2011 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record72–90 (.444)
Divisional place4th
Other information
Owner(s)Robert Nutting
General manager(s)Neal Huntington
Manager(s)Clint Hurdle
Local televisionRoot Sports Pittsburgh
Local radioWPGB-FM
(Steve Blass, Greg Brown, Tim Neverett, Bob Walk, John Wehner)
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The 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the franchise's 125th season as a member of the National League and 130th season overall. This was their 11th season at PNC Park. The season was the first with manager Clint Hurdle, who was hired to replace the fired John Russell. After going a major league worst 57–105, they enjoyed somewhat of a resurgence, winning more than 70 games for the first time since 2004 and being covered significantly in the summer due to being involved in the pennant race, but they still locked up their 19th consecutive losing season.

Regular season

April

The Pirates won their opening game against the Cubs in Chicago 6–3.[2] Neil Walker led the offense with a grand slam in the fifth inning, becoming the only Pirate other than Roberto Clemente to hit a grand slam on opening day. Pittsburgh blew a lead the following day and lost, but scored two runs in the final inning of the series finale to finish their first series with a 2–1 record.[3] Pittsburgh defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in two of three games during their second series, marking the first time the Pirates had won the majority of games in two consecutive road series since 2007.[4] Pittsburgh came home to face the Colorado Rockies; winning one game out of four. In the second game of the series, the Pirates prevailed in a 5-hour, 10-minute game which lasted 14 innings. After an injury to starting pitcher Ross Ohlendorf, the bullpen combined for 11+13 scoreless innings—the most for the Pirates since 1900.[5]

Tazer incident

During the April 9 game in Pittsburgh, a local man was arrested in the left-field seating section. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the man "appeared to be drunk, bothered fans in his section and belligerently refused to cooperate" when he would not leave at the game at the request of PNC Park employees and police.[6] While being escorted from the section the man struck a ballpark employee, which was met with officers putting him under arrest after "Tasering him to little effect before clubbing him in the neck, head, side and legs."[6] The entire incident was captured on video.[7] He was charged with public drunkenness, resisting arrest, and two additional misdemeanors.[6] In a related incident, a woman was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, disorderly conduct, and defiant trespassing. After yelling at the officers making the initial arrest, she then "resisted an officer's attempts to remove her from the park" while yelling obscenities.[8]

May

In May, the Pirates compiled a 13–13 (.500) record, and finished the month at 25–28 for the season.

June

On June 24, 2011, the Pirates defeated the Boston Red Sox, 3–1, to improve their record to 38–37. This is the latest in the season that the Pirates have been above .500 since 1999.

On June 28, 2011, the Pirates defeated the Blue Jays 7–6 at the Rogers Centre, to mark their first inter-league road victory in two years.

July

On July 8, the Pirates defeated the Chicago Cubs to enter the All-Star break above the .500 mark for the first time since 1992. The Pirates also sent three players to the All-Star Game with the selections of Kevin Correia, Joel Hanrahan and Andrew McCutchen. This marked the first time since 1990 that the team had three All-Stars in the National League lineup.[9] While Correia did not enter the game, along with Tim Lincecum, McCutchen entered the game in the seventh inning, batting in the eighth. Hanrahan was called to close in the top of the ninth, striking out the first batter, however an untimely error from Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro and a single led to two men in scoring position. Brian Wilson got the save.

On July 15, and again on July 18, the Pirates moved into first place of the NL Central. This marked the first two times that the Pirates were in first place this late in the season since 1997.[10]

July 25 saw the Pirates return to the national stage with their game at Atlanta being televised on ESPN. This is the first time the Pirates had been on ESPN since September 22, 2004.[11] The Pirates went on to win the game 3 to 1, moving them again into a first place tie in the NL Central.

