Jun. 21—Derek Shelton isn’t surprised by the second-guessing from Pittsburgh Pirates fans and followers every time he makes a decision that backfires, especially when it comes to giving his starting pitchers a quick hook. The Pirates manager does it to himself every day. “Actually, I do revisit every decision,” Shelton said Sunday after the Pirates’ 2-1 loss to the Cleveland Indians. “I think …
Posted: June 21, 2021, 6:01 pm
The Chicago White Sox didn’t ruin their season by getting swept in a four-game weekend series at Houston — they are still leading the American League Central. However, their two road games in 24 hours Tuesday and Wednesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates could be impactful, depending on the response. Chicago got outscored 27-8 in the four games against the Astros.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 5:31 pm
The New York Yankees could use a left-handed hitting outfielder. The Pittsburgh Pirates have one up for grabs in Adam Frazier. But a trade between the two clubs isn’t a guarantee.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 12:23 pm
CARDINALS 9 BRAVES 1 BRAVES 1 CARDINALS 0 ATLANTA (AP) — Drew Smyly (4-3) didn’t allow a hit until the sixth inning, Ronald Acuna Jr. hit his 100th career homer, his 19th this season, and Atlanta earned a split of a day-night doubleheader. Smyly held the Cardinals hitless until Paul Goldschmidt reached on an infield single with two outs in the sixth. Closer Will Smith pitched the seventh of the shortened doubleheader under pandemic rules, earning his 13th save.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 4:36 am
He finished with six strikeouts. MSU, the No. national seed making its third straight CWS appearance, picked up both its runs in the fourth off Ty Madden (7-5).
Posted: June 21, 2021, 2:41 am
Jun. 20—The Pittsburgh Pirates swapped left-handers in their bullpen Sunday, placing Sam Howard on the 10-day injured list and recalling Austin Davis from Triple-A Indianapolis. Howard, who is dealing with tendinitis in his right knee, was coming off a career-worst performance Friday night, when he allowed six runs on four hits in 2/3 of an inning against the Cleveland Indians. He also had a …
Posted: June 20, 2021, 6:01 pm
Condensed Game: Michael Perez hit a go-ahead home run and Bryan Reynolds added a three-run smash to give the Pirates a 6-3 comeback win
Posted: June 20, 2021, 12:13 am
Louis Cangiano goes over tonight’s top daily fantasy stacks for a 15-game main slate starting at 7:05 pm ET. (Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports)
Posted: June 18, 2021, 9:07 pm
Jun. 16—Colin Moran remains day to day with lower back tightness, but Pittsburgh Pirates manager Derek Shelton said he’s “confident we can avoid” having to place the first baseman on the 10-day injured list. “We’ll get him out in the cage here in a little bit, see where he’s at, how he’s moving,” Shelton said. “He was moving a little bit better (Tuesday). Hoping that continues.” Moran was not …
Posted: June 17, 2021, 12:02 am
Jun. 16—With MLB cracking down on the use of illegal substances on baseballs, Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Tyler Anderson said Tuesday night that repeated changes to the balls might have caused some pitchers to cross “the line” to counteract “balls that fly.” “When your pitches aren’t doing something the same, I think guys probably out of desperation look for other ways to try and get their …
Posted: June 16, 2021, 10:02 am
Yan Gomes connected for a grand slam and Trea Turner got four hits, leading Patrick Corbin and the Washington Nationals over the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-1 on Tuesday night. The Nationals won their third in a row and sent Pittsburgh to its ninth straight loss. Corbin (4-5) pitched 8 1/3 innings, allowing one run and eight hits.
Posted: June 16, 2021, 2:12 am
Jun. 15—The Pittsburgh Pirates, who have helped facilitate the covid-19 vaccination of more than 16,000 people, are now offering free tickets as an incentive to those who are still unvaccinated. The Pirates will serve as hosts Saturday at PNC Park to Major League Baseball’s “MLB Vaccinate at the Plate” campaign that encourages teams to host vaccination events and offer incentives to counteract …
Posted: June 16, 2021, 12:02 am