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Corbin pitches 8 scoreless, Nationals beat Pirates 11-1

Aug. 21, 2019 11:37 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Patrick Corbin gave the Nationals another stellar outing in his first season in Washington. Corbin, signed to a six-year, $140 million deal last winter, pitched eight scoreless innings to remain unbeaten in more than two months, and Asdrúbal Cabrera had a three-run home run in a...

Pirates place Chris Archer on IL with shoulder inflammation

Aug. 21, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chris Archer has been placed on the 10-day injured list with right shoulder inflammation, one day after being removed following the first inning of his start against the Washington Nationals. Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said Archer will not throw for at least a week,...

Marte hits 3-run HR in eighth, Pirates top Nationals 4-1

Aug. 20, 2019 11:37 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — After having little success in his first three times up, Starling Marte came up in the eighth inning with two men on base and the score tied. This time, Stephen Strasburg wasn't on the mound and Marte took advantage. Marte hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer off reliever Daniel Hudson and...

Nationals continue onslaught with 4 HRs, pound Pirates 13-0

Aug. 19, 2019 11:47 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Nationals are on a hot streak at the plate that defies explanation. "If anyone knew the answer to that, they could write a book and make millions of dollars," Adam Eaton said. The onslaught continued Monday night when Asdrúbal Cabrera hit the last of Washington's four home runs...

Quintana, Rizzo lead Cubs past Pirates 7-1 at LLWS

Aug. 19, 2019 1:12 AM EDT

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — José Quintana, Anthony Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs put on quite a show. The grinning Little Leaguers soaked in every moment. Quintana pitched seven crisp innings, Rizzo hit a two-run homer and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-1 on Sunday night in the MLB Little...

LEADING OFF: Cubs-Pirates in Williamsport, CC faces Indians

Aug. 18, 2019 2:59 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: LITTLE BIG LEAGUE Kris Bryant and the Chicago Cubs take on Josh Bell and the Pittsburgh Pirates in prime time at the MLB Little League Classic in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Cubs left-hander José Quintana (10-7, 4.11 ERA) is 6-0 in eight starts since his...

Bryant homers, Cubs win 2-0 as Pirates strand 11

Aug. 17, 2019 10:39 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kris Bryant heard a voice from the crowd just before he homered to put the Chicago Cubs ahead in the seventh inning Saturday. After committing an error at third base each of the previous two innings, Bryant watched Steven Brault lift his leg. That's when he could just make out what a fan...

Newman hits RBI single in 9th, lifts Pirates past Cubs 3-2

Aug. 16, 2019 11:40 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kevin Newman felt the entire crowd on his side when he stepped to the plate in the ninth inning of a tie game. Pinch-hitter Cole Tucker drew a bases-loaded walk and Newman hit an RBI single, all with two out, as the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied to beat the Cubs 3-2 on Friday night. Tucker...

Pujols sets career hit mark for foreign-born players in win

Aug. 15, 2019 12:40 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols doesn't want to talk about his growing list of accomplishments until his career comes to an end. That leaves the task to the rest of baseball, and they are running out of ways to describe Pujols' illustrious time in the game. Pujols had two...

Pirates' Taillon has elbow surgery, will miss 2020 season

Aug. 14, 2019 8:16 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Fresh off his first full season in the majors, Jameson Taillon seemed to be on the brink of big things for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Instead, a forearm injury sidetracked him in May and then again in July. And now, his future is even more uncertain. Taillon will miss the 2020 season after...