The next night, the Pirates fell victim to a controversial call in a 4–3 loss to the Braves after 19 innings. Braves infielder Julio Lugo was ruled safe at home plate by home plate umpire Jerry Meals even though replay clearly showed Lugo should have been called out. Meals and the league both admitted the call was incorrect. The team ended up filing a complaint with the commissioner's office.[12]

Game log

2011 Game Log (72–90)
April (12–15)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 1 @ Cubs 6–3 Correia (1–0) Dempster (0–1) Hanrahan (1) 41,358 1–0
2 April 2 @ Cubs 3–5 Marshall (1–0) Meek (0–1) Marmol (1) 35,782 1–1
3 April 3 @ Cubs 5–4 Karstens (1–0) Marmol (0–1) Hanrahan (2) 30,857 2–1
4 April 4 @ Cardinals 4–3 Morton (1–0) Lohse (0–1) Hanrahan (3) 32,007 3–1
5 April 5 @ Cardinals 2–3 Batista (1–0) Olson (0–1) Franklin (1) 33,666 3–2
6 April 6 @ Cardinals 3–1 Correia (2–0) Carpenter (0–1) Hanrahan (4) 34,965 4–2
7 April 7 Rockies 1–7 Rogers (1–0) Maholm (0–1) 39,219 4–3
8 April 8 Rockies 4–3 (14) Olson (1–1) Morales (0–1) 29,192 5–3
9 April 9 Rockies 4–6 Belisle (1–0) Veras (0–1) Lindstrom (1) 25,398 5–4
10 April 10 Rockies 5–6 Chacin (2–0) Crotta (0–1) Street (4) 18,043 5–5
April 12 Brewers Postponed
11 April 13 Brewers 0–6 Marcum (2–1) Correia (2–1) 8,755 5–6
12 April 14 Brewers 1–4 Wolf (1–2) Maholm (0–2) 10,517 5–7
13 April 15 @ Reds 6–1 Morton (2–0) Arroyo (2–1) 21,312 6–7
14 April 16 @ Reds 2–11 Leake (2–0) McDonald (0–1) 26,418 6–8
15 April 17 @ Reds 7–6 Resop (1–0) Ondrusek (2–1) Hanrahan (5) 32,105 7–8
16 April 18 @ Reds 9–3 Correia (3–1) Wood (1–2) 12,777 8–8
17 April 19 @ Marlins 0–6 Johnson (3–0) Maholm (0–3) 11,118 8–9
18 April 20 @ Marlins 0–6 Nolasco (2–0) Morton (2–1) 10,112 8–10
19 April 21 @ Marlins 5–9 Volstad (1–1) McDonald (0–2) 12,308 8–11
April 22 Nationals Postponed
20 April 23 Nationals 7–2 Karstens (2–0) Hernandez (2–2) 18,262 9–11
21 April 24 Nationals 3–6 Marquis (2–0) Correia (3–2) Storen (3) 9,520 9–12
22 April 25 Nationals 4–2 Maholm (1–3) Lannan (2–2) Hanrahan (6) 12,457 10–12
23 April 26 Giants 2–3 (10) Romo (1–0) Hanrahan (0–1) Wilson (6) 9,832 10–13
24 April 27 Giants 2–0 McDonald (1–2) Bumgarner (0–4) Hanrahan (7) 9,048 11–13
25 April 28 Giants 2–5 Vogelsong (1–0) Karstens (2–1) Wilson (7) 14,747 11–14
26 April 29 @ Rockies 3–0 Correia (4–2) Chacin (3–2) Hanrahan (8) 34,477 12–14
27 April 30 @ Rockies 1–4 Hammel (3–1) Maholm (1–4) Street (10) 33,684 12–15
May (13–13)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
28 May 1 @ Rockies 8–4 Morton (3–1) Jimenez (0–2) 35,012 13–15
