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LEADING OFF: Nats, Cards open NLCS, Yanks-Astros set in ALCS

Oct. 11, 2019 2:19 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: WELCOME TO THE NLCS The Washington Nationals play in the NL Championship Series for the first time, taking on St. Louis at Busch Stadium. Aníbal Sánchez starts for the Nats against Miles Mikolas. Both teams won a deciding Game 5 on the road in the NL...

Phillies fire manager Gabe Kapler in hyped season gone wrong

Oct. 10, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gabe Kapler took the fall for the Philadelphia Phillies. He was fired Thursday, nearly two weeks after a disappointing finish to a season of big expectations highlighted by Bryce Harper's arrival. Kapler went 161-163 in two years, his team unable to deliver following its offseason...

Pirates fire pitching coach Searage, bench coach Prince

Oct. 3, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have fired pitching coach Ray Searage and bench coach Tom Prince. The club announced the decision Thursday. The moves came four days after the team fired manager Clint Hurdle. The Pirates slumped to a 69-93 finish in 2019 due in part to injuries that ravaged the...

Reds take only small steps in 6th straight losing season

Sep. 30, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The bases were loaded and the 27,774 fans were on their feet begging for a hit that would allow retiring broadcaster Marty Brennaman to proclaim one final, glorious time: "This one belongs to the Reds!" It never happened. Jose Peraza flied out routinely to end the eighth-inning rally,...

Stormy 2019 forces Pirates to head into new direction

Sep. 30, 2019 11:58 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jameson Taillon didn't throw a pitch after May 1. Felipe Vázquez headed to his second All-Star Game in July. By September, he was in jail . Clint Hurdle, who spearheaded a renaissance earlier in the decade, went into the last day of a lost season talking enthusiastically about the...

LEADING OFF: Skippers on the hot seat, playoff teams ailing

Sep. 29, 2019 9:53 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Monday: HOT SEAT The day after the regular season can be dicey for managers — a lot of teams like to make changes. A couple of clubs got a head start on their winter plans Sunday, with the Cubs announcing Joe Maddon wouldn't be back and the Pirates firing Clint...

Pirates fire manager Clint Hurdle after 2nd half collapse

Sep. 29, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Clint Hurdle's booming voice and unrelenting optimism helped shake the Pittsburgh Pirates out of two decades of misery. His charisma gave the moribund franchise an identity, one that reconnected the club with a fan base worn down by a generation of losing. Yet over the years, as the core...

Hurdle fired, Reds beat Pirates 3-1 in season finale

Sep. 29, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pirates will head into the offseason searching for a new voice after firing Clint Hurdle. The Cincinnati Reds may have found theirs during a season that offered tangible proof that years of rebuilding might finally be producing forward momentum. The evidence came in a 3-1 victory over...

Pittsburgh Pirates announce they have fired manager Clint Hurdle

Sep. 29, 2019 1:56 PM EDT
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates announce they have fired manager Clint Hurdle.

Iglesias lifts Reds to 4-2 win over Pirates in 12 innings

Sep. 29, 2019 1:45 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — R.J. Alaniz didn't hesitate when asked if he was more excited about getting his first career hit or victory. "The hit," said the Cincinnati Reds rookie relief pitcher, who hadn't even taken batting practice since his senior of high school 10 years ago. "Definitely the hit. Just see the...