Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Central

Taylor hits grand slam in first, Dodgers pound Pirates

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Taylor hit a grand slam during a six-run first inning, Alex Wood and a pair of Los Angeles relievers combined for 17 strikeouts and the Dodgers rolled over the Pittsburgh Pirates 12-1 on Monday night. Yasiel Puig added a solo homer in the first as the Dodgers jumped ...

Pirates fall to Brew Crew

PITTSBURGH — Eric Thames was unable to get warm in his hotel room on a cold Saturday night. The next day, his bat heated up on a sunny afternoon. Thames broke out of his slump with a home run and three hits, sending the Milwaukee Brewers to a 6-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on ...

Bucs top Brew Crew in 10th inning

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Harrison singled home Gift Ngoepe with one out in the 10th inning to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 on Saturday night. Ngoepe led off the inning with a single against Carlos Torres (1-3), advanced to second on a wild pitch and took third on ...

Votto, Adleman lead Reds over Bucs

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds don’t play Pittsburgh again until August. They wish the wait wasn’t that long. Joey Votto doubled twice, drove in two runs and scored twice, leading Tim Adleman and the Reds over the Pirates 4-2 on Thursday. Adam Duvall drove in Votto both times ...

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 ...