29 May 2 @ Padres 4–3 McDonald (2–2) Harang (4–2) Hanrahan (9) 20,546 14–15
30 May 3 @ Padres 5–6 Adams (1–0) Beimel (0–1) Bell (7) 18,636 14–16
31 May 4 @ Padres 7–4 Correia (5–2) Richard (1–3) 16,613 15–16
32 May 6 Astros 2–3 Rodriguez (2–3) Resop (1–1) Melancon (1) 12,728 15–17
33 May 7 Astros 6–1 Morton (4–1) Norris (2–2) 32,299 16–17
34 May 8 Astros 5–4 McCutchen (1–0) Abad (1–3) Hanrahan (10) 17,946 17–17
35 May 9 Dodgers 4–1 Veras (1–1) Billingsley (2–2) Hanrahan (11) 11,373 18–17
36 May 10 Dodgers 3–10 Lilly (3–3) Correia (5–3) 13,497 18–18
37 May 11 Dodgers 0–2 Kuroda (4–3) Maholm (1–5) Padilla (3) 12,910 18–19
May 12 Dodgers Postponed
38 May 13 @ Brewers 2–5 Gallardo (4–2) McDonald (2–3) Axford (8) 32,837 18–20
39 May 14 @ Brewers 2–8 Narveson (2–3) Karstens (2–2) 42,422 18–21
40 May 15 @ Brewers 6–9 Greinke (2–1) Correia (5–4) 37,059 18–22
41 May 16 @ Nationals 2–4 Kimball (1–0) Maholm (1–6) Storen (9) 21,960 18–23
May 17 @ Nationals Postponed
42 May 18 @ Reds 5–0 Morton (5–1) Arroyo (3–4) 16,543 19–23
43 May 19 @ Reds 5–3 McDonald (3–3) Cueto (2–1) Hanrahan (12) 26,018 20–23
44 May 20 Tigers 10–1 Karstens (3–2) Penny (4–4) 24,396 21–23
45 May 21 Tigers 6–2 Correia (6–4) Scherzer (6–1) Hanrahan (13) 37,958 22–23
46 May 22 Tigers 0–2 Porcello (4–2) Maholm (1–7) Valverde (11) 25,124 22–24
47 May 24 Braves 0–2 Jurrjens (6–1) Morton (5–2) Kimbrel (13) 16,873 22–25
48 May 25 Braves 2–4 (11) Sherrill (1–0) Karstens (3–3) Kimbrel (14) 21,497 22–26
49 May 27 @ Cubs 4–2 Correia (7–4) Davis (0–3) Hanrahan (14) 34,105 23–26
50 May 28 @ Cubs 10–0 Maholm (2–7) Wells (1–1) 38,413 24–26
51 May 29 @ Cubs 2–3 Dempster (4–4) Karstens (3–4) Marmol (10) 37,464 24–27
52 May 30 @ Mets 3–7 Gee (5–0) McCutchen (1–1) 24,490 24–28
53 May 31 @ Mets 5–1 Meek (1–1) Dickey (2–6) 26,198 25–28
June (16–11)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
54 June 1 @ Mets 9–3 Correia (8–4) Capuano (3–6) 25,234 26–28
55 June 2 @ Mets 8–9 Isringhausen (1–0) Veras (1–2) Rodriguez (16) 30,074 26–29
56 June 3 Phillies 2–1 (12) Moskos (1–0) Baez (1–3) 33,861 27–29
57 June 4 Phillies 6–3 Morton (6–2) Kendrick (3–4) 39,441 28–29
58 June 5 Phillies 3–7 Halladay (8–3) McDonald (3–4) 35,505 28–30
59 June 7 D-backs 8–5 Resop (2–1) Hernandez (2–2) Hanrahan (15) 12,378 29–30
60 June 8 D-backs 3–2 (12) McCutchen (2–1) Kroenke (0–1) 14,015 30–30
61 June 9 D-backs 0–2 Owings (2–0) Resop (2–2) Hernandez (2) 12,468 30–31
62 June 10 Mets 1–8 Gee (7–0) Morton (6–3) 24,653 30–32
63 June 11 Mets 3–2 McDonald (4–4) Dickey (3–7) Hanrahan (16) 39,273 31–32
