2012 Pittsburgh Pirates
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Major League affiliations
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Record79–83 (.488)
Divisional place4th
Other information
Owner(s)Robert Nutting
General manager(s)Neal Huntington
Manager(s)Clint Hurdle
Local televisionRoot Sports Pittsburgh
Local radioKDKA-FM
(Steve Blass, Greg Brown, Tim Neverett, Bob Walk, John Wehner)
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The 2012 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the franchise's 126th season as a member of the National League, their 131st season overall, and their 12th season at PNC Park. Despite being 67–54 on August 19, the Pirates finished the season 79–83. This set a record for the longest losing season streak in all of North American professional sports history at 20.

The Pirates played just six extra inning games during the season, the fewest of any MLB team in 2012.[2]

Game log

2012 Game Log: 79–83 (Home: 45–36; Away: 34–47)
April: 10–12 (Home: 5–4; Away: 5–8)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 5 Phillies 0–1 Halladay (1–0) Bédard (0–1) Papelbon (1) 39,585 0–1
2 April 7 Phillies 2–1 (10) Cruz (1–0) Blanton (0–1) 38,885 1–1
3 April 8 Phillies 5–4 Hanrahan (1–0) Herndon (0–1) 19,856 2–1
4 April 10 @ Dodgers 1–2 Jansen (1–0) Grilli (0–1) Guerra (3) 56,000 2–2
5 April 11 @ Dodgers 1–4 Billingsley (2–0) Bédard (0–2) Guerra (4) 29,729 2–3
6 April 12 @ Dodgers 2–3 Capuano (1–0) Karstens (0–1) Guerra (5) 28,328 2–4
7 April 13 @ Giants 0–5 Cain (1–0) McDonald (0–1) 41,138 2–5
8 April 14 @ Giants 3–4 López (1–0) Resop (0–1) 41,657 2–6
9 April 15 @ Giants 4–1 Correia (1–0) Vogelsong (0–1) Hanrahan (1) 41,766 3–6
10 April 16 @ Diamondbacks 1–5 Saunders (1–0) Bédard (0–3) 17,366 3–7
11 April 17 @ Diamondbacks 5–4 Grilli (1–1) Shaw (0–2) Cruz (1) 19,198 4–7
12 April 18 @ Diamondbacks 2–1 Lincoln (1–0) Hudson (1–1) Cruz (2) 18,369 5–7
13 April 20 Cardinals 1–4 Lynn (3–0) Morton (0–1) Motte (3) 23,509 5–8
14 April 21 Cardinals 2–0 Burnett (1–0) Westbrook (2–1) Hanrahan (2) 25,218 6–8
15 April 22 Cardinals 1–5 Lohse (3–0) Bédard (0–4) 30,437 6–9
April 23 Rockies Postponed (rain); Makeup: April 25
16 April 24 Rockies 5–4 Watson (1–0) Belisle (1–1) Hanrahan (3) 10,484 7–9
17 April 25 Rockies 1–2 Reynolds (2–0) Resop (0–2) Betancourt (6) N/A 7–10
18 April 25 Rockies 5–1 Morton (1–1) Chacín (0–2) 15,218 8–10
19 April 27 @ Braves 1–6 Hanson (3–2) Burnett (1–1) Medlen (1) 36,215 8–11
20 April 28 @ Braves 4–2 Bédard (1–4) Delgado (2–2) Hanrahan (4) 34,086 9–11
21 April 29 @ Braves 3–4 Hudson (1–0) Correia (1–1) Kimbrel (8) 30,419 9–12
