Hendricks strikes out 12 as Cubs beat Pirates

Kyle Hendricks struck out a career-high 12 while five teammates contributed home runs, including three solo shots as the Chicago Cubs completed a three-game sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 10-5 victory on Sunday.

MLB roundup: Rookie Taillon pitches Pirates past Mets

Jameson Taillon carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning in his second major league start and picked up his first career win by allowing two hits in eight shutout innings on Tuesday night as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the New York Mets 4-0 at Citi Field.

Joyce powers Pirates in win over Braves

Matt Joyce had a home run among his three hits and drove in three runs, Gregory Polanco had three hits and three runs scored and Jon Niese pitched six effective innings to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to an 8-5 win over the Atlanta Braves on Monday night.

Cole keeps Cubs from sweeping Pirates

Jung Ho Kang went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a solo home run as the Pirates held on to salvage the finale of a three-game series 2-1 over the Chicago Cubs.

Votto's HR helps Reds beat Pirates

Joey Votto hit a game-tying home run in the sixth and Tucker Barnhart added a go-ahead solo shot in the seventh as Cincinnati held on for a victory over Pittsburgh in the opener of a three-game series at Great American Ball Park.

MLB roundup: Tigers beat Pirates 7-3

Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a grand slam for his 100th career home run, and Shane Greene pitched six strong innings in his first start since undergoing shoulder surgery last August to lead Detroit to victory.

Waterloo back-to-back champions

Saturday at the Resch Center, Waterloo girls volleyball had their hands full when they played Lake Country Lutheran in the division three state final. The Pirates beat the Lightning 3-2 to win their second state championship in a row.