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  • Nats' Max Scherzer nearly perfect, still gets no-hitter

    Nats' Max Scherzer nearly perfect, still gets no-hitter
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Max Scherzer pitched a no-hitter and came agonizingly close to a perfect game, hitting a batter with two outs in the ninth inning Saturday in the Washington Nationals' 6-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Scherzer was masterful...
  • Pirates no-hit by Scherzer, hit batter prevents perfect game

    The Pittsburgh Pirates couldn't stop Max Scherzer from pitching a no-hitter. Pinch-hitter Jose Tabata's elbow got in the way of a perfect game. Scherzer came agonizingly close to perfection, plunking Tabata with two strikes and two outs in the ninth...
  • Nationals end Pirates' 8-game streak

    Nationals end Pirates' 8-game streak
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Ross struck out 11 in his third major league start, and the Washington Nationals beat A.J. Burnett and the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1 on Friday night to end their eight-game winning streak. The 22-year-old Ross (2-1) allowed...
  • Gerrit Cole wins MLB-best 11th as Pirates top White Sox 3-2

    Gerrit Cole downplayed becoming the majors' first 11-game winner by crediting his Pittsburgh Pirates teammates for his terrific start. Cole allowed two runs and three hits in seven innings and the Pirates beat the struggling Chicago White Sox 3-2 on...
  • Watson, Pirates survive rocky eighth inning to beat Phillies, 4-3

    PITTSBURGH Tony Watson, the All-Star lefty reliever, took a deep breath and stepped back on the rubber. With the Pirates lead whittled to one, Watson had pitched himself into a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the eighth. Then, just like that, he pitched right...
  • Series preview: White Sox at Pirates

    Series preview: White Sox at Pirates
    All games on WSCR-AM 670. Season series: First meeting. Sox went 3-0 in last meeting in Pittsburgh in 2010. Monday: 6:05 p.m., CSN. LH Carlos Rodon (2-0, 2.66) vs. LH Francisco Liriano (3-5, 3.25). Tuesday: 6:05 p.m., CSN. LH Jose Quintana (3-6,...
  • Harrison gives Pirates 1-0 win over Phillies in 11th

    PITTSBURGH A.J. Burnett pitched nine scoreless innings Sunday afternoon in a sensational incomplete-game effort. After 101 pitches, the 38-year-old right-hander raised his right arm to salute a packed house at PNC Park, and he turned the series finale...
  • Pirates sweep Phillies with 1-0 win in 11 innings

    The roar began the moment Sean Rodriguez recorded the last out of the ninth inning and only grew louder as A.J. Burnett slowed walked toward the Pittsburgh Pirates dugout. This is why the 38-year-old pitcher left money on the table in Philadelphia last...
  • Phillies waste Hamels' dominating outing, lose to Pirates 1-0 in 11 innings

    Phillies waste Hamels' dominating outing, lose to Pirates 1-0 in 11 innings
    PITTSBURGH — Cole Hamels credits A.J. Burnett for reconnecting him with how to throw a proper curveball. The Philadelphia Phillies ace spent seven innings showing it off for his former teammate on Sunday afternoon. It just wasn't enough to end...
  • Series preview: Pirates at White Sox

    Series preview: Pirates at White Sox
    All games on WSCR-AM 670. Season series: Pirates 2-0. Wednesday: 7:10 p.m., CSN-plus. LH Jeff Locke (3-3, 4.90) vs. LH John Danks (3-6, 5.29). Thursday: 7:10 p.m., WGN-9. RH Gerrit Cole (10-2, 1.71) vs. RH Jeff Samardzija (4-4, 4.84). Who's...
  • Morton baffles Brewers, leads Pirates to 2-0 victory

    PITTSBURGH Coach Rick Sofield and fellow pitcher Gerrit Cole stood on either side of the dugout steps, ready to welcome Charlie Morton off the mound. After a night of pristine pitching, Morton relinquished the ball to manager Clint Hurdle, and the 26,...