirates had a four-game winning streak until their four-game series in Philadelphia against their local rivals, the Phillies. The Pirates picked up the first two games with a 4-3 and 7-2 win, but then the Phillies rallied to split the series. With their 17-18 record, the Pirates sit in fourth in the NL Central. Don’t wait to get your tickets for the next time the Pirates are in town for home games against the Minnesota Twins. On Tuesday (5/19) and Wednesday (5/20), you can catch your team in evening games. Tickets start at $5, and there are plenty of great seats available to get the best view. Don’t wait to get your tickets for next weekend’s three-game series against the New York Mets starting on Friday (5/22).
5/8/15 - The Pittsburgh Pirates has a strong start to the season, but they have been struggling recently. Their losses have just started to outweigh their victories, with their record currently sitting at 13-15. It seems like the St. Louis Cardinals might have given them the most trouble because the Pirates lost all three games in their set. Unfortunately, Pittsburgh couldn't get their energy back and struggled against the Cincinnati Reds as well, taking their losing streak all the way up to five games. The Pirates have, however finally managed to break their losing streak and took a win in their final matchup against the Reds with 2-7. It is impossible to say if the Pirates are past their slump, but fans are excited to find out.
4/28/15 - The Pittsburgh Pirates had a five-game winning streak going until the Chicago Cubs shut them out on Monday’s night with a final score of 0-4. Pirates’ pitcher Vance Worley gave up 9 hits and four runs in six innings for his second loss of the season. ESPN selected two players from the Pirates’ lineup as one of the MLB top 25 players. Pitcher Gerrit Cole landed at number 9 and outfielder Gregory Polanco in the number 12 spot. Get your tickets now for the upcoming home games at PNC Park against the Cincinnati Reds, beginning on Tuesday (5/5) evening. Tickets start at just $4. The Reds will be in town for three games, wrapping up on Thursday evening. Come on down for some great baseball, ballpark food, and the camaraderie of the fans.
4/23/15 - The Pittsburgh Pirates swept their three games against the Milwaukee Brewers, but then they lost their next two games against the Cubs. The Pirates may have been a little off their game after a fan was injured by a foul ball that struck her through the protective netting. It was a rare injury that paused the game for around 25 minutes. The fan is fine, and the games against the Cubs continue. Get your tickets for the game on Thursday (4/23) starting at $4. The Pirates go out on the road until May 5, when the Cincinnati Reds join the Pirates at PNC Park. You’ll want to get your tickets now for the best seats in the ballpark. Come out and enjoy some great baseball and cheer for the home team.
4/17/15 - The Pittsburgh Pirates had two winning games, then the Tigers snapped the streak when they shutout the Pirates in a 2-0 loss. The Pirates took their home opener in 4-5 win, giving Gerrit Cole, the starting pitcher success in his first home game of the 2015 Season. This weekend, the Pirates host the Milwaukee Brewers in a three-game series beginning on Friday (4/17) evening. Tickets start at $9, making them a great way to unwind after a long day at work. Saturday and Sunday offer games against the Brewers, then on Monday (4/20) the Chicago Cubs come to town for a four-game series. PNC Park will be alive with baseball fans who are cheering the home team on to victory. Don’t miss out on some great games.
4/10/15 - The Pittsburgh Pirates have lost their first two games of the 2015 MLB Season against the Cincinnati Reds. On Opening Day, the score was 2-5, with the Pirates getting seven hits. The Pirates faired a little better in Wednesday’s game, the second of three against the Reds, but still couldn’t pull out a win with the final score 4-5. The Pirates are out on the road against the Milwaukee Brewers over the weekend, and come home to PNC Park on Monday (4/13) for their home opener against the Detroit Tigers. Come out for an afternoon game with tickets starting at $45. The Tigers have two more games in Pittsburgh before the Pirates get a day off. Tuesday and Wednesday games are in the evening, so when you get off work, come down to the ballpark for a great game.
