After Charlie Morton lost his command three innings into his last start Friday against Milwaukee, the story was the same in his next outing Wednesday night. Morton threw four clean innings in his start against the Cincinnati Reds then allowed three runs to score in the fifth which proved to be a deciding blow in the Pirates’ 5-2 loss.
The Reds scored three runs on just one hit in the fifth, taking advantage of Morton’s command issues giving them free baserunners and the replacement of Russell Martin with Chris Stewart
Marc-Andre Fleury left the net and allowed the tying goal late in regulation, then gave up a Nick Foligno goal from 30 feet in overtime as the Blue Jackets came from behind to stun the Penguins 4-3, tying the series at two games apiece.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Brandon Dubinsky scored with 22.5 seconds left in regulation to force overtime and Nick Foligno's wrist shot just inside the blue line 2:49 into the extra se
The last time Johnny Cueto was in Pittsburgh, it was a nightmare. Over 40,000 people chanted his last name in unison on Oct. 1, 2013 and, at one point, he dropped the baseball which whipped the crowd into a frenzy as the Pirates went on to defeat the Reds in the National League’s Wild Card game.
But Tuesday night, it was back to business as usual for Cueto who entered PNC Park six days after he threw a complete game, three-hit shutout against Pittsburgh at Great American Ballpark
Neil Walker and the rest of the Pittsburgh Pirates probably didn’t want to play more baseball than necessary after Sunday’s 14-inning affair. Fortunately, Walker delivered his second walk-off hit of the season in the ninth inning Monday night to give his team a 6-5 win over the Cincinnati Reds in the opener of a four-game set.
His basehit fell between Cincinnati’s second baseman Brandon Phillips and right fielder Jay Bruce in shallow right field, and Bruce’s throw to home plate seemed like it would beat Pirates
The Pittsburgh Pirates are now mired in a stretch where they have lost eight of their last 10 games as a result of a 3-2 loss in 14 innings in Sunday’s series finale against the Milwaukee Brewers. Milwaukee (14-5) took three of four games from the Pirates (8-11), and two of those wins were assisted by Jason Grilli blowing a pair of saves over the weekend.
After Ryan Braun hit the game-winning home run last night against Grilli, he hit a solo shot to the left field bleachers in the top of the ninth to tie the game at 2-2.
In a game where momentum swung like a pendulum, the final swing moved in the Milwaukee Brewers’ favor. Down by one run entering the ninth inning and Pirates closer Jason Grilli on the mound, the Brewers punched themselves out of a corner and into the lead when Ryan Braun hit a two-run home run into the bullpens on the first pitch Grilli threw him.
The closer said he tried to throw a two-seam fastball that did not go where he wanted it to, “obviously.”
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It’s all starting to make sense. The Steelers have not made the playoffs the past two seasons. Those two years have seen the team part ways with players who were integral to a sustained run of success that resulted in a pair of Super Bowl championships.
The play of Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has a tremendous impact on every game the team plays. Whatever success the Penguins have in the Stanley Cup Playoffs will depend largely on the opposition’s ability to contain No. 87. But he is not doing it alone.
A champion won't be crowned in the NHL for nearly two months, but the quest for hockey's holy grail begins now. Sixteen teams are lacing up their skates and preparing for the upcoming hunt for the Stanley Cup. Here are the four favorites.
The newest crop of rookies will enter the NFL on May 8, when the 2014 NFL Draft gets underway at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The Houston Texans own the first selection, and it's a South Carolina defensive end who sits atop PSR's board.
The Steelers’ offseason additions and subtractions have given a peek into what may be going on in the team’s South Side War Room as the team prepares for one of the deepest drafts in years. Several players have emerged as potential targets for the Black and Gold in 2014.
Several local players could be off the board before the second round is completed on May 9. Pitt's Aaron Donald is the top prospect, but Penn State has a pair of players who expect to hear their names called early as well.
The 2014 NFL Draft is shaping up to be one of the deepest in recent memory. But even in the deepest of drafts, there are studs, duds, snubs and flubs. How is one to know if a draft pick is worth cheering for, or if he should be booed mercilessly?