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Baseball Player's Wife Admits Stealing Baby

Jose Tabata's spouse faces life in prison

(Newser) - The wife of Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata has pleaded guilty to kidnapping a baby after faking her own pregnancy. Amalia Tabata-Pereira, 44, faces life in prison for impersonating an immigration officer and pressuring a young couple at a health clinic into surrendering their 2-month-old child last year, reports the... More »

Spring Training in Full Swing

World champion Yankees get homer in ninth, win opener

(Newser) - The boys of summer are starting to shake off the rust, with today seeing the first (nearly) full slate of spring training baseball games in Florida and Arizona. The defending World Series champion New York Yankees were in action, getting a three-run home run in the ninth inning from unlikely-to-make-the-team-yet... More »

Winning Teams Juice Ballpark Beer Prices

On average; there are some steals, and some outrages

(Newser) - Fans of winning baseball franchises pay for their bragging rights with more expensive beer, the Wall Street Journal reports. On average, a team that wins 6 out of 10 games charges $1.30 more for a 16-ounce beer than a club with a .400 winning percentage. There are, of course,... More »

Pirates Set Mark With 17th Straight Losing Year

Pittsburgh's futility streak longest in North American sports history

(Newser) - Baseball’s Pittsburgh Pirates set a new North American standard for consecutive losing seasons by a major sports franchise, the Post-Gazette reports, with today’s loss to the Chicago Cubs guaranteeing the team finishes with more losses than wins for the 17th year in a row. The Pirates had shared... More »

Pirates' India Experiment 'Endearingly Ridiculous'

Signing pair of reality-show winners brings baseball to India, adds to mutual ties

(Newser) - The Pittsburgh Pirates, baseball’s perennial losers, scored a huge win for US-India relations last week when they signed as pitchers two young reality-show winners, Bruce Reed notes in Slate. “With one grand, unlikely gesture, Pennsylvania has introduced America’s national pastime to the second-most-populous nation on earth,”... More »

Brewers Furious Over Denied No-Hitter

Team appeals official's single base-hit call on CC Sabathia

(Newser) - Lefty Milwaukee Brewers CC Sabathia threw a one-hit shutout pitching a complete game against the Pittsburgh Pirates yesterday in a 7-0 victory. But instead of celebrating, the Brewers are furious that he was denied a no-hitter by an official's disputed fifth-inning base-hit call on what some say was an fielding... More »

BoSox Deal Ramirez as White Sox Land Griffey

Outfielders go noisily, quietly

(Newser) - The Red Sox traded Manny Ramirez at the deadline today, shipping the disgruntled outfielder to the Dodgers in a three-way deal that sends outfielder Jason Bay from Pittsburgh to Boston, reports New England Sports Network. Earlier, Ken Griffey Jr. agreed to a trade from the Reds to the White Sox,... More »

MLB's Midterm Report Cards

Rays at the head of the class—Rockies, Marlins at the back

(Newser) - Report card time! Here’s how the rambunctious kids of MLB are doing so far, in Yahoo Sports’ Steven Henson’s estimation. A students—Rays, Red Sox, Cubs, Angels, White Sox Particular kudos go to the Rays, the poor kid who went to the head of the class. B students—... More »

Soriano Homers Twice, Cubbies Beat Pirates

Soto, DeRosa add big flies as well

(Newser) - Alfonso Soriano homered in his first two at-bats, Geovany Soto and Mark DeRosa also homered and the surging Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-4 Friday for their seventh win in eight games. Soriano connected on the first pitch from Tom Gorzelanny for his third leadoff homer in four games... More »

Bay Lifts Pirates to Series Win

Ex-closer Isringhausen melts down again; Bay, McLouth go yard

(Newser) - Pinch-hitter Jason Bay's three-run homer off Jason Isringhausen snapped an eighth-inning tie and capped the Pittsburgh Pirates' rally from an early four-run deficit in an 11-5 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday. Nate McLouth added his 11th homer for the Pirates. More »

Cards Best Bucs 5-1

(Newser) - Todd Wellemeyer allowed two hits into the eighth inning and Albert Pujols had two hits, reaching base for the 41st straight game to start the season, helping the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1 on Wednesday night. Cesar Izturis and Troy Glaus both had three hits and an... More »

Pirates Score Four in 10th, Beat Cardinals 8-4

(Newser) - Ronny Paulino drove in the go-ahead run in a four-run 10th inning for his second crucial hit in the Pittsburgh Pirates' 8-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night. Troy Glaus hit a three-run home run and Albert Pujols tied it with his eighth in the eighth for... More »

Braves Douse Torrid Pirates for DH Split

Hudson quiets Pittsburgh to end Atlanta's road skid

(Newser) - Tim Hudson limited Pittsburgh to two hits and an unearned run over seven innings and the Atlanta Braves halted their seven-game road losing slide with an 8-1 victory that concluded Monday's doubleheader. In the opener, Freddy Sanchez hit a three-run double and Zach Duke pitched six shutout innings as the... More »

Braves' Road Woes Continue

(Newser) - Tom Gorzelanny shook off Mark Teixeira's two-run homer in the first inning to shut out Atlanta during the rest of his 7 1-3 innings, Jason Bay homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates extended the Braves' road woes with a 5-2 victory tonight. Gorzelanny (3-3), skipped over for a start because of... More »

Sanchez' Hit Beats Braves

Pirates rally to snap Atlanta's six-game win streak

(Newser) - Freddy Sanchez singled home Brian Bixler with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates a 3-2 win over the Atlanta Braves tonight. Sanchez went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and is 9-for-17 in four games since being moved to the top of the Pirates' lineup.... More »

Pirates Sweep Giants

Bay equalizes, LaRoche smacks go-ahead single in 5-4 win

(Newser) - Adam LaRoche hit a go-ahead single in a three-run seventh inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied to beat the San Francisco Giants 5-4 for a three-game sweep. Pittsburgh has won 13 of its last 15 games against San Francisco and swept three-game series from the Giants in three straight seasons,... More »

Zito's Return Ruined by Nady's Homer

(Newser) - Xavier Nady hit a two-run homer to spoil Barry Zito's mostly effective return to the Giants rotation and Pittsburgh's Phil Dumatrait pitched 5 2-3 scoreless innings for his first career win, leading the Pirates to a 3-1 victory Wednesday night. Zito's pitching line of five innings, three hits, two runs,... More »

McLouth's 2 HR Help Duke Get 1st Win in Nearly 11 Months

San Francisco loses for 6th time in nine games

(Newser) - Nate McLouth, dropped a spot in Pittsburgh's order to get more opportunities to produce runs, homered twice while driving in three runs and Zach Duke won for the first time in nearly a year as the Pirates beat the San Francisco Giants 12-6 on Tuesday night. Duke (1-2) was winless... More »

Nationals' Tim Redding Throws for Fourth Win

Pitcher has twice as many wins as team's other starters

(Newser) - Aaron Boone homered as the Washington Nationals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 today. Tim Redding (4-2) closed out an 11-game homestand, Washington's longest of the season, by helping the Nationals to their sixth victory in seven games. Washington finished the homestand 8-3. Redding allowed one run over 6 1-3 innings,... More »

Guzman's 6 RBIs Power Nationals

Washington beats Pirates for fifth win in six games

(Newser) - Cristian Guzman tied a career high with six RBIs, including a tiebreaking three-run double in the sixth inning, and the Washington Nationals held off the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-8 today. Guzman went 4-for-5 and scored two runs for the Nationals, who have won five of six. He also had six RBIs... More »

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