4/3/15 - The Pittsburgh Pirates had a rare spring training game when the benches cleared out in the fifth inning. The Phillies’ first base coach and the Pirates’ third base coach began yelling at each other and were ejected from the game. The Pirates routed the Phillies at 18-4, even though their manager was also ejected in the sixth inning. The Pirates wrapped up their spring training with a 15-10 record, putting them in third place behind the New York Mets and Toronto Blue Jays. The Pirates are out on the road in the upcoming week, playing in Cincinnati for three games then in Milwaukee for three games. The Pirates’ home opener is on Monday (4/13) against the Detroit Tigers, and tickets are available for the best seats in the house.
3/27/15 - The Pittsburgh Pirates are on a two game losing streak after disappointing losses to the Orioles (2-9) and to the Braves (5-7) this past week. The Pirates have a 10-10 record in the Grapefruit League as spring training enters its final week. Sports Illustrated is predicting a great year for the Pirates with their current roster being above average. They also have some great coaches, which could help them get to the top for their first division title 1992, back when George H.W. Bush was president. Come out to McKechnie Field this Saturday (3/28) to see the Pirates host the Toronto Blue Jays. Tickets start at $8. On Monday, their final home game of the 2015 spring training season, the Pirates host their long-time local rival, the Philadelphia Phillies.
3/18/15 - In Tuesday’s game against the Houston Astros, the Pittsburgh Pirates ended up on the bottom with a final score of 13-7. Pitcher Jeff Locke gave away six runs in two innings, with Deolis Guerra allowing another three runs in the short time he was on the mound. In the game on Friday (3/20), the Pirates take on the Philadelphia Phillies. The next day, Saturday, it’s the Boston Red Sox. Tickets for either of these games start at $16. Next week, catch Tuesday’s game (3/24) against the Baltimore Orioles or Thursday’s against the Atlanta Braves. You can get tickets starting at $10 for one of these two games. Catch America’s game during spring training and see why it’s loved by so many people. It’s a great afternoon of fun.
3/13/15 - The Pittsburgh Pirates have won four games, lost four games, and tied two after 10 days in the Grapefruit League. After a win against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday, the Pirates lost their next two games against the Philadelphia Phillies and the Boston Red Sox. The Pirates let Boston score four runs in the third inning, with another in the fourth, for a final score of 5-1. The Pirates host the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday (3/15) at their spring training field. Get your tickets starting at $17 for a weekend treat! On Tuesday (3/17), the Houston Astros face the Pirates, then on Wednesday it’s the Detroit Tigers. Pittsburgh has a chance for redemption on Friday (3/20) when they host the Philadelphia Phillies. Get tickets for all of these games right here.
3/6/15 - The Pittsburgh Pirates have a win and loss in the Grapefruit League after two games, both against the Toronto Blue Jays. The opening game win came in with a final score of 8-7, complements of Pedro Alvarez and Jung Ho Kang, who got his first major league homer. Kang is a rookie signed to a four-year contract with the Pirates. In the Nexus Heroes of the Korean Baseball Organization, he hit 40 homers in 117 games. The Pirates have two upcoming home games in the next week at McKechnie Field. The Tampa Bay Rays play on Saturday (3/7). We have tickets starting at $19. It’s wholesome entertainment for the whole family. On Monday (3/9), the Pirates host the Minnesota Twins. For just $7 and up, you can watch two great teams play an exciting game.
2/27/15 - The Pittsburgh Pirates have gone to the postseason two years in a row and many are excited to see if they will be able to pull it off again. The 2015 season is right around the corner and the team is as strong as ever. Once again, the roster has been changed up to improve the team. Gregory Polanco, in particular, looks ready to take on the world. Fans will get their first taste on March 2nd when the Pirates begin their preseason with a intrasquad game. You can catch that game, or any of the other 15 home games during spring training, for less than $20. If the Pirates really do have what it takes to go all the way this season, these early games should be very exciting.
2/6/15 - With less than a month remaining before Spring Training begins, the Pittsburgh Pirates are preparing their team to start the season strong by changing their roster to create the strongest team possible. They have thirteen newcomers, with six of them pitchers. The latest addition is Arquimedes Caminero from a cash trade with the Marlins. He is a right-handed reliever with a fastball that can reach up to 100 mph. Although he ahs an impressive resume, he faces stiff competition in the bullpen, including from three other newcomers for the bullpen: Rob Scahill, Radhames Liz, and Blake Wood. The Pirates will have a chance to test the strength and skills of their new bullpen in their first game of Spring Training on March 4 against the Toronto Blue Jays at McKechnie Field. Tickets start at $14.
