Wednesday, August 22, 2018
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Pirates 4, Cardinals 2

Pirates 4, Cardinals 2

ST. LOUIS — Gregory Polanco homered twice and Jonathon Niese turned in his best start in almost a month to lead the Pirates. John Jaso also drove in a run for Pittsburgh, which has won five in a row. Niese, who had given up at least four earned runs in each of his previous four starts, allowed one run on seven hits over 5⅔.

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Rays take down Royals 4-1 as pitching continues to dominate

Rays take down Royals 4-1 as pitching continues to dominate

ST. PETERSBURG — This isn't absolutely the best run of pitching the Rays have ever had, the fifth-inning home run Blake Snell allowed to Ryan O'Hearn snapping their latest scoreless streak at 27 innings, tying the franchise record set in the 20...
Updated: 20 minutes ago
Rays journal: C.J. Cron gets caught in numbers game

Rays journal: C.J. Cron gets caught in numbers game

ST. PETERSBURG — 1B/DH C.J. Cron is in a difficult spot with the Rays, trying to build on career-high numbers without the opportunity for regular playing time.Now the question is whether he ends the season playing somewhere else.Cron has cleare...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Marc Topkin’s takeaways from Tuesday’s Rays-Royals game

Marc Topkin’s takeaways from Tuesday’s Rays-Royals game

The ebb and flow of a season is always interesting, even more so with young players who have reversed roles. SS Willy Adames continues to sizzle, going 3-for-4 with a homer, while 1B Jake Bauers slips deeper into a bad slump that started at 1-for-30....
Updated: 2 hours ago

High school scoreboard for August 21

Tuesday’s scoreboardVolleyballSt. Petersburg d. Osceola 25-12, 25-23, 25-14Tampa Catholic d. Northside Chr. 19-25, 25-15, 26-24, 25-19
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Sports on TV/radio for Wednesday, August 22

TODAYBaseballReds at Brewers2 p.m.MLBRoyals at Rays7 p.m.Fox Sun; 620-AMPhillies at Nationals7 p.m.MLBYankees at Marlins7 p.m.FSFCardinals at Dodgers10 p.m.ESPNBaseball, Little League World SeriesJapan vs. South Korea3 p.m.ESPNNew York vs. Hawaii7:30...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Bucs journal: Jason Pierre-Paul urges teammates not to take anything for granted

Bucs journal: Jason Pierre-Paul urges teammates not to take anything for granted

TAMPA — Jason Pierre-Paul no longer takes playing in the NFL for granted. He said Tuesday that was his message when he addressed his teammates after practice last week in Nashville.The former USF defensive end's career nearly ended after a horr...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Bucs hopeful Donovan Smith’s 48-game starting streak continues despite injury

Bucs hopeful Donovan Smith’s 48-game starting streak continues despite injury

TAMPA — Donovan Smith sat at a table at the Nashville Airport's Marriott hotel after Friday morning's walk-though practice and talked of how he had become the ironman, of sorts, for the Buccaneers.It was one day before the team played the Titan...
Updated: 4 hours ago
For starters: Rays vs. Royals, with Snell on the bump

For starters: Rays vs. Royals, with Snell on the bump

UPDATE, 5:24: LHP Blake Snell is "really close" to resuming a full workload after cautious handling since his return from the DL is likely to work 6-7 innings tonight. …. Cash said he changed up the lineup to give new looks to a couple of strug...
Updated: 8 hours ago

Captain’s Corner: Use a cast net with smallest mesh size for usable bait fish

Using a cast net with the smallest mesh size is imperative in acquiring usable bait fish that don’t gill themselves. The smaller baits are fragile and need to be dumped out of the net and into the well as quickly as possible to keep them lively. Any ...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Jesuit alum Malik Davis back to 100 percent with Florida Gators

Jesuit alum Malik Davis back to 100 percent with Florida Gators

GAINESVILLE — Florida running back Malik Davis knew something was wrong soon after his right knee landed awkwardly against Georgia.The Jesuit High alumnus had sprained a knee earlier in his career, so he knew what a tweak felt like. This s...
Updated: 10 hours ago