Pirates

Taillon outpitches Hamels in Pirates’ win over Cubs

By Andrew Seligman The Associated Press CHICAGO — Cole Hamels gave the Chicago Cubs something to celebrate when he hit his second career home run. They’ll have to wait at least another day for a playoff party. Jameson Taillon outpitched Hamels, Francisco Cervelli hit a two-run homer ...

Pirates lose, officially eliminated

PITTSBURGH — The Milwaukee Brewers used their power to put the Pittsburgh Pirates on the ropes. Some heads-up baserunning — and more than a little help from the mistake-prone home team — pushed the Brewers closer to the club’s fifth playoff berth in franchise history. Christian ...

Musgrove done; Bucs hit road

PITTSBURGH — Joe Musgrove started the 2018 season on the sidelines, and he’s ending it there, too. Musgrove’s name was added to the list of Pirates who are shut down for the last week. He was diagnosed with a stress reaction on the front of his pelvic bone and an abdominal wall muscle ...

Brewers blanked by Williams, Pirates

By John Perrotto The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Milwaukee Brewers’ playoff push was slowed by a nemesis. Milwaukee’s offense was stymied when Trevor Williams combined with three relievers on a five-hitter that led the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-0 victory Saturday ...

Few medical updates on Santana, Cervelli

By John Mehno For the Mirror PITTSBURGH — The Pirates offered no medical updates on pitcher Edgar Santana and catcher Francisco Cervelli on Saturday. Both players left Friday night’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers. Santana was said to have tightness in his forearm and elbow while ...

Brubaker, Hayes honored

For the Mirror PITTSBURGH — The Curve’s J.T. Brubaker and Ke’Bryan Hayes were honored as the Pirates minor league pitcher and player of the year, respectively. The announcements were made before Friday’s home game against the Milwaukee Brewers. Brubaker made six starts for the ...

Brewers end Bucs’ streak

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Travis Shaw, Mike Moustakas and Erik Kratz homered during a six-run sixth inning as the Milwaukee Brewers rallied for a 7-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night and gained ground in the NL Central race. The Brewers drew within 1¢ games of ...

P Kuhl has elbow surgery, out for entire 2019 season

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Chad Kuhl underwent reconstructive surgery on his right elbow and will miss the entire 2019 season. The team says Kuhl had the surgery Wednesday in New York. Kuhl went 5-5 with a 4.55 ERA in 16 starts for Pittsburgh this season. The ...

Archer looks the part as Bucs sweep Royals

By Wes Crosby The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Chris Archer came to Pittsburgh with much fanfare when he was acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays on July 31. Then he went 1-3 in his first eight starts with the Pirates. It’s almost certainly too late for the Pirates to make a playoff push ...

Kuhl beginning rehab for elbow

By John Mehno For the Mirror PITTSBURGH — The Pirates had been hoping to get Chad Kuhl back on the mound this month. Instead, he’ll be starting a rehab program after having elbow surgery on Wednesday. The surgery was done in New York on Wednesday afternoon. Because Kuhl and his ...

Reyes making the case for utility job in 2019

PITTSBURGH — The Pirates have opportunities for 2019, and theyáre having auditions in the last month of the 2018 season. The middle infield is likely to be different, and there are other openings as well. Pablo Reyes is making his case to compete for a utility job next season. Entering ...

Lavarnway bats in Marte for walk-off over Royals

PITTSBURGH — Ryan Lavarnway was an unlikely candidate to get a big hit in a pressure situation for the Pirates. The 30-year-old fourth-string catcher was playing his 142nd career game, spread out over seven seasons with five teams, and spent most of 2018 with Triple-A Indianapolis. In his ...

Meccage subbing for healing Searage

By John Mehno For the Mirror PITTSBURGH — A familiar face was missing from the Pirates’ dugout Monday night. Pitching coach Ray Searage is out on medical leave to have neck surgery. There is no firm timetable for his return. Assistant pitching coach Justin Meccage is handling the ...

Bucs’ Stallings delivers game-winner

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Jacob Stallings has 19 hits in parts of three major league seasons, and the rookie third-string catcher has made a some of them count. Stallings hit a two-out single in the bottom of the ninth inning to rally the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-6 victory over ...

Bucs’ Williams tough again

The Associated Press MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell says every day is going to be difficult during the final two weeks of the regular season, and the Pittsburgh Pirates showed why. Jesus Aguilar and Domingo Santana hit back-to-back home runs to begin the ninth inning ...

OF Polanco could miss start of 2019

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco could be out until next June after having surgery on his left shoulder. The Pirates made the announcement on Friday, which was Polanco’s 27th birthday. Polanco leads the Pirates with a career-high 23 home runs, 81 RBIs and 61 ...

Brewers beat Archer, Bucs

MILWAUKEE — Christian Yelich, Travis Shaw and Mike Moustakas homered to lead the Milwaukee Brewers past the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-4 Friday night. Orlando Arcia drove in two runs with a bunt double for the Brewers, who stayed a game and a half behind first-place Chicago in the NL ...

Taillon lifts Bucs to win over slowing Cardinals

ST. LOUIS — A small bump in the road. That’s what St. Louis Cardinals infielder Paul DeJong says Wednesday’s 4-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates was. “At this point we’re flushing this one,” DeJong said. “And getting ready for L.A.” The Cardinals begin a key four-game ...

Pirates falter in eighth

By Warren Mayes The Associated Press ST. LOUIS — Cardinals rookie Tyler O’Neill hit a three-run homer during a six-run eighth inning, Marcell Ozuna drove in three and Miles Mikolas pitched seven solid innings to lift the St. Louis Cardinals over the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-5 on Tuesday ...

Matt Adams home run sinks Bucs

The Associated Press ST. LOUIS — Matt Adams hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning to rally the St. Louis Cardinals to an 8-7 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night. St. Louis, which overcame deficits of 4-0 and 6-4, moved two games ahead of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the ...