9/25/14 - Last year, the Pittsburgh Pirates made their first trip back to the postseason since 1992 – but they didn’t have to wait another 20 years for their next trip, as they were the first National League team to lock up a wild-card berth this year, and Bucs fans are hoping that Andrew McCutcheon and the boys can build on last season, when they knocked off division rivals Cincinnati in the first wild-card game in league history, before extending another division rival, this time St. Louis, to five games before bowing out. It’s the first back-to-back postseasons for the Pirates since the team made three visits to the League Championship Series (in those days, between just two divisions) in 1990 through 1992.
9/15/14 - The Pittsburgh Pirates have maintained their claim for the NL's No. 2 Wild Card slot—with a 1.5 game lead over Milwaukee. This final stretch of the season features the most crucial games of the year, as MLB fans know the Brewers are tough competitors who, for a majority of the season, were leading the major league in wins. The Pirates will play their final homestand of the year, in must-see bouts against the Boston Red Sox and the Milwaukee Brewers. Pittsburgh Pirates tickets against Boston run as low as $3 on 9/16, but seats to see their do-or-die series against their NL Central foes run higher. Milwaukee Brewers at Pittsburgh Pirates tickets start at $13 on 9/19, $14 on 9/20 and $19 on 9/21. The situation is dire, as only one will punch their ticket to the MLB Playoffs—which team will emerge victorious? Lock down your Pirates tickets to find out in person!
9/9/14 - There’s nothing like a good sweep when you need one! The Pittsburgh Pirates have stayed relevant in the playoff race, currently holding onto the second wild card slot in the National League. After their sweep of the Chicago Cubs, the Pirates are on a four-game hot-streak and intend to keep the winning momentum going as they round off a crucial series with the Philadelphia Phillies. The Bucs have not won more than five games in a row this season, see if they can do it this week with Pittsburgh Pirates tickets at Philly! Get-in for $5 on 9/9, $8 on 9/10 and $7 on 9/11.
9/4/14 - The clock is ticking on the 2014 MLB season, and the window of opportunity is narrowing for the Pittsburgh Pirates to secure a spot in the postseason. The Buccs currently sit two games back from the Milwaukee Brewers, who hold the second wild card spot in the National League. Before they can get there, however, Pittsburgh will have to jump the Atlanta Braves, who trail Milwaukee by a mere half game. Score Pittsburgh Pirates tickets and see if they can fill this tall order during baseball’s crunch-time! The club will meet the Cubs in Chicago this weekend, and tickets run as low as $8 on Sunday (9/7).
8/28/14 - The Pittsburgh Pirates have fallen 1.5 games behind the San Francisco Giants, and are now tied with Atlanta for the second NL wild card slot. Things are looking up for Buccs fans, upon the successful return of Gerrit Cole and Andrew McCutchen from injury. The reigning NL MVP capped off his first week back in the lineup with a 9th inning home run against Milwaukee, though he exited early yesterday to relieve discomfort in his ribs. Score Pittsburgh Pirates tickets for their important upcoming series against Cleveland, followed by a three-game set at St. Louis. Get-in for as little as $4 for Left Field Box seats at PNC Park this Friday (8/9) and see the Buccs in their first game versus the Indians.
8/20/14 – The St. Louis Cardinals may not win their division, but a trip to the postseason via wild card slot certainly looks promising. With series opposite the Reds and Cubs this week, the club is likely to add some more postseason padding in the win column. The Cards have won 10 of their last eleven series against the Reds, and fans can add another one to the list when St. Louis finishes them off today. Score a great last minute deal and get St. Louis Cardinals tickets to tonight’s game for a bargain $2 price.
8/20/14 – First things first: the Pittsburgh Pirates are getting Andrew McCutchen and Gerrit Cole back from the disabled list this week. Both players could not be returning at a better time, as the Pirates have dropped a whopping seven straight games, most recently an 11-3 blowout at the hands of the Braves. See the club snap their losing streak and get back on track with Pittsburgh Pirates tickets! Get-in for as little as $17 when the Pirates face the Brewers in Milwaukee this Friday (8/22).
