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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 ...

Bell, Polanco power Pirates past Brewers

MILWAUKEE — Pittsburgh Pirates slugger Josh Bell has joked for years during batting practice at Miller Park about hitting the promotional vehicle parked well above the wall in right-center field. Bell finally did it Sunday. His towering shot in the fourth inning put the Pirates ahead for ...

Pitching helps Bucs to sweep

By Warren Mayes The Associated Press ST. LOUIS — Erik Gonzalez and Adam Frazier singled in runs, rookie Cody Ponce earned his first big league victory and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0 Thursday night for a doubleheader sweep. Cole Tucker drove in the go-ahead ...

Pirates limp out of Chicago

By Matt Carlson The Associated Press CHICAGO — Jose Abreu homered again, Dallas Keuchel followed Lucas Giolito’s no-hitter with six dominant innings, and the surging Chicago White Sox pounded the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-3 on Wednesday for their ninth win in 10 games. Abreu’s 12th home ...

As deadline looms, uncertainty abound

By Steve Megargee The Associated Press MILWAUKEE — The unusual circumstances surrounding the abbreviated baseball season are creating plenty of questions for teams looking to upgrade their rosters before Monday’s trade deadline. The expanded playoff format reduces the number of teams ...

Giolito no-hits Pirates

CHICAGO — Lucas Giolito pitched the first no-hitter of the pandemic-delayed major league season, striking out 13 and permitting just one runner in leading the Chicago White Sox over the Pittsurgh Pirates 4-0 Tuesday night. With the seats at Guaranteed Rate Field empty, the hollers of his ...

Future Pirates try to keep busy while learning, waiting

On deck Tonight: Pittsburgh at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Pitchers: Pirates LHP Steven Brault (0-0) vs. White Sox RHP Lucas Giolito (2-2) TV: AT&T SportsNet Many Altoona residents have driven slowly by PNG Field or even stopped and peered into the gate to try and catch a glimpse of ...

Bucs complete sweep

PITTSBURGH — Gregory Polanco’s two-run home run in the eighth inning lifted the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-4 victory on Sunday over the Milwaukee Brewers and a three-game series sweep. Polanco connected off David Phelps (2-3) for his fourth homer of the season and finished 2 for 3 with a ...

Bucs get much-needed win

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Chad Kuhl’s long climb back to the starting rotation is complete. Kuhl pitched five effective innings for his first win in more than two years, and the Pittsburgh Pirates rolled by the Milwaukee Brewers 7-2 on Friday night. Kuhl (1-1) gave up a long ...