DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies chose not to offer 2021 contracts Wednesday to oft-injured outfielder David Dahl, catcher Tony Wolters and right-hander Chi Chi Gonzalez.
PHOENIX (AP) — Elias Diaz and Ryan McMahon each hit two-run homers, German Márquez threw seven impressive innings and the Colorado Rockies overcame some sloppy fielding to beat the Arizona...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Catcher Luke Maile and the Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to a one-year contract that includes salaries of $900,000 while in the major leagues and $325,000 while in the...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Catcher Elias Diaz became a free agent after the Pittsburgh Pirates declined to offer him a contract for the 2020 season on Monday.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bryan Reynolds has a chance to make history, though he isn't making a big deal about it.
Reynolds' two-run bloop single capped a three-run ninth inning as the Pittsburgh...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates are parting ways with veteran catcher Francisco Cervelli, who's worked his way back from another concussion and is hoping to catch on with a...
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...
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.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chris Archer and Adam Frazier ended their struggles to keep the Pirates winning.
Frazier hit a tiebreaking, two-run single in the eighth inning and Pittsburgh beat the San...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Martín Maldonado found a formal-yet-fun way to honor the dads in his life.
The Royals catcher celebrated Father's Day by wearing a blue necktie on his chest protector and...
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Pirates decided to give Jung Ho Kang a few at-bats this weekend as a reward for working back from wrist surgery. His first plate appearance in two years was a hit.
Kang had a pinch-hit single in the seventh inning as Pittsburgh pulled away to its seventh straight win over Cincinnati, 8-2 on Friday night . Elias Diaz hit a tiebreaking homer, and Colin Moran also homered and drove in three runs.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh's pitchers delivered once again, and Adam Frazier rewarded them with one big swing.
Frazier hit a game-ending homer in the 11th inning, and the Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 on Sunday for a split of their four-game series.
Josh Harrison grounded out and Adeiny Hechavarria struck out before Frazier drove a 3-0 pitch from Brandon Kintzler (1-3) deep to right. It was Frazier's fifth homer of the season.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Trevor Williams and two relievers combined on a six-hitter, and the Pittsburgh Pirates blanked the San Francisco Giants 4-0 on Saturday night.
Josh Bell homered for the second time in three days. Elias Diaz added two hits for the Pirates after coming in as an injury replacement for Francisco Cervelli.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Sal Romano had complete-game stuff. He settled for the best start of his rookie season.
Romano pitched a career-high eight shutout innings, Jesse Winker homered and the Cincinnati Reds beat the reeling Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 on Saturday.
"It was fun playing behind Sal tonight," Winker said. "It was cool to be a part of the game."
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Josh Bell didn't let a defensive miscue get him down. He just made up for it with his bat.
Bell homered, doubled and drove in three runs, and Gregory Polanco had four hits with a home run and two RBIs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night.
Andrew McCutchen added three hits with two doubles for the Pirates, who have won three straight.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pirates right-hander Daniel Hudson was only thinking about Giants star Buster Posey when he uncorked a full-count slider Saturday.
When the ball skipped in the dirt and got away from the catcher, Denard Span was ready to pounce.
Span sprinted home from third on Hudson's wild pitch in the 11th inning to give San Francisco a 2-1 victory over Pittsburgh on Saturday.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Travis Shaw and Corey Knebel were too much for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Shaw drove in three runs with a home run and two doubles and Knebel set a modern-era record for most consecutive games by a reliever with a strikeout at a season's start and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pirates 4-2 on Thursday.
"The guy is seeing all of my pitches really well," Ivan Nova said of Shaw. "Give him the guy credit, too. He's one of the hitters I've tried to find a way to get out."
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Elias Diaz is filling in quite nicely for injured catchers Francisco Cervelli and Chris Stewart.
Diaz drove in two runs, Ivan Nova pitched six shutout innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat Jeff Locke and the Miami Marlins 3-1 on Sunday.
Diaz drove in Jose Osuna and David Freese with a double in the first inning. Diaz also singled and scored on Jordy Mercer's single in the sixth inning.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pirates spent most of Saturday looking for a big hit to break through against the Miami Marlins.
They finally got it in the seventh, when Jordy Mercer hit a tying two-run triple and John Jaso followed with a go-ahead double, lifting Pittsburgh to a 7-6 victory.
Mercer's shot to center off reliever David Phelps (2-3) scored Andrew McCutchen and Elias Diaz, then Mercer scored on Jaso's ground-rule double to right.
NEW YORK (AP) — With catcher Francisco Cervelli feeling ill and ace Gerrit Cole struggling again, Pittsburgh needed a boost at the plate.
Elias Diaz had just the thing for the ailing Pirates.
"Big shot in the arm," manager Clint Hurdle said.
Diaz hit his first major league homer and drove in six runs as a late addition to the lineup, lifting the Pirates over the New York Mets 12-7 on Friday night.