8/11/15 – Despite missing the core trio of Andrew McCutchen, Neil Walker and Pedro Alvarez, the Pittsburgh Pirates have maintained their wild card spot in the postseason race. At just a half game back from the St. Louis Cardinals for second place in the NL Central, the Bucs will dial up the aggression for their upcoming interleague matchup. The Pirates will play the Detroit Tigers, who have lost 8 of their last 11 road games, in a split series starting today. Pittsburgh Pirates tickets are cheaper for the first two games at PNC Park, at $5 to get-in on 8/11 and $13 to get-in on 8/12. Compare this to Pirates vs Tigers tickets in Detroit, which start at $17 on 8/13 and $27 on 8/14.
8/4/14 – Those bookended by losses, the Pittsburgh Pirates had a fruitful road trip that has kept them in contention in the tight NL Central. The Pirates are just 1.5 games behind Milwaukee for top spot in the division, and just half a game back from the second-place Cardinals. The Pirates have a chance to advance in division standings with this week’s series against the Marlins and Padres. Cheap Pittsburgh Pirates tickets for these upcoming series are offered as low as $4 (get-in 8/5-8/7) versus Miami, and $7 (get-in 8/8, 8/10) against San Diego.
7/28/14 – After routing the Rockies with a sweep last weekend, the Pittsburgh Pirates faced a roadblock when they met again this past weekend. Despite losing the three game set, fans in attendance on Friday were treated to the best rundown of the season, when Josh Harrison escaped to third base after a number of high-light reel moves, followed by a solo homer in the eighth. The Buccos are close to securing a postseason spot, just 3 games back from the top spot in the NL Central, and will try their hand at the hurting San Francisco Giants (four straight losses) starting tonight. Madison Bumgarner will take on Vance Worley tonight, tomorrow Tim Hudson with faceoff against Francisco Liriano and Wednesday, Tim Lincecum with square off opposite Charlie Morton. The cheapest Pittsburgh Pirates tickets for this series falls on Tuesday, for a $12 get-in price at AT&T Park.
7/21/14 – The Pittsburgh Pirates made a huge statement to jump-start the second half of the season. In their first series returned from the All-Star game, the Buccos swept the Colorado Rockies in three games, and have now set their eyes on another NL West team: the Los Angeles Dodgers. LA might have a strong pitching staff, but they’ll face a roadblock with the Pirates, who are currently ranked in the top 5 National League in almost all offensive statistics (hits, home runs, RBIs, batting average, on base and slugging percentage and OPS). Despite being the team to watch in the NL Central, cheap Pittsburgh Pirates tickets are easy to find this week: pay $5 to get-in at PNC park on 7/21, $3 to get-in on 7/22 and $4 to get-in on 7/23.
7/14/14 – For the Pittsburgh Pirates, the MLB All-Star Break has come at a pretty appropriate time. The squad is coming off of a tough ten game road trip that saw the team make impressive moves (like Andrew McCutchen’s two late-game homers to rally over the Reds on Saturday) but ultimately come up short in both of their series at St. Louis and Cincinnati. Pittsburgh nixed their opportunity to improve on their former second place position in the NL Central, and are now fourth in the division following their poor road campaign. See Pittsburgh bounce back with their series against the struggling Colorado Rockies this weekend. Get a great start to the second half of the season, with cheap Pittsburgh Pirates tickets—just $5 to get-in on Friday (7/18) and $6 to get-in on Sunday (7/20).
7/7/14 – Pittsburgh Pirates nation has much to celebrate after last week. Not only did their squad achieve six wins in the last seven games, but the team is now second place in the NL Central. The Bucs even capped off their stellar week with a great All Star Game unveiling! Three players will be sent to Minneapolis for the big day, including Josh Harrison, Tony Watson and starter Andrew McCutchen, the reigning NL MVP and leader of all league outfielders with 4.5 million votes. Score All Star Game tickets for as low as $217 on 7/15, or get a great deal on Pittsburgh Pirates tickets before the break! Spend just $2-5 to get into their four game series at the St. Louis Cardinals 7/7-7/10, or pay a mere $2 to watch them take on the Cincinnati Reds on 7/13.
