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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...

St. Louis Cardinals' Dylan Carlson celebrates as he heads to the dugout after hitting a three-run home run off Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Chris Stratton during the sixth inning of the second baseball game of a doubleheader in Pittsburgh, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Cardinals sweep Pirates to gain ground in playoff push

Sep. 18, 2020 11:33 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dylan Carlson's first taste of the big leagues didn't go as planned. The St. Louis Cardinals' top prospect hit just .169 in 23 games before being sent to the team's alternate camp earlier this month in hopes of finding a reset. Consider it done. The 21-year-old outfielder drilled a...

Cincinnati Reds' Tucker Barnhart (16) celebrates with Shogo Akiyama (4) after hitting a home run during the second inning of the team's baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Cincinnati, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

Reds inch closer to playoffs with 4-1 win over Pirates

Sep. 15, 2020 10:37 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Tucker Barnhart hit a home run and Brian Goodwin prevented one with a leaping catch as the Cincinnati Reds extended their winning streak to a season-high four games with a 4-1 victory Tuesday night over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Michael Lorenzen (2-1) looked sharp in a spot start, helping...

Cincinnati Reds' Shogo Akiyama, left, celebrates a three-run home run by Mike Moustakas, right, in the fifth inning during a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Cincinnati, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Moustakas homers as Reds sweep Pirates with 9-4 win

Sep. 14, 2020 11:31 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Mike Moustakas hit a big three-run homer in the fifth inning, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-4 on Monday night for a doubleheader sweep. Moustakas drove in Shogo Akiyama and Eugenio Suárez with a two-out shot to center off Nik Turley (0-2). Pittsburgh had just...

Chicago White Sox's Nick Madrigal (1) is tagged out by Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Jacob Stallings while attempting to score on a single by Tim Anderson during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. Watching is umpire Jeremie Rehak. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Error in ninth inning gives Pirates 5-4 win over White Sox

Sep. 9, 2020 12:06 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pinch-runner Jason Martin scored the winning run on catcher Yasmani Grandal’s error in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied for a 5-4 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night. With the score tied at 4, the Pirates loaded the bases with none...

Chicago Cubs' Willson Contreras, right, and Nico Hoerner celebrate after both scored on a single by Anthony Rizzo off Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Derek Holland during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. The Cubs won 8-2. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Baez and Hendricks lead Cubs over Pirates.

Sep. 3, 2020 12:33 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Javier Baez hit a three-run home run and Kyle Hendricks pitched one-run ball over six innings Wednesday night to lead the Chicago Cubs to an 8-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Baez connected in the fourth inning to put Chicago in front 3-1. The blast carried 443 feet to the back set...

Chicago Cubs' Ian Happ, right, is greeter by on-deck batter Kris Bryant, left, after hitting a solo home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Happ spoils Hayes' debut, leads Cubs past Pirates 8-7

Sep. 2, 2020 1:36 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ke'Bryan Hayes fit just about everything he could into his major league debut. The third base prospect hit a tying homer for Pittsburgh in the eighth inning. He struck out with the winning run on second in the ninth. He executed a textbook slide to pull his team even in the 10th. ...

Pittsburgh Pirates' Josh Bell hits a two-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Bell, Polanco homer off Woodruff as Pirates beat Brewers 5-1

Aug. 30, 2020 6:44 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates slugger Josh Bell has joked for years during batting practice at Miller Park about hitting the promotional vehicle parked well above the wall in right-center field. Bell finally did it Sunday. His towering shot in the fourth inning put the Pirates ahead for good in a 5-1...

Colorado Rockies' Charlie Blackmon doubles against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

LEADING OFF: Blackmon hitting .500; Clevinger, Plesac halted

Aug. 12, 2020 3:33 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: BLISTERING BLACKMON Charlie Blackmon raised his batting average to an amazing .500 with three more hits in Colorado's 8-7 win over Arizona. After starting out the year 0 for 9, Blackmon has hit in 15 straight games. He’s 34 for 68 through 17 games in the...