Martin hits RBI double in 9th, Pirates stop Nationals 4-3

Baseball 04/14/19, 15:40

Rookie Jason Martin hit a tiebreaking double in the top of the ninth inning against Washington's shaky bullpen, then Felipe Vázquez escaped a bases-loaded jam Sunday to give the Pittsburgh Pirates a 4-3 win over the Nationals.The Pirates took two of three and won a series at Nationals Park for ...

Pirates RHP Archer drops appeal, begins serving suspension

Baseball 04/14/19, 10:58

Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Chris Archer dropped his appeal and began serving a five-game suspension Sunday for setting off a benches-clearing altercation on April 7.The impact of Archer's suspension will be minimal. He ended his appeal a day after allowing one run in seven innings against Washington, getting a no-decision in ...

Eaton, Kendrick homer in 8th, Nats rally past Pirates 3-2

Baseball 04/13/19, 17:54

Adam Eaton and Howie Kendrick homered on consecutive pitches in the eighth inning and the Washington Nationals rallied past the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 on Saturday.After Richard Rodriguez (0-1) retired the first two batters in the eighth, Eaton tied it with his first home run of the season. Kendrick then connected ...

Moran hits pinch-hit, 3-run homer as Pirates top Nats 6-3

Baseball 04/12/19, 21:58

Colin Moran had a pinch-hit, three-run homer in the 10th inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates scored five runs off Washington's struggling bullpen in a 6-3 victory over the Nationals on Friday night.Moran's homer to right center off Justin Miller was his second as a pinch hitter in 34 at-bats. He ...

Quintana strikes out 11 in 7 innings, Cubs beat Pirates 2-0

Baseball 04/11/19, 22:43

Jose Quintana struck out 11 in seven innings of four-hit ball and the Chicago Cubs blanked the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-0 on Thursday night.Daniel Descalso and Victor Caratini each had two hits and an RBI in a game that was delayed 69 minutes by rain before the eighth.Quintana (1-1) bounced back ...

Lyles sharp, Cervelli and Marte homer, Pirates beat Cubs 5-2

Baseball 04/10/19, 22:30

Jordan Lyles struck out 10 in crisp six innings to tie a career high, Francisco Cervelli and Starling Marte homered off Yu Darvish, and the Pittsburgh Pirates topped the Chicago Cubs 5-2 on Wednesday night.Lyles (1-0) allowed three hits and was sharp again in his second start, with Jason Heyward's ...

Schwarber, Cubs beat Pirates 10-0 in Wrigley opener

Baseball 04/09/19, 01:34

First, Brad Brach escaped a tough situation. Then Brandon Kintzler, Randy Rosario and Pedro Strop finished the job.Chicago's beleaguered bullpen stepped up after Jon Lester departed with left hamstring tightness, leading the Cubs over the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-0 in their home opener on Monday."That will build their confidence. They need ...

Cubs rout Pirates 10-0 in home opener after Lester departs

Baseball 04/08/19, 23:41

Kyle Schwarber hit a two-run homer and Chicago's beleaguered bullpen stepped up after Jon Lester departed with left hamstring tightness, leading the Cubs over the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-0 in their home opener on Monday.Brad Brach, Brandon Kintzler, Randy Rosario and Pedro Strop combined for seven innings of four-hit ball after ...

Schwarber, Cubs beat Pirates 10-0 in Wrigley opener

Baseball 04/08/19, 16:42

Kyle Schwarber hit a two-run homer and Chicago's beleaguered bullpen stepped up after Jon Lester departed with left hamstring tightness, leading the Cubs over the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-0 in their home opener on Monday.Brad Brach, Brandon Kintzler, Randy Rosario and Pedro Strop combined for seven innings of four-hit ball after ...

Dietrich’s admiration of home run leads to brawl

Baseball 04/07/19, 14:27

Cincinnati's Derek Dietrich admired a home run off Chris Archer in the second inning, and two innings later the Pittsburgh Pirates starter threw a 93 mph fastball behind Dietrich's waist, setting off a brawl Sunday that led to the ejections of four players and Reds manager David Bell.Dietrich's 436-foot drive ...

Newman doubles in 10th, Pirates beat Reds 6-5

Baseball 04/06/19, 16:16

Kevin Newman hit a game-ending double in the 10th inning, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Cincinnati Reds 6-5 Saturday for their third straight win.With one out in the 10th, Francisco Cervelli singled off Reds reliever Raisel Iglesias (0-2). Newman drove the first pitch he saw to the 410-foot left-center ...

Musgrove outduels Gray, Pirates hand Reds 3rd shutout in row

Baseball 04/05/19, 20:51

Joe Musgrove allowed three hits in seven efficient innings to outduel Sonny Gray and the Pittsburgh Pirates handed the Cincinnati Reds their third straight shutout, 2-0 on Friday night.Musgrove (1-0) struck out eight and walked one in his first start as Pittsburgh sent Cincinnati its sixth los in a row.Cincinnati's ...

Pirates 1B Bell looking for power boost in 2019

Baseball 04/02/19, 17:19

Josh Bell didn't read the criticism from an anonymous scout in a national magazine last month, the one that labeled the Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman as a player with "five o'clock power," someone who could put on a show during batting practice only to have all that muscle vanish once ...

Williams leads Pirates past Reds 5-0

Baseball 03/31/19, 15:51

Trevor Williams pitched six effective innings and drove in two runs, helping the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the sloppy Cincinnati Reds 5-0 on Sunday.Williams picked up where he left off last season, when he was the only major leaguer to make 10 starts of at least six innings without allowing a ...

Pirates at Reds game postponed because of rain

Baseball 03/30/19, 14:55

The Reds got a game deeper into this season before having to call one off.The second game of their series against the Pittsburgh Pirates was called off Saturday because of rain. The start was delayed 40 minutes before it was postponed with storms forecast all evening. It'll be made up ...

New-look Reds rally for 5-3 win over Pirates on Dietrich HR

Baseball 03/28/19, 18:10

Derek Dietrich's three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning rallied the new-look Reds to a 5-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday, an encouraging start for a Cincinnati team looking to escape last place.Playing their first game under manager David Bell , the Reds got starring performances ...

Reds open 150-year celebration hoping to leapfrog Pirates

Baseball 03/27/19, 14:00

The baseball commissioner is grand marshal of the pregame parade. All major league teams are wearing patches commemorating Cincinnati's first all-professional team. A new manager and an overhauled lineup provide intrigue.The Reds haven't been in the opening day spotlight this way for years.The last time Cincinnati was at baseball's epicenter ...

Astros get look at prospects in spring finale

Baseball 03/26/19, 16:38

The Astros wrapped up their spring training schedule on Tuesday with a 5-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates by getting a good look at two of their top pitching prospects in J.B. Bukauskas and Corbin Martin.Bukauskas started for Houston and allowed three hits and two runs while striking out three ...

Whitley finishes strong spring showing for Astros

Baseball 03/25/19, 23:07

Touted prospect Forrest Whitley will start the season in the minors but has certainly showed why he could factor into the Houston Astros' plans at some point.Whitley allowed three runs over three innings in his final exhibition start as Houston beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 12-9 on Monday night. The outing ...

Luis Castillo to get surprise start for Reds on opening day

Baseball 03/20/19, 00:38

Luis Castillo has been picked to start on opening day for the Cincinnati Reds.Rookie manager David Bell made the announcement Tuesday, saying Castillo will get the ball March 28 at home against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Castillo was 10-12 with a 4.30 ERA in 31 starts for the last-place Reds a ...

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