6/30/14 – The Pittsburgh Pirates have rallied from their slow start and climbed over .500 for the first time since mid-April. They're even riding on the best record in the NL since the start of May. Andrew McCutchen is on fire, pitcher Gerrit Cole is returned from shoulder fatigue and with Neil Walker back from surgery, the Pirates have a real shot as playoff contenders. Pittsburgh heads into this week with the opportunity to maximize success with series against the Arizona Diamondbacks, starting Tuesday, and the Philadelphia Phillies, starting Friday. Pittsburgh Pirates tickets start at a cheap $4-5 for each game against Arizona (7/1-7/3), but things pick up for July 4. Phillies tickets on Fourth of July weekend start at $23 on 74, $17 on 7/5 and $12 on 7/6.
6/23/14 – Phew! It looks like the Pittsburgh Pirates are back to their winning ways. Rebounding from a dismal start, the Bucs have gone 19-12 since May 20. There’s still substantial ground to cover, with 37-38 overall and one game under .500, before they can seriously contend for another postseason run. Outfielder Starling Marte has missed a few days, returning to his native Dominican Republic to attend a personal matter over the weekend, but should be back in the lineup tonight or tomorrow. The Pirates will meet up with fellow playoff team from last year: the Tampa Bay Rays, who have similarly staggered in their follow-up season. Pittsburgh Pirates tickets for this interleague match-up start at $22 for tonight’s 7:10pm game at Tropicana Field. Pirates tickets are much cheaper later in the week when Pittsburgh hosts the Mets at PNC Park: get-in for $7 on Thursday (6/27) and Sunday (6/29).
6/23/14 – Phew, it looks like the Pittsburgh Pirates are back to their winning ways! Rebounding from a dismal start, the Bucs have gone 19-12 since May 20. There’s still some substantial ground to cover, with 37-38 overall and one game under .500, before they can seriously contend for another postseason run. Outfielder Starling Marte has miss a few days, returning to his native Dominican Republic to attend a personal matter, but should be back in the lineup tonight or tomorrow. The Pirates will meet up with fellow playoff team from last year: the Tampa Bay Rays, who have similarly staggered in their follow-up season. Pittsburgh Pirates tickets for this interleague match-up start at $22 for tonight’s 7:10pm game.
6/9/14- We're almost halfway through the season, meaning the Pittsburgh Pirates must step up their game if they hope to revive last year’s impressive postseason run. The Bucs attempted to do so last week, taking two games over San Diego, but followed with two losses to the Brewers. The Pirates will host the Chicago Cubs for four games at PNC Park before heading south to face the Miami Marlins over Father’s Day weekend. Cheap Pittsburgh Pirates tickets are available from 6/10-6/11; pay $3 to get-in.
6/2/14 - The Pittsburgh Pirates may be struggling in rankings now, but their future certainly looks bright. Putting in work off the baseball diamond, the front office recently traded reliever Bryan Morris to the Marlins for the 39th overall selection in the upcoming MLB Draft. Back on the field, the Pittsburgh Pirates will face the division-leading Milwaukee Brewers this week. The Bucs are looking to close the widening gap in the NL Central, but they'll have to get though the Padres first. Pittsburgh Pirates tickets are cheapest on Wednesday opposite San Diego; get in for $9, and Friday opposite Milwaukee; get in for as low as $4.
5/27/14- The Pittsburgh Pirates have cleaned up their game considerably, winning 6 of their last eight opposite worthy opponents: the Orioles, Yankees and Nationals. The Pittsburgh squad has improved to a 23-27 record for 3rd in the NL Central, moving closer to the level of play they exhibited last year. See if they can keep it up on an important ten-game road trip with Pittsburgh Pirates tickets! The Bucs kick things off in New York and Los Angeles this week: get-in for as low as $10 against the Mets tonight, and $3-$5 to start across their series with the Dodgers (5/29-6/1).
5/19/14 - The Pittsburgh Pirates faced some tough teams last week, resurfacing with just two wins in seven games. The Pirates took one game apiece from the Brewers and Yankees, but ultimately lost both of their series. Things won’t get any easier for injury-laden Pittsburgh, but fans will get to watch some elite baseball, when the Pirates square off against the Orioles and Nationals this week. Find cheap Pittsburgh Pirates tickets at PNC Park: pay just $5 to get-in when Baltimore (5/20) and Washington (5/23, 5/25) pay a visit.
