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Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Central

Court upholds suspended term for Pirates’ Kang

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court on Thursday upheld a suspended prison sentence for Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang over a drunken driving conviction, a ruling that may complicate his plans to rejoin the National League baseball team this season. The Seoul Central ...

Cole shuts down Nationals as Pirates roll to win

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gerrit Cole spent the last six weeks stringing together dominant performance after dominant performance with little to show for it, thanks to a Pittsburgh Pirates offense that always seemed to sputter whenever their ace’s turn in the rotation came up. Yet Cole tried to ...

Greinke, D-Backs stifle Pirates

PHOENIX — Zack Greinke’s bid for his first career no-hitter was thwarted by Pittsburgh’s Gregory Polanco’s leadoff home run in the eighth inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks held on to beat the Pirates 2-1 on Thursday night. Greinke (4-2), who dominated the Pirates with a vicious ...

Cervelli homers, but Pirates fall in L.A.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kenta Maeda wished the longest outing of his major league career was just a little longer. Maeda pitched into the ninth inning, Cody Bellinger homered and made a tumbling catch in left field and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on Wednesday night to ...

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 ...