22 April 30 @ Braves 9–3 McDonald (1–1) Minor (2–2) 17,181 10–12
May: 15–13 (Home: 11–7; Away: 4–6)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
23 May 1 @ Cardinals 7–10 Wainwright (1–3) Morton (1–2) Motte (4) 36,345 10–13
24 May 2 @ Cardinals 3–12 Lynn (5–0) Burnett (1–2) 35,987 10–14
25 May 3 @ Cardinals 6–3 Bédard (2–4) Westbrook (3–2) 40,601 11–14
26 May 4 Reds 1–6 Cueto (4–0) Correia (1–2) 20,445 11–15
27 May 5 Reds 3–2 McDonald (2–1) Leake (0–4) Hanrahan (5) 33,019 12–15
28 May 6 Reds 0–5 Latos (2–2) Morton (1–3) 20,042 12–16
29 May 8 Nationals 5–4 Watson (2–0) Rodríguez (1–2) 10,323 13–16
30 May 9 Nationals 4–2 Lincoln (2–0) Detwiler (3–2) Hanrahan (6) 11,478 14–16
31 May 10 Nationals 2–4 Strasburg (3–0) Correia (1–3) Rodríguez (7) 15,381 14–17
32 May 11 Astros 0–1 Norris (3–1) McDonald (2–2) Myers (9) 19,878 14–18
33 May 12 Astros 5–2 Morton (2–3) Happ (2–3) Cruz (3) 34,187 15–18
34 May 13 Astros 3–2 (12) Watson (3–0) Rodriguez (1–4) 27,517 16–18
35 May 14 @ Marlins 3–2 Lincoln (3–0) Sánchez (2–1) Hanrahan (7) 25,666 17–18
36 May 15 @ Marlins 2–6 Johnson (1–3) Correia (1–4) 24,242 17–19
37 May 16 @ Nationals 4–7 Gonzalez (5–1) Bédard (2–5) Rodríguez (9) 25,942 17–20
38 May 17 @ Nationals 5–3 McDonald (3–2) Zimmermann (2–4) Hanrahan (8) 25,757 18–20
39 May 18 @ Tigers 0–6 Verlander (5–1) Morton (2–4) 41,661 18–21
40 May 19 @ Tigers 4–3 Burnett (2–2) Smyly (1–1) Hanrahan (9) 42,953 19–21
41 May 20 @ Tigers 3–4 Scherzer (3–3) Correia (1–5) Benoit (1) 39,971 19–22
42 May 21 Mets 5–4 Hughes (1–0) Rauch (3–3) Hanrahan (10) 14,556 20–22
43 May 22 Mets 2–3 Dickey (6–1) Cruz (1–1) Francisco (11) 15,794 20–23
44 May 23 Mets 1–3 Niese (3–2) Morton (2–5) Francisco (12) 25,731 20–24
45 May 25 Cubs 1–0 Burnett (3–2) Dempster (0–3) Hanrahan (11) 29,914 21–24
46 May 26 Cubs 3–2 Hanrahan (2–0) Dolis (2–4) 38,132 22–24
47 May 27 Cubs 10–4 Bédard (3–5) Garza (2–3) 27,486 23–24
48 May 28 Reds 4–1 McDonald (4–2) Arroyo (2–3) Hanrahan (12) 14,792 24–24
49 May 29 Reds 1–8 Bailey (4–3) Morton (2–6) 12,077 24–25
50 May 30 Reds 2–1 Burnett (4–2) Cueto (5–3) Hanrahan (13) 16,782 25–25
June: 17–10 (Home: 7–2; Away: 10–8)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
51 June 1 @ Brewers 8–2 Correia (2–5) Wolf (2–5) 33,055 26–25
52 June 2 @ Brewers 1–5 Marcum (4–3) Bédard (3–6) 39,603 26–26
53 June 3 @ Brewers 6–5 McDonald (5–2) Fiers (1–1) Hanrahan (14) 34,334 27–26
54 June 5 @ Reds 8–4 Burnett (5–2) Bailey (4–4) Hanrahan (15) 19,906 28–26
55 June 6 @ Reds 4–5 Cueto (6–3) Lincoln (3–1) Chapman (6) 16,859 28–27
56 June 7 @ Reds 5–4 (10) Hanrahan (3–0) Chapman (4–1) Resop (1) 23,106 29–27
