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Alvarez, Volquez lead Pirates over Mets

(Sunday, June 29) Final Score: Pittsburgh 5, New York 2 Pittsburgh, PA ( – Pedro Alvarez belted a two-run homer and Edinson Volquez struck out seven, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-2 win over the New York Mets on Sunday in the finale of a four-game series. Alvarez finished with three RBI for the Pirates, who won three of ... Read More »

Red Sox, Yankees set for rubber match

( – The Boston Red Sox try to carry over the thrill of Saturday night’s win into Sunday’s rubber match against rival New York at Yankee Stadium. With scoring chances few and far between for both sides yesterday, the Red Sox needed the long ball to get over New York. First, in the top of the third inning, David Ross ... Read More »

Mets’ Colon gets nod against Pirates

( – Even at the age of 41, Bartolo Colon is pitching exceptionally well in his 17th major league season. Colon tries to win his seventh consecutive decision when he leads the New York Mets against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the conclusion of a four-game series Sunday afternoon at PNC Park. Colon is 6-0 in his last eight starts since ... Read More »

Mets strike early, hold off Pirates

Pittsburgh, PA ( – Daniel Murphy’s second-inning single knocked in two of five early runs for the New York Mets, who came away with a 5-3 decision over the Pittsburgh Pirates to halt a three-game losing streak. The Mets scored three times in the first inning off Gerrit Cole in the young Pittsburgh hurler’s first start since June 3, then ... Read More »

Napoli’s HR in 9th gets Red Sox past Yankees

Bronx, NY ( – Mike Napoli snuck a solo home run over the wall in right center in the ninth inning to lift the Boston Red Sox over the New York Yankees, 2-1, in the middle test of a three-game AL East series. Jon Lester and Masahiro Tanaka were engaged in a classic pitchers’ duel, and Tanaka was the last ... Read More »

Cole returns from DL to face Mets

( – Gerrit Cole returns from the disabled list and tries to win his fourth consecutive decision on Saturday when he leads the Pittsburgh Pirates against the New York Mets at PNC Park. Cole, who has been on the DL since June 4 due to right shoulder fatigue, is 3-0 over his last four starts and hasn’t lost since May ... Read More »

Tanaka, Lester face off in the Bronx

( – Just two games out of first in the American League East, the New York Yankees shoot for their third straight win Saturday as they prepare for another classic battle against the Boston Red Sox in the Bronx. On Friday the Yankees, who trail both Toronto and Baltimore in the standings, unleashed their sixth shutout of the campaign as ... Read More »

Yankees blank Red Sox

Bronx, NY ( – Kelly Johnson and Brian McCann each belted two-run homers and Brett Gardner added a solo shot, as the New York Yankees dominated the Boston Red Sox, 6-0, in the latest installment between the AL East rivals. Derek Jeter, who turned 40 on Thursday, had two hits and scored once in New York’s second straight win following ... Read More »

Pirates top Mets on Harrison’s double in 11th

Pittsburgh, PA ( – Josh Harrison’s walk-off double in the 11th inning lifted the Pittsburgh Pirates over the New York Mets, 3-2, on Friday in the second game of a four-game series. Clint Barmes drew a one-out walk off Vic Black (1-2) in the ninth and Harrison smacked a two-out, first-pitch fastball to the right-center field wall which allowed Barmes ... Read More »

Mets, Pirates resume four-game affair in the Steel City

( – Brandon Cumpton tries to win his fourth consecutive decision when the Pittsburgh Pirates continue a four-game set against the New York Mets at PNC Park. The 25-year-old right-hander allowed two hits over seven shutout innings of a 2-1 win at Wrigley Field Sunday. Cumpton has come on strong after yielding a career-high 11 runs — 10 earned — ... Read More »