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Pirates GM asks MLB to allow re-entry after concussion tests

May. 26, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pirates general manager Neal Huntington wants Major League Baseball to consider changing its concussion assessment system to allow for player re-entry after exiting a game for concussion testing. Huntington offered the suggestion Sunday, a day after Pittsburgh catcher Francisco Cervelli...

Turner has 5 hits, Dodgers get 2 HBP RBIs to sweep Pirates

May. 26, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dodgers manager Dave Roberts' decision to give Justin Turner a breather Saturday paid off nicely. Not that the Pirates were putting up much of a fight. Turner had five hits after taking a rest, Joc Pederson homered during a six-run sixth inning that featured consecutive bases-loaded...

Top Pirates prospect Keller to debut Monday in doubleheader

May. 26, 2019 7:49 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Top pitching prospect Mitch Keller will make his major league debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates in a doubleheader Monday against the Cincinnati Reds. The 23-year-old Keller is being called upon to help a depleted rotation that has struggled without injured Jameson Taillon and Trevor...

Senior slated to graduate high school next week slain

May. 26, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities say gunfire in western Pennsylvania claimed the life of a high school senior scheduled to graduate next week. The Allegheny County medical examiner said 18-year-old Morgan Dunston died of a gunshot wound to the head just after 3 a.m. Friday in Pittsburgh. Police said she was...

Ryu's shutout streak ends; Dodgers still roll by Pirates 7-2

May. 26, 2019 1:26 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Hyun-Jin Ryu knew his scoreless streak wouldn't last forever. So when it finally came to an end at 32 innings against Pittsburgh, the Los Angeles Dodgers' veteran pitcher shrugged. "I wasn't really thinking about the streak to begin with," Ryu said. There were more pressing matters on...

Freese's grand slam powers Dodgers by Pirates 10-2

May. 25, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — David Freese stepped into the batter's box, heard the polite applause from the crowd at a ballpark he once called home and was surprised when the familiar strains of Tool's "Stinkfist" blasted through the speakers at PNC Park. The Pittsburgh Pirates played the song as a token of respect...

Overnight shootings in Pittsburgh leave 4 people wounded

May. 24, 2019 7:36 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A series of shootings in Pittsburgh have left four people wounded. The first occurred just before 3 a.m. Friday. Police responding to reports of shots fired in the Cultural District found a man shot in the back. He was taken to a hospital and was in stable condition. A short time later,...

Pirates slug 4 homers, beat Rockies 14-6

May. 23, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — After scoring just three runs in the first two games of their series with the Colorado Rockies, the Pittsburgh Pirates' offense broke out in a big way on Thursday, setting new season highs for runs scored and margin of victory in a 14-6 win. The offensive explosion was needed after the...

Penguins re-sign defenseman Chad Ruhwedel to 2-year deal

May. 23, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins are holding on to defenseman Chad Ruhwedel. The Penguins re-signed Ruhwedel to a two-year deal on Thursday that carries an average value of $700,000 a season. The 29-year-old Ruhwedel played in 18 games for the Penguins in 2018-19, scoring one goal and one assist...

Lawyer: Synagogue massacre suspect wants plea deal

May. 23, 2019 12:16 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The man charged in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre still wants to plead guilty in exchange for a life sentence, his lawyer said Thursday. Judy Clarke told a judge she hopes the case against Robert Bowers can be resolved without a trial. The 46-year-old truck driver wasn't in court....