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Musgrove sharp, Stallings homers as Pirates top Giants 4-2

Sep. 12, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Joe Musgrove made some adjustments to his delivery, and he's enjoying the results. Musgrove pitched five shutout innings and hit a triple, Jacob Stallings homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the San Francisco Giants 4-2 on Thursday. The Pirates took three of four in the series,...

Pirates take fight to Giants, Vázquez closes out 27th save

Sep. 12, 2019 1:32 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Through a long, losing season, the Pittsburgh Pirates have learned to celebrate each other for even the small accomplishments and try to push forward from the times of turmoil — like this week's embarrassing clubhouse fight between a pair of relief pitchers. Felipe Vázquez...

Cueto dazzles in season debut, Giants beat Pirates 5-4

Sep. 11, 2019 1:55 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Cap on backward, Johnny Cueto punctuated his pitches with confident head shakes and fist pumps. "Dia De Cueto," read the sign held by one of his sons. The Day of Cueto, indeed. Cueto dazzled over five shutout innings in his long-awaited season debut for San Francisco, showing he can...

Pirates' Crick has finger surgery after clubhouse fight

Sep. 11, 2019 1:53 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pirates right-hander Kyle Crick required season-ending surgery on the index finger of his pitching hand after he was injured in a clubhouse fight with fellow reliever Felipe Vázquez. Crick said punches were thrown and that the first punch was thrown by Vázquez, who declined...

Reynolds delivers vs former team, Pirates rally past SF 6-4

Sep. 10, 2019 2:30 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bryan Reynolds finally made it to San Francisco, and he delivered. Reynolds hit a go-ahead single against his former team during a four-run rally in the ninth inning that sent the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-4 win over the Giants on Monday night. Down 4-2, the Pirates used three...

Flaherty dazzles again, Cardinals drop Pirates 2-0

Sep. 8, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jack Flaherty always had the tools. Figuring out how to put them together has been the challenge for the 23-year-old pitcher since the former first-round pick arrived in St. Louis two years ago. While Flaherty is sketchy on specifics about what what exactly he changed heading into the...

Ozuna leads Wainwright, Cardinals over Pirates 10-1

Sep. 7, 2019 11:41 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Marcell Ozuna knew he found something in the first inning. He battled for eight pitches before getting ahold of a fastball, only to see it fly right to Pirates left fielder Bryan Reynolds. The next time up, Ozuna put it all together. He hit a three-run homer to break out of his slump, and...

Frazier, Bell help rally Pirates past Cardinals 9-4

Sep. 6, 2019 11:50 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — St. Louis' bullpen is a big reason why it leads the NL Central. It just didn't work so well Friday night. Adam Frazier capped Pittsburgh's six-run seventh inning with a two-run triple, and the Pirates rallied for a 9-4 victory over the Cardinals. St. Louis relievers were tagged for eight...

Got you, bro: Brian Moran K's brother Colin in MLB debut

Sep. 6, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brian Moran waited 10 years to make his major league debut. As he began pitching to his younger brother Colin, he realized he wouldn't have wanted it any other way. Brian struck out Colin, becoming the first player in big league history to make his debut while facing his brother on the...

Diaz, Reynolds rally Pirates past Marlins 6-5 in 9th

Sep. 4, 2019 11:20 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bryan Reynolds has a chance to make history, though he isn't making a big deal about it. Reynolds' two-run bloop single capped a three-run ninth inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied for a 6-5 victory over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday. A 2-for-5 night boosted the outfielder's average...