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Pirates

Bucs’ Castro appeals one-game suspenison

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Rodolfo Castro was suspended for one game by Major League Baseball on Tuesday for having a cellphone in his back pocket during a game last week. The penalty, which included an undisclosed fine, had been set to take effect ...

Bucs end up 2-8 on road trip

By Cameron Salerno The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Thairo Estrada hit a two-run homer with one out in the ninth inning and the San Francisco Giants edged the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-7 in a back-and-forth game Sunday. Evan Longoria, whose wild throw gave Pittsburgh the go-ahead run in ...

San Diego slugger suspended 80 games

On deck Saturday night: Pirates (TBD) vs. Giants RHP Logan Webb (10-5) Sunday: Pittsburgh at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. TV: Both weekend games can be seen on AT&T SportsNet Radio: Both weekend games can be heard on TOONA 1430-AM & 99.7-FM The Associated Press NEW YORK — San ...

D-backs arise in late innings

PHOENIX — Emmanuel Rivera homered and hit a two-run double in the seventh inning to help blow open a close game, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-3 on Thursday. Rivera started the season with Kansas City before being traded to Arizona at the deadline for ...

Castro offers up cellphone explanation

The Associated Press PHOENIX — The moment was hilarious because it was so relatable. Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Rodolfo Castro and third base coach Mike Rabelo stood and stared, mortified, at a smartphone that had mistakenly made its way onto a Major League Baseball field on Tuesday ...

Diamondbacks use time machine to give Pirates fits

The Associated Press PHOENIX — The Diamondbacks did a little throwback to the 1980s on Monday night, swiping bags, bunting for singles and leaning on small ball to generate their offense. Couple that approach with a dominant pitching performance by Zac Gallen and Arizona is pretty ...