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2017 Schedule
60-64, 4th in NL Cent

BBTN: Little League Classic, Pressure On Astros, More

Keith Law talks to Jerry Crasnick and Eric Karabell about the Little League Classic, why there doesn't seem to be that much pressure on the Astros and more. Plus, Alex Speier on Rafael Devers and the streaking Red Sox, and Todd Radom unveils the 6th best logo in baseball history.

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Photos: Little Leaguers get major league treat

Players at the Little League World Series in Williamsport get their first taste of the big leagues when the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals come to town.

Bell powers Pirates in Little League Classic (1:01)
Bell enjoyed his experience running around with Little Leaguers (1:57)

Pirates Postgame Extra

Adam Amin & Chris Singleton recap the Pirates win over the Cardinals and the atmosphere at the MLB Little League Classic.

Pirates, Cardinals shake hands after Little League Classic (0:32)

ESPN Stats and Information  

Pirates 1B Josh Bell had 2 hits and 4 RBIs in a win over the Cardinals on Sunday. Bell has 13 RBIs in his last 9 games. He ranks second among NL rookies in HR (21) and RBIs (72) trailing Cody Bellinger.

Frazier RBI comes off Fowler's missed catch (0:27)
Gyorko homers on his first pitch (0:22)
Bell cranks a two-run homer (0:20)
Major leaguers hang out with little leaguers (1:27)

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Introductions in Williamsport. Nice night in the Keystone State.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli, a native Venezuelan, sits before tonight's game with the Little League team from Venezuela. Poignant moment, considering what their country has been going through socially and politically.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals are taking infield and going through BP ahead of tonight's first-of-its-kind MLB Little League Classic.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Soon: big-league ball in a minor league park in the home of the Little League World Series. Bowman Field looks sharp.

AP Photo/Keith Srakocic
2dESPN Stats & Information

Making sense of the NL Central race

What are the remaining schedules, certainties and X factors for the contenders? Here's a closer look.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Just before one of this afternoon's Little League World Series games, Pirates and Cardinals players who played in the LLWS were given replica jerseys from the time they appeared in the event as kids. Shouted the Cards' Tommy Pham to teammate Lance Lynn: "That won't fit you anymore!" Fellow Cardinal Randal Grichuk and Pirate Max Moroff also played in Williamsport.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Pirates star Andrew McCutchen was mobbed by Little Leaguers as he and teammates arrived at the LLWS complex in Williamsport for a tour. McCutchen spent a short stint at Bowman Field, the site of tonight's MLB Little League Classic between the Pirates and Cardinals. He played 13 games there for the Williamsport Crosscutters just after being drafted in 2005.


Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Pirates players arrive in Williamsport and greet Little Leaguers from Mexico and New Jersey.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Take a look at Josh Harrison's feet during tonight's MLB Little League Classic. He'll wear these cleats, which feature autographs from LLWS players.

Stats & Info

Familiar feel for three in Williamsport

The crowd at Sunday's game at Bowman Field will primarily consist of players and families of the 16 teams competing in the Little League World Series, something three members of the Cardinals and Pirates have experienced.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.24822nd
On Base Percentage.32417th
Slugging Percentage.39429th
Earned Run Average4.3013th
Quality Starts5812th

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