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Kennedy cruises past Lisbon with 8-0 win

STRUTHERS — In what seems like a yearly tradition, the John F. Kennedy Eagles played another Division IV district semifinal at Bob Cene Park on Tuesday. Coming off of a state championship in 2021, the veteran Eagles went with a freshman on the mound against Lisbon and Freddy Bolchalk ...

Extra-inning single dooms Pirates in loss to Rockies

PITTSBURGH — Connor Joe singled home the tiebreaking run in the top of the 10th inning and the Colorado Rockies slipped past the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 on Tuesday night. With one out, Joe grounded his hit up the middle off David Bednar (1-1), scoring automatic runner Sam Hilliard from ...

Astros down Guardians, 7-3

HOUSTON — Framber Valdez pitched seven strong innings and Kyle Tucker led the offense with a three-run homer to help the Houston Astros to a 7-3 win over the Cleveland Guardians on Tuesday night. Valdez (4-2) allowed seven hits and three runs in seven innings, collecting his third straight ...

Ramirez hits 4 RBIs, Guardians win 6-1

HOUSTON — After Triston McKenzie stymied Houston’s powerful offense Monday night, Cleveland manager Terry Francona lauded the young pitcher for his splendid outing. “Their lineup is potent and they’re dangerous and he really pitched well,” Francona said. “He really did. He was ...

Hayes leads Pirates past Rockies

PITTSBURGH — Ke’Bryan Hayes had three hits and scored the tiebreaking run on Yoshi Tsutsugo’s infield single in the eighth inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Colorado Rockies 2-1 on Monday night. Hayes singled to lead off the eighth against Tyler Kinley (1-1), stole second base ...

Penguins GM says ‘in a perfect world’ Letang and Malkin stay

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Ron Hextall wants to find a way to have Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang stay with the club for the rest of their careers. “In a perfect world (Malkin) retires a Penguin,” Hextall said Monday. “And I think Tanger’s the same.” In a ...