PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Chicago Cubs splurged on closer Craig Kimbrel last month in hopes of shoring up the back end of their spotty bullpen.
So far, the seven-time All Star is fitting in for...
Chicago Cubs (45-39, first in the NL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (39-43, fourth in the NL Central)
Bell homers again as Pirates cruise past Astros 10-0
HOUSTON (AP) — Rap music spilled out of the doors of the Pittsburgh Pirates clubhouse and muffled but joyful chants could be heard above the tunes.
Bell, Dickerson lead Pirates to 14-2 rout of Astros
HOUSTON (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates were hoping to give rookie Dario Agrazal a little early run support against Houston in his second career start.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Coming off a hitless night, Bryan Reynolds told teammate Corey Dickerson he felt pressure to produce. Dickerson told the rookie to write a few things down to help him remember...
Pirates rally for 5-4 victory over Marlins
MIAMI (AP) — Josh Bell padded his NL-leading RBI total and helped the Pittsburgh Pirates to a series-clinching victory.
Bell's go-ahead double in the seventh lifted the Pirates over the...
Pirates pitcher Chris Archer sidelined by injured thumb
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pittsburgh right-hander Chris Archer was placed on the 10-day injured list with inflammation of the thumb on his pitching hand, which has bothered him for his last two...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have put outfielder Corey Dickerson on the 10-day injured list because of a strained right shoulder.
Pirates’ Dickerson proud about his defensive improvement
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Corey Dickerson came to the Pittsburgh Pirates with the reputation of being a good hitter and poor defender.
The starting designated hitter for the AL in the 2017...
Pirates’ Dickerson goes 1 for 3 in debut
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Corey Dickerson was 1 for 3 with a single in three at-bats in his first spring training game for the Pittsburgh Pirates, an 8-6 loss to the New York Yankees on...
Pirates avoid arbitration with OF Dickerson, reliever Kela
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have avoided arbitration with outfielder Corey Dickerson and reliever Keone Kela, reaching one-year deals with both players.
The agreements came before Friday's scheduled exchange of salary figures.
Feliz agrees to $850,000 deal with Pirates
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pirates avoided arbitration with reliever Michael Feliz, reaching an agreement on Friday on an $850,000, one-year contract.
Feliz went 1-2 with a 5.33 ERA in 47 appearances for the Pirates in 2018 after being part of the trade that sent pitcher Gerrit Cole to Houston.
Pittsburgh offered contracts to left fielder Corey Dickerson and reliever Keone Kela.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated left fielder Corey Dickerson from the 10-day disabled list.
Dickerson, who is second in the NL in hitting, has been out since July 25 with a strained left hamstring.
Dickerson goes into Saturday night's game with the St. Louis Cardinals with a .318 batting average, three points behind league leader Christian Yelich of Milwaukee. Dickerson also has 11 home runs and 44 RBIs in 91 games.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Starling Marte, Gregory Polanco and Josh Bell each hit a two-run homer, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cleveland Indians 9-4 on Tuesday night for their 11th straight win.
The Pirates routed the Indians for the second straight night. Marte homered in the first inning, drove in three runs and extended his career-high hitting streak to 17 games.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Corey Dickerson and the Pittsburgh Pirates are so hot even Ivan Nova is contributing at the plate.
Dickerson homered for the fourth time in three days, and the Pirates beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-2 on Sunday for their ninth straight victory.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Corey Dickerson led off the game by plunking the top of Cincinnati pitcher Anthony DeSclafani's left foot with a sharp grounder.
Then the Pittsburgh left fielder really did some damage.
Dickerson hit two first-pitch home runs, rookie Nick Kingham overcame another rain delay to pitch six shutout innings and drive in two runs, and the Pirates beat the Reds 6-2 Saturday for their season-high eighth straight win.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Time on the disabled list did as much for Sean Rodriguez's bat as it did for his leg.
Rodriguez homered and drove in four runs, Starling Marte hit a grand slam and the Pittsburgh Pirates extended their winning streak to a season-high seven games with a 12-1 rout of the Cincinnati Reds after a long rain delay Friday night.
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Pirates demote OF Austin Meadows to Triple-A
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates demoted outfielder Austin Meadows to Triple-A Indianapolis on Sunday and recalled right-handed reliever Tanner Anderson.
The 23-year-old Meadows was the team's first-round pick in the 2013 draft. He hit .298 in 48 games with Pittsburgh, but he has lost playing time to Corey Dickerson and Gregory Polanco. In July, Meadows hit .233 as his playing opportunities declined.
Polanco has 4 RBIs as Pirates top Nationals 6-3
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Looking for a spark to get his offense going, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle made a change to the top of his batting order by stacking outfielders Corey Dickerson, Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco in the first three spots for the first time this season.
The move paid off quickly, as the trio scored five of Pittsburgh's six runs in the first two innings in a 6-3 win over the Washington Nationals.
Moran’s grand slam helps Pirates beat Padres 7-5
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rookie Colin Moran isn't big on showing emotion, so he took it in stride after hitting his second grand slam of the season.
Manager Clint Hurdle, though, put the feat in perspective.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joe Musgrove's first game with the Pittsburgh Pirates couldn't have gone much better.
On the mound. Or, at the plate.
Musgrove came off the disabled list to pitch seven scoreless innings while also getting his first career hit and scoring the winning run as Pittsburgh beat the St. Louis Cardinals 8-1 on Friday night.
"It was a really exciting night for me," Musgrove said. "Everything went well."
