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Pittsburgh Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes rounds third base after hitting a solo home run off Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks during the first inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Hayes' sparkling arrival gives Pirates something to build on

Sep. 28, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates began 2020 with plenty of questions. The truncated 60-game schedule provided few answers save for one: Ke'Bryan Hayes can play. Really, really play. The rookie third baseman's splashy debut — one that finished with a flourish thanks to an eight-game hitting...

Cleveland Indians' Jose Ramirez watches his double off Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Nik Turley during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Cleveland, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

Indians rally past Pirates, will host Yankees in playoffs

Sep. 27, 2020 8:19 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians are staying home for the first round of the postseason — and the New York Yankees are coming to town. Carlos Santana had four RBIs and delivered a go-ahead, two-run double in the seventh inning as the Indians rallied for an 8-6 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates...

Pittsburgh Pirates' Colin Moran (19) celebrates with Jacob Stallings (58) and Ke'Bryan Hayes (13) after hitting a three-run home run off Cleveland Indians pitcher Aaron Civale during the fourth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Indians' playoff positioning hurt by 8-0 loss to Pirates

Sep. 26, 2020 11:24 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians will have one eye on the field and one eye on the scoreboard on the final day of the regular season. Cleveland suffered a setback in its bid to host a first-round playoff series and had its six-game winning streak snapped with an 8-0 loss to Joe Musgrove and the major...

Cleveland Indians' Cesar Hernandez, center, is mobbed by Austin Hedges (17), Carlos Santana (41) and Jose Ramirez (11) after hitting a winning single off Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Chris Stratton during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Walk away: Indians rally again, keep AL Central hopes alive

Sep. 25, 2020 11:32 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Once again, the Indians grabbed water bottles, poured from the dugout and danced around the infield grass like little kids at recess. Walk-off week rolls on. César Hernández ripped an RBI double into the right-field corner with two outs in the ninth inning as Cleveland rallied...

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Mitch Keller delivers against the Cleveland Indians during the first inning of a baseball game, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Pirates' Keller pulled 5 no-hit innings, Indians bunt in 7th

Sep. 25, 2020 9:42 PM EDT

Pittsburgh Pirates starter Mitch Keller was pulled after five innings despite not allowing a hit — and walking eight — against the Cleveland Indians on Friday night. After Keller left, the Indians got their first hit with one out in the seventh on a bunt single by Delino DeShields off reliever Sam...

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...

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jack Flaherty delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/David Dermer) Pennsylvania

Molina homers, Flaherty fans 11 as Cardinals top Pirates 2-1

Sep. 20, 2020 7:39 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Yadier Molina hit a two-run homer and Jack Flaherty struck out 11 as the St. Louis Cardinals kept their hold on a postseason spot with a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday. Molina’s home run to the bleachers in left field came in the seventh inning off Derek Holland...

CORRECTS TO SINGLE, INSTEAD OF DOUBLE - St. Louis Cardinals' Harrison Bader celebrates with Paul Goldschmidt after scoring on a single by Tommy Edman during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

O'Neill ends no-hit bid, Cardinals rally past Pirates 5-4

Sep. 19, 2020 11:05 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tyler O’Neill hit a two-run double to end a no-hit bid started by Pittsburgh’s Mitch Keller, and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied to beat the Pirates 5-4 Saturday night. Keller threw 84 pitches over six no-hit innings and was pulled from the game leading 4-0, but the...

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...