Maikel Franco and Freddy Galvis showed the Philadelphia Phillies a glimpse of the future.
Starling Marte had turned toward a crowd of media at his locker when a passing teammate cracked a one-liner about the soft-spoken outfielder.
The Pittsburgh Pirates had one successful weekend at Wrigley Field. It was so good that even Gerrit Cole had a big swing at the plate.
The Cincinnati Reds likely envisioned themselves in the thick of a pennant race as the calendar turned to September. Yet, they’re five games under .500 after injuries wreaked havoc on one of baseball’s more talented rosters.
Tyson Ross gave up a leadoff single to Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco followed with a two-run home run.
Kris Negron waited a long time for his first major league home run. When it came, he was in a hurry to celebrate with his teammates.
David Peralta had three hits, including a two-run homer, and drove in four runs as the Arizona Diamondbacks avoided a series sweep with a 10-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday night.
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.
The Pittsburgh Pirates fared a lot better facing Bartolo Colon for the second time this season.
Todd Frazier led off the ninth inning with a tiebreaking homer, lifting Cincinnati to a 6-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night after the Reds’ bullpen blew a three-run lead.
Ian Desmond came through with runners in scoring position for the Washington Nationals.
Trevor Rosenthal, the St. Louis Cardinals’ closer, got into a major ninth-inning jam, allowed the Pittsburgh Pirates to draw within a run and then load the bases with none out. It seemed the Pirates, who lead the major leagues with five walkoff victories, were on the verge of doing it again.
Johnny Cueto tossed his second three-hitter against the Pittsburgh in a week and the Cincinnati Reds eased past the struggling Pirates 4-1 on Tuesday night.
Let’s not kid ourselves. Jameson Taillon was supposed to be the man this season.
There is no question what happened at PNC Park last fall.