Lance Lynn reached double figures in wins before the All-Star break for the third straight year and Kolten Wong homered for the second game in a row, helping the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates for the third straight time, 5-2 on Wednesday night.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed outfielder Starling Marte on the bereavement list and slotted Francisco Liriano’s return to the rotation for Sunday, the last game before the All-Star break.
Rookie Kolten Wong gave the St. Louis Cardinals their second straight game-winning ninth-inning home run, connecting off Ernesto Frieri with two outs for a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night.
Gerrit Cole is heading to the disabled list for the second time this season.
The MLB All-Star Game rosters were announced Sunday. Reigning National League MVP Andrew McCutchen was pretty much guaranteed a spot, but he will be joined by two teammates as well.
Jeff Locke gave up just three hits and a walk in eight innings, and the Pittsburgh Pirates completed their first series sweep of the season with a 6-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.
Pirates infielder Clint Barmes has been placed on the 15-day disabled list for a groin strain.
Edinson Volquez allowed one run in seven sharp innings and Andrew McCutchen hit a two-run homer in the first to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday.
Pirates prospect Josh Bell joined Bob Pompeani Saturday.
When Andrew McCutchen stepped to the plate in the eighth inning, he wasn’t looking for a home run but he thought he had one to complete a cycle.
Gregory Polanco homered, Charlie Morton continued his effective pitching at home and the Pittsburgh Pirates won for the fifth time in six games, 5-1 over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night.
He is the hometown hero playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates, but Neil Walker wants to make sure the next generation learns to love the game of baseball.
The Pittsburgh Pirates fared a lot better facing Bartolo Colon for the second time this season.
Bartolo Colon has to like his chances of extending his winning streak to seven games since he owns a lower ERA against the Pittsburgh Pirates than any other opponent.
Jonathon Niese extended his streak of solid starts with six gritty innings, rookie Eric Campbell had three hits while subbing for injured star third baseman David Wright and the New York Mets spoiled Gerrit Cole’s return from the disabled list Saturday with a 5-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.