Pujols hits 703rd HR to pass Babe for 2nd in RBI; Cards lose
Albert Pujols hit his 703rd home run, breaking a tie with Babe Ruth for second place in career RBIs, but the St. Louis Cardinals lost to Pittsburgh 3-2 when the Pirates drew four consecutive walks in the ninth inning to force home the winning run.
Judge's 60th homer sparks 5-run 9th, Yanks stun Pirates 9-8
NEW YORK — (AP) — Aaron Judge hit his 60th home run and Giancarlo Stanton followed minutes later with a game-ending grand slam, completing the New York Yankees' stunning five-run, ninth-inning rally to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-8 on Tuesday night. First baseman Anthony Rizzo made a key error that led to the four-run eighth inning for the already-eliminated Pirates. FAMILY MATTERSFormer Yankees 3B Charlie Hayes, who caught the final out of the 1996 World Series, threw a ceremonial first pitch to his son, Pirates 3B Ke'Bryan Hayes. ... LHP Zack Britton (Tommy John surgery) pitched a one-hit inning for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in his eighth rehab outing. UP NEXTNew York RHP Luis Severino (5-3, 3.45) starts Wednesday after recovering from a lat strain that has sidelined him since July 13.wftv.com
Chavis has big hit, Contreras solid as Pirates top Reds 4-2
Pirates Reds Baseball Pittsburgh Pirates' Ben Gamel (18) rounds third base on his way to scoring on a double by Jason Delay during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Thursday, July 7, 2022, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Jeff Dean) (Jeff Dean)CINCINNATI — (AP) — Michael Chavis hit a tie-breaking two-run double, Diego Castillo homered and rookie Roansy Contreras allowed one run in six innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-2 in the first game of a doubleheader on Thursday. The Pirates had gone 14 innings without scoring a run, including Wednesday’s 16-0 loss to the Yankees. TRAINER’S ROOMReds: RHP Luis Cessa left the game with an apparent injury while pitching to Reynolds in the seventh inning. Reds: RHP Luis Castillo (3-4, 3.09) takes the mound in the opener of a three-game series against Tampa Bay.wftv.com
Reynolds 3 HRs, 6 RBIs as Pirates snap skid, beat Nationals
Pirates Nationals Baseball Pittsburgh Pirates' Bryan Reynolds celebrates his two-run homer during the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Wednesday, June 29, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON — (AP) — Bryan Reynolds hit a career-high three homers and drove in six runs, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Washington Nationals 8-7 on Wednesday. The six RBIs are a career high for Reynolds, who became the second Pirates player to homer three times in a game this season. Nationals: RHP Aníbal Sanchez (cervical nerve impingement) allowed two runs in 2 2/3 innings Tuesday in a rehab start for Triple-A Rochester. Nationals: Washington has Thursday off.wftv.com
Mikolas working on no-hitter through 8 for Cards vs Pirates
Pirates Cardinals Baseball St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Miles Mikolas (39) throws during the first inning in the second game of a baseball doubleheader against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Scott Kane) (Scott Kane)ST. LOUIS — (AP) — Miles Mikolas of the St. Louis Cardinals is pitching a no-hitter through eight innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the second game of a doubleheader Tuesday night. St. Louis leads 9-1. Cardinals second baseman Nolan Gorman made a diving stop in the fourth and an off-balance throw from the middle of the diamond in the sixth to prevent would-be hits. St. Louis won the opener of the day-night doubleheader 3-1, handing the Pirates their eighth straight loss.wftv.com
Strider fans 8, Braves top Pirates 4-2 for 9th straight win
Pirates Braves Baseball Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Spencer Strider (65) delivers in the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday, June 10, 2022, in Atlanta. Strider (2-2) allowed only four hits with eight strikeouts and one walk in 5 2/3 scoreless innings. Strider, making his first home start and only his third overall, pitched into the sixth inning for the first time. Contreras (1-1) had seven strikeouts, including four in his first pass through the Braves’ lineup, in his fourth start. Braves: Stephens stayed in after Reynolds’ grounder hit his right knee in the eighth.wftv.com
