Pirates

Solid outing by Brault wasted by Pirates offense

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Kris Bryant heard a voice from the crowd just before he homered to put the Chicago Cubs ahead in the seventh inning Saturday. After committing an error at third base each of the previous two innings, Bryant watched Steven Brault lift his leg. That’s ...

Chiefs at Steelers

Chiefs at Steelers When: Tonight, 7:30 p.m. TV: WTAJ, KDKA, NFL Network Preseason records: Steelers (1-0); Chiefs (1-0) Moving on: The Steelers will begin the painful process of moving on following the death of wide receivers coach Darryl Drake. Drake’s passing left the Steelers in ...

Newman delivers walk-off hit

By John Perrotto The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Kevin Newman felt the entire crowd on his side when he stepped to the plate in the ninth inning of a tie game. Pinch-hitter Cole Tucker drew a bases-loaded walk and Newman hit an RBI single, all with two out, as the Pittsburgh Pirates ...

Bell finally getting big hits again

The Associated Press ANAHEIM, Calif. — Pittsburgh Pirates slugger Josh Bell has pulled himself out of a recent slump with some extra film study and a return to better habits as a hitter. Not only has he found his form, Bell helped the floundering Pirates find their footing. Bell homered ...

Keller finally enjoys success

By Greg Beacham The Associated Press ANAHEIM, Calif. — Mitch Keller was barely a teenager when a hotshot outfielder from downstate New Jersey joined his hometown Cedar Rapids Kernels. Keller immediately became an enormous fan of Mike Trout, and he cheered on the Angels from Iowa while his ...

Bucs’ ’20 opener in AL city

The Pittsburgh Pirates released their 2020 regular season schedule on Monday, which will feature the Bucs opening the season in Tampa Bay for three games beginning on Thursday, March 26. It will mark the third time in four seasons — also 2017 at Boston and 2018 at Detroit — that the ...

Bucs’ Cervelli grateful to continue his passion

Francisco Cervelli had such a blast finally getting to play baseball again Sunday night after missing 78 days with his latest concussion. “Like I got called up for first time in the big leagues, that’s how I felt,” Cervelli said with a big smile following his lone rehab game with the ...

Pirates blow four-run lead

ST. LOUIS — In the big leagues primarily as a defensive replacement, Cardinals rookie outfielder Lane Thomas pounced with a chance to flex his hitting muscles. Thomas ripped a go-ahead grand slam in the seventh inning, Paul Goldschmidt and Dexter Fowler also homered, and St. Louis beat the ...

Prospect drawing comparisons to Polanco

Over the past few seasons, Curve fans have become accustomed to seeing a top Pirates prospect jog out to shortstop for the top of the first inning. Kevin Newman, who’s impressed as the everyday shortstop for the Pirates this year, and Cole Tucker, who made his MLB debut in April, have all ...

Cervelli rehabbing in Altoona today

For the second straight season, Francisco Cervelli will be making a rehab appearance in Altoona — and the plan is for him to catch. After suffering his sixth concussion since 2011 back in May, there were some reports that suggested Cervelli would give up catching for good, but he quickly ...

Wainwright overcomes early homer to beat Bucs

ST. LOUIS — Adam Wainwright gave up a home run on the first pitch of the game but not much else, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-1 Saturday night. The contending Cardinals won their second in a row after ending a five-game losing streak. Wainwright (8-8) allowed ...

Ozuna homer sinks Bucs

ST. LOUIS — Paul Goldschmidt hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning and Marcell Ozuna followed with a two-run homer, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-2 on Friday night. Goldschmidt’s single went under the glove of Pirates shortstop Kevin Newman, scoring ...

Bucs fall to 4-21 in last 25 games

PITTSBURGH — Keston Hiura found that less thinking resulted in more hitting and an end to his struggles at the plate. Hiura hit two home runs for the first time in the big league career and drove in three runs Wednesday night, powering the Milwaukee Brewers to an 8-3 win and three-game ...

Minus Yelich, Brewers beat Bucs

PITTSBURGH — Yasmani Grandal had two doubles and an RBI and the Milwaukee Brewers, without a resting Christian Yelich, beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-3, on Tuesday night. Grandal drove in Ryan Braun with a double to left-center, the first hit off Pirates starter Steven Brault, in the fifth ...

Yelich powers Brewers

PITTSBURGH — Christian Yelich hit two home runs and took over the major league lead with 39, powering the Milwaukee Brewers to a 9-7 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night. Yelich homered in the first inning for the second straight game. The first of his four hits came on a sinker ...

Mets rout Pirates despite Cano injury

PITTSBURGH — Just when Robinson Cano is starting to hit, the New York Mets star appears headed back to the injured list. Cano limped off with a strained left hamstring, an injury that overshadowed Noah Syndergaard’s sparkling outing in a 13-2 rout of the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday that ...

Mets rally to beat Bucs

PITTSBURGH — Marcus Stroman’s debut with the New York Mets didn’t quite go as planned. Wilson Ramos made sure it didn’t matter, hitting a go-ahead two-run home run in the eighth inning and adding a three-run double in the ninth to lift the Mets to a 7-5 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates ...

Bucs survive early scare against Mets

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Steven Matz’s mastery of the Pittsburgh Pirates unraveled quickly. So did the New York Mets’ seven-game winning streak. Five days removed from a five-hit masterpiece in which he shut out the Pirates on 99 pitches, Matz didn’t make ...

Roster moves equal cutting ties with Kang

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Jung Ho Kang’s time with the Pittsburgh Pirates — and quite possibly in the major leagues — is over. The team designated the South Korean third baseman/shortstop for assignment on Friday. Kang hit .169 with 10 home runs and 24 RBIs in 65 games this ...

Pirates go quietly in series finale

On deck Tonight: Idle Next up: New York Mets at Pittsburgh, Friday, 7:05 p.m. TV: AT&T SportsNet The Associated Press CINCINNATI — Clint Hurdle and David Bell had little interaction while exchanging lineup cards one day after their teams fought on the field. Luis Castillo made ...