St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
Pittsburgh; Tuesday, 6:35 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cardinals: Dakota Hudson (8-7, 4.07 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, 77 strikeouts); Pirates: JT Brubaker (0-0)
Miami Marlins vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
Pittsburgh; Saturday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Marlins: Max Meyer (0-1, 8.44 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, five strikeouts); Pirates: Jose Quintana (2-5, 3.79 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 81 strikeouts)
Cincinnati Reds (82-78, third in the NL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (60-100, fifth in the NL Central)
Pittsburgh; Saturday, 6:35 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Reds: Tyler Mahle (13-6, 3.48 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 204 strikeouts) Pirates: Max Kranick (2-3, 6.23 ERA, 1.62 WHIP, 30 strikeouts)
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Phillies starter Hans Crouse gave up a home run to Cole Tucker on his first major league pitch and Philadelphia’s playoff hopes took a hit Sunday with a 6-0 loss to Max Kranick and the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Pittsburgh Pirates (57-97, fifth in the NL Central) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (81-74, second in the NL East)
Philadelphia; Sunday, 1:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Pirates: Max Kranick (1-3, 7.28 ERA, 1.69 WHIP, 25 strikeouts) Phillies: TBD
CHICAGO (AP) — Rookie Gavin Sheets hit two home runs, leading the Chicago White Sox to a 6-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night.
Sheets, who was promoted from Triple-A Charlotte before the game, hit a three-run homer off Max Kranick (1-3) with two out in the fourth inning to snap a scoreless tie.
NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Alonso homered, Jeff McNeil drove in two runs and the New York Mets beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 on Saturday night for a doubleheader split.
Alonso gave the Mets a 3-1 lead when he connected on a 1-1 fastball from Max Kranick (1-1) with two outs in the third inning.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The only thing that got in Max Kranick's way was the weather.
Kranick pitched five perfect innings in his major league debut before a 64-minute rain delay forced him from the game, and the Pittsburgh Pirates went on to beat the St.