Video: Pirates star Chris Archer surprises his parents with cars for Christmas

U.S. 12/26/19, 07:47

Pittsburgh Pirates star Chris Archer surprised his parents by gifting them a pair of new cars for Christmas. Archer shared a heartwarming video of the exchange on his Instagram. His grandmother Donna and step-grandfather Ron Archer became Archer's legal parents by adopting him when he was 2 years old, UPI reported. "Never felt ...

Dietrich hits 3 HRs, Lyles injured as Reds beat Pirates 11-6

Sports 05/28/19, 20:33

Derek Dietrich hit three homers — all two-run shots for Cincinnati— and the Pittsburgh Pirates suffered yet another injury to their rotation Tuesday night as the Reds pulled away to an 11-6 victory.Dietrich grounded out in his first at-bat and connected in the fourth off Jordan Lyles (5-2), who left ...

Iglesias hits grand slam as Reds beat Pirates 8-1 for split

Baseball 05/27/19, 22:10

Jose Iglesias has been drawing rave reviews all season for his nifty glove work.He contributed nicely at the plate Monday, too.The slick-fielding Iglesias hit his first career grand slam off Mitch Keller in the right-hander's major league debut, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-1 Monday for a ...

Turner has 5 hits, Dodgers get 2 HBP RBIs to sweep Pirates

Baseball 05/26/19, 16:49

Justin Turner had five hits after taking a day off, Joc Pederson homered during a six-run sixth inning that featured consecutive bases-loaded plunkings and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-7 Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.Matt Beaty had four RBIs and Corey Seager drove in two for ...

Bellinger, Seager lead Dodgers past Pirates 7-2

Baseball 05/25/19, 23:30

Cody Bellinger and Corey Seager both doubled and drove in two runs as the Los Angeles Dodgers slugged their way past the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-2 on Saturday night.Max Muncy added two doubles for the Dodgers, who had eight two-base hits in all, the most in the major leagues this season.Hyun-Jin ...

Freese’s grand slam powers Dodgers by Pirates 10-2

Baseball 05/24/19, 21:32

David Freese hit a grand slam off opener Michael Feliz and Cody Bellinger added his 18th homer, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-2 on Friday night.The Pirates gave Feliz his first major league start in 157 career appearances in an effort to address their injury-riddled starting ...

Pirates slug 4 homers, beat Rockies 14-6

Baseball 05/24/19, 02:47

After scoring just three runs in the first two games of their series with the Colorado Rockies, the Pittsburgh Pirates' offense broke out in a big way on Thursday, setting new season highs for runs scored and margin of victory in a 14-6 win.The offensive explosion was needed after the ...

Pirates slug 4 homers, beat Rockies 14-6

Baseball 05/23/19, 15:08

Josh Bell, Bryan Reynolds and Starling Marte all homered in the seventh inning to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates past Colorado 14-6 on Thursday.The Pirates jumped on Rockies starter Antonio Senzatela (3-4) for eight runs over 3 1/3 innings, but Colorado stormed back in the sixth, plating six runs that were ...

Bell’s splash HR not enough; Rockies cruise past Pirates 9-3

Baseball 05/22/19, 21:52

Josh Bell reached the Allegheny River on the fly for the second time in two weeks, the only notable blemish for the Colorado Rockies in a 9-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night.After Daniel Murphy hit a three-run homer to put Colorado ahead 3-0 in the first inning, ...

Marquez quiets Pirates as Rockies roll to 5-0 victory

Baseball 05/21/19, 21:03

German Márquez struck out seven over eight dominant innings, Trevor Story hit his 11th home run and the Colorado Rockies cooled off the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-0 Tuesday night.Márquez (5-2) gave up three hits, walked one and didn't allow a runner to third base as the Rockies snapped a four-game losing ...

Reynolds homers, Lyles fans 12 in Pirates’ 5-3 win vs Padres

Baseball 05/18/19, 00:17

Rookie Bryan Reynolds hit a go-ahead, two-run home run and Jordan Lyles struck out a career-high 12 in seven innings to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-3 victory against the San Diego Padres on Friday night.Reynolds homered to right-center with one out in the fourth off left-hander Joey Lucchesi ...

Leading off: Braves’ Riley homers in debut, Bell streaking

Baseball 05/15/19, 21:26

A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday:SMASHING STARTAtlanta prospect Austin Riley was quite a hit in his big league debut, connecting for a home run in his second at-bat. The 22-year-old Riley tagged Michael Wacha in a win over St. Louis.Pittsburgh Pirates' Josh Bell watches his double against ...

Greinke exits with abdominal tightness, D-backs rout Pirates

Sports 05/15/19, 18:05

Zack Greinke pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning before exiting with abdominal tightness and the Arizona Diamondbacks routed Chris Archer and the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-1 on Wednesday.Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said Greinke would get an MRI on Friday.Greinke (6-1) allowed four hits in 7 2-3 innings, then walked off ...

Bell homers twice to lead Pirates past Diamondbacks 6-2

Baseball 05/14/19, 23:43

Josh Bell homered twice and Joe Musgrove allowed one hit through seven strong innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-2 Tuesday night.Phoenix native Cole Tucker hit a two-run homer in the top of the eighth inning to cap off the victory. The 22-year-old rookie gleefully circled the ...

Escobar, Walker go deep, Diamondbacks roll past Pirates 9-3

Baseball 05/14/19, 01:31

After a three-game losing streak in which the Arizona Diamondbacks came up empty too often with opportunities to drive in more runs, hitting coach Darnell Coles changed things up in batting practice on Monday.The emphasis on situational hitting worked hours later.Eduardo Escobar homered, tripled and drove in three runs, Christian ...

Bell has 5 RBIs, Pirates take 3rd straight from Cards, 10-6

Baseball 05/12/19, 17:08

Josh Bell homered and drove in a career-high five runs and Adam Frazier hit a tiebreaking, pinch-hit double to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 10-6 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.The Pirates scored five times in the seventh inning and twice in the eighth to rally from ...

Lyles overcomes high pitch count, Pirates beat Cardinals 2-1

Baseball 05/11/19, 19:29

Jordan Lyles overcame a 30-pitch first inning to combine with four relievers on a two-hitter, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 Saturday for their seventh win in 10 games following an eight-game losing streak.Lyles (3-1) allowed one hit through six innings, struck out six and walked ...

Frazier, Williams lead Pirates to 2-1 win over Cardinals

Baseball 05/10/19, 22:28

Adam Frazier opened the game with a homer, Starling Marte drove in the game-winner and Trevor Williams allowed one run in seven solid innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 on Friday night.Marte's RBI single off of Andrew Miller (1-2) broke a 1-1 tie in the ...

Ozuna, Fowler lead Cardinals in 17-4 rout of Pirates

Baseball 05/09/19, 22:33

Marcell Ozuna drove in four runs and Dexter Fowler had three RBIs, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 17-4 rout of the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday night.Paul Goldschmidt reached base four times and had three hits and two RBIs for the Cardinals, who managed just one run in their ...

Pence pinch-hit slam, Rangers rally past Pirates 9-6

Baseball 05/08/19, 15:15

Hunter Pence connected for a pinch-hit grand slam in the eighth inning and Isiah Kiner-Falefa drove in the go-ahead run in the ninth as the Texas Rangers rallied past the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-6 on Wednesday. The Rangers trailed 6-2 before three walks by reliever Michael Feliz loaded the bases for Pence. ...

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