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Reds put finishing touch on Bucs’ year

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The hangover from being officially eliminated from the playoffs last week threatened to blunt the significant strides the Cincinnati Reds made in 2021. One big gut check by rookie pitcher Reiver Sanmartin and one last big swing from Joey Votto instead ...

Tucker’s glove, bat lifts Pirates

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh second baseman Cole Tucker made a spectacular diving catch, then hit his first career grand slam to cap an eight-run rally in the eighth inning that sent the Pirates over the Cincinnati Reds 9-2 on Friday night. Tucker’s slam off Dauri Moreta came a night after the ...

Bucs’ loss count hits 100 mark

PITTSBURGH — Justin Steele breezed through seven shutout innings and the Chicago Cubs scored six runs in the second inning Thursday night, beating Pittsburgh 9-0 and sending the Pirates to their 100th loss of the season. Steele (4-4) struck out seven and gave up four hits on 76 pitches. ...

Pirates keep Cubs on losing streak

PITTSBURGH — Colin Moran hit a three-run homer and drove in four runs as the Pittsburgh Pirates dealt the Cubs their seventh straight loss, rallying to beat Chicago 8-6 on Tuesday night. Moran’s homer, his 10th, to deep center field in the first inning opened the scoring. The Pirates ...

Reds not yet set to give up hopes

CINCINNATI — Joey Votto homered twice and drove in four runs, and the Cincinnati Reds pounded the Pittsburgh Pirates 13-1 on Wednesday to stay alive in the race for the second NL wild card. Nick Castellanos, rookie Jonathan India and Eugenio Suarez also connected as Cincinnati (82-75) ...

Bucs’ win leaves Phillies on edge

PHILADELPHIA — Phillies starter Hans Crouse gave up a home run to Cole Tucker on his first major league pitch and Philadelphia’s playoff hopes took a hit Sunday with a 6-0 loss to Max Kranick and the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Phillies, who had won five in a row, began the day trailing NL ...