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Bucs make roster moves

Bucs make roster moves The Pirates optioned catcher Elias Diaz and utility man Phil Gosselin to Triple-A Indianapolis on Monday. They called up infielders Max Moroff and Chris Bostick from Indy. Moroff, a former Curve player, was batting .258 with eight homers and 17 RBIs in Triple-A. He ...

Bucs fail to deliver sweep

PITTSBURGH — Eric Thames was unable to get warm in his hotel room on a cold Saturday night. The next day, his bat heated up on a sunny afternoon. Thames broke out of his slump with a home run and three hits, sending the Milwaukee Brewers to a 6-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on ...

Outfield still a concern

PITTSBURGH — General manager Neal Huntington said Sunday he continues to look for a spare outfielder to help the Pirates bridge the gap caused by Starling Marte’s suspension. Huntington made his comments just an hour before John Jaso misplayed another ball in right field that cost a run ...

Harris clutch in 10th inning

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Josh Harrison singled home Gift Ngoepe with one out in the 10th inning to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 on Saturday night. Ngoepe led off the inning with a single against Carlos Torres (1-3), advanced to second on a wild pitch ...

Taillon put on the DL for 10 days

By John Mehno For the Mirror PITTSBURGH—Jameson Taillon will miss at least one start after the Pirates put him on the 10-day disabled list with groin discomfort on Saturday. The announcement was made moments before the game against the Milwaukee Brewers. Taillon’s assignment was ...

Pirates go late into the night to beat Brewers

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Josh Bell drove a ball into the Allegheny River on a bounce for his fifth homer, Wade LeBlanc pitched three strong innings after a lengthy rain delay and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-0 on Friday night. Bell’s solo shot off ...

Roster crowded with 3 catchers

By John Mehno For the Mirror PITTSBURGH—The Pirates continue to carry three catchers on their roster, something they don’t want to do. Elias Diaz remained on the roster for Friday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers, the first in a three-game homestand between seven-game road ...

Bucs can’t handle Votto, Adleman

CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Reds don’t play Pittsburgh again until August. They wish the wait wasn’t that long. Joey Votto doubled twice, drove in two runs and scored twice, leading Tim Adleman and the Reds over the Pirates 4-2 on Thursday. Adam Duvall drove in Votto both times as the ...

Reds slug past Bucs, Taillon

CINCINNATI — Billy Hamilton didn’t even know how long it had been since he circled the bases. The Reds’ speedy leadoff hitter ended one of the major leagues’ longest home run droughts with a three-run shot, and Devin Mesoraco hit his first in more than two years, powering Cincinnati ...

Glasnow survives, gets ‘W’

The Associated Press CINCINNATI — Three batters in, the game looked grim for Tyler Glasnow. The right-hander walked the first two, gave up Joey Votto’s homer and was lamenting another slow start. Instead of giving in, he ended up getting his first win. Josh Harrison hit a three-run ...

Bucs’ road trip off to rocky start

The Associated Press CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Reds took advantage of some sloppy play by the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night. The Pirates managed just three hits while being charged with two errors, both of which led to unearned runs in the Reds’ 4-3 victory in 10 ...

Bucs fall on Bour’s 6-RBI day

MIAMI — The Miami Marlins took a look at a collage of Ichiro Suzuki’s career and began to swing the bat better. Suzuki was given a Plexiglas mosaic of photographs showing each of his first 3,000 hits during a pregame ceremony Sunday, and the Marlins promptly shook an offensive slump to ...

Class A catcher gets call

MIAMI — It’s a long way from the Florida State League to the majors, which is why catcher John Bormann was in such a rush on Interstate 75. A catcher for Class A Bradenton, Bormann was preparing Sunday morning to play in Port Charlotte when he learned he had been called up to make his big ...

Nova is super for Pirates

The Associated Press MIAMI — Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle is having fun watching Ivan Nova pitch. “It’s a blast,” Hurdle said. “I don’t think you should ever take it for granted.” Nova pitched a three-hitter and the Pirates beat the Miami Marlins 4-0 on Saturday ...

Lithuanian-born pitcher part of baseball history

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The decades-long journey of a father and a son, of a game and a country, ended with a sprint. When Dovydas Neverauskas — fresh from the airport and wearing cleats and a glove bummed from his new Pittsburgh Pirates teammates — jogged ...

Bucs enjoy early uprise

MIAMI — The hits piled up in a hurry early and continued throughout the game for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Francisco Cervelli drove in three runs and the Pirates scored eight times in the second inning in a 12-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Friday night. “It was one of those games ...

Mets still dealing with injured stars

NEW YORK — The New York Mets are hurting. Star pitcher Noah Syndergaard was scratched from his start Thursday against the Atlanta Braves because of what manager Terry Collins said was “minor discomfort” in his bicep. Matt Harvey pitched instead. He had been scheduled to go today. ...

Ngoepe debuts; Bucs top Cubs

PITTSBURGH — Gift Ngoepe might not have had the weight of the world on his shoulders but he felt like a continent was counting on him. Ngoepe, the first African to reach the major leagues, singled in his first plate appearance and Josh Harrison led off the bottom of the first with a home ...

Ngoepe makes it to Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — The Pirates made a move to shore up their leaky defense and made some history in the process. Infielder Gift Ngoepe was recalled from Class AAA Indianapolis on Wednesday, becoming the first African-born player on an active major league roster. “I cannot describe the feeling ...

Cubs rough up Bucs’ starter early in loss

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Jason Heyward is getting tired of talking about his rebuilt swing. Considering what the Chicago Cubs center fielder is doing at the plate these days, the conversation will soon flip from his new-look swing to the results. Heyward hit his ...