Pittsburgh Pirates

3rd NL Central | 77-80
  • Batting Avg
    .258 AVG
  • Runs
    713 R
  • Earned Runs Avg
    4.21 ERA
  • Home Runs Allowed
    174 HR
  • Kris Bryant's 100th RBI could pay off for teammate Chris Coghlan
    Chicago Tribune

    Kris Bryant's 100th RBI could pay off for teammate Chris Coghlan

    Kris Bryant said he didn’t dwell too much last season after falling one RBI short of the 100-RBI mark in his storied rookie season in 2015. “Once the playoff started last year, I really forgot about it,” Bryant said Monday night after surpassing the 100-RBI mark by hitting a two-run home run in leading the Cubs to a 12-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. “And during the offseason I didn’t think about it one time. It’s how I felt in situations. It’s not the end of the world. I’m living a dream.” Bryant, however, was fully aware of how close he was entering Monday’s game, and he made a vow to Chris Coghlan, who batted ahead of him Monday night. “I told him, ‘if you score on my 100th RBI, I’ll give

  • Washington Nationals RHP A.J. Cole suspended five games
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    Washington Nationals RHP A.J. Cole suspended five games

    Washington Nationals right-hander A.J. Cole received a five-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for intentionally throwing a pitch near the head of Jung Ho Kang of the Pittsburgh Pirates during Sunday's game at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Cole's suspension was scheduled to begin Tuesday, when the Nationals play the Arizona Diamondbacks. However, Cole has decided to file an appeal, so he will be allowed to play until the appeal is heard. Cole's pitch to Kang came a half-inning after Kang put down a fake tag at third base on Bryce Harper's triple. It forced Harper into an awkward slide, and Harper injured his right thumb on the play. Cole then threw a pitch behind Kang's back and was immediately

  • What to make of 100-win Cubs? We'll find out in October
    ESPN.com

    What to make of 100-win Cubs? We'll find out in October

    Jesse joined ESPN Chicago in September 2009 and covers the Chicago Cubs for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN Radio 1000. PITTSBURGH -- Joe Maddon finally has a 100-win season. It's difficult to find perspective on the Chicago Cubs' reaching a win total they haven't hit in 80 years, as there are few around who remember that season, but Maddon's first time guiding a team to the century mark is a step in changing the perception of a franchise known more for its failures than its successes. "Yeah, it's a big deal," Maddon said recently. "I've never had one. They're not easy to achieve." Achieve it the Cubs did, and in dominating fashion days to spare in the regular season. Their march to the playoffs has