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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, file photo, Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jose Quintana delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh. Quintana is back in time to help the Cubs’ playoff push. The NL Central-leading Cubs will activate the veteran left-handed pitcher and start him against the Pirates. Injuries have dogged Quintana for much of the season. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Lester cruises, Schwarber responds as Cubs top Pirates 5-0

Sep. 21, 2020 10:21 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jon Lester scattered four hits over six innings and the Chicago Cubs inched closer to their first NL Central title since 2017 with a 5-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night. Lester (3-2) struck out one and walked one in his first victory since Aug. 11. He retired the first...

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, file photo, Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jose Quintana delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh. Quintana is back in time to help the Cubs’ playoff push. The NL Central-leading Cubs will activate the veteran left-handed pitcher and start him against the Pirates. Injuries have dogged Quintana for much of the season. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Cubs plan to activate P Quintana for start against Pirates

Sep. 21, 2020 7:43 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — José Quintana is back in time to help the Chicago Cubs' playoff push. The NL Central-leading Cubs plan to activate the left-hander on Tuesday and start him against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Injuries have dogged Quintana for much of the season. He's appeared in just two games, both out...

2-0 or 0-2? Steelers, Roethlisberger eye improvement

Sep. 21, 2020 2:14 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Judging by the tone of Ben Roethlisberger's voice, it was hard to tell if the Pittsburgh Steelers are 2-0 or 0-2. No matter how the questions were framed following a 26-21 victory over Denver on Sunday that gave the Steelers their best start since 2017, the club's longtime quarterback...

The Latest: Butker's FG lifts Chiefs to OT win over Chargers

Sep. 20, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

The Latest on Week 2 in the NFL (all times EDT): ___ 7:50 p.m. Harrison Butker made a 58-yard field goal in overtime, lifting the Kansas City Chiefs to a 23-20 win over the Los Angeles Chargers. Butker kicked the ball through the uprights three times at the end of the game on Sunday. A false start negated a...

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jack Flaherty delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/David Dermer) Pennsylvania

Molina homers, Flaherty fans 11 as Cardinals top Pirates 2-1

Sep. 20, 2020 7:39 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Yadier Molina hit a two-run homer and Jack Flaherty struck out 11 as the St. Louis Cardinals kept their hold on a postseason spot with a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday. Molina’s home run to the bleachers in left field came in the seventh inning off Derek Holland...

Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Bud Dupree (48) forces a fumble by Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock (3) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Pittsburgh. The Steelers recovered the fumble and Lock was injured on the play. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Here we go again? Lock, Broncos in a familiar spot

Sep. 20, 2020 6:46 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Drew Lock is getting a sense of deja vu. So are the Denver Broncos. And not in a good way. The second-year quarterback's status is uncertain after his right shoulder was driven into the ground in the first quarter of a 26-21 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. Lock was scrambling...

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool (11) crosses the goal line for a touchdown on an 84-yard play during the first half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Steelers knock out Lock, hold off Driskel, Broncos 26-21

Sep. 20, 2020 6:07 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A game seemingly in hand suddenly on the cusp of slipping away, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin didn't overthink things. His team's defense is built on one principle: attack. Needing a stop to turn back the surprisingly resilient Denver Broncos, the Steelers dialed up one...

CORRECTS TO SINGLE, INSTEAD OF DOUBLE - St. Louis Cardinals' Harrison Bader celebrates with Paul Goldschmidt after scoring on a single by Tommy Edman during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

O'Neill ends no-hit bid, Cardinals rally past Pirates 5-4

Sep. 19, 2020 11:05 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tyler O’Neill hit a two-run double to end a no-hit bid started by Pittsburgh’s Mitch Keller, and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied to beat the Pirates 5-4 Saturday night. Keller threw 84 pitches over six no-hit innings and was pulled from the game leading 4-0, but the...

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Mitch Keller delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Pirates bullpen blow Keller's no-hit bid vs Cardinals in 7th

Sep. 19, 2020 9:15 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pirates' bullpen quickly blew starter Mitch Keller's no-hit bid, with reliever Sam Howard allowing a two-run double to St. Louis' Tyler O'Neill with no outs in the seventh inning on Saturday night. Keller, a 24-year-old rookie, threw 84 pitches over six hitless innings in his second...

Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett (8) throws a pass as Syracuse defensive lineman Kingsley Jonathan (9) pressures during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

No. 25 Pitt overcomes mistakes, slips by Syracuse 21-10

Sep. 19, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi watched the Panthers put together a nearly flawless practice last Tuesday, one so close to perfect that Narduzzi admitted he practically had to invent something to complain about. That won't be an issue going forward. While Narduzzi remains high on his team,...