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Pirates latest victim of Bieber

By John Perrotto The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Unbeaten Shane Bieber racked up 11 more strikeouts and the Cleveland Indians blanked the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-0 on Thursday night to complete a three-game sweep and extend their winning streak to a season-high six games. The ...

Civale gets complete game win over Bucs

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Cleveland Indians catcher Roberto Perez challenged starter Aaron Civale to get through eight innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night to give the team’s hard-working bullpen a break. Civale did Perez one better, ...

Bucs get no help with replay

By John Perrotto The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Carlos Santana hit a towering, three-run homer in the 10th inning and drove in five runs to lift the Cleveland Indians to a 6-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night. With one out and the score tied at 3, Santana’s ...

Bucs get another day off

CINCINNATI — Reds players and staff were tested for COVID-19 again Sunday as Major League Baseball tried to determine if more than one Cincinnati player has been exposed to the novel coronavirus. The last two games of a series between the Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates were postponed Saturday ...

Reds get home run happy in victory over Pirates

The Associated Press CINCINNATI — Jesse Winker had his first career two homer game and Sonny Gray continued his torrid strikeout pace as the Cincinnati Reds broke open a close contest with five runs in the last two innings for an 8-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night. Nick ...

Bucs score nine early, then hold on for road victory

By Joe Kay The Associated Press CINCINNATI — Adam Frazier hit the first of three homers off Anthony DeSclafani, who hasn’t beaten Pittsburgh in his last seven tries, and the Pirates returned from a three-day layoff with a flourish, beating the Cincinnati Reds, 9-6, Thursday ...

Kela returns to Pirates bullpen

On deck Today: Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 5:10 p.m. Pitchers: Pirates RHP Trevor Williams (0-3) vs. Reds RHP Anthony DeSclafini (1-0) TV: AT&T SportsNet By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — A surprising positive COVID-19 test when he arrived at summer camp forced ...

Injuries mounting for Bucs

On deck Tonight: Idle Next up: Pittsburgh begins a four-game series at Cincinnati on Thursday, 5:10 p.m. TV: AT&T SportsNet The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — An unexpected break didn’t stop the steady stream of pitchers to the injured list for the Pittsburgh Pirates. The team ...

Bucs swept; next series postponed

PITTSBURGH — Spencer Turnbull pitched seven strong innings and Miguel Cabrera singled home the tiebreaking run in the eighth as the Detroit Tigers edged the Pittsburgh Pirates, 2-1, on Sunday to sweep the three-game series. After the Tigers posted 17-13 and 11-5 wins at PNC Park, the finale ...

Tigers pound Pirates’ pitching

PITTSBURGH — Niko Goodrum drove in five runs, two on a double in a big 11th inning that sent the Detroit Tigers over the Pittsburgh Pirates, 17-13, in a startling slugfest on Friday night. Both teams finished with 16 hits, surprising since each club had four players in the starting lineup ...

Newman’s hit ends Bucs 7-game skid

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Derek Shelton has said all the right things during the Pittsburgh Pirates’ bumpy start, one marred by injuries that have ravaged the pitching staff and an offense that entered Thursday as the worst in the National League. The first-year ...

South Park grad leads Twins past Pirates

On deck Today: Minnesota at Pittsburgh, 1:30 p.m. Pitchers: Twins RHP Kenta Maeda (2-0) vs. Pirates RHP J.T. Brubaker (0-0) TV: MLB Network, AT&T SportsNet The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Randy Dobnak grew up in the Pittsburgh suburbs making regular pilgrimages to PNC ...

Losing skid continues for Pirates

MINNEAPOLIS — Jose Berrios pitched six strong innings, Nelson Cruz had three hits and the Minnesota Twins beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-3 Tuesday in a game briefly delayed when an unauthorized drone flew over Target Field. The Twins won their fifth in a row, completed a 7-1 homestand and ...

Pirates’ bullpen wastes Holland’s work

The Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Nelson Cruz’s RBI double in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Minnesota Twins a 5-4 victory Monday night over the Pittsburgh Pirates for their fourth straight win. Cruz, who knocked in two runs to raise his season total to 14 RBIs, drove a pitch ...

Bucs head north after Cubs sweep

By John Jackson The Associated Press CHICAGO — Javier Baez singled through a drawn-in infield in the 11th inning, scoring David Bote from third base and giving the Chicago Cubs a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday. Bote, who made the last out in the 10th, started the ...

Darvish, Cubs defeat Pirates

CHICAGO — The Pittsburgh Pirates opened up their three-game Chicago road trip Friday night with a 6-3 loss to the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Starting pitcher Yu Darvish worked six shutout innings for Chicago, giving up just two hits. He struck out seven and walked one. The Pirates’ Trevor ...

Yelich hopes to end slump

On deck Tonight: Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs, 8:15 p.m. Pitchers: Pirates RHP Trevor Williams (0-1) vs. Cubs RHP Yu Darvish (0-1) TV: AT&T SportsNetwork The Associated Press A look at what’s happening around Major League Baseball as the second week of action of the ...

Woodruff too tough for Pirates’ bats

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Milwaukee’s Brandon Woodruff allowed one hit and struck out 10 while working into the seventh inning as the Brewers beat the struggling Pittsburgh Pirates 3-0 on Wednesday night. Woodruff (1-1) retired 19 of 21 batters, allowing a swinging bunt single ...

Frazier’s homer wins it

PITTSBURGH — Adam Frazier hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied for an 8-6 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night. A day after blowing a four-run lead in the ninth in what became an 11-inning loss, Pittsburgh delivered a bit of ...

Brewers rally past Pirates in 11 innings

PITTSBURGH — Eric Sogard doubled home Brock Holt in the 11th inning and the Milwaukee Brewers rallied for a rain-delayed 6-5 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night. The Brewers trailed by four entering the ninth but took advantage of another shaky performance by the Pittsburgh ...