Tigers, Brewers, Cubs Highlight Top Games in April for Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates proved their recent success wasn’t just a blip on the radar. After back-to-back playoff appearances in 2013 and 2014, the Pirates seem content on being on the winning side of things and plan to keep it that way for 2015.

Following the play of franchise cornerstone Andrew McCutchen, the Pirates want to see Josh Harrison duplicate his breakout second half that helped surge the Pirates into the playoffs. Pedro Alvarez and Starling Marte will provide the pop.

The Bucs welcome back A.J. Burnett, who was a part of the 2013 playoff team but played for the Philadelphia Phillies last season. Francisco Liriano, Gerritt Cole and Charlie Morton round out the rest of the rotation.

PNC Park provides one of the best home field advantages in baseball and this season will be no different. Below, we take a look at some of the highest average ticket prices for games at PNC Park in April, with Pirates ticket information provided by SeatSmart.com:

4/13/2015| Pirates vs. Detroit Tigers | Average Ticket Price: $137.14 | Get-In Ticket Price: $48

The Detroit Tigers have been the class of the AL Central, winning four consecutive division titles behind two-time AL MVP Miguel Cabrera. Even after losing Prince Fielder, the Tigers didn’t miss a beat in 2014. Another challenge is ahead of them, as they lost their ace, Max Scherzer to the Washington Nationals through free agency. Either way, this is a great game against two high quality baseball teams.

4/18/2015 | Pirates vs. Milwaukee Brewers | Average Ticket Price: $103.20 | Get-In Ticket Price: $30

On the 17th, 18th, and 19th of April, the Pirates are thanking the fans with events and giveaways for their games against the Brewers. On the 17th, t-shirts are being given away at the door and on the 18th, kids socks are being given away. The 18th will be fireworks night, so don’t you think about leaving early during this one, win or lose.

4/23/2015 | Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs | Average Ticket Price: $67.26 | Get-In Ticket Price: $15

The Cubs are a team to keep your eye on in 2015. Their offseason was plenty busy as they signed former Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon, and acquired former Red Sox ace Jon Lester via free agency. The Cubs may be the Pirates of a few years ago, and Pirates’ fans know how infectious that rise can be. And for just fifteen bucks, Pirates vs. Cubs tickets are a pretty great bargain.

The Pirates try to reach the playoffs for the third consecutive season, but have to navigate around the upstart Cubs and the giant hurdle named the St. Louis Cardinals.