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Pirates fire manager Clint Hurdle after 2nd half collapse

Sep. 29, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Clint Hurdle's booming voice and unrelenting optimism helped shake the Pittsburgh Pirates out of two decades of misery. His charisma gave the moribund franchise an identity, one that reconnected the club with a fan base worn down by a generation of losing. Yet over the years, as the core...

Cubs eliminated, then fall to Pirates for 8th straight loss

Sep. 26, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Chicago Cubs felt they were in the beginning stages of a dynasty three years ago. The Cubs ended a 108-year drought in 2016 by winning their first World Series since 1908. With a talented young core of hitters, Chicago thought it would be the first of multiple trips to the Fall...

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...

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...

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 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,...

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...