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates weren't expected to contend in the strong NL Central this season, especially after trading stars Andrew McCutchen and Gerrit Cole in January.
Yet the Pirates are on top of a division in which four of the five teams are at least four games over .500.
Gregory Polanco led off the seventh inning with a double and scored the go-ahead run on an error, leading the Pirates over the San Diego Padres 5-4 Thursday night for their eighth win in nine games.
CHICAGO (AP) — When it comes to interleague play, the Pittsburgh Pirates sail along like no other team in the National League.
Colin Moran hit a key two-run double, Jordy Mercer also drove in two runs and the Pirates beat the lowly Chicago White Sox 10-6 on Tuesday night.
Corey Dickerson had four of Pittsburgh's 16 hits, atoning for an early fielding miscue and helping the Pirates improve to 3-5 on a nine-game trip. Starling Marte finished with three hits.
Dickerson’s disputed homer lifts Pirates over Tigers 1-0
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Corey Dickerson celebrated his first game-ending home run in the major leagues. Twice.
Dickerson's disputed one-out drive in the ninth inning that lifted the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Detroit Tigers 1-0 Thursday.
BRADENTON, Fla. – Corey Dickerson wasn't as worried about making a positive first impression in his Pirates debut Saturday as he was about getting a beneficial first at-bat.
Dickerson, the All-Star left fielder acquired from Tampa Bay last month, fouled off three balls in a row in a seven-pitch plate appearance before ultimately striking out against Philadelphia pitcher Ben Lively in the Pirates' 4-3 victory over the Phillies at LECOM Park.
Corey Dickerson was at the hospital Thursday, awaiting the arrival of his second child, when he got a special delivery: a phone call informing the outfielder he had been traded.
The Tampa Bay Rays turned Dickerson's world upside down five days earlier by designating him for assignment.
That was embarrassing to the 2017 All-Star starter, who had to explain to family members that the move was meant to accelerate trade talks after the Rays went with cheaper option C.J. Cron.
Outfielder Corey Dickerson happy to land with Pirates
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Corey Dickerson didn't initially believe the news.
Tampa Bay Rays general manager Erik Neander called Dickerson late on the night of Feb. 17 to inform the five-year veteran he had been designated for assignment. That meant the Rays had 10 days to trade Dickerson, outright him to the minor leagues or release him.
"I kind of thought I was dreaming at first," Dickerson said.
After 2-day stay with Pirates, Saunders signs with Royals
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Former All-Star outfielder Michael Saunders has ended his two-day stay with Pittsburgh, instead seeking a better chance to play with the Kansas City Royals.
Saunders arrived at the Royals' camp on Saturday after signing a minor league contract. He will receive $1.5 million if he is put on the big league roster and could earn another $500,000 in performance bonuses.
Rays deal Dickerson to Pirates for Hudson and minor leaguer
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay traded All-Star designated hitter Corey Dickerson to Pittsburgh on Thursday in exchange for relief pitcher Daniel Hudson, minor league infielder Tristan Gray and cash.
The 28-year-old Dickerson was designated for assignment last Saturday. He was the AL's starting DH in last summer's All-Star game, but struggled at the plate the second half of the season. The trade lets the Rays shed Dickerson's $5.95 million salary.
Rays acquire 1B Cron; designate OF Dickerson for assignment
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired first baseman C.J. Cron from the Los Angeles Angels and designated outfielder Corey Dickerson for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster.
The 28-year-old Cron was acquired Saturday night in exchange for a player to be named. He appeared in 100 games with 92 starts last season, hitting .248 with 16 homers and 56 RBIs.
Colome, Dickerson among 7 avoiding arbitration with Rays
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Closer Alex Colome and All-Star designated hitter/outfielder Corey Dickerson are among seven players who agreed to one-year contracts with the Tampa Bay Rays, avoiding salary arbitration.
Infielders Matt Duffy and Brad Miller, outfielder Steven Souza, Jr., catcher Jesus Sucre and relief pitcher Dan Jennings also reached terms before Friday's deadline for players and teams to exchange proposed salaries for next season.
Dickerson homers, doubles twice as Rays rout Twins 11-4
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Corey Dickerson broke through with his most productive game in months, helping the Tampa Bay Rays get a big win.
Dickerson, who led the American League in hitting in late June and then hit .223 over the next 10 weeks, hit his 26th home run and also doubled twice to help the Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 11-4 Monday night to tighten the AL wild-card race.
Dickerson gets 4 hits as Rays beat Cardinals 7-3
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash watched as the Rays piled up 16 hits.
He enjoyed the performance very much.
Corey Dickerson had four hits, including two doubles, and Tampa Bay beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-3 on Friday night.
"We've been waiting for one of those days to just rack up a bunch of hits," Cash said. "It's been a while, so it was good to see."
Rays hold on for 6-5 win over Blue Jays
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays' 6-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night was their 62nd of the season. Alex Colome has saved 37 of them, the most in the major leagues.
Colome gave up a run for the first time in nine appearances. But after giving up hits to Kendrys Morales and Steve Pearce and a sacrifice fly that left the potential game-tying run on third base, he got a ground ball with the infield in and a flyout to finish the game.
Rays hold on for 6-5 win over Blue Jays
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Lucas Duda and Corey Dickerson homered in the first two innings and Chris Archer struck out 10 for the Tampa Bay Rays in a 6-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night.
Alex Colome got his major league-leading 37th save after giving up hits to Kendrys Morales and Steve Pearce that left the potential game-tying run on third base in the ninth. The Blue Jays have lost four straight.