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LEADING OFF: Rays' Brandon Lowe swings into action at Fenway

Oct. 10, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ COMFORT ZONE J.D. Martinez, Kiké Hernandez and the Boston Red Sox certainly will be glad to be back home for Game 3 of the AL Division Series against the Rays with the...

LEADING OFF: Rays' Brandon Lowe swings into action at Fenway

Oct. 09, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Sunday: ___ COMFORT ZONE J.D. Martinez, Kiké Hernandez and the Boston Red Sox certainly will be glad to be back home for Game 3 of the AL Division Series against the Rays with the...

Pirates dismiss 3B coach Joey Cora after 5 seasons

Oct. 09, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have dismissed third base coach Joey Cora after five seasons at the post. The Pirates announced the move Saturday, less than a week after they finished 61-101 and last in the NL Central. “We would like to...

Pirates GM Cherington: "seeds" planted to grow future winner

Oct. 05, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Ben Cherington believes the franchise is starting to take the shape he envisioned when he took over two years ago. You just need to know where to look. And yes, he knows at the moment it's not the “win/loss”...

Pirates see signs of progress amid another dismal finish

Oct. 04, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Derek Shelton believes the Pittsburgh Pirates are already winning in the clubhouse. “I’m really proud of the culture we’ve created here,” Shelton said after his second year as manager ended the same as the first, with Pittsburgh a distant fifth...

Votto hits 36th homer, Reds top Pirates 6-3 in season finale

Oct. 03, 2021 19:39 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The hangover from being officially eliminated from the playoffs last week threatened to blunt the significant strides the Cincinnati Reds made in 2021. One big gut check by rookie pitcher Reiver Sanmartin and one last big swing from Joey Votto instead...

Reynolds' four hits power Pirates to 8-6 win over Reds

Oct. 02, 2021 23:22 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bryan Reynolds had four hits, raising his batting average above .300, to help the Pittsburgh Pirates rally from a five-run deficit and beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-6 on Saturday night. He had a double and triple and is hitting .302 on the season. The...

Tucker makes great grab, hits grand slam, Pirates beat Reds

Oct. 01, 2021 23:02 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh second baseman Cole Tucker made a spectacular diving catch, then hit his first career grand slam to cap an eight-run rally in the eighth inning that sent the Pirates over the Cincinnati Reds 9-2 on Friday night. Tucker’s slam off Dauri...

Steele cruises, Cubs send Pirates to 100th loss in 9-0 rout

Sep. 30, 2021 22:09 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Justin Steele breezed through seven shutout innings and the Chicago Cubs scored six runs in the second inning Thursday night, beating Pittsburgh 9-0 and sending the Pirates to their 100th loss of the season. Steele (4-4) struck out seven and gave up...

Rodón returns as White Sox beat Reds for 4th straight win

Sep. 30, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Carlos Rodón made the most of the stuff he had. That was enough for manager Tony La Russa. Rodón pitched five scoreless innings in a closely watched start ahead of the playoffs, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-1 on Wednesday night....