Pirates

Pirates top Cards in ninth

ST. LOUIS — Colin Moran drove in the go-ahead run with an infield single and the Pittsburgh Pirates scored twice in the ninth for a 3-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night. Francisco Liriano (4-1) pitched the eighth and earned the victory. Felipe Vazquez pitched a 1-2-3 ...

Pirates remain on skid

ST. LOUIS — Miles Mikolas pitched an eight-hitter and Tyler O’Neill hit a pair of two-run homers, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 7-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night. It was the first complete game this season and second overall for Mikolas (6-9), who lasted just four ...

Cubs sweep Bucs

CHICAGO — After struggling prior to the All-Star break, the Chicago Cubs have started the second half clicking on all cylinders. Jason Heyward, Albert Almora Jr. and Kyle Schwarber hit home runs and the Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 8-3, on Sunday for a three-game sweep. The NL ...

Early hole too much for Pirates

By Matt Carlson The Associated Press CHICAGO — Jon Lester showed he still has got it all going on in his 14th major league season. Lester homered, tied a career high with three RBIs and pitched effectively into the seventh inning to lead the Chicago Cubs past the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-4 ...

Walk costs Bucs in 8th at Wrigley

By Matt Carlson The Associated Press CHICAGO — Jason Heyward and Kris Bryant rescued the Chicago Cubs with a clutch swing and some nifty baserunning. Heyward hit a tiebreaking RBI single with two out in the eighth inning, and the Cubs edged the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 on Friday in their ...

Party of 5: Pirates part of crowded contenders

On deck Today: Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Pitching matchup: Pirates RHP Chris Archer (3-6) vs. Cubs RHP Yu Darvish (2-4) TV: AT&T SN By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Joe Maddon didn’t let the free time created by a rare ejection go to ...

Alonso outlasts field

CLEVELAND — Mets rookie Pete Alonso has a million-dollar swing. New York’s newest slugger outlasted a worn-down Vladimir Guerrero Jr. in the final round of the All-Star Home Run Derby on Monday night to win $1 million — nearly double his 2019 salary. Alonso somehow had enough to edge ...

Rookie’s home run wins it

By Alan Saunders The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Bryan Reynolds wasn’t even in the conversation for playing time when the Pirates began their 2019 season. As the first half closes, he’s established himself as a key contributor to a surprising Pittsburgh offense. Reynolds hit a ...

Bucs’ bats batter Brewers

By Wes Crosby The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Kevin Newman had a big night at the plate for the Pirates. So did Colin Moran. Starling Marte, too. They all helped power Pittsburgh to a 12-2 thumping of the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night. Newman and Moran each had four hits and ...

Vazquez now an All-Star

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka, Pittsburgh closer Felipe Vazquez and Milwaukee right-hander Brandon Woodruff have been added to the rosters for Tuesday’s All-Star Game. They replace Toronto’s Marcus Stroman, who has a strained pectoral muscle; ...

Brewers overcome Bucs’ rally

PITTSBURGH — Lorenzo Cain delivered a go-ahead RBI single off Pittsburgh closer Felipe Vazquez in the top of the 10th inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers recovered after blowing a five-run lead in the ninth to edge the Pittsburgh Pirates, 7-6, on Friday night and snap a three-game losing ...

Chicago skipper warning Pirates

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Joe Maddon isn’t against pitching inside. It’s when the ball starts buzzing batter’s heads that the Chicago Cubs manager thinks the increasingly thin line between aggressive and dangerous can get a little too blurry. On Thursday, ...

Hot Pirates rally in ninth for walk-off victory

PITTSBURGH — Jung Ho Kang scored on Corey Dickerson’s sacrifice fly in the ninth inning to cap a frantic rally and lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night. Josh Bell hit his 26th home of the season and fourth of the series and added a double ...

Bell, Bucs enjoy huge game

PITTSBURGH — Josh Bell certainly looks ready for the Home Run Derby. Pittsburgh’s All-Star first baseman hit three home runs to boost his season total to 25, leading the Pirates to an 18-5 rout over the Chicago Cubs on Monday night. Bell, who will be part of the eight-man derby field in ...

Bucs hurt big time by part-time player

The Associated Press MILWAUKEE — Eric Thames is figuring out how to excel as a part-time player. Thames homered leading off the eighth inning to lead the Milwaukee Brewers past the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 on Sunday. Thames, who has served as a backup first baseman and outfielder this ...

Bell selected to play in game, derby too

From Mirror, wire reports PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Pirates Pirates first baseman Josh Bell was selected for the 2019 NL All-Star team on Sunday afternoon. “Congrats @Jbell—19 on being named to the 2019 NL All-Star team! #BELLieve” the Pirates said in a tweet. Also, Bell will also ...

Pirates’ bats silent against Woodruff

MILWAUKEE — Brandon Woodruff cruised to his 10th win of the season, Eric Thames homered and tripled, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-1, on Saturday night. Woodruff (10-2) allowed one earned run and six hits with six strikeouts in 7ª innings, helping the Brewers ...

Bucs rally in final innings

MILWAUKEE — Kevin Newman homered and extended his hitting streak to 18 games, and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied with two late runs to beat the Milwaukee Brewers, 3-2, on Friday night in the opener of a three-game series. The Pirates tied it in the eighth when Bryan Reynolds led off with a ...

Homer-happy Bucs crush Astros again

HOUSTON — Rap music spilled out of the doors of the Pittsburgh Pirates clubhouse and muffled but joyful chants could be heard above the tunes. The Pirates took a minute to celebrate on Thursday after a second straight rout handed the Houston Astros their first home series loss of the ...

Bell edged out in fan voting for All-Star Game

NEW YORK — Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Josh Bell did not win the popular vote by the fans for the July 9 Major League All-Star Game in Cleveland. In a close vote, Atlanta’s Freddie Freeman edged out Bell, 38.5 percent to 37.4, and will start at first base for the National ...