64 June 12 Mets 0–7 Capuano (5–6) Correia (8–5) 26,452 31–33
65 June 13 Mets 3–1 Maholm (3–7) Pelfrey (3–5) Hanrahan (17) 15,555 32–33
66 June 14 @ Astros 1–0 Karstens (4–4) Norris (4–5) Hanrahan (18) 29,712 33–33
67 June 15 @ Astros 7–3 Morton (7–3) Del Rosario (0–1) Hanrahan (19) 29,866 34–33
68 June 16 @ Astros 5–4 McDonald (5–4) Lyles (0–2) Veras (1) 26,415 35–33
69 June 17 @ Indians 1–5 Tomlin (8–4) Correia (8–6) 38,549 35–34
70 June 18 @ Indians 1–5 Carrasco (7–3) Maholm (3–8) 31,865 35–35
71 June 19 @ Indians 2–5 (11) Sipp (3–0) Wood (0–1) 30,023 35–36
72 June 20 Orioles 3–8 Arrieta (9–4) Morton (7–4) 22,447 35–37
73 June 21 Orioles 9–3 Resop (3–2) Guthrie (2–9) 33,806 36–37
74 June 22 Orioles 5–4 Correia (9–6) Britton (6–5) Hanrahan (20) 19,418 37–37
75 June 24 Red Sox 3–1 Maholm (4–8) Lester (9–4) Hanrahan (21) 39,330 38–37
76 June 25 Red Sox 6–4 Karstens (5–4) Wakefield (4–3) Hanrahan (22) 39,483 39–37
77 June 26 Red Sox 2–4 Miller (1–0) Wood (0–2) Papelbon (14) 39,511 39–38
78 June 28 @ Blue Jays 7–6 Correia (10–6) Reyes (3–7) Hanrahan (23) 17,085 40–38
79 June 29 @ Blue Jays 1–2 Morrow (4–4) Maholm (4–9) Francisco (9) 15,632 40–39
80 June 30 @ Blue Jays 6–2 Karstens (6–4) Cecil (1–3) 14,939 41–39
July (13–13)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
81 July 1 @ Nationals 1–2 Storen (5–2) Wood (0–3) 22,399 41–40
82 July 2 @ Nationals 5–3 Veras (2–2) Burnett (3–5) Hanrahan (24) 42–40
83 July 2 @ Nationals 3–4 Mattheus (1–0) Watson (0–1) Storen (20) 39,638 42–41
84 July 3 @ Nationals 10–2 Correia (11–6) Marquis (7–3) 23,522 43–41
85 July 4 Astros 5–3 Maholm (5–9) Myers (3–8) Hanrahan (25) 36,942 44–41
86 July 5 Astros 5–1 Karstens (7–4) Rodriguez (6–5) 18,151 45–41
87 July 6 Astros 2–8 Norris (5–6) Morton (7–5) 18,910 45–42
88 July 8 Cubs 7–4 McCutchen (3–1) Marshall (5–3) Hanrahan (26) 37,140 46–42
89 July 9 Cubs 3–6 Dempster (6–6) Correia (11–7) Marmol (19) 39,235 46–43
90 July 10 Cubs 9–1 Maholm (6–9) Ortiz (0–2) 31,428 47–43
91 July 15 @ Astros 4–0 Karstens (8–4) Myers (3–10) 27,787 48–43
92 July 16 @ Astros 4–6 Escalona (2–1) Veras (2–3) Melancon (7) 35,081 48–44
93 July 17 @ Astros 7–5 (11) Leroux (1–0) Melancon (5–3) Resop (1) 24,580 49–44
94 July 18 Reds 2–0 Morton (8–5) Willis (0–1) Hanrahan (27) 22,016 50–44
95 July 19 Reds 1–0 McDonald (6–4) Leake (8–5) Hanrahan (28) 26,058 51–44
96 July 20 Reds 1–3 Cueto (6–3) Karstens (8–5) Cordero (19) 25,207 51–45
97 July 22 Cardinals 4–6 Carpenter (6–7) Maholm (6–10) Salas (18) 38,490 51–46
