Longtime Pittsburgh pitching coach Spin Williams won't return to the Pirates.
Nomar Garciaparra homered, Jerome Williams pitched four-hit ball into the eighth inning and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-0 Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.
Jason Bay homered and drove in four runs, and Dave Williams pitched six strong innings to lift the Pirates to a 12-4 victory over the Rockies on Tuesday night.
Dave Williams limited Colorado to one hit over six innings and rookies Ryan DoumiT and Brad Eldred drove in all but one of Pittsburgh's runs as the Pirates held on to beat the Rockies 5-3.
Derrek Lee's second homer, a go-ahead two-run shot in the ninth inning, cost Jose Mesa his first blown save of the season and rallied the Chicago Cubs past the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 Tuesday night.
Tuesday MLB roundup
Daryle Ward homered and drove in two runs, and Pittsburgh starter Dave Williams repeatedly pitched out of trouble to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 Sunday, the Pirates' ninth victory in 12 games.
Jason Bay hit a three-run homer and Jose Castillo and Humberto Cota also connected to lead the Pirates past the Giants 5-2.
Minnesota 6, Pittsburgh 5
Bay hit a two-run homer -- his 24th -- to set a team rookie record and Dave Williams pitched six shutout innings to help the Pirates complete a doubleheader sweep of the New York Mets with a 6-1 victory Sunday.
Dave Williams pitched 6 1/3 shutout innings for his first victory in nearly three seasons and Jason Bay homered, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates past the Milwaukee Brewers 2-0 on Tuesday night.
Houston's high expectations have Jimy Williams sweating, but he's not the only skipper in trouble.
A few days after the Yankees acquired an established closer to serve as a set-up man for their own bullpen, the Phillies did the same thing on Sunday.
So much for the baseball axiom you can't win 'em all. When the Houston Astros play the Pittsburgh Pirates, they do exactly that.
Bronson Arroyo pitched five solid innings for his first victory of the season as the Pittsburgh Pirates held on for a 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.
Pokey Reese made his first homer for the Pittsburgh Pirates count.