Cubs beat Pirates 3-0, open 1-game NL Central lead

Baseball 09/28/18, 04:02

Jon Lester felt he wasn't as sharp as usual, though the Cubs and their ace left-hander came through in the clutch.Lester combined with three relievers on a four-hitter, David Bote hit an early two-run triple and the Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-0 on Thursday night to open a one-game ...

Pirates expect Jung Ho Kang to return this weekend

Baseball 09/27/18, 20:35

The Pittsburgh Pirates expect infielder Jung Ho Kang to join the club Friday and be active for a season-ending season at Cincinnati in what would be his first major league appearance in two years.The 31-year-old didn't play in North America between September 2016 and June 2018 because of visa issues ...

Cubs clinch 4th straight playoff spot, top Pirates 7-6 in 10

Sports 09/27/18, 01:07

Shortly after their playoff spot was assured, the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-6 Wednesday night when Albert Almora Jr. hit a game-ending single with two outs in the 10th inning.The NL Central-leading Cubs clinched their fourth straight postseason appearance earlier in the evening when Milwaukee beat St. Louis. ...

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