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Pirates

Bucs bounce back with win

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Kevin Newman expected to be part of a platoon at shortstop with Erik Gonzalez when he made the Pittsburgh Pirates out of spring training. A cut to the middle finger of his right hand a month ago sent Newman to the injured list ...

Taillon sidelined for 4 weeks

PITTSBURGH — Jameson Taillon’s surgically repaired right elbow is intact. That’s about the only good news for the Pittsburgh Pirates ace, who will be shut down for at least a month after the pain he’d been dealing with off and on since spring training was diagnosed as a flexor tendon ...

Bucs’ offense absent

PITTSBURGH — Josh Phegley drove in a career-high eight runs to set a franchise record for most RBIs in a game by a catcher and the Oakland Athletics snapped a six-game losing streak with 14-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night. Phegley sandwiched a run-scoring single in the ...

Rookie delivering big hits for Pirates

The Associated Press ARLINGTON, Texas — Rookie Bryan Reynolds is closing in on teammate Gregory Polanco for a little piece of Pittsburgh Pirates history. Polanco is enjoying the view. Reynolds kept up his impressive start, hitting a three-run double as the Pirates completed a two-game ...

Pirates rally to halt skid

ARLINGTON, Texas — Bryan Reynolds led off the 11th inning with his first career homer and Starling Marte then added a two-run shot as the Pittsburgh Pirates ended their eight-game losing streak with a 6-4 win over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night. The Pirates were scoreless until getting ...

Pirates’ Banister back in Rangers’ ballpark

ARLINGTON, Texas — When Jeff Banister was manager of the Texas Rangers, he would come out early in the day and walk around the ballpark, looking up at the seats, the lights and the flags whipping in the wind high above the field. “I cherished it, I took it home with me and I think more ...