• Pittsburgh Pirates' Starling Marte reacts to striking out against St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Lance Lynn in the third inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. The Cardinals won 3-0. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Pirates can’t close gap on Cardinals in 3-0 loss

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have spent the last five months relentlessly chasing the St. Louis Cardinals.

  • St. Louis Cardinals' Mark Reynolds (12) celebrates with teammates Jon Jay, left rear, and Jason Heyward (22) after hitting a pinch hit two-run home run off Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Mark Melancon in the ninth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Cardinals inch closer to NL Central title, top Pirates 3-0

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Matt Carpenter raced home to break a scoreless tie in the ninth inning when two Pittsburgh Pirates outfielders mishandled Jon Jay’s single, and Mark Reynolds followed with a two-run homer to lift the banged-up St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-0 win on Monday night.

  • Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger lays on the turf after being sacked in the third quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis.  (Chris Lee/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT, THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT

    Roethlisberger out indefinitely with sprained left knee

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger gingerly made his way out of the Pittsburgh Steelers facility on Monday, his left leg immobilized under a brace and his attitude upbeat.