CHICAGO (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates added another arm to their weary pitching staff on Sunday, bringing up right-hander Beau Sulser from Triple-A Indianapolis.
It's the first major league promotion for Sulser, the brother of Miami Marlins reliever Cole Sulser.
Chicago Cubs (2-1) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (1-2)
Pittsburgh; Tuesday, 4:12 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Drew Smyly (0-0); Pirates: Jose Quintana (0-0)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals
St. Louis; Thursday, 4:15 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Pirates: JT Brubaker (0-0); Cardinals: Adam Wainwright (0-0)
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Anthony Alford is getting baseball’s version of a mulligan.
Alford won the Pittsburgh's center field job in spring training last year, then struggled and was demoted to the minor leagues in late April.
Pittsburgh Pirates (55-92, fifth in the NL Central) vs. Miami Marlins (62-85, fourth in the NL East)
Miami; Saturday, 6:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Pirates: Bryse Wilson (2-7, 4.97 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, 41 strikeouts) Marlins: Edward Cabrera (0-1, 6.61 ERA, 1.53 WHIP, 9 strikeouts)
MIAMI (AP) — Wil Crowe won for the first time since July 30 and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Miami Marlins 2-1 on Friday night.
He allowed one run in five innings, giving up three hits. Crowe (4-7) struck out five and walked one.
Washington Nationals (58-83, fifth in the NL East) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (51-90, fifth in the NL Central)
Pittsburgh; Saturday, 6:35 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Nationals: Patrick Corbin (7-14, 6.14 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, 118 strikeouts) Pirates: Wil Crowe (3-7, 5.94 ERA, 1.63 WHIP, 89 strikeouts)
PITTSBURGH (AP) — By his own admission, J.A. Happ can get inside his head too much sometimes, particularly when the St. Louis Cardinals left-hander faces the same team over and over.
Taking on the Pittsburgh Pirates for the third time in 17 days, the 38-year-old took a deep breath, relaxed and let the guys behind him do most of the hard work.