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Pirates rookie OF Reynolds making a quiet splash

Bryan Reynolds made a promise during his first days as a major leaguer, a vow that spoke volumes about the understated Pittsburgh Pirates rookie outfielder’s mindset. It has helped him evolve from a relative unknown in the deal that sent Andrew McCutchen to the San Francisco Giants to an invaluable

Cubs call up pitching prospect Alzolay

The Chicago Cubs called up highly touted pitching prospect Adbert Alzolay and the right-hander is expected to make his major league debut Thursday against the visiting New York Mets. With starter Kyle Hendricks on the injured list because of a right s…

AP analysis: MLB All-Star rosters could be youngest ever

Major League Baseball and its fans are on the same page – they want to see more of the kids. With millennial mashers Cody Bellinger and Christian Yelich leading the way, this year’s All-Star starting lineups have a chance to be the youngest ever, based on an Associated Press analysis of the latest

Rockies’ Story set for MRI on right thumb

Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story is set to undergo an MRI on his right thumb Thursday, after coming away with an injury in Wednesday night’s victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Story was attempting a headfirst slide into second base in the sixth inning when the injury occurred. Of particular

Rebounding Pirates host surging Padres

The San Diego Padres and Pittsburgh Pirates will carry some feel-good moments into their weekend series that opens Friday at PNC Park. The visiting Padres are coming off a series sweep of Milwaukee that gave them a four-game winning streak and boosted…

Division leaders meet as Astros visit Yankees

The New York Yankees enjoyed a milestone win for CC Sabathia and a sweep over their closest pursuer in the American League East on Wednesday. Now the focus is on a four-game series against the AL West-leading Houston Astros, who are coming off a rare …