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  • Pirates can't stop streaking Brewers

    MILWAUKEE From Boston to Philadelphia and back home, the streaking Milwaukee Brewers continued their tear and beat the Pirates, 4-2, Friday night at Miller Park for a seventh consecutive win. Pirates left-hander Francisco Liriano faced an all right-...
  • Cubs are being fed heavy diet of left-handers

    PITTSBURGH — After struggling against the quality pitching of the Pirates' Francisco Liriano, the Cubs hope they can get better facing left-handed starters. They will have another test Thursday (weather permitting) when they face Wandy Rodriguez...
  • Rock Cats Start Season With Their Own 'Baby Papi'

    NEW BRITAIN — Kennys Vargas has drawn comparisons to Red Sox designated hitter and former Rock Cat David Ortiz not just for his physical presence, but for his personality as well. The 6-foot-5, 270-pound first baseman is friendly and outgoing...
  • Baseball capsules for the NL Central Division

    NL CENTRAL (in predicted order to finish) St. Louis Cardinals Last year: 97-65 (first, NL Central) New faces: 2B Mark Ellis (Dodgers), SS Jhonny Peralta (Tigers), OF Peter Bourjos (Angels) Former faces: 3B David Freese (Angels), OF Carlos Beltran...
  • Walker-off homer: Pirates 2B lifts team to 10-inning opener win

    PITTSBURGH Neil Walker hit a walk-off home run off Chicago reliever Carlos Villanueva to give the Pirates a 1-0 victory against the Cubs in 10 innings on opening day at PNC Park on Monday. Walker worked a full count before hitting a changeup into the...
  • Capsules for the National League

    PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH NL EAST Washington Nationals Last year: 86-76 (2d) Manager: Matt Williams (first year) Key pitchers: Stephen Strasburg (8-9, 3.00 ERA, 9.4 strikeouts/9 innings, 1.049 WHIP); Jordan Zimmerman (19-9, 3.25 ERA, 1.088 WHIP);...
  • Pirates set roster for opening day

    PHILADELPHIA The Pittsburgh Pirates made their final transactions Saturday, trimming an overcrowded bullpen to seven pitchers and setting their 25-man roster for opening day. Right-hander Vin Mazzaro, one of the four relievers without minor league...
  • Ron Cook: At last, news is good for Pirates

    PITTSBURGH The Pirates a team in desperate need of good news with opening day Monday received a double dose Wednesday. First, reports broke that the club had agreed to a long-term contract with outfielder Starling Marte that could keep him in Pittsburgh...
  • Cubs come up empty on opening day

    Cubs come up empty on opening day
    PITTSBURGH — Anthony Rizzo answered every question patiently, albeit with his hands on his hips. Rizzo's body language Monday summed up the state of the Cubs after a maddening 1-0 loss to the Pirates on opening day that was decided when Neil...
  • Cubs-Pirates: Opening-day firsts

    Cubs-Pirates: Opening-day firsts
    Jeff Samardzija and the Cubs opened at Pittsburgh's PNC Park for the second straight year. Here are the firsts from opening day 2014: Clubhouse DJ: Samardzija opened with some Nirvana and Pearl Jam in the pregame clubhouse and played air drums on...
  • Fresh start? Same old problems arise for Cubs

    Fresh start? Same old problems arise for Cubs
    PITTSBURGH — Erasing the past is easy in spring training, when every player insists he has forgotten about the previous year. But then comes another opening day, another lesson in futility, and the same old questions arise about the same old...