Pirates beat Reds...Marlins comeback...Bill Buckner remembered
CINCINNATI (AP) — Bryan Reynolds hit a tiebreaking two-run triple in Pittsburgh’s four-run eighth inning, and the Pirates beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-5 in the opener of a day-night doubleheader. Reynolds’ liner off David Hernandez got into the gap in left-center and drove in Cole Tucker and Adam Frazier. Starling Marte followed with a shot to center for his sixth homer, lifting Pittsburgh to an 8-4 lea
WASHINGTON (AP) _ José Ureña pitched seven solid innings, Washington’s bullpen blew another lead behind ace Max Scherzer and the Miami Marlins beat the Nationals 3-2 to avoid a four-game sweep. After Scherzer went six innings and left leading 2-1, Tanner Rainey allowed the tying run in the seventh for the Nationals’ 11th blown save, matching the Chicago Cubs for most in the majors. Kyle Barraclough then allowed Miguel Rojas’ go-ahead sacrifice fly in the eighth.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Renato Núñez and Jonathan Villar homered, and the Baltimore Orioles took advantage of several miscues by the Detroit Tigers in a 5-3 victory. In a matchup between two struggling teams, the Orioles prevailed because of the long ball and two unearned runs following a throwing error by shortstop Ronny Rodriguez.
BOSTON (AP) _ Bill Buckner, a star hitter who became known for making one of the most infamous plays in major league history, has died. He was 69. Buckner’s family says he died after a long battle with dementia. Buckner won an NL batting title, was an All-Star and got 2,715 hits in a 22-year career. But he was forever remembered for his error at first base in the 1986 World Series that helped cost the Boston Red Sox a chance to win the championship.
BOSTON (AP) - Vince Dunn is making progress to return to the St. Louis Blues’ lineup after taking a puck to the face in Game 3 of the Western Conference final. Dunn practiced for the third consecutive day and shed the full face shield he skated with over the weekend in favor of a regular visor. Coach Craig Berube says Dunn won’t play in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final in Boston but is getting closer to being ready for game action.