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  • McCutchen's return not enough to stop Pirates' freefall

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Pittsburgh Pirates - INSIDE PITCH PITTSBURGH -- Even the return of Andrew McCutchen couldn't help the struggling Pittsburgh Pirates. The center fielder and 2013 National League MVP returned to the lineup on...
  • Braves jump on Pirates early en route to 7-3 victory

    PITTSBURGH When Jason Heyward and Andrelton Simmons each homered before the seventh pitch of the night, and the Braves had six runs even before the Pirates batted, a four-game Atlanta winning streak and the end of an eight-game road skid seemed certain....
  • Jays claim 1B Hague off waivers from Pirates

    The Sports Xchange Jays claim 1B Hague off waivers from Pirates Adding to their organizational depth at the first base position, the Toronto Blue Jays claimed Matt Hague off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday. Toronto optioned him to Triple-...
  • Alvarez may eventually receive playing time at first base

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Pittsburgh Pirates - INSIDE PITCH WASHINGTON -- Had there not been some injuries to other infielders, Pedro Alvarez could have made his first start at first base this past weekend in Washington against the Nationals....
  • Around MLB

    Around MLB
    American League Central Division White Sox: Jose Abreu getting little to hit in second half; only two home runs in first 91 at-bats after the All-Star break. Indians: Breakdown mountain: Knee surgery possible for Nick Swisher; David Murphy is out...
  • Indians' Aviles belts walkoff homer in 11th

    The Sports Xchange Indians' Aviles belts walkoff homer in 11th CLEVELAND -- Cleveland Indians ace Corey Kluber pitched another masterpiece Friday night. That wasn't enough to get the win, but Mike Aviles' walkoff home run was. After Kluber pitched...
  • Indians' Michael Bourn activated from disabled list

    CLEVELAND As expected, the Indians activated Michael Bourn on Friday, leaving the speedy center fielder six weeks to try to help take a .500 team into playoff contention. On the disabled list since July 6 with another left hamstring injury (his third...
  • Pirates pitching leaves them behind, lose to Nationals

    WASHINGTON In the fourth inning, Charlie Morton watched while Jeanmar Gomez went to work on the Nationals Park mound. That never bodes well for a starter's performance, and Morton's outing Friday night led to an evening of playing from behind. The...
  • MLB roundup: Blue Jays activate Encarnacion from DL

    The Sports Xchange MLB roundup: Blue Jays activate Encarnacion from DL The Toronto Blue Jays activated first baseman Edwin Encarnacion from the 15-day disabled list on Friday after he missed six weeks with a quadriceps injury. Encarnacion will be in...
  • Indians activate OF Bourn from DL

    The Sports Xchange Indians activate OF Bourn from DL The Cleveland Indians activated outfielder Michael Bourn from the 15-day disabled list on Friday. Bourn was on the DL since July 6 with a strained left hamstring. He played six games in a minor...
  • Indians get double dose of great pitching

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Cleveland Indians - INSIDE PITCH CLEVELAND -- The Indians got good enough pitching to sweep a doubleheader Wednesday, but they didn't get good enough hitting and they had to settle for a split. After winning the...
  • MLB roundup: Manfred elected to replace Selig

    The Sports Xchange MLB roundup: Manfred elected to replace Selig Rob Manfred has been elected the 10th commissioner of Major League Baseball, multiple media outlets reported Thursday. Manfred has been serving as MLB's chief operating officer since...