Trevor Williams pitched one-hit ball over seven innings and two Pittsburgh Pirates relievers closed out a two-hitter in a 1-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night.
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Landing Kelvin Herrera, perhaps the best available reliever, at a very reasonable cost is a great move for the Nats -- and they aren't finished yet.
The same three teams are at the top, but which leads the way, and how high did the resurgent Dodgers and Diamondbacks climb?
Eugenio Suarez homered in the second straight game and Joey Votto celebrated his 1,500th major league contest by going 2 for 4 with two RBI as the Cincinnati Reds held off the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-6 on Sunday.
Josh Harrison hit a two-run homer, Colin Moran and Elias Diaz added solo shots and the Pittsburgh Pirates pulled away from the Cincinnati Reds 6-2 on Saturday.
Chad Kuhl pitched six solid innings to win for the first time in more than a month, and the Pittsburgh Pirates edged the Cincinnati Reds and Matt Harvey 3-2 on Friday night.
Jung Ho Kang, who hasn't played in the major leagues since 2016 following his third DUI arrest in his native South Korea, has been reinstated to the Pirates' 40-man roster and optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis.
In an era so filled with whiffs that it's pushing Nolan Ryan himself down all-time lists, pitching to contact still exists.
Jordy Mercer homered and had three RBI, Jameson Taillon pitched seven effective innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates avoided a sweep with a 5-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
Jon Jay got his first three hits for Arizona, including a three-run homer, and the Diamondbacks won their fifth game in a row with a sloppy 13-8 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.
Buster & Jerry Crasnick discuss a case of the Pirates being hurt by enacting unwritten rules, sentimental All-Stars, the Mariners' run and more (:35). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" on Hank Aaron (27:40) and Roch Kubatko with some "Inside Heat" on the Orioles (32:13).
Buster breaks down Monday's action, including a Madison Bumgarner ejection and the unwritten rule that was applied at the wrong time.
Arizona scored two runs on wild pitches in the eighth inning, Jake Lamb hit a tying three-run homer in the seventh and the Diamondbacks took advantage of a hit by pitch to rally past the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-5 on Monday night.
The Yankees and Red Sox are piling up wins, and not even the AL West is safe for Houston anymore. Who's our new No. 1?
Josh Harrison led off the game with a home run and Gregory Polanco hit a bases-loaded triple, leading Ivan Nova and the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Chicago Cubs 7-1 on Sunday.
Jon Lester combined with two relievers on a one-hitter, and the Cubs took advantage of a first-inning slip by center fielder Starling Marte in a 2-0 victory Saturday over the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago's 11th win in 13 games.