Pirates cap eventful deadline day with 5-4 win over Cubs

AP Published 9:58 p.m. ET July 31, 2018 | Updated 11:14 p.m. ET July 31, 2018 Chicago Cubs’ Javier Baez (9) is greeted by Ben Zobrist (18) as he crosses home plate after hitting a three-run home run off Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Jameson Taillon during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)(Photo: The Associated Press) PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jameson Taillon spent the hours before the trade deadline doing some detective work. The Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher scoured Twitter for updates,…

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Nationals historic in 21-run demolition that leaves Mets with worst loss ever

CLOSE USA TODAY Sports’ Bob Nightengale breaks down how players and teams fared at the MLB trade deadline. USA TODAY Washington Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy (20) celebrates after hitting a three-run home run during the third inning against the New York Mets at Nationals Park.(Photo: Tommy Gilligan, USA TODAY Sports) The New York Mets were considered one of the losers of MLB’s trade deadline day.  And then they played an actual game.  The Mets were obliterated by the Nationals, 25-4, on Tuesday night in Washington. Steven Matz, a pitcher many…

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Washington Nationals historic in 21-run demolition of New York Mets

CLOSE USA TODAY Sports’ Bob Nightengale breaks down how players and teams fared at the MLB trade deadline. USA TODAY Washington Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy (20) celebrates after hitting a three-run home run during the third inning against the New York Mets at Nationals Park.(Photo: Tommy Gilligan, USA TODAY Sports) The New York Mets were considered one of the losers of MLB’s trade deadline day.  And then they played an actual game.  The Mets were obliterated by the Nationals, 25-4, on Tuesday night in Washington. Steven Matz, a pitcher many…

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