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Pirates

The beat-ing goes on

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Cody Bellinger helps the Los Angeles Dodgers with power and a refined plate approach, too. Bellinger hit his 14th home run of the season in the fourth inning, then rolled an RBI single through the defensive shift in the seventh inning as the Dodgers beat ...

Bellinger too much for Bucs

LOS ANGELES — Cody Bellinger’s one mighty swing of the bat was loaded with historical significance. Bellinger hit a two-run homer in the first inning and the Dodgers set a major league record with homers in 33 consecutive home games in a 6-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday ...

Archer sidelined by injured thumb

LOS ANGELES — Pittsburgh right-hander Chris Archer was placed on the 10-day injured list with inflammation of the thumb on his pitching hand, which has bothered him for his last two starts. With three off days between now and May 6, the Pirates can get Archer some time to heal without ...

Bucs lose 4-game series to D-backs

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Zack Greinke did a little bit of everything on Thursday, holding the Pirates to two hits over seven innings and adding a big hit of his own to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 5-0 victory and a four-game sweep of Pittsburgh. Greinke and two Arizona ...

Long road to recovery finally pays off for Polanco

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Gregory Polanco couldn’t get the awkward slide into second base last September that dislocated his left shoulder out of his head. The Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder pored over the video during his lengthy rehab to the point where it ...

Not enough bats for Bucs

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Buster Posey kept insisting the longest homerless drought of his career wasn’t weighing on him even as days turned into weeks and weeks stretched into months. The San Francisco Giants catcher believed if he simply kept showing up for work, then the ball ...