The game between the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates was postponed Monday night after two rain delays totaling almost 3½ hours.
Facing an injury scare to his throwing arm last week, Pirates starter AJ Burnett was able to breathe a small sigh of relief after his doctor informed him Monday that MRI results returned non-career-threatening damage.
Charlie Morton pitched five-hit ball for seven innings, Neil Walker hit a review-aided home run and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-0 Sunday in a testy game in which benches cleared after All-Stars Andrew Mcutchen and Brandon Phillips were hit by pitches.
Eugenio Suarez became the latest Reds hitter to frustrate Gerrit Cole. The shortstop had a sacrifice fly and an RBI double off Pittsburgh’s 14-game winner, and Cincinnati extended its home-field success over the Pirates with a 4-3 victory on Saturday night.
Left-hander J.A. Happ joined the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday and threw in the bullpen, getting ready to join a rotation that’ll need him for at least a few weeks.
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Andrew McCutchen hit another homer at Great American Ball Park, and Pittsburgh’s rebuilt bullpen was shaky but delivered on Friday night, holding on for a 5-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
The Pittsburgh Pirates added depth to their starting rotation on Friday, acquiring J.A. Happ from Seattle in exchange for minor-league pitcher Adrian Sampson.
Brandon Phillips hit a pair of three-run homers and drove in a career-high seven runs on Thursday night, powering the Reds to a 15-5 victory that kept the Pittsburgh Pirates winless in Cincinnati this season.
Contending baseball teams oftentimes swap young prospects for veteran leadership around this time of the year when the trade deadline looms on the horizon.
The Pirates have made a trade to bolster their bullpen.
The Royals have traded right-hander Joe Blanton to the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash considerations.
The acquisition of Aramis Ramirez has done more for the Pirates than exclusively providing them with the opportunity to throw a tenured veteran into the third base position.
Tyler Glasnow, one of the Pirates most highly-touted prospects, is now one level away from the major leagues.
Andrew McCutchen hit a home run and turned an RBI single into race around the bases while Minnesota made two errors in a five-run sixth inning, helping Francisco Liriano and the Pittaburgh Pirates beat the Twins 10-4 Wednesday for a two-game sweep.