5/12/14 - The Pittsburgh Pirates are on the incline after last week's stellar play! The Bucs took down the steaming San Francisco Giants and the stout St. Louis Cardinals in both of their series at home. See if the team can extend their winning momentum on the road with their next two contests against the Milwaukee Brewers and New York Yankees. The cheapest Pittsburgh Pirates tickets of the week fall on Wednesday against the Brewers: get-in for $5 for Terrace Reserve. The most affordable Pirates tickets against the Yankees fall on Friday for $15 in Grandstand level.
5/5/14 - The Pittsburgh Pirates did what they could to turn around an early season slump last week, bouncing back from a series loss to the Orioles to defeat the Blue Jays in two games. Pittsburgh is currently fourth in the NL Central with a 12-19 record, and they're pitted against fierce competitors in the next three series: San Francisco, St. Louis, Milwaukee. Pittsburgh Pirates tickets are cheapest when they take on the red hot Giants, just $1-$3 to get into PNC Park (5/5-5/7).
4/28/14 - The Pittsburgh Pirates need to dial up the volume if they want to finish the first month of baseball on a high note. The Bucs have dropped 14 of their last 19 contests, and have a steep hill to climb if they intend on stealing the division crown from Milwaukee in the early part of the season. The Pirates have lost three consecutive series, and placed Russell Martin and Jason Grilli on the DL in the process. They can turn things around with a two-game visit to Baltimore and a home-stay stretch at PNC Park, squaring off against the Blue Jays on Friday. Score cheap Pittsburgh Pirates tickets for both series this week: pay just $7 to get-in on Tuesday (vs. Baltimore, 4/29) and Sunday (vs. Toronto, 5/4).
4/21/14 - The boiling frustration felt by the Pittsburgh Pirates over the last few weeks erupted in Sunday's bench-clearing brawl with the visiting Milwaukee Brewers. The Pirates have lost 8 in the last 10 games, including yesterday's 14-inning duel that saw outfielder Carlos Gomez ejected for instigating the 3rd inning fight. Pittsburgh will try and get the positivity going with their four-game series against the Reds at PNC Park, followed by a trip to St. Louis over the weekend. Cheap Pittsburgh Pirates tickets are abundant this week: pay $3-5 to get into their series against Cincinnati (4/21- 4/24), or $10 for their Sunday matchup at Busch Stadium versus the Cardinals.
4/14/14- The Pittsburgh Pirates are the latest team to fall victim to the Brewers' hot streak. Despite Andrew McCutchen's return to the lineup on Saturday (following ankle problems a day prior), the Bucs were swept over the weekend, dropping them to 6-6 on the season. Cheap Pittsburgh Pirates tickets are super easy to come by this week: get-in for $3 across their entire series in Cincinnati (4/14-4/16), or pay $4-$6 to see them at PNC Park for their series against Milwaukee (4/17-4/20).
4/7/14 - The Pittsburgh Pirates had quite a successful opening homestand. The squad won both series against the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals to finish the first week of baseball off with a 4-2 record and 1st place in the NL Central. In the front office, GM Neal Huntington and Manager Clint Hurdle have decided to stay with the Bus for at least three more year, but on a graver note, the Pirates have lost top pitching prospect Jameson Taillon for a year, as the right-hander will undergo Tommy John surgery. Next up for the Pirates is a long road trip: starting this week with a rematch against the Cubs and a weekend showdown with Milwaukee and tickets are extremely affordable. Score cheap Pittsburgh Pirates tickets for just $1 from 9/8-9/10 against the Cubs, and $5 on Friday against the Brewers.
4/1/14 - The Pittsburgh Pirates kicked their season off with a bang! The Pirates defeated the Chicago Cubs, 1-0, at PNC Park on Opening Day. Though the game was quiet until the 10th inning, Neil Walker gave Pirates fans a doozy when he hit a walk-off home run off of Cubs reliever Carlos Vilanueva. Additionally, the Pirates came to a stellar agreement with Starling Marte, locking up their key left fielder with a six year $31 million contract. What a great way to start the year! Pittsburgh Pirates tickets are cheap this week: get-in for just $4 on Wednesday and $3 on Thursday.