Cleaning up: Pirates beat Dodgers 8-4 for rare sweep of LA
The NL West-leading Dodgers lost their third in a row for the first time since dropping four straight from May 11-14 against the Pirates and Phillies. The scrappy Pirates turned four double plays and improved to 11-13 on the road with their first sweep of the Dodgers since Aug. 7-9, 2015. Mookie Betts had a two-run homer with two outs in the ninth for the Dodgers, who pounded out 12 hits. The Dodgers tied the game 1-all in the fourth on Chris Taylor’s RBI line-drive single that scored Trea Turner. The Dodgers loaded the bases in that inning, but the young Pirates turned their first double play of the game to squash the threat.wftv.com
Pirates agree to $13.5M. 2-year deal with All-Star Reynolds
Blue Jays Pirates Spring Baseball Pittsburgh Pirates' Bryan Reynolds tosses his bat after striking out during the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Friday, April 1, 2022, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) (Lynne Sladky)PITTSBURGH — (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates and All-Star center fielder Bryan Reynolds have avoided arbitration, agreeing to a two-year deal worth $13.5 million. The agreement, announced Thursday, will pay Reynolds $6.75 million per season. Reynolds and the Pirates were scheduled to go to arbitration after failing to come to an agreement on a one-year deal for 2022. Reynolds asked for $4.9 million, with Pittsburgh countering with $4.25 million. The 27-year-old Reynolds has blossomed with the Pirates after coming over in the January 2018 trade that sent center fielder Andrew McCutchen to San Francisco.wftv.com
AP Source: Pirates agree to 2-year deal with CF Reynolds
A person with knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press the deal runs through 2023 and will pay $6.75 million per season. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the deal was not announced. Reynolds and the Pirates were scheduled to go to arbitration after failing to come to an agreement on a one-year deal for 2022. Reynolds asked for $4.9 million, with Pittsburgh countering with $4.25 million. The 27-year-old Reynolds has blossomed with the Pirates after coming over in the January 2018 trade that sent center fielder Andrew McCutchen to San Francisco.wftv.com
Berhalter: US takes cold better than El Salvador, Honduras
They're playing in cold weather right now,” the U.S. coach said Friday. If it's tough for us, and we have guys playing in Europe in cold weather, what's it going to be like for Honduras, whose coming from Honduras mid-week, coming from 85-, 90-degree temperatures?" Wanting to minimize travel and draw a pro-U.S. crowd, Berhalter decided to avoid the Eastern seaboard and Florida. The field is going to be smooth,” Berhalter said of Minnesota. “If we don't bring him into this camp, he has no chance of playing in qualifiers,” Berhalter said.wftv.com
Schwindel's grand slam lifts Cubs over Pirates 11-8
Frank Schwindel hit a go-ahead grand slam, Matt Duffy homered twice, including a grand slam, and the Chicago Cubs outslugged the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday for an 11-8 win. With Chicago trailing 8-7 with two outs and the bases loaded in the seventh inning, Schwindel hit a curveball off reliever Nick Mears to the bleachers in center turn the game around. Duffy also had three hits and Jason Heyward also went deep as the Cubs won their sixth straight.news.yahoo.com
Kranick goes 5 perfect innings in MLB debut, Bucs top Cards
Pirates Cardinals Baseball Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Max Kranick throws during the second inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, June 27, 2021, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Joe Puetz) (Joe Puetz)ST. LOUIS — (AP) — Max Kranick pitched five perfect innings in his major league debut before a 64-minute rain delay forced him from the game, and the Pittsburgh Pirates went on to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-2 Sunday. Gregory Polanco and Ben Gamel each hit solo homers for the Pirates, who won have won six of nine following a season-high 10-game losing streak. St. Louis, which had three hits, has lost six of seven. Cardinals: LHP Wade LeBlanc (0-1, 6.75) will take on RHP Jake Faria (0-0, 4.50) on Monday in the first of a three-game series against Arizona in St. Louis.wftv.com
