TribLIVE

| Sports

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Previewing Tuesday's Pirates-Orioles game

Pirates/MLB Videos

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Pirates podcasts

  • Loading...

'American Coyotes' Series

Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.

Monday, April 28, 2014, 11:30 p.m.
 

Pirates beat reporter Rob Biertempfel's inside look at Tuesday's game:

• Charlie Morton doesn't have any pleasant memories about playing the Orioles. In 2011, he was torched for seven runs on eight hits in two innings against the O's at PNC Park. In 2012, while the Pirates were playing a series at Camden Yards, Morton underwent Tommy John surgery. Interleague has been unkind to him, too. Morton is 1-3 with a 6.67 ERA in six starts against AL clubs. His only victory came against the Angles in 2008, when Morton was still with the Braves.

• Nelson Cruz recently had a seven-game stretch in which he produced 16 runs batted in with at least one RBI in each game. According to Elias, that tied the longest runs batted in streak in the majors this season (seven games by Giancarlo Stanton, March 31 to April 6). It also was the Orioles' longest runs batted in streak since Mark Reynolds went seven games in September 2012.

The Buzz

With slugger Chris Davis (oblique) on the DL, Nick Markakis shifted from right field to first base. Catcher Matt Wieters also might get some playing time there. Ryan Flaherty took over at first base Friday after Davis made an early exit from the game aganst the Royals.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Pirates

  1. Pirates acquire pitcher Blanton from Royals for cash
  2. Pirates notebook: Melancon bails out Watson with extended outing
  3. Gameday: Pirates at Reds, July 30, 2015
  4. Pirates notebook: Prospect Tucker unaware of ‘trade’ frenzy
  5. McCutchen, Pirates cruise to interleague victory over Twins
  6. Kang’s 9th-inning home run gives Pirates wild victory over Twins
  7. Pirates’ Liriano unaffected by poor last outing against Twins
  8. Gameday: Pirates at Twins, July 29, 2015
  9. Pirates notebook: Ramirez thrown into spotlight upon joining Pirates
  10. Pirates notebook: No sign of improvement for RHP Sadler