The Pirates, have dropped seven games in a row for the second time this season after an 8-0 loss to the Chicago Cubs last night at PNC Park.
The Cubs moved within a half-game of the third-place Pirates (34-37) in the National League Central. It was the Pirates’ eighth shutout loss of the season, second in the past three games.
Henry Davis, the overall first-round choice in the 2021 MLB Draft lead off the third inning in his first major-league at-bat, and ripped a double down the third-base line. With the double, Davis became the 11th Pirates player since 1984 to record an extra-base hit in his first plate appearance and the first to do so at PNC Park since Pedro Ciriaco in 2010.
LONGTIME ORIOLES PITCHER DICK ‘TURKEY’ HALL DIES AT AGE 92:
Longtime Baltimore Orioles pitcher Dick “Turkey” Hall, a member of the team’s Hall of Fame, died Sunday at the age of 92.
The Orioles announced his death on Monday. Hall was inducted into the Orioles’ Hall of Fame in 1989.
Hall began his career as an outfielder with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1952 before evolving into a two-way player in 1955. He became a full-time pitcher two years later, earning the nickname “Turkey” for his unusual pitching motion.
DRAYMOND GREEN DECLINES PLAYER OPTION, TO BECOME FREE AGENT:
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green is declining his $27.6 million player option and will enter unrestricted free agency, Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul said.