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Ozuna leads Cardinals, Wainwright past Pirates

PITTSBURGH — Marcell Ozuna hit a three-run homer to break out of his slump and Adam Wainwright pitched seven strong innings, helping the St. Louis Cardinals maintain their lead atop the NL Central with a 10-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night. The Cardinals entered the day ...

Brother gets one over on sibling

By Wes Crosby The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Brian Moran became the first player in major league history to make his debut while facing his brother on the mound, striking out younger sibling Colin in the Marlins’ 10-7 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday night. Brian ...

Late-inning homers sink Pirates

By John Perrotto The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Miguel Rojas hit a tying home run with two outs in the ninth inning and Garrett Cooper connected in the 10th as the Miami Marlins rallied for a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night, ending their franchise-record ...

Bell homers in win

DENVER — Josh Bell hit his 35th homer, Kevin Newman homered on the first pitch of the game and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Colorado Rockies 11-4 Saturday night. Newman has nine hits, including three homers, in 14 at-bats in the series, and this was his second leadoff shot. Jose Osuna ...

Brault helps Pirates sweep Colorado

The Associated Press DENVER — Steven Brault came into the dugout after his first big league home run ready to celebrate with his teammates. Instead, they greeted him in jest with silence. It was only fitting after he quieted the Colorado Rockies’ bats for most of the afternoon. Brault ...

Pirates win opener in Colorado

The Associated Press DENVER — Kevin Newman had two homers among his four hits and drove in three runs, Jose Osuna also homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Colorado Rockies 11-8 on Thursday night. Newman homered to lead off the game, igniting a seven-run first that he capped with ...

Phillies fans not afraid to show how they feel

By Dan Gelston The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Rhys Hoskins kept Phillies fans booing when he inexplicably dropped a routine throw at first base in the ninth, turning what appeared to be an inning-ending double play into the go-ahead run for the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 5-4 win over ...

Philly bats crush Pirates

PHILADELPHIA — Rhys Hoskins did more with less. The slumping slugger doubled, tripled and drove in a run as the Philadelphia Phillies got 17 hits in a 12-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night. Hoskins has been struggling mightily at the plate this month and made a ...

Phillies walk off vs. Bucs

PHILADELPHIA — Sean Rodriguez lined a home run leading off the bottom of the 11th inning to give the Philadelphia Phillies a 6-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night. Josh Bell hit a solo homer off Philadelphia closer Hector Neris to tie it at 5 in the ninth after Corey ...

Bucs bats beat up on Bauer

By John Perrotto The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Trevor Bauer’s beginning with the Cincinnati Reds has been about as rocky as his ending with the Cleveland Indians. Bauer allowed eight runs in three innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Reds 9-8 Sunday to sweep a three-game ...

Bell gets 100 mark in victory

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Josh Bell isn't done. That was the defining message from the All-Star first baseman after he topped 100 RBIs for the first time in the majors, hitting a three-run homer as the Pittsburgh Pirates routed the Cincinnati Reds 14-0 on Saturday ...

Wise beyond his years: Smith-Schuster to assume youthful leadership role

Check it out The Pittsburgh Steelers will play their third exhibition game of the preseason Sunday night at Tennessee. The game will air on NBC at 8 p.m. The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Still a wide-smiling 22-year-old, JuJu Smith-Schuster vows not to change the youthful, fun-loving ...

Even in small doses, Nats’ Scherzer tough on Bucs

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — To Max Scherzer, a short outing was OK. “I can’t get hurt again,” the Washington Nationals ace said. “That’s just the reality of this.” Scherzer pitched four innings in his return from the injured list Thursday night and the Nationals beat the ...

Cervelli granted release from Bucs

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates are parting ways with veteran catcher Francisco Cervelli, who’s worked his way back from another concussion and is hoping to catch on with a contender. The Pirates announced Thursday they had requested unconditional release waivers on the 33-year-old ...

Musgrove roughed up early

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Patrick Corbin gave the Nationals another stellar outing in his first season in Washington. Corbin, signed to a six-year, $140 million deal last winter, pitched eight scoreless innings to remain unbeaten in more than two months, and Asdrúbal Cabrera had ...

Marte’s three-run homer, great catch lift Pirates

PITTSBURGH — After having little success in his first three times up, Starling Marte came up in the eighth inning with two men on base and the score tied. This time, Stephen Strasburg wasn’t on the mound and Marte took advantage. Marte hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer off reliever ...

Taillon’s elbow injury should force Pittsburgh’s hand

Notes and observations about Major League Baseball with football season on the horizon: n In what has turned into a lost season on the field since the all-star break, the Pittsburgh Pirates were dealt a potential death knell for the near future with the recent news that right-handed ace ...

Pirates lose to Cubs in LLWS showcase game

WILLIAMSPORT — Jose Quintana pitched seven crisp innings, Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run homer and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-1 on Sunday night in the MLB Little League Classic. Nicholas Castellanos and Jason Heyward also connected as Chicago earned its second straight win ...

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 ...