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Pittsburgh Pirates outfielders, from left, Jared Oliva, Bryan Reynolds and Gregory Polanco (25) celebrate the final out of a 7-0 win over the Chicago Cubs in a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Kuhl goes 7 sharp innings, Pirates beat slumping Cubs 7-0

Sep. 24, 2020 5:15 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — 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. Kuhl (2-3) retired the first nine batters and had a no-hitter until Anthony Rizzo doubled to...

Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo, right, celebrates with Kyle Schwarber (12) as he returns to the dugout after hitting a two-run home run off Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Sam Howard during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Cubs clinch playoff spot, Pirates win on Stallings HR in 9th

Sep. 22, 2020 11:08 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Chicago Cubs clinched a playoff spot under rookie manager David Ross, returning to the postseason after a one-year absence despite losing to the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 Tuesday night on a walk-off home run by Jacob Stallings. The NL Central-leading Cubs were assured a spot in the...

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, file photo, Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jose Quintana delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh. Quintana is back in time to help the Cubs’ playoff push. The NL Central-leading Cubs will activate the veteran left-handed pitcher and start him against the Pirates. Injuries have dogged Quintana for much of the season. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Lester cruises, Schwarber responds as Cubs top Pirates 5-0

Sep. 21, 2020 11:12 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kyle Schwarber found the quickest way to get back in his manager's good graces: hit the ball hard and deliver in the clutch. Done and done. The Chicago Cubs left fielder responded to a very public benching by first-year manager David Ross by doubling twice and driving in two insurance...

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Steven Brault delivers during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Steven Brault 2-hits Cardinals, ending Pirates' 8-game skid

Sep. 17, 2020 10:40 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Steven Brault pitched a two-hitter for his first career complete game, Gregory Polanco hit a three-run homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates snapped an eight-game skid with a 5-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night. St. Louis dropped to third place in the NL Central, 6 1/2...

Cincinnati Reds' Joey Votto, back left, Freddy Galvis, second from left, Mike Moustakas, middle, and Jose Garcia celebrate after the Reds defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0 in a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Castillo pitches Reds to 1-0 win, four-game sweep of Pirates

Sep. 16, 2020 10:26 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati’s Luis Castillo pitched a masterful seven innings, Shogo Akiyama drove in the game’s only run, and the Reds moved into a virtual tie for second place in the National League Central Division with a 1-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night. Castillo...

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Kris Bubic throws during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Bubic earns 1st MLB win, Royals beat Pirates for 4th in row

Sep. 12, 2020 12:19 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kris Bubic worked hard through five innings to earn his first major league win as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 Friday night for their fourth straight victory. Bubic (1-5), the second of four pitchers from the first round of the 2018 draft to debut for...

Pittsburgh Pirates, all wearing Roberto Clemente's No. 21 for Roberto Clemente Day, watch a tribute to the Pirates Hall of Fame right fielder before the team's baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

McCann homers twice, White Sox top Pirates on Clemente Day

Sep. 9, 2020 11:36 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates spent the day honoring Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente. The organization participated in acts of community service. The players all wore Clemente's famous No. 21, the first time a Pirates player donned that number since Clemente's death 48 years ago. There was an...

Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Luis Castillo delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Pirates get to Bauer, earn doubleheader split with Reds

Sep. 4, 2020 10:47 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates knew they weren't going to get many chances against Cincinnati's Trevor Bauer. Thanks in large part to an influx of speed they've received over the last week, they didn't let their limited opportunities go to waste. Rookie third baseman Ke'Bryan Hayes scored from...

Pittsburgh Pirates' Bryan Reynolds (10) celebrates with Cole Tucker (3) in front of Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras, after hitting a three-run home run off starting pitcher Alec Mills during the third inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

New father Reynolds homers as Pirates top Cubs 6-2

Sep. 3, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — First-time father Bryan Reynolds hit a three-run homer in his return from paternity leave to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates past the Chicago Cubs 6-2 on Thursday. Reynolds, who along with wife Blair welcomed son Reese on Monday, sent a drive off Alec Mills (3-3) into the seats in right field...

Cincinnati Reds' Shogo Akiyama reacts to scoring the game winning run on a walk-off RBI single by Joey Votto in the ninth inning during a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in Cincinnati, Wednesday, Sep. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Votto single in ninth lifts Reds to 4-3 win over Cardinals

Sep. 2, 2020 10:51 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joey Votto’s single in the bottom of the ninth inning drove in Shogo Akiyama with the winning run as the Cincinnati Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 on Wednesday night. Facing Giovanny Gallegos (1-1), Akiyama and Curt Casali walked with one out and Votto delivered a sharp line...