98 July 23 Cardinals 1–9 Garcia (10–4) Correia (11–8) 39,102 51–47
99 July 24 Cardinals 4–3 (10) Beimel (1–1) Motte (3–2) 35,402 52–47
100 July 25 @ Braves 3–1 McDonald (7–4) Hudson (9–7) Hanrahan (29) 30,098 53–47
101 July 26 @ Braves 3–4 (19) Proctor (2–3) McCutchen (3–2) 22,036 53–48
102 July 27 @ Braves 1–2 (10) Linebrink (4–2) Leroux (1–1) 24,186 53–49
103 July 28 @ Braves 5–2 Correia (12–8) Lowe (6–9) Hanrahan (30) 38,355 54–49
104 July 29 @ Phillies 3–10 Halladay (13–4) Morton (8–6) 45,599 54–50
105 July 30 @ Phillies 4–7 Lee (10–7) McDonald (7–5) Madson (18) 45,737 54–51
106 July 31 @ Phillies 5–6 (10) Bastardo (4–0) Watson (0–2) 45,809 54–52
August (8–22)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
107 August 1 Cubs 3–5 Zambrano (8–6) Maholm (6–11) Marmol (21) 22,248 54–53
108 August 2 Cubs 6–11 Wells (3–4) Correia (12–9) 26,109 54–54
109 August 3 Cubs 0–1 Garza (5–8) Resop (3–3) Marmol (22) 19,106 54–55
110 August 4 Cubs 6–7 Samardzija (6–4) McCutchen (3–3) Marmol (23) 29,317 54–56
111 August 5 Padres 5–15 Harang (10–3) Karstens (8–6) 37,766 54–57
112 August 6 Padres 2–13 Luebke (4–6) Maholm (6–12) 39,251 54–58
113 August 7 Padres 3–7 Latos (6–11) Correia (12–10) 35,601 54–59
114 August 8 @ Giants 5–0 Morton (9–6) Vogelsong (9–2) 42,405 55–59
115 August 9 @ Giants 0–6 Bumgarner (7–11) McDonald (7–6) 42,648 55–60
116 August 10 @ Giants 9–2 Karstens (9–6) Sanchez (4–7) 42,603 56–60
117 August 12 @ Brewers 2–7 Greinke (11–4) Maholm (6–13) 41,820 56–61
118 August 13 @ Brewers 0–1 Estrada (3–7) Correia (12–11) Axford (34) 43,214 56–62
119 August 14 @ Brewers 1–2 (10) Saito (3–1) Resop (3–4) 45,103 56–63
120 August 15 Cardinals 6–2 McDonald (8–6) Westbrook (9–7) 19,766 57–63
121 August 16 Cardinals 5–4 (11) Resop (4–4) Rhodes (0–1) 20,943 58–63
122 August 17 Cardinals 2–7 Lohse (11–7) Maholm (6–14) 22,296 58–64
123 August 19 Reds 8–11 Wood (6–5) Hanrahan (0–2) Cordero (25) 36,620 58–65
124 August 20 Reds 5–3 Watson (1–2) Chapman (2–1) Hanrahan (31) 37,826 59–65
125 August 21 Reds 4–5 Arredondo (3–3) Hanrahan (0–3) Cordero (26) 29,967 59–66
126 August 22 Brewers 1–8 Narveson (9–6) Karstens (9–7) 59–67
127 August 22 Brewers 9–2 McCutchen (4–3) Greinke (12–5) 19,380 60–67
128 August 23 Brewers 4–11 Estrada (4–8) Ohlendorf (0–1) 21,411 60–68
129 August 24 Brewers 2–0 Grilli (1–0) Marcum (11–4) Hanrahan (32) 18,013 61–68
130 August 25 @ Cardinals 4–8 Jackson (3–2) Morton (9–7) 36,503 61–69
131 August 26 @ Cardinals 4–5 McClellan (10–6) Veras (2–4) 40,480 61–70
132 August 27 @ Cardinals 7–0 Lincoln (1–0) Carpenter (8–9) 35,812 62–70
