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Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez, right, hits a winning single during the 11th inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Chicago, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Báez's single in 11th gives Cubs 2-1 win over Pirates

Aug. 2, 2020 8:10 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Javier Báez singled through a drawn-in infield in the 11th inning, scoring David Bote from third base and giving the Chicago Cubs a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday. Bote, who made the last out in the 10th, started the inning on second base as mandated by Major League...

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Yu Darvish, of Japan, throws against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Friday, July 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Darvish shines as Chicago Cubs beat Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3

Aug. 1, 2020 1:20 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Yu Darvish and Craig Kimbrel looked like they did at the end of last year. Talk about a mixed bag for the Chicago Cubs. Darvish pitched six shutout innings, Jason Heyward hit a key two-run single and the Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3 on Friday night. Darvish allowed two hits, struck...

Pittsburgh Pirates manager Derek Shelton, left, stands on the dugout steps during the team's intrasquad baseball game at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Monday, July 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Reset button; Pirates enter 2020 with new leadership, energy

Jul. 14, 2020 2:01 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — New Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Ben Cherington and manager Derek Shelton have used a lot of words to describe the situation they inherited then they arrived last fall. The word “rebuild” has not escaped their mouths even once. A “rebuild” hints a...