Cincinnati Reds reliever Mychal Givens has been around long enough to understand the rhythms of a season. With the Reds staggering at the end of a frustrating nine-game road trip, Givens delivered a fastball that gave Cincinnati a much-needed jolt, exorcising some bad vibes in the process. Givens struck out Pittsburgh’s Hoy Park with a 98 mph heater to seal a 1-0 win over the Pirates on Thursday to send the Reds home for a pivotal series against the Los Angeles Dodgers with something akin to momentum.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 7:52 pm
Connor Overton strikes out three while allowing two hits and one walk in three scoreless innings vs. the Reds
Posted: September 16, 2021, 5:58 pm
D.J. Short discusses some young Marlins hitters on the rise and weekend starting pitcher matchups in this week’s Waiver Wired. (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)
Posted: September 16, 2021, 3:59 pm
New York pitcher Red Ruffing hit two home runs as the Yankees edged the St. Louis Browns 7-6 in 10 innings. The Cleveland Indians clinched the American League pennant with a 3-2 triumph over the Detroit Tigers. The New York Mets lost their last game at the Polo Grounds — 5-1 to the Philadelphia Phillies before a crowd of 1,752.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 3:24 pm
Sep. 16—The Cincinnati Reds are tied for the second-worst record (6-14) in the National League in the last 20 games, and the stretch has cost them a role as the favorite to win the second wild card. A second straight loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates, 5-4 on Wednesday, means the Reds (75-71) will lose their seventh straight series. They have to win Thursday afternoon to avoid being swept for the …
Posted: September 16, 2021, 2:13 pm
The Cincinnati Reds (75-71) and Pittsburgh Pirates (54-91) meet Thursday to put a lid on a three-game set at PNC Park. First pitch is set for 12:35 p.m. ET.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 1:06 pm
Wilmer Difo scored on a groundout from Colin Moran with one out in the ninth inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates handed the Cincinnati Reds a seventh loss in nine games with a 5-4 win Wednesday night. Difo skied a ball down the left-field line against Mychal Givens (3-3) that seemed primed for an out before Max Schrock overran it, allowing it to drop in play for a one-out double. “Not really any excuses there,” Schrock said.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 9:59 am
WHIP, 5 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Pirates +133, Reds -147; over/under is 8 1/2 runs BOTTOM LINE: Pittsburgh and Cincinnati will play on Thursday. The Pirates are 34-40 on their home turf. Pittsburgh is hitting a collective batting average of .
Posted: September 16, 2021, 9:18 am
Condensed Game: Difo hustles around the bases to score the game-winning run in the 9th to lead the Pirates to a win on Roberto Clemente day
Posted: September 16, 2021, 2:47 am
Sep. 15—A matchup with the last-place Pittsburgh Pirates did not slow the late-season fall in the standings by the Cincinnati Reds — not on Tuesday at least. The Reds lost 6-5 in Pittsburgh and watched as the St. Louis Cardinals, who beat the New York Mets 7-6 in 11 innings for their fourth straight victory, passed them in the wild-card race. The Cardinals (75-69) have a half game lead over …
Posted: September 15, 2021, 2:13 pm
MLB announced Roberto Clemente Day will permanently be Sept. 15, the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Players from Puerto Rico can wear 21.
Posted: September 15, 2021, 1:54 pm
Wade Miley surrendered six runs on 10 hits and the Cincinnati Reds lost for the sixth time in eight games, 6-5 to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night. Miley (12-6) gave up three runs in the first and three more in the fifth before being pulled with one out. The six runs (five earned) allowed were Miley’s most since the Rockies scored eight off of him May 14.
Posted: September 15, 2021, 1:45 am
Sep. 13—The struggles continue for the Cincinnati Reds, who remain in contention for the second wild card only because the San Diego Padres have their own problems. The Reds (75-69) lost 2-0 to the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday and lost the series 2-1. It was the sixth straight series loss for the Reds, who are 3-7 in September. The Reds are off Monday and return to action at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday …
Posted: September 13, 2021, 2:11 pm
Patrick Corbin is in the midst of a forgettable season. Then again, he always seems to when he’s facing the Pittsburgh Pirates. Corbin working seven strong innings to give Washington’s overworked bullpen a bit of a break as the Nationals avoided a three-game sweep by beating the Pirates 6-2 on Sunday.
Posted: September 12, 2021, 8:18 pm
Bryan Reynolds hit his 23rd home run of the season and drove in three runs as the Pittsburgh Pirates surged past the Washington Nationals 10-7 on Saturday. Reynolds hit a two-run shot to right-center field in the fifth and gave Pittsburgh the lead in the sixth when he worked a bases-loaded walk against Washington reliever Andres Machado. The walk was one of 10 issued by the struggling Nationals, who have dropped 12 of 15.
Posted: September 12, 2021, 2:37 am
Josh Bell offered the Pittsburgh Pirates a reminder of what might have been. Ke’Bryan Hayes provided a glimpse of what still could be. Hayes capped off a ninth-inning rally with an RBI single as the Pirates slipped past the Washington Nationals 4-3 on Friday night to spoil Bell’s return to PNC Park.
Posted: September 11, 2021, 1:50 am
Detroit Tigers outfielder Robbie Grossman talks Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, after a 5-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park.
Posted: September 9, 2021, 1:52 am
Detroit Tigers right-hander Wily Peralta talks Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021, after his team’s 3-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park.
Posted: September 8, 2021, 2:21 am