Milwaukee Brewers (57-56, third in the NL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (48-63, fifth in the NL Central)
MILWAUKEE (AP) — After back-to-back wins in which the Pittsburgh Pirates scored in double digits, they had to scratch out a victory against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Padres to face Pirates on the road
San Diego Padres (38-39, third in the NL West) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (35-40, fifth in the NL Central)
Myers, Lucchesi lead Padres over Pirates, 4-3
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Wil Myers helped give the San Diego Padres an early lead and closer Brad Hand barely held onto it.
Myers homered, doubled and drove in three runs, and rookie Joey Lucchesi threw five scoreless innings to lead San Diego to a 4-3 victory against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night.
The Padres had to hang on after Hand got himself into trouble in the ninth and then got out of it to earn his 23rd save, thanks to some help from right fielder Hunter Renfroe.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated outfielder Starling Marte off the disabled list.
Marte missed nine games while recovering from an oblique injury he suffered swinging at a pitch against the Chicago White Sox on May 15. He is scheduled to bat third and play center field on Saturday when the Pirates face the St. Louis Cardinals. Marte was hitting .308 with six home runs and 19 RBIs at the time of the injury.
Osuna HR, Pirates beat Tigers 8-3 for doubleheader split
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jose Osuna made the most of his brief stay with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Osuna, called up from the minor leagues to serve as an extra player for the second game of a doubleheader, hit a three-run home run to lift the Pirates to an 8-3 victory Wednesday night and a split with the Detroit Tigers.
BRADENTON, Fla. — As he often does with his remarks, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle had a unique way of describing outfielder Bryce Brentz's hitting style.
"It's an aggressive man in the box with bad intentions," he said.
Brentz, who grew up a linebacker and wrestler in Murfreesboro, Tenn., won't argue with his manager. After all, he's been with the Pirates only a month, and he will be fighting to keep his job over the next week.
ORIOLES 10, PIRATES 8
Look out: Pirates center fielder Starling Marte had his eyes trained on the ball and lost track of his whereabouts, crashing into the wall on Colby Rasmus' second-inning home run.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pirates closed their series against the St. Louis Cardinals the same way they began it: with a walkoff win.
Adam Frazier's game-ending single capped a two-run rally in the ninth inning that lifted Pittsburgh to a 4-3 victory Sunday.
Pirates jump on Lester, Cubs for 10 runs in 1st
CHICAGO (AP) — It started with Josh Harrison's crisp single. It ended with Jose Osuna's fly ball to center field.
In between, it was quite a display by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Pittsburgh scored 10 runs in the first inning of its 14-3 victory against the Chicago Cubs on Sunday, chasing Jon Lester in the shortest start of his career.
"It was a lot of fun," manager Clint Hurdle said. "This team, we have been able to rally in a lot of different ways."
Pirates jump on Snell in return, top Rays 6-2
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Bell, Jose Osuna and Elias Dias spent the better part of five years climbing through the Pittsburgh Pirates' organization talking about the day they'd finally get a chance to make an impact in the big leagues.
The rookies have arrived just in time to help a scuffling team trying to stay in the mix in the wide-open and decidedly mediocre NL Central.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chad Kuhl got a lift when Andrew McCutchen put on another hitting clinic at Miller Park, and it was enough to get over a growing hump.
Kuhl got his first victory since April, McCutchen homered for the fifth time in seven games and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-3 on Tuesday night.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves designated right-hander Josh Collmenter for assignment after he surrendered three homers and seven runs in the 10th inning of a loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The 31-year-old Collmenter made 11 appearances for the Braves, going 0-2 with a 9.00 ERA in 17 innings. Right-hander Matt Wisler was called up from Triple-A Gwinnett before Thursday's series finale against the Pirates.
ATLANTA (AP) — Clint Hurdle was managing to get one run in the 10th inning.
His Pittsburgh Pirates got it, then smacked three straight homers and added six more runs, leaving their manager struggling for an explanation.
Gift Ngoepe doubled to drive in Andrew McCutchen for the go-ahead run before Pittsburgh hit three straight homers during a seven-run 10th inning to beat the Atlanta Braves 12-5 on Wednesday night.
PHOENIX (AP) — Jose Osuna was the last player cut from spring training for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He made it back to the big club, though, and now he's proving his worth.
Osuna hit a two-run homer with two outs in the 10th inning and Tony Watson escaped a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the inning to lift the Pirates over the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-4 on Sunday.
Osuna hit a 3-1 pitch from Tom Wilhelmsen (0-1) out to center field, forcing a split of a four-game series.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A mobbing by teammates. Fireworks over the Allegheny River. Maybe a Gatorade shower.
Game-ending hits never get old for Josh Harrison.
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.
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