The Pittsburgh Pirates blew an eighth-inning lead against the Milwaukee Brewers and lost a second consecutive series to complete a rocky road trip that saw them slip to third place in the NL Central.
The Brewers rallied for four runs in the eighth, for a 5-2 win Sunday afternoon at American Family Field.
After being swept in a three-game series at the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee (37-34), the Pirates (34-36) have lost six consecutive games and are 21⁄2 games behind the Brewers in the division standings.
The Pirates return Monday to PNC Park for a three-game series against the Cubs. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 MLB Draft, catcher Henry Davis, will be called up today. Pirates manager Derek Shelton said the Pirates will keep both Austin Hedges and Jason Delay, so Davis could see time in right field or as a designated hitter.
The Mars Fightin’ Planets lost to Marple Newtown 11-10 in the PIAA Class 2A boys lacrosse championship game Saturday at Penn State.
Mars became the first WPIAL boys lacrosse team to play for a state championship in 2021 and was the first District 7 team to win a state championship last year.
The United States beat Canada, 2-0, on Sunday night for the Americans’ second straight CONCACAF Nations League title.
Wyndham Clark won the U.S. Open yesterday. Clark finished at 10-under 270 and along with $3.6 million, his second such cash prize in the last six weeks and he moves to No. 2 in the Ryder Cup standings.
The Pittsburgh Maulers of the USFL wrapped up their regular season with a win on Saturday as they defeated the New Jersey Generals by a final of 26-6.With the win, the Maulers clinched a playoff spot in this year’s league playoffs. Pittsburgh also won their division when the Michigan Panthers upset the first place Philadelphia Stars 23-20 on Sunday.
More information regarding postseason matchups are expected to be released in the coming days.
HALL OF FAME OFFENSIVE LINEMAN BOB BROWN DIES AT 81:
Hall of Fame offensive lineman Bob Brown, labeled the “most aggressive lineman that ever played” by John Madden, died Friday night at the age of 81.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced his death Saturday. Brown was inducted into the HOF in 2004.
RAY LEWIS III, SON OF RAVENS LEGEND, DIED OF SUSPECTED OVERDOSE:
Ray Lewis III,The son of two-time Super Bowl champion Ray Lewis, died of a suspected overdose, according to a police report obtained Saturday.
Lewis’ younger brother, Rahsaan Lewis, first posted about his sibling’s death Thursday in an Instagram story.
Hall of Fame basketball coach Bob Huggins announced his resignation and intent to retire on Saturday.
The 69-year-old coach has led the men’s basketball program at West Virginia University for 16 years. He had also previously served as head coach at the University of Cincinnati.
Officials say that Huggins was arrested on Friday evening in Pittsburgh and faces charges for an alleged DUI.