It's the same three teams on top of the rankings -- Astros, Yankees, Red Sox -- but which is No. 1? And is another AL team ready to join them as one of baseball's best?
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Clay Buchholz pitched five solid innings before leaving with an injury and the Arizona Diamondbacks completed a four-game sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 3-0 win Sunday.
Zack Greinke pitched six scoreless innings, staying in through two rain delays, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-2 on Saturday for their third consecutive win.
Ketel Marte's two-out single in the 13th inning led the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night.
Ketel Marte and Alex Avila each hit two-run homers and the Arizona Diamondbacks scored eight runs in the first three innings to power their way to a 9-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday night.
The finale of a three-game series between the Milwaukee Brewers and Pittsburgh Pirates was postponed by heavy downpours at PNC Park. A makeup date was to be determined.
Rookie Freddy Peralta allowed two hits in six stellar innings, Jesus Aguilar hammered his 14th home run of the season and the Milwaukee Brewers cooled off the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Pirates reliever Steven Brault sang the national anthem at PNC Park before Pittsburgh's game against Milwaukee on Tuesday night. "It's something specifically my grandma always wanted me to do," he said, according to MLB.com.
Trevor Williams pitched one-hit ball over seven innings and two Pittsburgh Pirates relievers closed out a two-hitter in a 1-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night.
Landing Kelvin Herrera, perhaps the best available reliever, at a very reasonable cost is a great move for the Nats -- and they aren't finished yet.
The same three teams are at the top, but which leads the way, and how high did the resurgent Dodgers and Diamondbacks climb?
Eugenio Suarez homered in the second straight game and Joey Votto celebrated his 1,500th major league contest by going 2 for 4 with two RBI as the Cincinnati Reds held off the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-6 on Sunday.
Josh Harrison hit a two-run homer, Colin Moran and Elias Diaz added solo shots and the Pittsburgh Pirates pulled away from the Cincinnati Reds 6-2 on Saturday.
Chad Kuhl pitched six solid innings to win for the first time in more than a month, and the Pittsburgh Pirates edged the Cincinnati Reds and Matt Harvey 3-2 on Friday night.
Jung Ho Kang, who hasn't played in the major leagues since 2016 following his third DUI arrest in his native South Korea, has been reinstated to the Pirates' 40-man roster and optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis.
In an era so filled with whiffs that it's pushing Nolan Ryan himself down all-time lists, pitching to contact still exists.
Jordy Mercer homered and had three RBI, Jameson Taillon pitched seven effective innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates avoided a sweep with a 5-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
Jon Jay got his first three hits for Arizona, including a three-run homer, and the Diamondbacks won their fifth game in a row with a sloppy 13-8 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.
Buster & Jerry Crasnick discuss a case of the Pirates being hurt by enacting unwritten rules, sentimental All-Stars, the Mariners' run and more (:35). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" on Hank Aaron (27:40) and Roch Kubatko with some "Inside Heat" on the Orioles (32:13).