Pirates

Two big rallies lift Bucs

PITTSBURGH — Kevin Newman isn’t afraid of the big moment. Newman drew a game-winning walk in the 11th inning to help the Pittsburgh Pirates rally from a three-run deficit in the 11th inning to beat the San Diego Padres 11-10 on Sunday. The rookie second baseman was down 0-2 in the count ...

Rookie raking for Bucs: Reynolds enjoying great start

PITTSBURGH — It wasn’t the aim of Pittsburgh Pirates rookie outfielder Bryan Reynolds to set the Major League Baseball world on fire when he was summoned by the Bucs as an injury replacement in mid-April. But he has done it, anyway. Entering the Pirates’ game with the San Diego ...

First-place Cubs lose to Mets again

CHICAGO (AP) — Rookie slugger Pete Alonso hit his 26th homer to set the NL record for most homers before the All-Star Game as the New York Mets routed the Chicago Cubs 10-2 on Saturday. Alonso broke a tie with Los Angeles’ Cody Bellinger (2017). He’s still seven short of Mark ...

Pirates pitchers deliver

By Wes Crosby The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Joe Musgrove endured a long eight days. He got tossed in the first inning of his start on June 10 and lasted just four innings three days later. Since then, he sat. His patience paid off Friday night. Musgrove pitched five-hit, one-run ...

Reynolds part of Pirates’ big comeback

By Wes Crosby The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Coming off a hitless night, Bryan Reynolds told teammate Corey Dickerson he felt pressure to produce. Dickerson told the rookie to write a few things down to help him remember what he was doing, and what he was thinking, when he was ...

Pirates sloppy in loss

PITTSBURGH — Christin Stewart sped his thinking up and slowed down his feet, helping the Detroit Tigers end a four-game losing streak in the process. Stewart was on first with the bases loaded and one out in the eighth inning of a tie game on Tuesday night when Brandon Dixon hit a sharp ...

Bell, Bucs rally past Marlins

MIAMI — Josh Bell padded his NL-leading RBI total and helped the Pittsburgh Pirates to a series-clinching victory. Bell’s go-ahead double in the seventh lifted the Pirates over the Miami Marlins, 5-4, on Sunday. The Pirates rallied from a 4-2 deficit on Corey Dickerson’s pinch-hit RBI ...

Miscues haunt Pirates

MIAMI — For the second straight game Pittsburgh jumped on Miami, this time though the Marlins’ answered and Pablo Lopez and his teammates were able to lock down the Pirates the rest of the way. Lopez pitched seven strong innings and allowed three runs to help the Miami Marlins beat the ...

Pirates drop 7th in a row

The Associated Press ATLANTA — One year after he was left off Atlanta’s postseason rotation, Julio Teheran has re-emerged as a reliable leader on a young staff. Teheran’s roll of superb starts is a big reason the Braves are back in first place in the NL East. Josh Donaldson drove in ...

Bell’s heroics aren’t enough for Pittsburgh

The Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Rookie Austin Riley Riley tied the game with a solo homer in the ninth inning and scored the winning run on an Oscar Albies’ double off reliever Michael Feliz in the 11th, leading the Atlanta Braves past the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-7 for their sixth ...

Pittsburgh’s Archer still off the mark

On deck Wednesday night: The Pirates and the Braves were tied at 7-7 in the ninth inning at press time. Today: Pittsburgh at Atlanta, 12:10 p.m. Pitching matchup: Bucs RHP Joe Musgrove (4-6) vs. Braves RHP Julio Teheran (4-4) TV: AT&T SportsNet The Associated Press ATLANTA ...

No. 1 draft pick chooses Pirates over TCU

On deck Tuesday night: The Pirates trailed the Braves, 7-5, in the 9th when the game was hit with a rain delay at press time. Tonight: Pittsburgh at Atlanta 7:20 p.m. Pitching matchup: Pirates RHP Mitch Keller (0-1) at Braves RHP Mike Soroka (7-1) TV: AT&T SportsNet By Will ...

Tough way to lose

The Associated Press ATLANTA — Ronald Acuna Jr. hit a grand slam, Ozzie Albies added two homers and the Atlanta Braves beat Pittsburgh 13-7 on Monday night after Pirates starter Joe Musgrove was ejected in a first-inning fracas. The Braves hit five homers, including two-run shots by Nick ...

Pittsburgh signs No. 1 draft pick

From Mirror reports PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates announced they have signed right-handed pitcher Quinn Priester, the 18th overall selection in the 2019 First-Year Player Draft, on Monday. The announcement was made by Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington and Senior Director of ...

Brewers get to ’pen in setback

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Brewers topped their crowd-pleasing Christian Yelich bobblehead giveaway with another surprise gift, thanks to Mike Moustakas. Moustakas launched a homer that won a new SUV for a fan, Yelich hit his major league-leading 24th home run and the Brewers beat the ...

Ex-Pirate relating MLB experience to Curve pitchers

Professional baseball, particularly at its highest levels, is a myriad of highs and lows, and peaks and valleys, that can offer experiences of numbing disappointment as well as intense fulfillment. Joel Hanrahan, in his first year as a pitching coach with the Altoona Curve, sampled the full ...

Bucs fall 6 back of Brewers

MILWAUKEE — It wasn’t pretty, but Zach Davies did something Saturday that no other starting pitcher in Milwaukee Brewers history had done before. Despite a shaky outing, Davies became the first Milwaukee starter to open a season with seven straight wins, hanging on for five innings before ...

Pirates’ bullpen surrenders 7 runs in road defeat

On deck Today: Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, 4:10 p.m. Pitching matchup: Pirates RHP Jordan Lyles (5-3) vs. Brewers RHP Zach Davies (6-0) TV: AT&T SportsNet By Keith Jenkins The Associated Press MILWAUKEE — Brandon Woodruff struck 10 in six innings and Ryan Braun hit a ...

Archer, Bell help Pirates win Braves series

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — If the Atlanta Braves needed more reason to purse free agent pitcher Dallas Keuchel, they may have gotten it on Thursday. Mike Foltynewicz allowed consecutive home runs to Colin Moran and Gregory Polanco in the second inning of a 6-1 loss to the ...

Pirates slugger Bell embracing simple approach

PITTSBURGH — The conversations were polite but also respectfully blunt. Little small talk. No sugarcoating or coddling. Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Josh Bell would have seen right through anyway. So when newly hired hitting coaches Rick Eckstein and Jacob Cruz sat Bell down early in ...