Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Central

Buccos back on track

CHICAGO — Last season’s division rivalry with the Chicago Cubs provided few, if any, good memories for Pittsburgh Pirates, especially at Wrigley Field. Things are off to a much better start this time around. David Freese and Francisco Cervelli each drove in two runs to back Gerrit Cole, ...

Red Sox sneak past Bucs

BOSTON — Hanley Ramirez looked plenty healthy in a big spot for the Boston Red Sox. After a recent absence because of the flu, Ramirez doubled during a three-run rally in the eighth inning Thursday that sent the Red Sox over the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3. “I think he’s carried what he ...

Cincinnati sweeps Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Reds rookie Amir Garrett threw another gem, taking a shutout into the seventh inning and leading Cincinnati over the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-2 Wednesday night for a three-game sweep. Garrett (2-0), the former St. John’s basketball player, blanked the Pirates until David ...

Reds power past Bucs

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Scooter Gennett homered for the second straight night and finished with three hits, helping the Cincinnati Reds overcome the early departure of injured starter Rookie Davis to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-2 Tuesday for their sixth win in seven games. Gennett capped the ...

Reds pounce on Pirates, Glasnow

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The showdown between a pair of promising 23-year-olds with electric, if erratic, stuff never materialized. Pittsburgh’s Tyler Glasnow couldn’t find the strike zone on Monday night. Neither, really, could Cincinnati’s Brandon Finnegan. Instead, Michael Lorenzen - not ...

Sandy Leon hits homer to lift Red Sox over Pirates

BOSTON (AP) — Sandy Leon hit a three-run homer in the 12th inning — his third hit of the game — and Chris Sale pitched seven dominant innings in his Red Sox debut to lead Boston to a 3-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night. Leon also doubled in the third inning but ...

Pirates fall to Blue Jays in Montreal

MONTREAL — The Pittsburgh Pirates dropped their final spring training warm up with a 6-4 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays in Montreal in front of more than 52,000 fans at Olympic Stadium. Chad Kuhl, who won a spot in the Pirates starting rotation, lasted 2 2/3 innings on the mound against ...

Halfway point reached at 2017 Spring Training

Toronto Blue Jays reliever T.J. House has been released from a hospital, one day after he was hit on the head by a line drive during a spring training game. House arrived at Toronto’s spring training ballpark during Saturday’s game between the Blue Jays and Philadelphia ...

Pirates’ Kang on restricted list, delayed by U.S. visa

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Pittsburgh infielder Jung Ho Kang was placed on the restricted list by the Pirates while he is delayed in South Korea by visa issues related to a recent DUI arrest. “It just is a reflection of the reality that he’s not here today on March 11, and we need to get ...

Court hands Kang a suspended jail term

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court has handed Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang a suspended two-year prison sentence for fleeing the scene after crashing a car into a guardrail while driving under the influence of alcohol. The sentence handed down Friday by the Seoul ...