Ortiz and Sandoval homer, Red Sox top Pirates

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — David Ortiz and Pablo Sandoval homered in the third inning off Pirates right-hander Ryan Beckman to erase a deficit and lift the Boston Red Sox over Pittsburgh 5-1 Thursday. Pirates starter A.J. Burnett pitched 2 1-3 hitless innings but left two runners on base who scored on Ortiz’s three-run drive. Burnett[…]

Sadler, Sanchez each sharp, Pirates beat Blue Jays

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Starting pitchers Casey Sadler and Aaron Sanchez each threw three hitless innings Sunday and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Toronto Blue Jays 1-0. Sadler, who is expected to begin the year at Triple-A Indianapolis, struck out three without a walk for the Pirates. Toronto had just one hit until getting two[…]

Sadler, Sanchez each sharp, Pirates beat Blue Jays

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Starting pitcher Casey Sadler and Aaron Sanchez each threw hitless inning Sunday and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Toronto Blue Jays 1-0. Sadler struck out three without a walk for the Pirates. Toronto had just one hit until getting two more in the ninth. Sanchez fanned three and walked one. In[…]

Sadler, Sanchez each sharp, Pirates beat Blue Jays

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Starting pitcher Casey Sadler and Aaron Sanchez each threw hitless inning Sunday and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Toronto Blue Jays 1-0. Sadler struck out three without a walk for the Pirates. Toronto had just one hit until getting two more in the ninth. Sanchez fanned three and walked one. In[…]