Posts Tagged Pittsburgh

A’s trying to hold on amid extended slump

Oakland Athletics' Geovany Soto (17) argues with home plate umpire Jerry Meals, left, after striking out against the Philadelphia Phillies in the ninth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. The A's won 8-6 in 10 innings. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

There’s only a week left in the regular season, which may seem like an eternity for the Oakland Athletics.

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Brewers edge Pirates 1-0 to tighten wild-card race

Milwaukee Brewers' Elian Herrera, center, scores from third on a sacrifice fly by Logan Schafer off Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Mark Melancon before Pirates catcher Russell Martin can get the tag during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. The Brewers won 1-0. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Matt Garza provided the edge, even if it ended his night early.

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Iowa rallies, knocks off unbeaten Pitt 24-20

Iowa running back Mark Weisman (45) celebrates with Ray Hamilton (82), and Austin Blythe (63) after scoring the go-ahead touchdown during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Iowa won 24-20. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kirk Ferentz is learning to embrace his inner riverboat gambler. And with good reason. At the moment, the Iowa coach is on a roll.

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Martin’s homer sparks Pirates over Brewers 4-2

Pittsburgh Pirates' Russell Martin rounds first base after hitting a three-run home run off Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Jonathan Broxton during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Russell Martin swatted at Jonathan Broxton’s 96 mph fastball and watched as Carlos Gomez gave chase. When the ball cleared the fence just out of Gomez’s reach, the Pittsburgh Pirates catcher thumped his chest as he rounded first base after providing the latest lightning bolt in a season full of them for one of baseball’s most resilient teams.

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Kershaw gets 20th win as Dodgers pound Cubs 14-5

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

CHICAGO (AP) — Clayton Kershaw had his usual velocity, and that was about it. The rest of his considerable repertoire appeared in brief flashes during one of the shortest outings of his brilliant year.

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