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  • Focused Kris Bryant has big night; Addison Russell on way to Cubs

    Focused Kris Bryant has big night; Addison Russell on way to Cubs
    PITTSBURGH — Filming a commercial three days before playing your first major-league game might seem ambitious, but Kris Bryant wants to be a man of his word. "It comes with the territory, but I wouldn't want it any other way," said Bryant, who...
  • Starlin Castro stays at 6th spot in Cubs' order

    Starlin Castro stays at 6th spot in Cubs' order
    PITTSBURGH -- There isn't any urge to move Starlin Castro back to the cleanup spot even after his recent surge. Castro will remain in the sixth spot Monday night when the Chicago Cubs play the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. Castro is 4-for-10 in...
  • Series preview: Cubs at Pirates

     Series preview: Cubs at Pirates
    All games on WBBM-AM 780. Season series: First meeting. Pirates 14-5 in 2014. Monday: 6:05 p.m., CSN-Plus, CLTV. RH Jake Arrieta (1-1, 1.98) vs. RH A.J. Burnett (0-1, 2.25). Tuesday: 6:05 p.m., WGN-9. LH Travis Wood (1-1, 2.31) vs. LH...
  • Brewers fall to Pirates 5-2 as early-season swoon deepens

    The season is not even two weeks old and the Milwaukee Brewers find themselves buried in last in one of baseball's most competitive divisions. Manager Ron Roenicke insists it's way too early to panic. Still, something needs to be done with the Brewers...
  • Burnett brings more than just strikeouts in return to Pirates

    When general manager Neal Huntington signed right-hander A.J. Burnett to a one-year deal in November, he knew exactly the man and leader the Pirates were getting. He didn't know, however, what kind of pitcher Burnett would be at 38. The Pirates...
  • Tigers' Greene dominates Pirates for 2-0 win

    PITTSBURGH Rajai Davis was facing a right-hander. He doesn't hit righties well and he isn't going to play against righties much this year, but with Pirates veteran A.J. Burnett on the hill Tuesday night, and with Davis' track record against him,...
  • Pirates swept by Reds with 3-2 loss

    CINCINNATI Marlon Byrd's sinking line drive with one out in the ninth inning glanced off right fielder Gregory Polanco's glove, and Todd Frazier trotted home from third base as the Cincinnati Reds defeated the Pirates, 3-2, for the second walk-off win...
  • Reds beat Pirates 3-2, sweep opening series

    Joey Votto added to his resurgent series with his first homer since May 10, and Gregory Polanco's ninth-inning error sent the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-2 victory and a season-opening sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday. The Reds improved to 3-0...
  • LEADING OFF: Harvey back, pitch clock starts in minors

    A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: ___ HARVEY RETURNS VS. STRASBURG Matt Harvey is scheduled to be back on a mound in the majors for the first time since Aug. 24, 2013 — he had Tommy John Surgery two months after...
  • Ron Cook: Olney's bold Pirates prediction marks new era of expectations

    Let's start with two reactions to a prominent national baseball guru picking the Pirates to win the World Series. Wow! Easy. Pirates general manager Neal Huntington shares that first sentiment. In some ways, it seems like yesterday that he took over...
  • Ex-Marlins sensation Willis retires from baseball

    Ex-Marlins sensation Willis retires from baseball
    — One of the more beloved players to don the Marlins' uniform has called it a career. Dontrelle Willis, 33, informed the Milwaukee Brewers he is retiring. The Brewers in January signed Willis, a seminal figure with the Marlins from 2003-'07, to...