133 August 28 @ Cardinals 4–7 Lohse (12–8) Karstens (9–8) Motte (1) 38,429 62–71
134 August 29 @ Astros 4–7 Rodriguez (10–9) Grilli (1–1) Melancon (15) 19,250 62–72
135 August 30 @ Astros 2–8 Sosa (2–2) Morton (9–8) 21,750 62–73
136 August 31 @ Astros 0–2 Happ (5–15) McDonald (8–7) Melancon (16) 22,918 62–74
September (10–16)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
137 September 1 Dodgers 4–6 Eveland (1–0) Lincoln (1–1) Jansen (3) 12,224 62–75
138 September 2 @ Cubs 3–1 Burres (1–0) Dempster (10–11) Hanrahan (33) 35,153 63–75
139 September 3 @ Cubs 7–5 Resop (5–4) Marmol (2–5) Hanrahan (34) 36,628 64–75
140 September 4 @ Cubs 3–6 Wells (7–4) Morton (9–9) Marshall (4) 40,469 64–76
141 September 5 Astros 3–1 McDonald (9–7) Sosa (2–3) Hanrahan (35) 13,366 65–76
142 September 6 Astros 1–4 Myers (4–13) Lincoln (1–2) Melancon (17) 9,840 65–77
143 September 7 Astros 5–4 Watson (2–2) Lopez (2–6) Hanrahan (36) 12,330 66–77
144 September 9 Marlins 4–13 Nolasco (10–10) Ohlendorf (0–2) 24,527 66–78
145 September 10 Marlins 0–3 Sanchez (8–7) Locke (0–1) 34,063 66–79
146 September 11 Marlins 1–4 Vazquez (10–11) McDonald (9–8) Oviedo (34) 19,071 66–80
147 September 12 Cardinals 6–5 Grilli (2–1) Rzepczynski (0–2) Hanrahan (37) 13,278 67–80
148 September 13 Cardinals 4–6 McClellan (11–6) Hanrahan (0–4) Motte (6) 16,544 67–81
149 September 14 Cardinals 2–3 Jackson (5–2) Morton (9–10) Motte (7) 12,520 67–82
150 September 15 @ Dodgers 6–2 Ohlendorf (1–2) Eveland (2–1) Hanrahan (38) 25,381 68–82
151 September 16 @ Dodgers 2–7 Kuroda (12–16) Locke (0–2) 41,148 68–83
152 September 17 @ Dodgers 1–6 Lilly (10–14) McDonald (9–9) 32,514 68–84
153 September 18 @ Dodgers 1–15 Billingsley (11–10) Lincoln (1–3) 37,802 68–85
154 September 19 @ D-backs 0–1 Kennedy (20–4) Karstens (9–9) Putz (42) 24,458 68–86
155 September 20 @ D-backs 5–3 Morton (10–10) Hudson (16–11) Hanrahan (39) 30,114 69–86
156 September 21 @ D-backs 5–8 Miley (4–2) Ohlendorf (1–3) Putz (43) 25,296 69–87
157 September 23 Reds 4–3 Hanrahan (1–4) Bray (5–3) 23,632 70–87
158 September 24 Reds 4–3 Lincoln (2–3) Wood (6–6) Grilli (1) 37,388 71–87
159 September 25 Reds 4–5 Willis (1–6) Moskos (1–1) Cordero (35) 28,758 71–88
160 September 26 @ Brewers 9–8 McCutchen (5–3) Saito (4–2) Hanrahan (40) 41,222 72–88
161 September 27 @ Brewers 4–6 Hawkins (3–1) Hughes (0–1) Axford (46) 41,864 72–89
162 September 28 @ Brewers 3–7 Greinke (16–6) Locke (0–3) 41,976 72–90
Legend:        = Win        = Loss        = Postponement
Bold = Pirates team member