3/24/14- Pittsburgh has just two games left at McKechnie Field for Spring Training, so score some cheap Pirates tickets before they go! Both games this week, Tuesday against the Blue Jays and this Thursday against the Yankees, start at only $14. See them take on the Chicago Cubs in their first regular season game of the year for just $32 on Opening Day (March 31). Pirates fans will be happy to note that although Starling Marte and the franchise were in talks for a multi-year deal, none of which pulled through in the offseason, both sides are still looking to continue negotiations for a long-term contract. This kind of optimism only bolsters Pittsburgh as they gear up to start the season, join them on the ride with Pittsburgh Pirates tickets!
3/18/14 - Other teams better watch out, because the Pirates show they aren't playing any games this year—especially against the rival Phillies. A fastball from Philadelphia's Jonathan Paperbon nearly pummeled Andrew McCutchen on Sunday, and Pittsburgh responded by thumping a Philly hitter in the back minutes later. The Pirates will set their ship sailing on Opening Day against the Chicago Cubs; tickets for their first regular game of the season average at $136. With numerous Spring Training games left, you still have time to score cheap Pittsburgh Pirates tickets! This Thursday see them take on the Orioles for $21, and pay just $13 to watch them take on the Phillies again this Saturday.
3/10/14 - These next few weeks are going to be pivotal for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Not only are there just three weeks left before Opening Day, but Pittsburgh's fifth spot in the starting rotation is totally up in the air. Edinson Volquez and Jeff Locke were left in contention after AJ Burnett's departure, but they are both struggling this spring, which means younger contenders like Stolmy Pimentel or Casey Sadler are now in the mix. See who will gain the coveted spot with Pittsburgh Pirates tickets today! Pittsburgh Pirates tickets are just $17 to start when they face off against Philadelphia this Friday, and $22 to get-in for the Saturday game against Tampa Bay.
3/3/14 - The Pittsburgh Pirates had a stellar start to Spring Training, going 2-0 over their opening games against the New York Yankees last week. Hopes of going undefeated this spring were dashed with their loss to the Blue Jays on Friday (2-4), followed by a tie with the Rays on Saturday. Sunday saw a big victory and some of the weekend's best action, as the Pirates achieved revenge over former pitcher AJ Burnett and rivals, the Philadelphia Phillies (4-1). The Pirates were just named in the Top 5 of MLB teams with the best talent under 25 years old by Baseball Prospectus—come see what their top prospects can do with Pittsburgh Pirates tickets this week! The Buccos play a Thursday rematch against Toronto (get-in for $8) and a Friday game against Minnesota (get-in for $11).
2/25/14 - The Pittsburgh Pirates boast 2013's National League MVP, Andrew McCutchen, who stole his 100th base and hit his 100th career home run last season. McCutchen knew that after proposing to his future wife on "Ellen" in December, "people would totally forget about the MVP award" so that he could do it all over again this season. See how this young All Star leads the Buccos during camp with Pittsburgh Pirates tickets! Pirates tickets are averaging $37 across spring training.
2/11/14 - With the maturation of lightning youngster Starling Marte this year, the Pittsburgh Pirates will see their rebuilding project pay off in full effect. We saw strokes of it last year, with the squad (including NL MVL Andrew McCutchen) that took the Pirates into the postseason for the first time in over a decade. All the Pirates are waiting on now is A.J. Burnett, who initially said he would only play for Pittsburgh, but is now testing free agent waters. With pitchers and catchers reporting for Spring Training tomorrow, he'll presumably be making his decision on Pittsburgh in hours. See who's on the mound during the Pirates' first spring game (2/26), against the New York Yankees for $25.
1/30/14 - The Pittsburgh Pirates are one of the youngest, most talented squads in the league, making them tremendously exciting to watch from the stands. Last year, the Pirates made the MLB playoffs for the first time in over a decade, and they don’t seem to be slowing down any time soon! Boasting Clint Hurdle, recipient of 2013’s NL manager of the year, these swashbucklers are just getting started. Score some Pittsburgh Pirates tickets for $45 on average and watch this team down south for Spring Training!