57 June 8 Royals 4–2 Bédard (4–6) Hochevar (3–7) Hanrahan (16) 36,069 30–27
58 June 9 Royals 5–3 Hughes (2–0) Mazzaro (2–1) Hanrahan (17) 39,312 31–27
59 June 10 Royals 3–2 Burnett (6–2) Chen (5–6) Grilli (1) 25,752 32–27
60 June 12 @ Orioles 6–8 Chen (6–2) Lincoln (3–2) Johnson (19) 15,618 32–28
61 June 13 @ Orioles 1–7 Arrieta (3–8) Correia (2–6) 23,238 32–29
62 June 14 @ Orioles 6–12 Hunter (3–3) Bédard (4–7) 29,995 32–30
63 June 15 @ Indians 0–2 Masterson (3–6) McDonald (5–3) Perez (21) 31,920 32–31
64 June 16 @ Indians 9–2 Burnett (7–2) Jiménez (6–5) 30,408 33–31
65 June 17 @ Indians 9–5 Watson (4–0) Gómez (4–6) 27,388 34–31
66 June 19 Twins 7–2 Correia (3–6) Diamond (5–3) 19,936 35–31
67 June 20 Twins 1–2 Burton (1–0) Grilli (1–2) Perkins (1) 19,878 35–32
68 June 21 Twins 9–1 McDonald (6–3) Hendriks (0–4) 21,563 36–32
69 June 22 Tigers 4–1 Burnett (8–2) Fister (1–4) Hanrahan (18) 37,965 37–32
70 June 23 Tigers 4–1 Lincoln (4–2) Scherzer (6–5) Hanrahan (19) 38,734 38–32
71 June 24 Tigers 2–3 Verlander (8–4) Resop (0–3) 35,179 38–33
72 June 25 @ Phillies 3–8 Blanton (7–6) Karstens (0–2) 44,721 38–34
73 June 26 @ Phillies 4–5 Worley (4–4) Bédard (4–8) Papelbon (18) 45,096 38–35
74 June 27 @ Phillies 11–7 McDonald (7–3) Valdés (2–1) 44,057 39–35
75 June 28 @ Phillies 5–4 Burnett (9–2) Kendrick (2–8) Hanrahan (20) 44,521 40–35
76 June 29 @ Cardinals 14–5 Correia (4–6) Wainwright (6–8) 45,382 41–35
77 June 30 @ Cardinals 7–3 Karstens (1–2) Lynn (10–4) Hughes (1) 37,162 42–35
July: 17–9 (Home: 10–3; Away: 7–6)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
78 July 1 @ Cardinals 4–5 Westbrook (7–6) Bédard (4–9) Motte (17) 37,821 42–36
79 July 2 Astros 11–2 McDonald (8–3) Lyles (2–5) 21,041 43–36
80 July 3 Astros 8–7 Hanrahan (4–0) Wright (0–2) 21,516 44–36
81 July 4 Astros 6–4 Correia (5–6) Keuchel (1–1) Hanrahan (21) 36,827 45–36
82 July 5 Astros 2–0 Karstens (2–2) Norris (5–6) Hanrahan (22) 21,386 46–36
83 July 6 Giants 5–6 Zito (7–6) Bédard (4–10) Romo (5) 37,565 46–37
84 July 7 Giants 3–1 McDonald (9–3) Vogelsong (7–4) Hanrahan (23) 37,543 47–37
85 July 8 Giants 13–2 Burnett (10–2) Lincecum (3–10) 28,954 48–37
86 July 13 @ Brewers 7–10 Rodríguez (2–4) Watson (4–1) 35,025 48–38
87 July 14 @ Brewers 6–4 Correia (6–6) Loe (4–3) Hanrahan (24) 42,029 49–38
88 July 15 @ Brewers 1–4 Gallardo (8–6) Burnett (10–3) Axford (16) 35,430 49–39
89 July 16 @ Rockies 4–5 Brothers (5–2) Grilli (1–3) 36,907 49–40
90 July 17 @ Rockies 6–2 Bédard (5–10) Friedrich (5–7) Hanrahan (25) 42,574 50–40
91 July 18 @ Rockies 9–6 McDonald (10–3) Reynolds (3–1) Hanrahan (26) 30,842 51–40
92 July 20 Marlins 4–3 Correia (7–6) Nolasco (8–8) Hanrahan (27) 37,193 52–40
