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Pirates

Bucs fall in extra innings

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Harold Ramirez scored Vidal Brujan with a game-ending pinch-single, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays over the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 Friday night. Vidal Brujan took second as Tampa Bay’s automatic runner and stole third against Yerry De Los Santos (0-1) before ...

Cubs take out frustrations on Eickhoff, Bucs

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Ian Happ and Patrick Wisdom hit two-run homers early and Alfonso Rivas added a grand slam off a position player late as the Chicago Cubs routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 14-5 Wednesday night. Held to a total of two runs in the first two games of the series, ...

Chavis’ play in the field, at bat, sparks Pirates

By Wes Crosby The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Michael Chavis hit a tying home run in the eighth before pulling off a defensive gem and delivering a game-ending single in the 10th, sending the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Chicago Cubs 8-7 Thursday. Chavis’ solo homer, his seventh this ...

Pirate youngsters contribute mightily in runaway win

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Newly promoted Oneil Cruz drove in four runs and Bligh Madris got three hits in his major league debut, sparking the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 12-1 romp over the Chicago Cubs on Monday night. Both rookies were called up from Triple-A Indianapolis earlier in ...

Rookie Suwinski hits 3 home runs in Pirates’ victory

By Wes Crosby The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Jack Suwinski hit his third homer of the game in the ninth inning, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates a 4-3, walk-off victory over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep. Suwinski is the first rookie to cap a three-homer ...

MLB must deal with 1 less pitcher

The Associated Press CHICAGO — Starting today, there is going to be a little more room in big league bullpens, from Seattle to Tampa Bay, and plenty of places in between. Major League Baseball is moving forward with its oft-delayed plan for a 13-pitcher limit on active rosters. The move ...