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Chavis stars with bat, defense, Pirates edge Cubs in 10

Jun. 23, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Michael Chavis hit a tying home run in the eighth before pulling off a defensive gem and delivering a game-ending single in the 10th, sending the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Chicago Cubs 8-7 Thursday. Chavis' solo homer, his seventh this season, made it 7-all...

Rivas slam, Happ and Wisdom homer, Cubs rout Pirates 14-5

Jun. 22, 2022 23:22 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ian Happ and Patrick Wisdom hit two-run homers early and Alfonso Rivas added a grand slam off a position player late as the Chicago Cubs routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 14-5 Wednesday night. Held to a total of two runs in the first two games of the series, Chicago...

Rookies Madris, Contreras lead Pirates to 7-1 win over Cubs

Jun. 21, 2022 23:11 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bligh Madris hit his first major league home run and fellow rookie Roansy Contreras pitched five solid innings to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night. Madris connected in the sixth for a solo shot to right-center...

Steelers add veteran DL Ogunjobi with 1-year contract

Jun. 21, 2022 20:56 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers signed veteran defensive end Larry Ogunjobi to a one-year deal on Tuesday, shoring up a position of need following Stephon Tuitt's retirement earlier this month. The 28-year-old Ogunjobi spent last season with the Cincinnati Bengals and had...

In Pittsburgh, Pirates' overhaul gains momentum by the day

Jun. 21, 2022 12:29 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Oneil Cruz untucked the No. 15 jersey hugging the shoulders of his wiry 6-foot-7 inch frame, turned his hat backward then flashed a smile that needed no translation. One of the biggest pieces — literally and metaphorically — of the revival that Pittsburgh...

Newly promoted Cruz, Madris spark Pirates, rout Cubs 12-1

Jun. 20, 2022 23:39 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Newly promoted Oneil Cruz drove in four runs and Bligh Madris got three hits in his major league debut, sparking the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 12-1 romp over the Chicago Cubs on Monday night. Both rookies were called up from Triple-A Indianapolis earlier in the day...

Squirrel chase briefly interrupts Cubs-Pirates game at PNC

Jun. 20, 2022 20:53 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Call it a squirrely move. The Chicago Cubs-Pittsburgh Pirates game was delayed for a few minutes in the bottom of the second inning Monday night when a squirrel ran on to the field at PNC Park. The squirrel appeared to enter from along the stands on...

Suwinski hits 3rd HR in bottom 9th, lifts Bucs over Giants

Jun. 19, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jack Suwinski hit his third homer of the game in the ninth inning, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates a 4-3, walk-off victory over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep. The rookie drove a slider from side-arming Tyler Rogers (0-3) to right for...

Crawford, Giants pounce on shaky Pirates bullpen in 7-5 win

Jun. 18, 2022 21:11 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The San Francisco Giants don't overwhelm with their bats. Or their pitching. Or their defense. Their margin of error isn't quite as wide as the two rivals they are trying to chase down in the loaded NL West. That's fine with manager Gabe Kapler, who is happy to...

Rodón dominates as surging Giants top reeling Pirates 2-0

Jun. 17, 2022 23:15 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Carlos Rodón walked off the mound and into the San Francisco Giants dugout after eight nearly spotless innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night prepared for a conversation about whether he'd get a chance at walking back onto the field for the ninth. ...