PITTSBURGH — Eyes could be on the closers when the Pittsburgh Pirates and Tampa Bay Rays open a three-game series Tuesday at PNC Park. The reasons, however, are different. For Tampa Bay (40-38), Alex Colome fell to 1-3 after he blew two games in a row on Saturday and Sunday against Baltimore. “We'
ST. LOUIS — The days of first baseman Josh Bell automatically being lifted for a late-game defensive replacement are over. “We've taken those training wheels off and pushed him out there,” manager Clint Hurdle said. A converted outfielder, Bell struggled with some of the finer points of playing his
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals welcomed back Randal Grichuk and Yadier Molina, and the duo made a big difference in their return. Grichuk homered in his first game since being promoted from the minors, Molina had three hits and the Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-4 on Sunday night.