Ichiro honored by Marlins

/ May 1, 2017

Ichiro honored by Marlins

The Miami Marlins’ Ichiro Suzuki tipped his cap to both benches as well as to the 26,245 fans at Marlins Park as he was honored on Sunday for becoming the 30th major leaguer to join the 3,000-hit club. The Marlins paid tribute to Ichiro, ...

Uehara's scoreless innings streak ends in loss

/ Apr 17, 2017

Uehara's scoreless innings streak ends in loss

Koji Uehara was charged with three runs — two earned — Sunday after making 21 straight appearances, dating back to last year, without allowing any runs, as the Chicago Cubs were defeated by the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1. Uehara (0-1) relieved Jon Lester, who pitched ...

Kang having trouble with visa

/ Mar 25, 2017

Kang having trouble with visa

Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Kang Jung-ho, the first player to jump directly from South Korea into Major League Baseball, will not be with the team on opening day, the club confirmed Friday. Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said Kang’s visa application was ongoing and ...

Rookie Bell sparks Pirates past reeling Cubs

/ Jul 10, 2016

Rookie Bell sparks Pirates past reeling Cubs

The Chicago Cubs aren’t going to panic. Not over their suddenly struggling starting staff, and not over their dwindling division lead, either. Josh Bell’s grand slam in his second major-league at bat was one of four homers by the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 12-6 ...

Iwakuma, Cruz sink Pirates

/ Jun 29, 2016

Iwakuma, Cruz sink Pirates

Hisashi Iwakuma took a shutout into the seventh and Nelson Cruz reached another home run milestone with a shot that left no doubt where it was going to land. “I thought it might be out of the stadium from the angle I was sitting,” ...

Panik, Williamson spark surging Giants past Pirates

/ Jun 24, 2016

Panik, Williamson spark surging Giants past Pirates

A makeshift lineup was more than enough for the San Francisco Giants. Joe Panik hit a bases-loaded triple, Mac Williamson launched a 136-meter home run and the Giants beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3 Thursday for their 12th win in 14 games. The NL West ...

Cubs bail out Lester in win over Pirates

/ Jun 19, 2016

Cubs bail out Lester in win over Pirates

The Chicago Cubs have done a lot for Jon Lester this season — including a lot of diving stops and long home runs. Once again on Saturday night, Lester’s teammates came through in a big way. Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant and David Ross each ...

/ Jun 3, 2016

Vogelsong has surgery to repair facial fractures

Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Ryan Vogelsong has undergone surgery to repair multiple facial fractures suffered when he was hit by a pitch. The team says the operation was performed Thursday at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, and Vogelsong is resting comfortably at home. He will ...

Fernandez, Marlins beat Pirates ace Cole

/ Jun 1, 2016

Fernandez, Marlins beat Pirates ace Cole

Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said before Tuesday night’s game, “You’re not going to beat a good pitcher with his good stuff.” Unfortunately for the Pirates, Marlins ace Jose Fernandez had his good stuff. Fernandez pitched seven scoreless innings to help the Miami Marlins ...

Darvish makes winning return for Rangers

/ May 29, 2016

Darvish makes winning return for Rangers

Yu Darvish hit 98 mph (158 kph) in the first inning of his first start in the majors in almost 22 months. Texas catcher Bobby Wilson is just glad he wasn’t running to the backstop after that pitch, and a few others early in ...