93 July 21 Marlins 5–1 Burnett (11–3) Zambrano (5–8) Lincoln (1) 39,411 53–40
94 July 22 Marlins 3–0 Karstens (3–2) Sánchez (5–7) Hanrahan (28) 34,203 54–40
95 July 23 Cubs 0–2 Samardzija (7–8) Bédard (5–11) Mármol (12) 27,586 54–41
96 July 24 Cubs 1–5 Maholm (9–6) McDonald (10–4) 32,497 54–42
97 July 25 Cubs 3–2 Correia (8–6) Dempster (5–5) Hanrahan (29) 33,935 55–42
98 July 26 @ Astros 5–3 Burnett (12–3) Keuchel (1–3) Hanrahan (30) 19,926 56–42
99 July 27 @ Astros 6–5 Watson (5–1) Cruz (1–1) Hanrahan (31) 24,685 57–42
100 July 28 @ Astros 4–3 Resop (1–3) Fick (0–1) Grilli (2) 34,146 58–42
101 July 29 @ Astros 5–9 Harrell (8–7) McDonald (10–5) 20,453 58–43
102 July 30 @ Cubs 4–14 Germano (1–1) Bédard (5–12) 33,337 58–44
103 July 31 @ Cubs 5–0 Burnett (13–3) Coleman (0–2) 33,158 59–44
August: 11–17 (Home: 7–10; Away: 4–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
104 Aug 1 @ Cubs 8–4 Karstens (4–2) Wood (4–7) 33,014 60–44
105 Aug 3 @ Reds 0–3 Latos (10–3) Rodríguez (7–10) Chapman (24) 40,829 60–45
106 Aug 4 @ Reds 4–5 Broxton (2–2) Hughes (2–1) Chapman (25) 41,577 60–46
107 Aug 5 @ Reds 6–2 Burnett (14–3) Bailey (9–7) Hanrahan (32) 38,624 61–46
108 Aug 6 Diamondbacks 4–0 Bédard (6–12) Miley (12–7) 24,213 62–46
109 Aug 7 Diamondbacks 4–10 Ziegler (5–1) Grilli (1–4) 22,655 62–47
110 Aug 8 Diamondbacks 7–6 Correia (9–6) Kennedy (10–9) Hanrahan (33) 25,175 63–47
111 Aug 9 Diamondbacks 3–6 Saunders (6–8) Rodríguez (7–11) Putz (21) 20,558 63–48
112 Aug 10 Padres 8–9 Brach (1–2) Watson (5–2) Street (21) 38,702 63–49
113 Aug 11 Padres 0–5 Marquis (8–10) Burnett (14–4) 39,485 63–50
114 Aug 12 Padres 11–5 Bédard (7–12) Ohlendorf (4–3) 35,352 64–50
115 Aug 13 Dodgers 4–5 Harang (8–7) Karstens (4–3) Jansen (24) 24,670 64–51
116 Aug 14 Dodgers 0–11 Billingsley (9–9) Correia (9–7) 22,729 64–52
117 Aug 15 Dodgers 3–9 Kershaw (11–6) Rodríguez (7–12) 26,522 64–53
118 Aug 16 Dodgers 10–6 Burnett (15–4) Blanton (8–11) 25,073 65–53
119 Aug 17 @ Cardinals 2–1 McDonald (11–5) Westbrook (12–9) Hanrahan (34) 38,689 66–53
120 Aug 18 @ Cardinals 4–5 Browning (1–2) Bédard (7–13) Motte (28) 40,313 66–54
121 Aug 19 @ Cardinals 6–3 (19) Rodríguez (8–12) Browning (1–3) 43,412 67–54
122 Aug 20 @ Padres 1–3 Vólquez (8–9) Correia (9–8) Thayer (7) 20,401 67–55
123 Aug 21 @ Padres 5–7 (10) Mikolas (2–1) McCutchen (0–1) 21,882 67–56
124 Aug 22 @ Padres 2–4 Werner (1–0) McDonald (11–6) Layne (1) 20,311 67–57
125 Aug 24 Brewers 5–6 Fiers (7–6) Rodríguez (8–13) Loe (2) 37,197 67–58
126 Aug 25 Brewers 4–0 Karstens (5–3) Marcum (5–4) 37,460 68–58
127 Aug 26 Brewers 0–7 Rogers (2–1) Bédard (7–14) 36,626 68–59
