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Upton lifts Tigers past Pirates

DETROIT (AP) – Justin Upton had four hits, including a first-inning home run off a camera well above center field, and the Detroit Tigers beat…


Fleury, Maatta return to practice

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP (TNS) – Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury and defenseman Olli Maatta each participated in practice Monday at the team’s workout facility in Cranberry….


Pirates tame Tigers to snap mini-skid

DETROIT (AP) – The Pittsburgh Pirates’ offensive game plan worked out well on Monday. The Pirates doubled five times off Justin Verlander and drove up…


Surging Pens set for playoffs

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Matt Cullen can’t quite find the right words to describe it. Maybe because the seemingly ageless Pittsburgh Penguins center has never experienced…



Pens drop season finale

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Wayne Simmonds scored two goals, Steve Mason stopped 18 shots and the Philadelphia Flyers clinched a playoff berth with a 3-1 win…





Pens make it eight straight

WASHINGTON (AP) – Sidney Crosby scored in overtime and the streaking Pittsburgh Penguins rebounded after blowing a three-goal lead to beat the Washington Capitals 4-3…


Nicasio hurls Bucs past Cards

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Juan Nicasio pitched six dominant innings in his Pittsburgh debut and Francisco Cevelli hit a two-run double as the Pirates beat the…



Mercer lifts Bucs past Cards in 11

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Jordy Mercer singled home Gregory Polanco from second base with one out in the 11th inning to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to…


Penguins keep rolling

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) – Sidney Crosby and Carl Hagelin each scored twice and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators 5-3 Tuesday night for their…





Bucs blast past Rays with three bombs

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) – Matt Joyce, Francisco Cervelli and Sean Rodriguez homered in the first two innings, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Tampa…


Pens prey on Predators

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Phil Kessel scored twice and the surging Pittsburgh Penguins moved within striking distance of a 10th straight playoff berth with a 5-2…