PITTSBURGH (AP) — Albert Pujols hit his 703rd home run Monday night, breaking a tie with Babe Ruth for second place in career RBIs.
The 42-year-old slugger connected for the St. Louis Cardinals off Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Mitch Keller, pulling a two-run shot into the left-field stands to snap a scoreless tie in the sixth inning.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A spectator at Sunday's game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Jets died following a fall on an escalator at Acrisure Stadium.
The Allegheny County medical examiner’s office identified him Monday as 27-year-old Dalton Ryan Keane of Monaca.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin tried to keep the moment at bay as long as he could.
Mitch Trubisky did too while gamely — if futilely — enduring what quickly became a weekly referendum on his ability to hang onto the starting quarterback job in Pittsburgh during a slow start.
St. Louis Cardinals (92-67, first in the NL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (60-99, fifth in the NL Central)
Pittsburgh; Monday, 6:35 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cardinals: Miles Mikolas (12-13, 3.30 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 153 strikeouts); Pirates: Mitch Keller (5-12, 3.92 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, 133 strikeouts)
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kenny Pickett provided a brief second-half spark for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
A couple fourth-quarter turnovers and a defensive meltdown allowed the New York Jets to rally late and escape with a 24-20 victory Sunday.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — There was no doubt in Zach Wilson's mind. None. And the second-year New York Jets quarterback had no interest in keeping his confidence to himself.
So walking into the huddle late in the fourth quarter on Sunday, the Jets down by three in a place the franchise had won just once in over a half-century of trying, Wilson let it be known he wasn't settling for a field goal and a chance at overtime.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brent Key held the ball given to him by his new boss and pointed to the gold “GT” logo on it, a symbol the former Georgia Tech lineman turned interim head coach tasked with holding his alma mater's struggling program together has held close for a quarter century and counting.
Pittsburgh Pirates (59-99, fifth in the NL Central) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (92-66, first in the NL Central)
St. Louis; Sunday, 2:15 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Pirates: Roansy Contreras (5-5, 3.72 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 86 strikeouts); Cardinals: Adam Wainwright (11-11, 3.51 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 139 strikeouts)
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Max Baer, the chief justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, has died only months before he was set to retire, the court confirmed Saturday. He was 74.
Baer died overnight at his home near Pittsburgh, the court said in a news release.
Pittsburgh Pirates (59-98, fifth in the NL Central) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (91-66, first in the NL Central)
St. Louis; Saturday, 7:15 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Pirates: Luis Ortiz (0-1, 1.17 ERA, .78 WHIP, 17 strikeouts); Cardinals: Jordan Montgomery (8-6, 3.50 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 153 strikeouts)
NEW YORK JETS (1-2) at PITTSBURGH (1-2)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS
OPENING LINE: Steelers by 3 1/2 according to FanDuel SportsBook.
Pittsburgh Pirates (59-97, fifth in the NL Central) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (90-66, first in the NL Central)
St. Louis; Friday, 8:15 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Pirates: Johan Oviedo (4-2, 3.13 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 49 strikeouts); Cardinals: Jack Flaherty (1-1, 4.66 ERA, 1.72 WHIP, 26 strikeouts)
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The solution for much of what is ailing the Pittsburgh Steelers defense is right there hiding in plain sight on the practice field most days, simultaneously close at hand and tantalizingly out of reach.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Judah Samet, a Holocaust survivor who narrowly escaped a shooting rampage at a Pittsburgh synagogue in 2018, died Tuesday.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The New York Jets and Zach Wilson are where the Pittsburgh Steelers are going with Kenny Pickett.
The only question, it seems, is when.
Mitch Trubisky's job is to make sure it's later, not sooner, a full-circle moment for a player formerly on the other side of the equation.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pat Narduzzi once appeared to be on shaky ground at Pittsburgh, at least externally. The Panthers slogged to a 5-7 record in his third season in 2017.
Rather than put him on the clock, athletic director Heather Lyke awarded him with a seven-year contract extension, confident in Narduzzi's vision.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Zach Wilson was back under center for the New York Jets, taking snaps and preparing to start for the first time this season.
“It's the happiest I've been in a month,” the second-year quarterback said with a big smile Wednesday.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kevin Newman hit a winning single in the 10th inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates rebounded from a blown three-run lead in the ninth to beat Cincinnati 4-3 on Wednesday and send the Reds to their 96th loss, their most since 2015.
Cincinnati Reds (60-95, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (58-97, fifth in the NL Central)
Pittsburgh; Wednesday, 12:35 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Reds: Luis Cessa (4-4, 4.78 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 53 strikeouts); Pirates: Bryse Wilson (3-9, 5.95 ERA, 1.49 WHIP, 72 strikeouts)
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Miguel Andújar hit a tiebreaking three-run double in the seventh inning, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 4-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.
Andújar’s hit snapped a 1-all tie and came in his second game with the Pirates.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — There are plenty of people concerned with the Pittsburgh Steelers offense, including a significant chunk of the players whose job it is to make it go.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby doesn't remember worrying about his age when he was 18. He's not about to do it now that he's nearly double that.
So what if the 35-year-old Pittsburgh Penguins captain has been in the NHL nearly half his life?
Cincinnati Reds (60-94, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (57-97, fifth in the NL Central)
Pittsburgh; Tuesday, 6:35 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Reds: Hunter Greene (4-13, 4.91 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 146 strikeouts); Pirates: Mitch Keller (5-12, 3.99 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, 128 strikeouts)
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jack Suwinski hit a two-run double to key a four-run seventh inning, powering the Pittsburgh Pirates past the Cincinnati Reds 8-3 on Monday night.
