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With just eight shopping days remaining until the July 31 deadline arrives, these are the players who could be available to help your team make its postseason push.
Here's the latest intel we're hearing, key names to watch, reaction to completed deals and shopping lists for every team as July 31 approaches.
Paul Goldschmidt hit his fifth career grand slam in the top of the 10th and right fielder Jose Martinez threw out the tying run at the plate to help the St. Louis Cardinals beat the reeling Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 on Monday night.
The Pittsburgh Pirates announced Monday they have suspended reliever Keone Kela two games for an unspecified violation of his contract.
As they climb up our rankings, second-place teams are showing it's way too early to count them out in any race.
A fan casually walked to home plate and approached Philadelphia hitter Brad Miller for a handshake before being apprehended, and the Phillies later beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 Sunday on Rhys Hoskins' home run in the 11th inning.
Joe Musgrove scattered two hits over six innings, collected his first double of the season and scored on a textbook head-first slide to beat a throw by Philadelphia right fielder Bryce Harper and lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-1 win on Saturday...
The 1979 Pirates were honored at the World Series-winning team's 40th-anniversary celebration at PNC Park on Saturday night.
Bryce Harper's go-ahead RBI single was one of 15 hits the Philadelphia Phillies used to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1 on Friday night, giving them back-to-back victories for the first time since July 2.
From the aces who might move to the contenders that could go big, here's where the major players and teams stand as the countdown to the new single deadline heats up.
Paul Goldschmidt hit a go-ahead, three-run homer off Michael Feliz in the seventh inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat Pittsburgh 6-5 on Wednesday, dealing the Pirates their fifth loss in six games.
Colin Moran drove in the go-ahead run with an infield single and the Pittsburgh Pirates scored twice in the ninth for a 3-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night.
Bumgarner to the Yankees? Stroman in Houston? We've mapped out a deadline blueprint for all 30 front offices to follow.
Buster talks to Jon Sciambi about the continued downward spiral of the Mets and the pitching market (10:46). Plus, he sounds off on baseball's perceived "home run problem." Marly Rivera also discusses Vlad Guerrero Jr.'s struggles and the dominance of the Dodgers (40:24). And, "The Numbers Game" with Sarah Langs (33:22).
Whether it's a star who needs to step up or a prospect to watch the rest of the way, every team has someone who could define their season.
The All-Star closer might be the most coveted available player over the next 16 days. The Pirates should be prepared to do what it takes to close the right deal.
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A day after a foul ball struck a child at Kauffman Stadium, the Royals said Mon. they'll extend safety netting — KC is the 7th team to announce such plans since a chilling nationally televised episode in Houston May 29 when a Cubs foul liner past third base injured a toddler. The White Sox installed netting to the foul poles — a first — and the Nationals to nearly the poles. The Dodgers, Pirates & Orioles said they'll lengthen netting and the Rangers unveiled extensions for their new ballpark opening in 2020. All 30 parks have netting to at least the far ends of the dugouts, but several fans have been injured since May 29 and pressure is mounting for more protection.
Miles Mikolas pitched an eight-hitter and Tyler O'Neill hit a pair of two-run homers, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 7-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night.
The first-half rankings have been a two-team tango at the top, but the Bombers could be ready to cut in on Houston and L.A.
Jason Heyward, Albert Almora Jr. and Kyle Schwarber hit home runs and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-3 on Sunday for a three-game sweep.
Back from a tiring stretch before the All-Star break, the Cubs look ready to bust out for some impressive numbers on the scoreboard.
Jon Lester homered, tied a career high with three RBI and pitched effectively into the seventh inning to lead the Chicago Cubs past the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-4 on Saturday.
Earned Run Average4.90
On Base Percentage.326