Chavis’ Grand Slam Lifts Pirates Over Cardinals 9-4

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By STEVE OVERBEY Associated Press
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Michael Chavis hit a go-ahead grand slam as Pittsburgh overcame a three-run, third-inning deficit, and the Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-4 for their first win this season. Chavis made his first start of the season and homered off left-hander Steven Matz, who allowed seven runs and nine hits over three innings in his first start since signing a $44 million, four-year contract. It was the second slam of Chavis’ big league career. He finished a triple shy of the cycle. Diego Castillo added three hits for the Pirates.

Waino, O’Neill Lift Cards Over Pirates In Pujols’ Return

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By STEVE OVERBEY Associated Press
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright pitched six scoreless innings, Tyler O’Neill hit a three-run homer and drove in a career-high five, and the St. Louis Cardinals celebrated Albert Pujols’ return with a 9-0 season-opening win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Yadier Molina threw out a runner trying to steal second in the first game of his final big league season, and Nolan Arenado and Tommy Edman also homered for the Cardinals, who won the managerial debut of 35-year-old Oliver Marmol. Paul Goldschmidt drew four straight walks, the first player to do that on opening day since Manny Ramírez in 2002. The Pirates had just six hits and lost budding star Ke’Bryan Hayes to left forearm spasms in the first inning.

AP Source: Pirates, 3B Ke’Bryan Hayes Agree on 8-year Deal

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AP Source: Pirates, 3B Ke’Bryan Hayes agree on 8-year deal
By WILL (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)GRAVES AP Sports Writer
The Pittsburgh Pirates are building around third baseman Ke’Bryan Hayes. A person with knowledge of the agreement tells The Associated Press the Pirates and Hayes have come to terms on a new eight-year, $70 million deal with the 25-year-old Hayes pending a physical. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because a formal announcement isn’t expected until the team’s home opener on April 12. Hayes batted third in Pittsburgh’s season-opening 9-0 loss at St. Louis on Thursday but exited with left forearm spasms in the first inning. He was limited to 96 games last year due to a left wrist injury.

Pirates SS Prospect Oneil Cruz To Start Season at Triple-A

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BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Oneil Cruz will start the season in the minors. The team has optioned the towering 6-foot-7 shortstop to Triple-A Indianapolis in hopes of getting him more experience. The 23-year-old Cruz had put together a solid spring training, going 5 for 15 with two home runs in Grapefruit League play. Pirates manager Derek Shelton said the team believes Cruz needs a little seasoning before being called up for good. Cruz hit his first major league home run last October in a brief big league cameo.

Former Bucco Travis Snider Retires After Eight Big League Seasons

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Travis Snider says he has retired after eight major league seasons. Snider turns 34 on Feb. 2. He last played in the major leagues in 2015 with Pittsburgh. He spent last season with the Atlanta Braves’ Triple-A farm team at Gwinnett and hit .174 with four home runs and 15 RBIs in 138 at-bats. Snider was the 14th overall pick by the Blue Jays in the 2006 amateur draft. He had a .244 average with 54 homers and 212 RBIs for Toronto, Pittsburgh and Baltimore.

Pirates Looking to Enhance Fan Experience with Outfield Upgrades

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(Pittsburgh, Pa.) The Pittsburgh Pirates are looking to enhance the fan experience at PNC Park next season and are giving the outfield sections a facelift.

The changes expected will include new food concepts at concession stands, casual seating, tributes to iconic players in Pirates’ history, and more children’s play areas.
The upgrades are expected to be completed by next season.

Pirates, catcher Roberto Pérez reach 1-year deal

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By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates didn’t waste time finding a replacement for Gold Glove catcher Jacob Stallings. A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press the Pirates have agreed to a 1-year deal worth $5 million with former Cleveland catcher Roberto Pérez. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced. The 32-year-old Pérez won Gold Gloves in 2019 and 2020 with Cleveland but struggled at the plate with just .149 with seven home runs and 17 RBIs in 44 games in 2021. The Guardians declined his $7 million option for 2022.

Hammerin’ Braves Rout Astros to Win 1st WS Crown Cince 1995

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 11:00 AM
By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer
HOUSTON (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have won their first World Series championship since 1995, hammering the Houston Astros 7-0 in Game 6. Jorge Soler hit his third home run of the Series, and Freddie Freeman and Dansby Swanson also connected. Max Fried threw six dominant innings in the signature pitching performance of the Series. Steadied by 66-year-old manager Brian Snitker, an organization man for four decades, the underdog Braves won the franchise’s fourth title. Consider it a tribute to the greatest Braves player of them all, Mr. Hank Aaron. The Hall of Fame slugger died Jan. 22 at 86, still rooting for his old team, and his legacy was stamped all over this Series.

Link for South Fayette @ Moon, Friday October 1, 2021 @6:30 PM on WMBA and Trib-Live

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1460 WMBA’s Mike Azadian and  and Bruce Frey have the call from Moon High School of this WPIAL Class 5A Allegheny Six Conference high school football game as the Tigers battle the Lions.

Steele cruises, Cubs send Pirates to 100th loss in 9-0 rout

Steele cruises, Cubs send Pirates to 100th loss in 9-0 rout
By WES CROSBY Associated Press
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Justin Steele breezed through seven shutout innings and the Chicago Cubs scored six runs in the second inning Thursday night, beating Pittsburgh 9-0 and sending the Pirates to their 100th loss of the season. Steele (4-4) struck out seven and gave up four hits on 76 pitches. Pittsburgh joined Texas, Baltimore and Arizona, giving the MLB four 100-loss teams for the third time, after 2002 and 2019. Sergio Alcántara had three RBIs, two coming on a homer off Miguel Yajure (0-2) in the second.