The Pittsburgh Pirates have lost four straight for the first time since May, and much of that has to do with the team's struggling top two hitters.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have dominated play outside the NL Central this season, but their weak division play could hurt them down the stretch.
The names Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neal Huntington added before the July 31 trade deadline were not big ones, but they are paying huge dividends for the Pirates.
Third baseman Aramis Ramirez struggled in his first two weeks with the Pirates in 2015, but he has become an important factor since the beginning of August.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are inching closer to the St. Louis Cardinals behind strong play versus weaker opponents this week.
These five players could make the difference between whether or not the Pirates catch the Cardinals.
The Pittsburgh Pirates didn't make any headlines with the move to acquire left-hander J.A. Happ, but he is certainly helping the Pirates push towards the postseason.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have begun hitting a lot more home runs in the second half of the season, but there is still one player who has the edge to bat cleanup the rest of the year.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have featured a strong bullpen all season long, but it has gone up to a championship level during the month of August.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are poised to make the playoffs for the third straight year. Here are five x-factors for them to make that a reality.