The Pittsburgh Pirate are coming off a highly successful season: making their first playoff appearance since ’92 (losing to the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLDS) and ultimately finishing with 94 wins, giving them the third-most victories in the NL. Going with the philosophy “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” the Pirates are returning almost all of their player from last year’s squad. Last season’s MVP Andrew McCutchen, slugger Pedro Alvarez, athletic infielder Neil Walker, and base-stealer Starling Mart will all be geared up at Spring Training in a month.
The Pirates are still grappling with the question of whether All-Star pitcher A.J. Burnett will be returning or retiring this year. Even if he does retire, an impressive bullpen remains: Francisco Liriano and Gerrit Cole are at the helm, and Jason Grilli is the reliable closer--all key players that granted Pittsburgh the third-best ERA in the MLB last year. The Pirates vaunt an extremely young team, with no players in the batting order over 30 years old. Get your Pittsburgh Pirates tickets today and watch these young bucks rile up the opposition!
10/2/13 - The Pirates defeated the Reds in the NL Wild Card game and advanced to the NLDS where they’ll matchup against the St. Louis Cardinals. At an average price of $424, Pittsburgh Pirates NLDS tickets are 5-times the cost of St. Louis Cardinals NLDS tickets. Demand is high after Pittsburgh won its first postseason game at home in 21 years. If the Pirates get a chance to compete for the Commissioner’s Trophy, expect World Series ticket prices to be pricey in Pittsburgh. Currently, Pirates World Series tickets are no cheaper than $575.
9/24/13 - The Pittsburgh Pirates clinched an MLB playoff berth for the first time in 21 years. The squad is one of three NL Central teams fighting for the Division title with the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds. The Pirates will play in at least the Wild Card game thanks to a 2-1 win over the Chicago Cubs last night and a St. Louis win over the Washington Nationals. Pirates Wild Card playoff tickets (if necessary) at PNC Park start at $74.
7/26/13 - Is this the year the Bucs finally finish with a winning record, their first since 1992? Or will the post-All Star collapse strike again, as it has the previous two seasons? Pirates fans are once again cautiously optimistic that their team will finally have a winning breakthrough in 2013. Outfielder Andrew McCutchen and third baseman Pedro Alvarez are providing offensive punch, while pitching reclamation projects A.J. Burnett and Francisco Liriano give Pirate fans reason to believe that This Is The Year.
4/4/13 – After opening the season at home against the Chicago Cubs, the Pittsburgh Pirates will be on the road for the next two series before coming home for three straight against the Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis Cardinals, and Atlanta Braves (in that order). It was the Reds who handed the Pirates their 82nd loss last season, ensuring their losing season. The cheapest series on the Pirates schedule this year is against the St. Louis Cardinals in April with tickets starting at $2 or $3 each day and averaging just $25. All in all, the Cardinals have the sixth cheapest ticket in the League this month.
The beginning of the 2012 Pittsburgh Pirates season looked promising; but then again, it is not unusual for the team to have a strong start. In the past two years, the Pirates baseball team has been over .500 in the first half of the season; but, finish with a losing season. Twenty consecutive seasons to be exact.
So why are the Pittsburgh Pirates staff and players optimistic about 2013? For starters, the future seems bright for the Pirates on the mound. Youngsters Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon could be the additions that this club needs. Experts predict that following a tune-up in Triple A, we will see both these pitchers in the Big Leagues by the end of the season. Despite Closer Joel Hanrahan leaving for Boston, the Coaches and fans alike will look to Jason Grilli and newly acquired Mark Melancon to step up and contribute late. The Club is also hopeful about off-season acquisition, Silver Slug Award winner, and 3-time All-Star Russell Martin; the Pirates need others to help Andrew McCutchen on the offensive side and the team feels Martin can contribute.
The average 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates tickets cost $51 at PNC Park. The most expensive home series will be played July 2-4 against rival Philadelphia Phillies with an average ticket price of $91. Don't expect to pay less to watch the Pirates on the road; the average away game is $64, an average of $13 more per ticket.
Fans can only hope that the 2013 season brings them more than a new logo — will the five-time World Series Champions have their first winning season (since 1992) under their belt too?