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Keller shines, Pirates end 6-game skid, tag Davies, Cubs 8-2

Apr. 10, 2021 22:42 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mitch Keller's stuff has never been in question. It's a lack of command that sometimes handcuff the pitcher the Pittsburgh Pirates view as one of the cornerstones of what they're trying to build around. The 25-year-old has been searching for it all...

Catching No-Nos: Padres' Caratini an MLB 1st with 2nd in row

Apr. 10, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Victor Caratini is a no-no catcher. When hometown pitcher Joe Musgrove threw the first no-hitter for the San Diego Padres in their franchise history, Caratini became the first MLB catcher to be behind the plate for consecutive no-hitters in the...

Acuña's 4 hits, including HR, lead Braves past Phillies 8-1

Apr. 09, 2021 23:26 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. and the Atlanta Braves put on quite a show for their first home crowd since 2019. Acuña had four hits, including a long two-run homer that gave Atlanta the lead, and made a leaping catch to support Charlie Morton's six strong innings,...

Longtime Pirates usher Phil Coyne dies at 102

Apr. 09, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Phil Coyne, who spent more than 80 years ushering Pittsburgh Pirates fans to their seats through varying stages of success and failure by the team, has died. He was 102. The team said Coyne died Friday. No cause of death was given. ...

Cubs break out of slump, slip by reeling Pirates 4-2

Apr. 08, 2021 18:01 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Craig Kimbrel's two-year journey through the wilderness appears to be over. The seven-time All-Star stuff is back. And the Chicago Cubs closer used every bit of it while finishing off the reeling Pittsburgh Pirates in a 4-2 win on Thursday to become...

Wolf: Vaccine 'winning' against virus despite state surge

Apr. 07, 2021 22:28 PM EDT

Pennsylvania is “winning” the race to contain a recent spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations thanks to its accelerating vaccine rollout, the governor said Wednesday, as state officials sought to address what they view as the pandemic’s next big challenge — persuading stragglers...

Husband of high court candidate begins prison sentence

Apr. 06, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The husband of a Pennsylvania appellate judge who is running for the state's highest court began serving a prison sentence Tuesday in a long-running case involving taking money from an elderly woman's trust fund to benefit several political campaigns and a charity...

Man pleads to manslaughter in deaths of 2 found after fire

Apr. 05, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the deaths of two men authorities say he fought with and whose bodies were found after a Pittsburgh house fire more than three years ago. Court documents indicate that 61-year-old Vincent Smith also...

Arrieta makes triumphant return as Cubs beat Pirates 5-1

Apr. 03, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Jake Arrieta pitched six solid innings in a triumphant return to the Cubs, Kris Bryant and Jason Heyward homered, and Chicago beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1 on Saturday afternoon. Arrieta (1-0) got a warm reception prior to the game, then gave up just...

Man, 43, killed in industrial accident at plant, police say

Apr. 03, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An industrial accident claimed the life of a worker in western Pennsylvania, authorities said. Allegheny County police said emergency personnel were called shortly after 10:30 a.m. Friday to Alpha Aeromatics in O'Hara Township. ...