128 Aug 27 Cardinals 3–4 Lohse (14–2) Burnett (15–5) Motte (31) 16,700 68–60
129 Aug 28 Cardinals 9–0 McDonald (12–6) Westbrook (13–10) 17,492 69–60
130 Aug 29 Cardinals 5–0 Rodríguez (9–13) Kelly (4–6) 19,398 70–60
131 Aug 31 @ Brewers 3–9 Rogers (3–1) Karstens (5–4) 33,877 70–61
September: 7–21 (Home: 3–9; Away: 4–12)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
132 Sep 1 @ Brewers 2–3 Axford (5–7) Hanrahan (4–1) 32,060 70–62
133 Sep 2 @ Brewers 8–12 Loe (5–4) McDonald (12–7) Axford (23) 32,728 70–63
134 Sep 3 Astros 1–5 González (1–0) Locke (0–1) 20,055 70–64
135 Sep 4 Astros 6–2 Rodríguez (10–13) Lyles (3–11) 12,785 71–64
136 Sep 5 Astros 6–3 Correia (10–8) Abad (0–3) 14,159 72–64
137 Sep 7 Cubs 2–12 Wood (5–11) Burnett (15–6) 32,699 72–65
138 Sep 8 Cubs 3–4 Samardzija (9–13) Grilli (1–5) 35,661 72–66
139 Sep 9 Cubs 2–4 Russell (7–1) Grilli (1–6) Mármol (18) 28,671 72–67
140 Sep 10 @ Reds 3–4 (14) Simón (3–2) van den Hurk (0–1) 16,577 72–68
141 Sep 11 @ Reds 3–5 Leake (8–9) Correia (10–9) Broxton (24) 19,620 72–69
142 Sep 12 @ Reds 1–2 Bailey (11–9) Burnett (15–7) Hoover (1) 21,203 72–70
143 Sep 14 @ Cubs 4–7 Rusin (1–2) McDonald (12–8) Mármol (20) 26,946 72–71
144 Sep 15 @ Cubs 7–6 Rodríguez (11–13) Berken (0–1) Hanrahan (35) 32,774 73–71
145 Sep 16 @ Cubs 9–13 Beliveau (1–0) Hughes (2–2) 33,559 73–72
146 Sep 17 @ Cubs 3–0 Correia (11–9) Wood (6–12) Hanrahan (36) 33,017 74–72
147 Sep 18 Brewers 0–6 Gallardo (16–8) Burnett (15–8) 15,492 74–73
148 Sep 19 Brewers 1–3 Estrada (4–6) McPherson (0–1) Axford (30) 15,337 74–74
149 Sep 20 Brewers 7–9 Parra (2–3) Resop (1–4) Axford (31) 14,697 74–75
150 Sep 21 @ Astros 1–7 Rodriguez (2–10) Locke (0–2) 17,093 74–76
151 Sep 22 @ Astros 1–4 Keuchel (3–7) Correia (11–10) López (7) 17,185 74–77
152 Sep 23 @ Astros 8–1 Burnett (16–8) Lyles (4–12) 15,207 75–77
153 Sep 24 @ Mets 2–6 Mejía (1–1) McPherson (0–2) 22,072 75–78
154 Sep 25 @ Mets 10–6 Rodríguez (12–13) McHugh (0–3) 25,286 76–78
155 Sep 26 @ Mets 0–6 Hefner (3–7) Locke (0–3) 22,890 76–79
156 Sep 27 @ Mets 5–6 Dickey (20–6) Correia (11–11) Parnell (5) 31,506 76–80
157 Sep 28 Reds 0–1 Bailey (13–10) Burnett (16–9) 34,796 76–81
158 Sep 29 Reds 2–1 Hanrahan (5–1) Broxton (4–4) 38,623 77–81
159 Sep 30 Reds 3–4 Marshall (5–5) Hanrahan (5–2) Chapman (37) 32,814 77–82
October: 2–1 (Home: 2–1; Away: 0–0)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
160 Oct 1 Braves 2–1 Locke (1–3) Maholm (13–11) Hughes (2) 15,009 78–82
161 Oct 2 Braves 5–1 Correia (12–11) Hanson (13–10) 15,727 79–82
162 Oct 3 Braves 0–4 Avilán (1–0) Burnett (16–10) 20,615 79–83
Legend:        = Win        = Loss        = Postponement
Bold = Pirates team member

