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NFL reaches West Coast, is fairly stable despite war in '40s

Oct. 4, 2019 10:31 AM EDT

A look at the NFL's third decade, the 1940s: FRANCHISES The NFL reached the West Coast for the first time when the defending champion Cleveland Rams moved to Los Angeles for the 1946 season. After stabilizing for the first time in the late 1930s, the league was mostly unchanged in its third decade except for...

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...

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...

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...

Newman homers twice as Pirates rally past Reds 6-5

Sep. 27, 2019 11:56 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Last September was a nightmare for Kevin Newman. This one is going much better. Newman hit a two-run homer with two out in the ninth inning to give the Pittsburgh Pirates a 6-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night. Jake Elmore set up Newman's game-ending swing with a leadoff...

Brewers beat Reds 5-3, extend winning streak to 7 games

Sep. 27, 2019 1:20 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Orlando Arcia doubled with the bases loaded, and the Milwaukee Brewers shook off the fizz from their playoffs-clinching celebration to close on the NL Central lead Thursday, beating the Cincinnati Reds 5-3 for their seventh straight victory. The Brewers earned at least a wild card with a...

Pirates beat Chicago 9-5, extend Cubs' skid to 9 games

Sep. 26, 2019 11:33 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joe Musgrove finished his season on a good note and then made a young boy happy. Musgrove pitched three-hit ball through six innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat Chicago 9-5 on Thursday night and extended the Cubs' losing streak to nine games. Musgrove (11-12) was charged with three...