Chicago Cubs (82-76, third in the NL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (67-91, fifth in the NL Central)
Pittsburgh Pirates (64-82, fifth in the NL Central) vs. San Francisco Giants (70-76, third in the NL West)
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt was looking for a single. He ended up getting a whole lot more.
Goldschmidt hit a go-ahead, three-run homer off Michael Feliz in the seventh inning, and the...
ATLANTA (AP) — Austin Riley knew he had a good chance to score from first base as soon as Ozzie Albies made contact.
The power-hitting left fielder just didn't know whether he'd get the...
Los Angeles Dodgers (33-18, first in the NL West) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (25-23, third in the NL Central)
PITTSBURGH (AP) — David Freese stepped into the batter's box, heard the polite applause from the crowd at a ballpark he once called home and was surprised when the familiar strains of Tool's...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — In a game full of monster shots, Hunter Pence hit the biggest home run of all.
Pence connected for a pinch-hit grand slam and the Texas Rangers rallied late, beating the...
Oakland Athletics (15-20, fifth in the AL West) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (15-15, fourth in the AL Central)
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 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) — Joc Pederson went deep twice, Cody Bellinger hit his third home run in as many games and the Los Angeles Dodgers used nine pitchers to hold off the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-7 on Thursday.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rhys Hoskins let two fastballs down the middle go for strikes and somehow saw another one.
He crushed it.
Hoskins hit a go-ahead three-run homer, Aaron Nola tossed seven impressive innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-2 Saturday.
Nola (2-1) allowed two runs, six hits and struck out nine to help the Phillies win their third straight game and improve to 8-1 at home.
The Pirates have lost five of six after an 11-4 start.
Capsules of American League West teams, listed in order of finish last year:
2017: 101-61, first place, won World Series.
Manager: A.J. Hinch (fourth season).
He's Here: RHP Gerrit Cole, RHP Joe Smith, RHP Hector Rondon.
He's Outta Here: DH Carlos Beltran, RHP Luke Gregerson, RHP Joe Musgrove, RHP Mike Fiers, RHP Michael Feliz, INF Colin Moran.
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Joe Musgrove started in the All-Star Futures Games two years ago when he was a Houston Astros' prospect. Now, the Pittsburgh Pirates hope the right-hander can be a big part of their future.
Musgrove was the centerpiece of a four-player package the Pirates acquired from the defending World Series champion Astros on Jan. 13 in a trade for right-hander Gerrit Cole.
HOUSTON (AP) — Josh Reddick and George Springer had three hits each and combined for five RBIs as the Houston Astros used a five-run third inning to take the lead and hold on for a 11-8 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night.
Houston rookie David Paulino allowed seven hits with a season-high seven runs in four-plus innings and Michael Feliz (4-1) struck out two in a scoreless fifth for the win. Ken Giles struck out two in the ninth for his 18th save.
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston manager A.J. Hinch summed up the Astros' ninth inning on Friday night succinctly.
"Toughest inning of the year," he said. "For a lot of reasons."
Yunel Escobar hit a two-run homer and pinch-hitter Rafael Ortega had three RBIs during a six-run ninth inning, lifting the Los Angeles Angels over the Astros 10-6.
HOUSTON (AP) — Yunel Escobar hit a two-run homer and pinch-hitter Rafael Ortega had three RBIs during a six-run ninth inning, lifting the Los Angeles Angels over the Houston Astros 10-6 on Friday night.
Houston fell 2 1/2 games behind the Tigers for the second AL wild card, a tough blow after clawing back with a five-run sixth inning to make it 6-3 prior to the late-game collapse.