Suwinski turned on a slider from Derek Law (2-1), sending it to right field.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Everything about the New England Patriots’ season was brought to a pause the moment Mac Jones had his left leg crushed under the weight of Baltimore’s Calais Campbell on Sunday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Zach Wilson is on his way back to leading the New York Jets' huddle.
It could be this week, or maybe next week — Robert Saleh wasn't sure yet what the doctors will say. But the key thing is it's soon, and that's good news for everyone in the franchise.
WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. (AP) — A gun found after a shooting over the weekend at a western Pennsylvania amusement park that wounded three people, including two teenagers, had been reported stolen in Ohio last year, authorities said.
Cincinnati Reds (60-93, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (56-97, fifth in the NL Central)
Pittsburgh; Monday, 6:35 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Reds: Chase Anderson (2-3, 5.21 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 18 strikeouts); Pirates: Roansy Contreras (5-5, 3.68 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 84 strikeouts)
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Adrian Sampson wasn't supposed to be a fixture in the Chicago Cubs' starting rotation this season. He was placed on waivers twice in May — once by Chicago and once by Seattle — and optioned to the minors three times.
West Mifflin, Pa. (AP) — Three people, including two teenagers, were wounded by gunfire late Saturday at an amusement park southeast of Pittsburgh, which was kicking off a Halloween-themed festival.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man convicted of having set a house fire that killed a young child and two women in Pittsburgh 4 1/2 years ago now faces a life prison sentence without possibility of parole.
Chicago Cubs (66-86, third in the NL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (56-96, fifth in the NL Central)
Pittsburgh; Sunday, 1:35 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Adrian Sampson (2-5, 3.35 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 61 strikeouts); Pirates: Luis Ortiz (0-0, .84 ERA, .84 WHIP, 10 strikeouts)
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Johan Oviedo tied his career high with seven strikeouts in seven innings, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 6-0 on Saturday night to snap an eight-game losing streak.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tailback Israel Abanikanda rushed for four touchdowns and quarterback Kedon Slovis was solid in his return from injury as No. 24 Pittsburgh beat Rhode Island 45-24 on Saturday.
The Panthers (3-1) have been searching for a top-tier running game since Qadree Ollison and Darrin Hall both rushed for more than 1,000 yards in 2018.
Chicago Cubs (66-85, third in the NL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (55-96, fifth in the NL Central)
Pittsburgh; Saturday, 6:35 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Wade Miley (1-1, 3.48 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 25 strikeouts); Pirates: Johan Oviedo (3-2, 3.69 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, 42 strikeouts)
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Esteban Quiroz hit a go-ahead single in the eighth, his second in three innings, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 on Friday night for their fourth straight win.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Zach Wilson is getting closer to playing again for the New York Jets. That means Joe Flacco's time as the starting quarterback is coming to a close.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers knew what was coming. More specifically, they knew who was coming. And it didn't matter.
Chicago Cubs (65-85, third in the NL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (55-95, fifth in the NL Central)
Pittsburgh; Friday, 6:35 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Javier Assad (1-2, 3.86 ERA, 1.54 WHIP, 21 strikeouts); Pirates: Bryse Wilson (3-9, 6.07 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, 67 strikeouts)
CLEVELAND (AP) — An unimaginable collapse still fresh in their minds, the Browns managed to avoid a second one in four days.
Jacoby Brissett threw two touchdown passes, Nick Chubb ran for a score and Cleveland bounced back from its epic meltdown by finishing off the rival Pittsburgh Steelers 29-17 on Thursday night.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Rookie Hayden Wesneski had an immaculate inning in his second major league start to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 3-2 victory over the skidding Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday night.
Wesneski (2-1) gave up two runs and five hits in 6 1/3 innings while striking out six and walking two in sending Pittsburgh to its seventh straight loss.
CRANBERRY, Pa. (AP) — The angst was real. For Evgeni Malkin. And Sidney Crosby. And Kris Letang. And just about everyone else associated with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The trio that's served as the franchise's bedrock for the better part of two decades understood they were heading into a summer of uncertainty, a time when the business of professional hockey might get in the way of their singular bond.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pat Narduzzi has always been a fixer. A project guy. It doesn't matter if it's painting an office or slowly building a program, the Pittsburgh coach is always drawn to something that keeps his hands or his mind busy.
Chicago Cubs (64-85, third in the NL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (55-94, fifth in the NL Central)
Pittsburgh; Thursday, 6:35 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Hayden Wesneski (1-1, 2.30 ERA, .70 WHIP, 18 strikeouts); Pirates: Mitch Keller (5-11, 4.03 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 121 strikeouts)
PITTSBURGH (1-1) at CLEVELAND (1-1)
Thursday, 8:15 p.m. EDT, Amazon Prime
OPENING LINE: Browns by 4 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
Nine home teams are underdogs in Week 3.
Behind the Dawg Pound, the Cleveland Browns aren't among them.
The Browns host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night to kick off a week featuring more road favorites than home.
Pittsburgh Pirates (55-93, fifth in the NL Central) vs. New York Yankees (89-58, first in the AL East)
New York; Wednesday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Pirates: Roansy Contreras (5-4, 3.24 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 74 strikeouts); Yankees: Luis Severino (0-0)
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mitch Trubisky won the starting quarterback job in Pittsburgh during training camp by basically not losing it.
He didn't turn the ball over during the preseason and won raves from the coaching staff for his decision-making.