Davies, Pederson lead Cubs over Pirates 3-2, 4th win in row
Pirates Cubs Baseball Chicago Cubs' Joc Pederson, left, and Matt Duffy celebrate their win over the Pittsburgh Pirates after a baseball game Friday, May 7, 2021, in Chicago. Joc Pederson had three hits and an RBI for the Cubs, who were coming off a three-game sweep of the World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers. The right-hander could only chuckle as he got the Pirates first hit in the third. Martini, from suburban Crystal Lake, pinch hit for Davies in the seventh and flied out. UP NEXTPirates RHP Wil Crowe (0-1, 4.66) takes the mound against Cubs RHP Trevor Williams (2-2, 6.00) on Saturday.wftv.com
Scherzer faces deGrom in spring game, rematch on opening day
Scherzer will make his Nationals-record sixth opening day start April 1, facing the New York Mets in Washington. The original lineup released by Washington before the game featured a designated hitter; that was revised to include Scherzer batting for himself. DeGrom struck him out, part of his 4 2/3 scoreless innings with three hits and five Ks. YANKEES 8, BLUE JAYS 3Gerritt Cole struck out eight in five innings, allowing one run in his fourth spring start for New York. BRAVES 11, RAYS 1Atlanta starter Max Fried gave up three hits and struck out five over six innings.
Reynolds, Odunze receive US call-ups but not Hoppe
(Laurence Griffiths/Pool via AP)CHICAGO – Defender Bryan Reynolds received his first call-up to the U.S. national team after the 19-year-old made his debut for Roma last weekend. Chituru Odunze, an 18-year-old goalkeeper with Leicester, also could debut in exhibitions against Jamaica on March 25 at Wiener Neustadt, Austria, or three days later at Northern Ireland. Forward Matthew Hoppe, who has scored five goals for Schalke this season, was not called in for a possible debut. Germany), Luca de la Torre (Heracles, Netherlands), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy), Yunus Musah (Valencia, Spain), Owen Otasowie (Wolverhampton, England). Forwards: Daryl Dike (Barnsley, England), Nicholas Gioacchini (Caen, France), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea, England), Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund, Germany), Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen, Germany), Tim Weah (Lille, France).
LeMahieu HR ends inning, no more early exits for pitchers
Starter Zach Eflin pitched four shutout innings, allowing two hits and striking out four without a walk. ROCKIES 2, MARINERS 1Kyle Freeland allowed three hits in four shutout innings in his second start for Colorado, striking out four. Seattle's Marco Gonzales threw four shutout innings in his second start, allowing two hits while striking out four. Martín Pérez made his second start, allowing two hits and a walk in four scoreless innings. ATHLETICS 5, REDS 2 (7)Oakland lefty Sean Manaea struck out four in three innings, allowing one run and three hits.
Kuhl goes 7 sharp innings, Pirates beat slumping Cubs 7-0
(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)PITTSBURGH – Chad Kuhl pitched seven sharp innings and Colin Moran and Bryan Reynolds each homered in three-hit games in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 7-0 victory over the slumping Chicago Cubs on Thursday. Chicago’s magic number for clinching the NL Central remained two with three days left in the regular season. Chicago concludes its regular season this weekend with a three-game series at the crosstown White Sox, which begins Friday night. UP NEXTCubs: Visit the crosstown White Sox on Friday night to open a three-game series to end the regular season. Pirates: Start a three-game series against the Indians at Cleveland.
LEADING OFF: A's back in action after 4 virus postponements
Chicago Cubs' Yu Darvish throws in the first inning during a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. Oakland returns to the Coliseum as Jess Luzardo (2-1, 3.74 ERA) faces Fernando Tatis Jr. and the Padres. General manager David Forst said Mengden is asymptomatic and was placed on the 10-day injured list. CHECK HIMThe Astros will see how second Jose Altuves knee is feeling, a day after he made an early exit. Asked if his tribute is going to become a regular thing for the rest of the season, the typically low-key Reynolds provided a typically low-key response.