TJ Friedl hit a two-run homer and drove in the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning as the Cincinnati Reds bounced back from an historic collapse the night before to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 on Sunday. Joey Votto received ovations from the crowd all day and singled in what could be his final home at-bat for the Reds.
Posted: September 25, 2023, 5:00 am
A surprise in 2023 following a 100-loss season, the Cincinnati Reds and their beleaguered bullpen were dealt a staggering blow by the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates overcame a nine-run deficit for the first time since the franchise started play in 1882 and Alfonso Rivas tied a career-high with five RBIs in a 13-12 victory on Saturday night. “There's really not a whole lot to say," Reds manager David Bell said. Cincinnati, which dropped 2 1/2 games back for the NL's last wild-card berth, opened a 9-0 lead with three runs in the first, five in the second and one in the third, then allowed 13 unanswered runs.
Posted: September 25, 2023, 2:00 am
The Cincinnati Reds need a lot of wins and even more help the final week of the season for a shot at their first full-season playoff berth since 2013.
Posted: September 25, 2023, 12:18 am
The Chicago Cubs notched a comeback win over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field, inching closer to the Arizona Diamondbacks in the National League Wild Card hunt.
Posted: September 24, 2023, 5:00 am
Chicago Cubs manager David Ross texts Pittsburgh Pirates counterpart Derek Shelton, trying to clarify postgame remarks about the team
Chicago Cubs manager David Ross tried to set the record straight Saturday. Ross thought he had corrected himself during his postgame remarks Thursday but wanted to clarify his intention with Pittsburgh Pirates manager Derek Shelton. Ross texted Shelton on Friday night to explain that his comments after the Cubs’ 8-6 loss to the Pirates on Thursday at Wrigley Field stemmed from frustration ...
Posted: September 23, 2023, 9:14 pm
Bryan Reynolds drove in the tying run in the seventh inning with an RBI single and scored the go-ahead run two batters later on Elly De La Cruz's throwing error the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-5 on Friday night. Ke'Bryan Hayes, Henry Davis, Jared Triolo and Endy Rodriguez all had solo homers for the Pirates. Ian Gibaut (8-4) gave up three hits and a walk in the seventh was victimized by Cruz's errant relay to first on Miguel Andujar's grounder after the Reds got Hayes out at second.
Posted: September 23, 2023, 2:55 am
Jonathan India and Elly De La Cruz didn't finish plays in the seventh inning that cost the Reds the game.
Posted: September 23, 2023, 2:28 am
MLB evaluated each team’s clock operators during the regular season and said Friday it will select up to a dozen of the best performers for postseason games, which start Oct. 3.
Posted: September 22, 2023, 10:51 pm
An unforgettable debut at Wrigley Field for local Quinn Priester — with a chance to spoil Chicago Cubs’ postseason hopes
Quinn Priester’s jog from the visitors bullpen under the right field bleachers at Wrigley Field between half innings Tuesday night required a moment to appreciate the environment. When Pittsburgh Pirates manager Derek Shelton called on Priester to begin the second inning against the Cubs, the Cary native and Cary-Grove High School graduate couldn’t help but soak it in. Priester made sure he ...
Posted: September 22, 2023, 4:04 pm
Joshua Palacios’ three-run home run put an exclamation point on a seven-run fourth inning for the Pittsburgh Pirates (71-81) against the Chicago Cubs (79-73) at Wigley Field on Wednesday night.
Posted: September 21, 2023, 10:48 pm
Rookie Alexander Canario hit a grand slam for his first major league home run in an eight-run eighth inning as the Cubs ended a five-game losing streak with a 14-1 rout of the Pirates.
Posted: September 20, 2023, 4:22 am
Nicolas makes debut vs. Cubs, becoming first Polar Bear on MLB roster, and first Stark County product in big leagues since Dirk Hayhurst 14 years ago.
Posted: September 19, 2023, 10:24 pm
Yankees takeaways from Sunday's 3-2 loss to Pirates, including Carlos Rodon's frustrating end to a strong start
The Yankees could not complete the three-game sweep, falling to the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 on Sunday afternoon.
Posted: September 18, 2023, 12:22 pm
This weekend offered what the Pittsburgh Pirates hope is a preview of things to come. Jason Delay hit a tiebreaking double in the seventh inning that benefited from a fortunate bounce off third base, and the Pirates edged the New York Yankees 3-2 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep. Delay turned on a curveball from Carlos Rodón (3-6) and hit a bouncer that nicked the outside of the bag and rolled away from New York third baseman Oswald Peraza and into foul territory in left field, allowing Jared Triolo to score from second.
Posted: September 17, 2023, 8:36 pm
Giancarlo Stanton hit a solo home run in the third inning for just his second hit in eight games, New York relievers retired 15 consecutive batters and the Yankees beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 6-3, on Saturday night to move three games over .500 for the first time in a month.
Posted: September 17, 2023, 1:18 pm
Oswaldo Cabrera credited Roberto Clemente for helping him hit his first league home run in more than three months. “I went there yesterday and the guy said like: Hey, if you hold this bat, you’re probably going to get a homer tomorrow,” Cabrera said after hitting his first big league home run since June 3 in the New York Yankees’ 6-3 win on Saturday night. Cabrera hit a drive to right in the eighth against Thomas Hatch for his fifth big league home run this season.
Posted: September 17, 2023, 1:31 am
The New York Yankees (75-73) rallied for four runs in the ninth inning and defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates (69-79) 7-5 on Roberto Clemente Day.
Posted: September 16, 2023, 4:17 pm