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Long, Mariners beat Pirates 6-5 in 11 innings for sweep

Sep. 19, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Seattle Mariners are on their way to finishing at the bottom of the AL West, but they plan to do more than merely play out the string over the final two weeks. "We've got a lot of young guys who are trying to make an impression," manager Scott Servais said. Among them is rookie Shed...

Lewis hits fifth homer in nine days, Mariners top Bucs 4-1

Sep. 18, 2019 11:16 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — After hitting four home runs in his first six games, Kyle Lewis finally hit a rough patch when he struck out four times in his last one. One day later, the Seattle Mariners' 24-year-old rookie right fielder went deep again. Lewis homered for the fifth time in eight major league games, and...

Police: Pirates' Vázquez attempted to have sex with minor

Sep. 18, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates closer Felipe Vázquez was being held Wednesday in a Pennsylvania jail on multiple felony charges after allegedly telling investigators he attempted to have sex with an underage girl during a meeting at her house in 2017. Vázquez is charged with statutory...

Mariners blank Pittsburgh after Pirates' Vázquez arrested

Sep. 17, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates' season has been going downhill since the All-Star break and it got even worse Tuesday night. Marco Gonzales allowed six hits in seven innings, Austin Nola and Omar Narvaez hit back-to-back home runs and the Seattle Mariners beat Pittsburgh 6-0 after Pirates...

Pirates closer Vázquez arrested on child sex charges

Sep. 17, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates closer Felipe Vázquez was arrested Tuesday on multiple felony charges, including statutory sexual assault, soliciting a child and pornography, and was placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball. Vázquez was taken into custody by Pennsylvania State...

Cubs' Rizzo sprains right ankle, set for MRI on Monday

Sep. 15, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Rizzo was helped off the field Sunday by a trainer and a teammate with a sprained right ankle, and Wrigley Field fell silent. With Chicago's postseason pursuit already hindered by a season-ending injury to shortstop Javier Báez, the team may now be without another star player....

Cubs' Rizzo exits with sprained right ankle

Sep. 15, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs slugger Anthony Rizzo left Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the third inning with a sprained right ankle. X-rays taken at Wrigley Field showed no broken bones. An MRI is scheduled for Monday to determine the severity of the injury. The first baseman suffered the...

Cubs set team HR record, clobber Pirates 14-1

Sep. 14, 2019 10:21 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — All of a sudden, the Chicago Cubs are locked in at the plate and looking like a confident, playoff-bound team again. Kris Bryant and rookie Nico Hoerner each homered among three hits, and the Cubs went deep four times to set a club record with 237 home runs as they pounded the Pittsburgh...

Rizzo's slam among 5 Cubs homers, Chicago rips Bucs 17-8

Sep. 13, 2019 11:40 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — After a rough start, Anthony Rizzo, Willson Contreras and the Chicago Cubs rebounded with an overwhelming response at the plate. Rizzo hit a grand slam, Contreras launched two long solo homers and the Cubs kept pace in the NL wild-card race with a 17-8 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on...

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,...