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Bucs’ bats silent

PITTSBURGH — Yadier Molina hit a two-run homer and Jack Flaherty struck out 11 as the St. Louis Cardinals kept their hold on a postseason spot with a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday. Molina’s home run to the bleachers in left field came in the seventh inning off Derek ...

Cardinals make up ground with DH sweep of Pirates

PITTSBURGH — Dylan Carlson’s first taste of the big leagues didn’t go as planned. The St. Louis Cardinals’ top prospect hit just .169 in 23 games before being sent to the team’s alternate camp earlier this month in hopes of finding a reset. Consider it done. The 21-year-old ...

Brault too much for Cardinalls

On deck Today: St. Louis at Pittsburgh, DH,, 4 p.m.; 7:35 p.m. Pitchers: Cards TBA vs. Pirates RHP Trevor Williams (1-7), Gm. 1; Cards TBA vs. Pirates RHP Chad Kuhl (1-2), Gm. 2 TV: AT&T SportsNet The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Steven Brault pitched a two-hitter for his first ...

Bucs drop 8th straight in finale at Cincinnati

On deck Tonight: St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Pitching matchup: Pirates LHP Steven Brault (0-3) vs. Cards RHP Dakota Hudson (3-2) TV: AT&T SportsNet The Associated Press CINCINNATI — Cincinnati’s Luis Castillo pitched a masterful seven innings, Shogo Akiyama drove in the ...

Villanueva’s choice surprising to Roethlisberger

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers stressed the need for unity as the team weighed how to properly promote social justice. It didn’t quite work out that way during their season-opening win over the New York Giants, and left tackle Alejandro Villaneuva finds ...

Cincy using Pirates for playoff push

The Associated Press CINCINNATI — Tucker Barnhart hit a home run and Brian Goodwin prevented one with a leaping catch as the Cincinnati Reds extended their winning streak to a season-high four games with a 4-1 victory Tuesday night over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Michael Lorenzen (2-1) ...

Pirates’ woes continue in twinbill defeat at Cincy

The Associated Press CINCINNATI — Mike Moustakas hit a big three-run homer in the fifth inning, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-4 on Monday night for a doubleheader sweep. Moustakas drove in Shogo Akiyama and Eugenio Suarez with a two-out shot to center off Nik ...

Pirates’ woes continue

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Brad Keller pitched his first major league shutout, tossing a five-hitter as the Kansas City Royals won their sixth in a row by beating the Pittsburgh Pirates, 11-0, on Sunday. Keller (4-2) was in total command, allowing only three hits until the ninth inning. “I just ...

Pirates’ rally falls short

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kris Bubic worked hard through five innings to earn his first major league win as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 Friday night for their fourth straight victory. Bubic (1-5), the second of four pitchers from the first round of the 2018 draft to ...

Clemente legacy in the air at PNC Park

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — James McCann went deep twice for the first multi-homer game of his seven-year career as the White Sox drilled Pittsburgh 8-1 Wednesday on a night the Pirates honored Hall of Fame outfielder Roberto Clemente. Each member of the Pirates and other Puerto ...

Cherington walks a fine line as GM

As the general manager of the Boston Red Sox from 2011 to 2015, Ben Cherington had one of the largest payrolls in Major League Baseball at his disposal, and enjoyed a great deal of latitude if he made a mistake in a player transaction. Now in his first season as the general manager of the ...

Pirates come back against first-place Sox

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Pinch-runner Jason Martin scored the winning run on catcher Yasmani Grandal’s error in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied for a 5-4 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night. With the score tied at 4-4, the ...

Pirates rally in ninth for victory

Erik Gonzalez’s sacrifice fly capped a two-run ninth inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied to beat the Cincinnati Reds, 3-2, on Sunday. Josh Bell and Ke’Bryan Hayes began the winning rally with singles off Raisel Iglesias (2-3). Bell then scored the tying run on Cole Tucker’s ...

Pirates earn DH split after getting to Bauer

On deck Saturday: Cincinnati Reds at Pittsburgh Pirates, 7:05 Pitchers: Reds RHP Anthony DeSclafani (1-2, 7.71) vs. Pirates RHP Trevor Williams (1-5, 5.50) TV: AT&T SportsNet Sunday: Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 1:35 p.m. By Will Graves The Associated ...

Busy week for Bucs’ Reynolds

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — First-time father Bryan Reynolds hit a three-run homer in his return from paternity leave to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates past the Chicago Cubs 6-2 on Thursday. Reynolds, who along with wife Blair welcomed son Reese on Monday, sent a drive off Alec Mills ...

Bucs want Clemente to have No. 42-like status

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Roberto Clemente’s legacy in Pittsburgh and his native Puerto Rico is secure. The club the Hall of Fame outfielder spent two decades playing for is trying to ensure that legacy — both on and off the field — is acknowledged regularly ...

Hendricks tough on Pirates bats in win

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Javier Baez hit a three-run home run and Kyle Hendricks pitched one-run ball over six innings Wednesday night to lead the Chicago Cubs to an 8-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Baez connected in the fourth inning to put Chicago in front 3-1. The ...

Pirates prized prospect gets called up

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Ke’Bryan Hayes remembers his father’s instructions as a child, the ones that helped pave the way for the Pittsburgh Pirates prospect to follow in his dad Charlie’s footsteps. The elder Hayes, who carved out a 14-year career in the ...

Late-inning single sends Bucs to defeat

The Associated Press MILWAUKEE — Orlando Arcia’s pinch-hit single with two outs in the eighth inning drove in the tiebreaking run as the Milwaukee Brewers slipped past the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 on Monday night. Ben Gamel led off the eighth with a double against Nick Turley (0-1) and ...

Padres acting like a team that wants to win

The Associated Press CHICAGO — San Diego acted boldly once again. Miami actually strengthened its roster. Mike Clevinger, Starling Marte, Archie Bradley and Todd Frazier were on the move. Lance Lynn and Dylan Bundy stayed put. Baseball’s pandemic-delayed trade deadline was quite a ...