The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Mike Shildt would prefer to not have his team consistently find itself in a spot where it’s forced to rally. At the moment, though, the St. Louis Cardinals manager isn’t arguing with the results. By Paul Harris The Associated Press DETROIT — The Pittsburgh Penguins came up empty when they tried to clinch a playoff spot on Tuesday night. Tyler Bertuzzi led the way for the Detroit Red Wings once again.
By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Down four on the road late against a team feeding off the adrenaline of its home opener, the St. Louis Cardinals waited patiently for the buzz to wear off. Kolten Wong hit a two-run homer to provide St. PITTSBURGH — Morgan Burnett’s injury-marred stay with the Pittsburgh Steelers is over. 5 million contract Burnett signed last March. NEW YORK — Giancarlo Stanton joined the New York Yankees’ lengthy injured list after straining his left biceps, an injury that could cause him to miss much of April. Stanton got hurt fouling off a 3-1 fastball from Baltimore’s Dylan Bundy in the third inning of Sunday’s 7-5 loss.
CINCINNATI — Trevor Williams looked like himself on the mound. He looked like somebody else at the plate. Williams pitched six effective innings and drove in two runs, helping the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the sloppy Cincinnati Reds 5-0 on Sunday. PITTSBURGH — Matt Cullen is well-versed in the electricity that creeps into a locker room when the games dwindle down to a precious few and the playoffs loom. Now that he’s gone, maybe the Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics are done being stepping stones. CINCINNATI — The Reds got a game deeper into this season before having to call one off. The second game of their series against the Pittsburgh Pirates was called off Saturday because of rain. The start was delayed 40 minutes before it was postponed with storms forecast all evening. PITTSBURGH — Pekka Rinne’s difficulties against the Penguins, particularly in Pittsburgh, have been well documented.
So, it felt good for the Nashville Predators’ star goaltender to put those questions to rest — at least for one night. CINCINNATI — Unexpected stars, unconventional moves, one pleasing win. The David Bell era in Cincinnati got off to an encouraging start for a Reds team trying to finally escape last place. By Joe Kay The Associated Press CINCINNATI — The baseball commissioner is grand marshal of the pregame parade. All major league teams are wearing patches commemorating Cincinnati’s first all-professional team. A new manager and an overhauled lineup provide intrigue. HOUSTON — The Pittsburgh Pirates made some decisions on their opening day roster though two spots are dependant on the health of two players. Second baseman Pablo Reyes, pitcher Nick Kingham, pitcher Nick Burdi and shortstop Kevin Newman were all told they’re on the 25-man roster. 5 million, five-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft now says he wants his misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution charge tried by a jury, not a judge. Kraft’s attorneys filed a court notice Tuesday also waiving his arraignment, which had been scheduled for Thursday. HOUSTON — Touted prospect Forrest Whitley will start the season in the minors but has certainly showed why he could factor into the Houston Astros’ plans at some point. NEW YORK — The surging Pittsburgh Penguins are closing in on the top spot in their division. Teddy Blueger scored twice, Matt Murray made 33 saves and the Penguins rallied from an early two-goal deficit for a 5-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Monday night. From Mirror, wire reports SARASOTA, Fla. The Pittsburgh Pirates are hoping Jung Ho Kang can keep doing what he’s been doing in spring training for the team this season, because he did it again on Sunday. It hardly seems possible but our annual winter fling in Florida is almost over. Spring training baseball is wrapping up and we should be back in Altoona on April 1. Hopefully, we can bring some of this great weather back north.