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Pirates closer Vázquez arrested on child sex charges

Sep. 17, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates closer Felipe Vázquez was arrested Tuesday on multiple felony charges, including statutory sexual assault, soliciting a child and pornography, and was placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball. Vázquez was taken into custody by Pennsylvania State...

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...

Home run robbers get praise - and swag for spectacular plays

Aug. 20, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

It was late in the 2015 season when Baltimore's Manny Machado smoked a pitch from Tampa Bay's Chris Archer into center field at Camden Yards. Kevin Kiermaier sprinted to the wall, turned and leaped high above it before reaching back and snatching the ball . He banged off the wall and landed on his feet with the...

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...

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...

Bell's HR, 3 RBIs help Pirates take down Angels 10-7

Aug. 14, 2019 3:04 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates slugger Josh Bell has pulled himself out of a recent slump with some extra film study and a return to better habits as a hitter. Not only has he found his form, Bell helped the floundering Pirates find their footing. Bell homered and had three RBIs to help the...

Goldschmidt, Ozuna spark rally, Cardinals beat Pirates 6-2

Aug. 10, 2019 12:29 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Marcell Ozuna regained his swing in time to be in the middle of a breakout rally by the St. Louis Cardinals. Paul Goldschmidt hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning, Ozuna followed with a two-run homer and the Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-2 on Friday night. Goldschmidt's...