Divisional standings

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Milwaukee Brewers 96 66 0.593 57–24 39–42
St. Louis Cardinals 90 72 0.556 6 45–36 45–36
Cincinnati Reds 79 83 0.488 17 42–39 37–44
Pittsburgh Pirates 72 90 0.444 24 36–45 36–45
Chicago Cubs 71 91 0.438 25 39–42 32–49
Houston Astros 56 106 0.346 40 31–50 25–56


Record vs. opponents


Source: [13]
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MIL NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL WSH AL
Arizona 2–3 3–4 4–2 13–5 5–2 6–1 10–8 4–3 3–3 3–3 3–3 11–7 9–9 3–4 5–3 10–8
Atlanta 3–2 4–3 3–3 6–2 12–6 5–1 2–5 5–3 9–9 6–12 4–2 4–5 6–1 1–5 9–9 10–5
Chicago 4–3 3–4 7–11 2–4 3–3 8–7 3–3 6–10 4–2 2–5 8–8 3–3 5–4 5–10 3–4 5–10
Cincinnati 2–4 3–3 11–7 3–4 3–3 9–6 4–2 8–8 2–5 1–7 5–10 4–2 5–2 9–6 4–2 6–12
Colorado 5–13 2–6 4–2 4–3 3–3 5–2 9–9 3–6 5–2 1–4 4–3 9–9 5–13 2–4 4–3 8–7
Florida 2–5 6–12 3–3 3–3 3–3 6–1 3–3 0–7 9–9 6–12 6–0 0–7 4–2 2–6 11–7 8–10
Houston 1–6 1–5 7–8 6–9 2–5 1–6 4–5 3–12 3–3 2–4 7–11 3–5 4–3 5–10 3–3 4–11
Los Angeles 8–10 5–2 3–3 2–4 9–9 3–3 5–4 2–4 2–5 1–5 6–2 13–5 9–9 4–3 4–2 6–9
Milwaukee 3–4 3–5 10–6 8–8 6–3 7–0 12–3 4–2 4–2 3–4 12–3 3–2 3–3 9–9 3–3 6–9
New York 3–3 9–9 2–4 5–2 2–5 9–9 3–3 5–2 2–4 7–11 4–4 4–3 2–4 3–3 8–10 9–9
Philadelphia 3–3 12–6 5–2 7–1 4–1 12–6 4–2 5–1 4–3 11–7 4–2 7–1 4–3 3–6 8–10 9–6
Pittsburgh 3–3 2–4 8–8 10–5 3–4 0–6 11–7 2–6 3–12 4–4 2–4 2–4 3–3 7–9 4–4 8–7
San Diego 7–11 5–4 3–3 2–4 9–9 7–0 5–3 5–13 2–3 3–4 1–7 4–2 6–12 3–3 3–4 6–9
San Francisco 9–9 1–6 4–5 2–5 13–5 2–4 3–4 9–9 3–3 4–2 3–4 3–3 12–6 5–2 3–4 10–5
St. Louis 4–3 5–1 10–5 6–9 4–2 6–2 10–5 3–4 9–9 3–3 6–3 9–7 3–3 2–5 2–4 8–7
Washington 3–5 9–9 4–3 2–4 3–4 7–11 3–3 2–4 3–3 10–8 10–8 4–4 4–3 4–3 4–2 8–7

Detailed records

Roster

2011 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Opening Day lineup

Opening Day Starters
Name Position
José Tábata LF
Neil Walker 2B
Andrew McCutchen CF
Lyle Overbay 1B
Pedro Alvarez 3B
Ryan Doumit C
Garrett Jones RF
Ronny Cedeño SS
Kevin Correia SP

Notable achievements

Awards

2011 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

NL Player of the Week

MLB Delivery Man of the Month Award

Milestones

Transactions

Pre-Season

In-Season

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Indianapolis Indians International League Dean Treanor
AA Altoona Curve Eastern League P. J. Forbes
A Bradenton Marauders Florida State League Carlos García
A West Virginia Power South Atlantic League Gary Robinson
A-Short Season State College Spikes New York–Penn League Dave Turgeon
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Tom Prince
Rookie DSL Pirates Dominican Summer League Ramon Zapata
Rookie VSL Pirates Venezuelan Summer League Osmin Melendez

References

  1. ^ From 1882–1906, the team played in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which became annexed by Pittsburgh as the North Shore in 1907.
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