Season standings

NL Central standings

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cincinnati Reds 97 65 0.599 50–31 47–34
St. Louis Cardinals 88 74 0.543 9 50–31 38–43
Milwaukee Brewers 83 79 0.512 14 49–32 34–47
Pittsburgh Pirates 79 83 0.488 18 45–36 34–47
Chicago Cubs 61 101 0.377 36 38–43 23–58
Houston Astros 55 107 0.340 42 35–46 20–61


NL Wild Card

Division leaders W L Pct.
Washington Nationals 98 64 0.605
Cincinnati Reds 97 65 0.599
San Francisco Giants 94 68 0.580
Wild Card teams
(Top two qualify for postseason)
W L Pct. GB
Atlanta Braves 94 68 0.580 +6
St. Louis Cardinals 88 74 0.543
Los Angeles Dodgers 86 76 0.531 2
Milwaukee Brewers 83 79 0.512 5
Arizona Diamondbacks 81 81 0.500 7
Philadelphia Phillies 81 81 0.500 7
Pittsburgh Pirates 79 83 0.488 9
San Diego Padres 76 86 0.469 12
New York Mets 74 88 0.457 14
Miami Marlins 69 93 0.426 19
Colorado Rockies 64 98 0.395 24
Chicago Cubs 61 101 0.377 27
Houston Astros 55 107 0.340 33


Record vs. opponents


Source: MLB Standings Grid
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL HOU LAD MIA MIL NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL WSH AL
Arizona 2–5 5–4 2–5 9–7 6–0 12–6 5–3 3–3 3–4 2–4 3–4 7–11 9–9 1–5 2–4 9–6
Atlanta 5–2 3–4 1–5 6–1 4–2 3–3 14–4 3–3 12–6 12–6 3–2 4–3 3–4 5–1 8–10 8–10
Chicago 4–5 4–3 4–12 2–4 8–5 2–4 2–4 4–13 4–2 2–4 8–8 3–3 1–6 7–10 1–6 5–10
Cincinnati 5–2 5–1 12–4 5–1 10–5 2–4 3–3 9–6 6–2 3–4 11–7 6–2 4–3 6–7 2–5 7–8
Colorado 7–9 1–6 4–2 1–5 5–2 8–10 3–4 5–1 5–2 2–7 2–4 8–10 4–14 2–5 4–3 2–13
Houston 0–6 2–4 5–8 5–10 2–5 2–4 2–4 8–9 4–2 3–3 5–12 3–5 1–8 4–11 1–7 6–9
Los Angeles 6–12 3–3 4–2 4–2 10–8 4–2 4–2 1–6 4–3 5–2 6–1 11–7 8-10 6–5 4–2 6–9
Miami 3–5 4–14 4–2 3–3 4–3 4–2 2–4 4–4 4–12 8–10 1–4 5–1 5–2 2–5 9–9 5–13
Milwaukee 3–3 3–3 13–4 6–9 1–5 9–8 6–1 4–4 3–2 2–5 11–4 3–4 2–4 6–9 3–5 6–9
New York 4–3 6–12 2–4 2–6 2–5 2–4 3–4 12–4 2–3 10–8 5–2 4–3 4–4 4–3 4–14 8–7
Philadelphia 4–2 6–12 4–2 4–3 7–2 3–3 2–5 10–8 5–2 8–10 3–4 4–3 2–4 5–2 9-9 5–10
Pittsburgh 4–3 2–3 8–8 7–11 4–2 12–5 1–6 4–1 4–11 2–5 4–3 1–5 3–3 8–7 3–2 10–8
San Diego 11–7 3–4 3–3 2–6 10–8 5–3 7–11 1–5 4–3 3–4 3–4 5–1 6–12 3–3 2–3 8–7
San Francisco 9–9 4–3 6–1 3–4 14–4 8–1 10–8 2–5 4–2 4–4 4–2 3–3 12–6 3–3 1–5 7–8
St. Louis 5–1 1–5 10–7 7–6 5–2 11–4 5–6 5–2 9–6 3–4 3–4 7–8 3–3 3–3 3–4 8–7
Washington 4–2 10–8 6–1 5–2 3–4 7–1 2–4 9–9 5–3 14–4 9-9 2–3 3–2 5-1 4-3 10–8


Detailed records

Roster

2012 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Opening day lineup

Opening Day Starters
Name Position
Alex Presley LF
José Tábata RF
Andrew McCutchen CF
Neil Walker 2B
Garrett Jones 1B
Rod Barajas C
Pedro Álvarez 3B
Clint Barmes SS
Érik Bédard SP

Notable achievements

Awards

2012 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Golden Glove Awards

Silver Slugger Award

NL Player of the Month

NL Player of the Week

Milestones

Statistics

Batters[11]
Pitchers[12]

Transactions

Off-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 Rick Sofield
A-Short Season State College Spikes New York–Penn League Dave Turgeon
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Tom Prince
Rookie DSL Pirates 1 Dominican Summer League Gerardo Alvarez
Rookie DSL Pirates 2 Dominican Summer League Larry Sutton

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: DSL Pirates 1, GCL Pirates

References

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