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Strasburg stifles Buccos

WASHINGTON - Stephen Strasburg threw eight masterful innings and bunted in a run and Michael Taylor hit a two-run homer that broke the game open as the Washington Nationals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1 on Friday night in the first game after the All-Star break.Strasburg (13-0) allowed one ...

Josh Bell’s moment will be one to remember

As thousands of revelers from around the region descend upon Morristown for the annual Jamboree in the Hills, there is a common theme among the crowd.It goes beyond their love of drinking alcohol and listening to country music.Nearly everyone in attendance, or at least those within shouting ...

Baseball’s second half full of intrigue

Associated PressThe College Football Playoff is considering moving future semifinals off New Year's Eve after television ratings for last season's games plunged.Executive director Bill Hancock told reporters at Southeastern Conference Media Days in Hoover, Alabama, that the conference ...

Strasburg stifles Buccos

WASHINGTON - Stephen Strasburg threw eight masterful innings and bunted in a run and Michael Taylor hit a two-run homer that broke the game open as the Washington Nationals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1 on Friday night in the first game after the All-Star break.Strasburg (13-0) allowed one ...

Pirates demote struggling Niese to bullpen

WASHINGTON (AP) - Struggling Pittsburgh Pirates left-hander Jonathon Niese will try to get on track in the bullpen after being removed from the starting rotation.Pirates manager Clint Hurdle announced the decision to demote Niese to the bullpen on Friday before the team opened a three-game ...

Cutch comes through for Bucs

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Andrew McCutchen had three hits, including an RBI single during a decisive four-run seventh inning, as the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied for a rare victory over the Chicago Cubs and Jake Arrieta, 8-4 on Friday night.John Jaso's RBI single tied the score at 4-4 and chased Arrieta ...

Glasnow impresses Hurdle but Pirates lose 5-1 to Cards

ST. LOUIS - Another young arm put a smile on Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle's face,.Tyler Glasnow didn't let a rough finish spoil his debut, working into the sixth inning of a 5-1 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday that ended the Pirates' seven-game winning streak."I was more ...

Pirates are comeback kids against Cardinals

ST. LOUIS - Jung Ho Kang is playing while under investigation for sexual assault , and the Pirates infielder helped Pittsburgh climb in the standings Wednesday night.Kang drove in two key runs with a seventh-inning double a day after Chicago police announced their investigation, and Pittsburgh ...

Locke wins third straight, Bucs rally to beat the A’s on Friday

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Jody Mercer homered and had an RBI single and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied from three runs down to beat stumbling ace Sonny Gray and the Oakland Athletics 7-3 on Friday night.Matt Joyce added two hits, Josh Harrison drove in two runs while Andrew McCutcheon doubled and ...

BUCS ARE BACK

SEATTLE - Sean Rodriguez doubled in consecutive at-bats and drove in four runs, David Freese hit a solo home run and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Seattle Mariners 8-1 on Wednesday night to split a brief two-game interleague series.Rodriguez was responsible for breaking the game open in the ...