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Pirates

Polanco part of 8-run rally

PITTSBURGH — Gregory Polanco turned boos into cheers with the decisive two-run double during an eight-run seventh inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied for an 11-7 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night. Polanco’s double put the Pirates ahead for good at 9-7 and was ...

Home runs off Pirate relievers are costly

By Alan Saunders The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Carson Kelly and Pavin Smith hit solo home runs as the Arizona Diamondbacks came back against the Pirates’ bullpen for a 5-2 victory on Wednesday night. Kelly’s homer came in the seventh against Pittsburgh reliever Anthony Banda ...

Brubaker ends long losing skid for Pirates

By Wes Crosby The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — JT Brubaker pitched five scoreless innings for his first win in nearly three months, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-2 on Tuesday night. Brubaker (5-13) allowed four hits with six strikeouts, stranding five ...

Pirates erase four-run deficit in victory

By Wes Crosby The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Yoshi Tsutsugo homered and Bryan Reynolds tripled in the seventh to help the Pittsburgh Pirates rally to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5 on Monday night. With the game tied in the eighth, Noe Ramirez (0-1) walked three straight to load ...

Reports: Polanco released

According to several media outlets on Sunday night, the Pittsburgh Pirates have placed Gregory Polanco on outright waivers, According to Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic. Polanco is the highest paid Pirate on the roster this season at $11.6 million this year, with about $2.4 million of ...

Bucs unable to sweep weekend series in St. Louis

The Associated Press ST. LOUIS — Adam Wainwright allowed two hits in eight masterful innings and Paul Goldschmidt homered to lead the St. Louis Cardinals over the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-0 on Sunday. The Cardinals snapped a two-game skid and kept the Pirates from earning their first series ...